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Register + Learn About M&M 2023 Happenings!

M&M 2023 is just around the corner! Check out the Scientific Program Highlights and make sure to register before time runs out. We look forward to seeing you in Minneapolis!


Biological Electron Microscopists Social Mixer

The Diagnostic and Biomedical Microscopy Focused Interest Group (DBM-FIG) and BioEMTalks will be jointly hosting a social mixer during M&M on July 26, Wednesday, 5 to 7 PM at Lakes & Legends Brewing Company. Drinks and light appetizers will be available. Please RSVP via EventBrite


The Royal Society Publishing

The following Royal Society Publishing Philosophical Transactions A Theo Murphy meeting issue has been highly cited and downloaded -  Super-resolution structured illumination microscopy (part 2) organized and edited by Kirti Prakash, Benedict Diederich, Stefanie Reichelt, Rainer Heintzmann and Lothar Schermelleh and the articles can be accessed directly at www.bit.ly/TransA-2220.

Purchase the print issue at the reduced price by contacting [email protected].

Association News

Renew your MSA membership for 2023!

Keep your membership active to maintain access to exclusive member benefits including peer networking, discounts on educational materials, savings on the annual Microscopy & Microanalysis conference, participation in Society activities, and so much more. Log in to the member portal and renew today!

Publications News

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Submit an Article to Microscopy Today

The Editors of Microscopy Today (MTO) encourage and greatly appreciate the submission of articles from microscope users, 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 Oxford University Press over 8,000 libraries worldwide. For further information email the Editor-in-Chief at [email protected] or visit https://academic.oup.com/mt.

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Technologists’ Forum News

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. Anyone interested in expanding their skills and training is welcome to join. 

Tech Forum M&M2023 Sessions

Listed below is a lineup of our speakers for the M&M2023 Tech Forum sessions. The sessions will be cross listed with our partnering organizers. We encourage you to attend both the scientific and technical sessions. There will be a Dunn’s Coffee gift card drawing at each Tech Forum session!

X30 - Methods in Tissue Clearing and Expansion to Achieve Improved Resolution [Partnering with B04]

  • Hazel Borges, UT Southwestern [Quantitative Cleared Tissue Imaging]
  • Alan Watson, University of Pittsburg [Considerations for Microscopic Imaging of Whole Organs and Animals]
  • Mark Sanders, University of Minnesota [Considerations for Tissue Clearing Services in a Shared Research Facility]

X31 - New and Developing Technologies in Light Microscopy [Partnering with B06]

  • Andrew Soltisz, Ohio State University [Improving Spatial Analysis of Fluorescence Microscopy Images using Point Process Analysis]
  • Claudia Lopez, Oregon Health and Science University [Novel genetically encoded peptide tags for correlative imaging: lessons learned]
  • Christian Wurm [John Waka], Abberior [Multichannel Live Cell STED – Dye Combinations and Imaging Techniques for Live Cell Super-resolution Imaging]

X32 - 4D STEM Tips and Techniques [Partnering with A04]

  • Tina Bergh, NTNU [Scanning Electron Diffraction: To Precess or not to Precess?]
  • Yu-Tsun Shao, USC [Principles and Applications of 4D-STEM Diffraction Imaging for Characterizing Complex Crystalline Materials]
  • Steven Zeltmann, Cornell [Choosing Detectors and Analysis Software for 4D-STEM]

M&M2023 Meetings and Activities

The Tech Forum is busily planning educational tutorials and fun activities for the upcoming M&M2023 conference as well as developing session topics for M&M2024. We encourage anyone interested in the Technologists’ Forum to attend our members meeting on Monday July 24th at 3:30pm to learn more and to get involved with future events. Just in case you were wondering, we are planning to have a raffle again for some great prizes! Make sure you sign up at our MegaBooth area.

MSA Student Council News

Election of MSA StC Executive Council Officers

The MSA Student Council Nominating Committee has proposed candidates for President-elect, Secretary, and Treasurer who show exceptional potential for leadership and enthusiasm for leading the MSA Student membership! We strongly encourage you to vote and influence the future of the MSA Student Council. Statements from all slated candidates can be found in the Candidate-Statements file.

Your ballot must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time, June 24, in order to be counted. Please email [email protected] should you have any questions.

To vote, please follow these instructions:

1.    Click on the link to the ballot: https://forms.gle/H4JoHYiUWSS2Yq6N9

2.    Vote for either the slated candidate or a write-in candidate

3.    Click Submit

7th Annual PMCx60 for Students, Postdocs, and Early Career Professionals

Don’t forget to sign up for PMCx60 when you register for M&M 2023 - you won’t want to miss this opportunity!


We have:

- Mentoring and recruiting opportunities for early career professionals

- Technical workshops and talks from leading industry experts

- Career guidance from established researchers in industry, academia, and national labs

- And more! Find out here: https://www.microscopy.org/students/x60.cfm

Apply for travel support here:



And practice presenting your poster before the meeting!

Submit your abstract here: https://forms.gle/sifxfqw8cmqBmeFL7

MSA Student Resources

Don’t forget to take advantage of all the resources the MSA offers!

🌟 Focused Interest Groups

Focused Interest Groups (FIG) are a great place for students to learn from the best! These are made of MSA members who can offer their expertise in a specific discipline. So if you need help troubleshooting your experiments, or want to learn a new microscopy technique, or even want to just network as you start looking for jobs after graduation, join a FIG! MSA student members can join one FIG annually for free! Find a FIG HERE!


🌟 Jobs Board

Hundreds of exciting professional opportunities are continuously updated on the MSA jobs site: https://jobs.microscopy.org/

Lots of featured career advice is shared on the MSA jobs site as well:


Student members also receive regular emails with new job postings!

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Local Affiliated Societies

MSA members across the country have 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 2023. 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 at M&M 2023

MSA Local Affiliated Societies & MAS Affiliated Regional Societies Breakfast meeting will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Tuesday, July 26, 2023, at 7:15 AM, CT. The room number will be published in the meeting program.

Visit your LAS at the MegaBooth at M&M 2023

The LAS will have representatives at the MSA MegaBooth. Stop by and learn more about your LAS, talk to your LAS representatives, and learn more about how to apply for LAS membership. We are looking forward to meeting you.

LAS Activities

Appalachian Regional Microscopy Society (AReMS) will be hosting its fall meeting at the University of Tennessee (Knoxville, TN) from October 12 – 13, 2023. For further information visit: https://arems.org/fall-meeting-info


LAS Quarterly Business Meeting

The next LAS meeting will be held virtually on Thursday, September 14t from 1-2 PM ET. 


We share ideas for event organization, fundraising, and tips on publishing newsletters and boosting membership during these meetings. All are welcome.  

Updating LAS Webpage

If you have new officers taking over the leadership in your society please let me know ([email protected]) so we can update the LAS directory on the MSA webpage.


LAS Programs

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


If you are interested to start an Affiliated Society in your region or have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at [email protected]


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