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M&M 2022 News


Submit a Paper to Present a Post-Deadline Poster!

A reminder that submissions for post-deadline posters for the 2022 M&M Conference will be closing on July 1, 2022. Post-deadline posters are a way to participate in the 2022 conference if you missed the original abstract submission deadline or have since been able to provide the groundwork for a new abstract.

Remember; all post-deadline posters will be accepted for in-person presentation only, an on-demand option will not be provided. All post-deadline posters will have their presentation time on Monday, August 1 from 3:00 pm-5:00 pm. Submissions will close on July 1, at 11:59 pm ET, any submissions received after that will not be accepted. Please note that post-deadline posters will not be included in the 2022 program proceedings and will not be considered published.

Click here to submit a post-deadline poster.

Check out these incentives for booking within the

M&M 2022 room block!

Our return to Portland has been a long time coming and we are excited for everyone planning to attend in-person. To show our appreciation for the effort everyone is making to travel to Portland we would like to announce that we are going to offer some incentives to those of you who book within the M&M 2022 housing block before the cut-off date of June 28, 2022. 

Gold Prize – 2 awarded

Complimentary Full Conference Registration

Silver Prize – 3 awarded

1 Complimentary hotel night*


Bronze Prize – 10 awarded

$50 Kuto digital gift cards for dining in Portland restaurants

Drawings will be held and announced on August 1, 2022, for all registrants that have booked their housing accommodations through the M&M 2022 housing block from the opening through June 28, 2022 – when the housing block has closed. A refund of conference registration will be issued for the Gold-level winners and the Silver-level winners will see the room night deducted from their final hotel bill.

We are looking forward to having a good time and reconnecting with old colleagues and making new connections. Seeing you there would make our picture and return complete. Reach out to meetingmanager@microscopy.org if you have any questions or need any additional information.

Bon Voyage!

*You must be a registered attendee of the conference to win.


Register Before Next Week's Price Increase

Take advantage of the early bird rates for this year’s meeting and register here before the early bird deadline of June 22, 2022.


Association News

The MOSAIC is a digital platform for you to share your microscopy and microanalysis work on the MSA homepage.


It is through your eyes that we can focus on the big picture of the Society. Share your world within our world!

    Click the Upload Photo button at the top of the MOSAIC

  Search names, techniques, and subjects to connect with other members of the society

  Cultivate the community and share the MOSAIC

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Submit an Article to Microscopy Today

The Editors of Microscopy Today (MTO) encourage and greatly appreciate submission of articles from microscope users as well as microscope manufacturers and suppliers. Of particular interest are summaries of in-depth articles published in peer-reviewed journals and articles that describe new equipment and applications. Microscopy Today is open access and there are no charges for publishing in MTO. All articles are available free to our subscription list of over 18,000 microscopists and through our collaboration with Cambridge University Press over 8,000 libraries worldwide. For further information email the Editor-in-Chief at Bob.Price@uscmed.sc.edu or visit


Enter the July Microscopy Today Crossword Puzzle Contest!

The July Microscopy Today crossword puzzle is a contest for attendees of Microscopy & Microanalysis 2022!  Solve and bring your completed puzzle and the entry form in this issue to the Publications area of the MSA MegaBooth (booth 908) in the Exhibit Hall. Answers to many of the clues in this puzzle may be found in the MSA and MAS Society Awards articles of this issue. Four winners each day will be selected from the correct entries and prizes will be awarded during the Poster Awards presentation in the Exhibit Hall each day, Monday through Thursday. You must be present to win. One entry per person.

Science News

Investigating electrons with a traditional scanning microscope

Physicists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have designed a framework that allows scientists to observe interactions between light and electrons using a traditional scanning electron microscope. The procedure is considerably cheaper than the technology that has been used to date, and also enables a wider range of experiments. Read more.

Ultrasound localization microscopy can image microscopic vessels and measure blood flow in the brain

To image microscopic vessels and measure blood flow in the brain, researchers use a tool called ultrasound localization microscopy. It works by using microscopic bubbles circulated through the bloodstream as a contrast agent to measure the reflection of high-frequency acoustic waves passing through the body. Until recently, acquiring images this way was slow and data-intensive. Read more.

Technologists’ Forum News

The Technologists’ Forum is free to join and provides a community for those who work in the technical areas of microscopy sample preparation and imaging or anyone interested in expanding their skills.

2022 M&M Technologists’ Forum Schedule

Member’s Meeting: Monday, August 1

  • 3:30-4:30 pm: light refreshments will be available

TechForum Sessions: Thursday, August 4

  • 8:30-10:00 am: X30 - Image Data Analysis Software Review [B10 Tissue Clearing, Expansion Microscopy, and Volumetric Imaging techniques]
  • 1:30-3:00 pm: X31 - 3D SEM Techniques [B07 3D Volume Electron Microscopy techniques]
  • 3:30-5:30 pm: X32 - Tissue Clearing Tips & Techniques [B10 Tissue Clearing, Expansion Microscopy, and Volumetric Imaging techniques]

Did Someone Say Free Coffee!

During each TechForum Seminar on Thursday, August 4 we will randomly select the name of one attendee for a $25 Starbucks gift card.

Want another chance for free coffee? Follow MSATechForum on Twitter and post an awesome microscope picture or useful technique advice. Be sure to include #MM2022Portland. On Monday, August 1 during the Tech Forum Member’s meeting we will draw a name from all who have participated for a $30 Starbucks gift card! 

MSA Student Council News

Sign-up for PMCx60 and check new opportunities: Submit a Poster & Apply for a Scholarship

Are you looking forward to the great line-up of research & networking events for PMCx60? Don’t forget to sign-up for PMCx60 when you register for the M&M 2022 and check out these new opportunities for PMCx60 - submit a poster & apply for a scholarship! Don't miss the chance to practice your presentation and offset your meeting costs!

     Poster Information: Click here 

     Scholarship Information: Click here

     Get Recognized: Click here

     More info about PMCx60 can be found here

Already registered for M&M 2022 but need to add PMC?

Add PMCx60 and other exciting M&M events to your registration at this link.

The MSA Student Council is hosting another “Preparing for M&M” webinar intended to help students prepare for the Microscopy and Microanalysis conference in Portland, Oregon in August 2022. This webinar will provide insights from a panel of past M&M participants to help students get the most out of their M&M experience. This webinar will focus on how to network at the conference as well as events to be engaged with, including vendor tutorials, scientific presentations, and MSA membership involvement opportunities. Even if you have attended M&M previously, please consider this opportunity to learn more about the many activities that are available to maximize the value of your M&M experience.

This webinar will take place on Friday, July 15 at 12 P.M. ET. More information will be forthcoming as panelists are finalized. Register here.

Regional Updates

Regional Liaisons will be hosting a Speed Socializing Event on July 13th. The event will provide an opportunity for students from across the country and from the various Local Affiliated Societies to socialize. Look for more information soon!

Region X

The MSA Student Council hosted a virtual game night social on April 13th together with the equivalent organizations from the United Kingdom and Germany! It was the first shared event of the members of the MSA StC, the Royal Microscopical Society (RMS) Early Career Committee, and the German Society for Electron Microscopy (DGE) Young Microscopists. The members had fun together, got to know each other by chatting and playing a drawing and guessing game. All three organizations intend to cooperate more closely in organizing events like scientific symposia and game nights to strengthen the international exchange among students and young researchers.

Local Affiliated Societies

MSA members across the country have also established 25 local affiliated societies (LAS). These LAS hold regular meetings and social events and publish newsletters to provide regional networking and outreach opportunities for the local microscopy community. Please join a local society or renew your membership in 2022. Find out more about your local microscopy society and its activities on the LAS community page at http://microscopy.org/communities/local.cfm.


LAS Breakfast Meeting During M&M 2022

Mark your calendar! MSA Local Affiliated Societies & MAS Affiliated Regional Societies Breakfast meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at 7:15 AM, PT. Look out for the room number in the meeting program.


LAS Programs

MSA provides LAS support with Tour Speakers, Grants-in-Aid, and Special Meeting grants. If you are planning any activities for your local society, please consider applying to one of these fundings. Details can be found at http://www.microscopy.org/communities/programs.cfm


LAS Activities

Reach out to your local colleges or high schools to promote microscopy-related sciences and STEM education. Contact MSA Student Council and work with the Regional Liaisons to attract more student memberships to your local societies. If you are interested to start an Affiliated Society in your region or have any questions and concerns, please feel free to contact me at rhsia@carnegiescience.edu.


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Upcoming Microscopy Events

The ICE Workshop Organizing Committee invites you to register for the first ‘International Cryo-EM (ICE) Workshop for Advanced Materials’ on August 22 – 25th, 2022, which will take place at the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT), Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), 1101 Eubank SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123. 


Please register here: https://cvent.me/4xvLQdSpace is limited to the first 40 registered participants and registration will close on June 17.

The ‘ICE Workshop for Advanced Materials’ is an in-person science and training workshop that combines invited lectures on current advancements and applications of cryogenic electron microscopy for materials sciences with lab demonstrations of current state-of-art cryogenic microscopy techniques.


This workshop covers each critical step of a successful cryogenic microscopy study, including specimen preparation, specimen transfer, cryogenic SEM/FIB, new cryo-EM stages, imaging, and spectroscopy at low temperatures. Vendor talks will provide information on the current state-of-the-art tools and workflows for Cryo-EM experiments. In-person lab demonstrations will be performed at CINTs Core Facility at SNL, allowing participants to have live interactions with the instructors and hands-on experience. We invite participants to bring a (3’ x 4’) poster of their work to share during the workshop. Additional pre-recorded lab demonstrations will be provided by experts from various institutions.


This workshop aims to unify the current state-of-the-art and bring together experts in cryogenic electron microscopy for materials science. We particularly aim to:

  • Provide a learning platform for students and early career materials scientists who are interested in recent Cryo-EM technical and scientific advancements
  • Connect scientists from international and US universities with National Laboratories to stimulate an intensive exchange of Cryo-EM knowledge
  • Accelerate the design and development of new equipment and methods for cryo-EM research 

Focused Interest Groups

MSA FIGs are groups of MSA members who have organized, with the approval of MSA Council, to promote a specific discipline relevant to microscopy or microanalysis. Each FIG must have a minimum of 10 members to remain active. All MSA members are eligible and encouraged to participate in the existing FIGs. There is an annual fee of $15 per FIG joined. Learn more about FIGs here.

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