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M&M 2023 Updates

Schedule at a Glance | Now Available!

M&M 2023 is just around the corner, and we've got the schedule at a glance to help you plan your time!

With a variety of sessions, programs and networking opportunities to choose from, there's something for everyone. Check out the schedule at a glance to see what's in store!


Post-Deadline Posters

Submit your M&M 2023 Post Deadline Poster abstracts by June 16, 2023.

Please email your abstract (Word or PDF) to MM2023ProgramChair@microscopy.org. Learn more about how to how to submit and review the requirements.



On behalf of the Brazilian Society for Microscopy and Microanalysis (SBMM) and the Committee for Inter-American Societies for Electron Microscopy (CIASEM) we invite you to join our biannual meeting in Olinda-PE Brazil, just north of Recife for the 29th Congress of SBMM and 17th meeting of CIASEM from November 7 through 10, 2023. This joint meeting will cover a wide range of topics in the biological and physical sciences.


Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

  • Dr. Gracie Burke, Idaho National Laboratory, USA
  • Prof. Dr. Grant Jensen, Brigham Young University, USA
  • Prof. Dr. Joachim Mayer, RWTH Aachen University and Ernst Ruska-Centre for Microscopy and Spectroscopy, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Daniel Ugarte, University of Campinas, Brazil

I hope you will join us to discuss great science in a beautiful part of the world! Note, abstracts are due 30 June 2023 (extended deadline!).


Dra. Giovanna Machado – CSBMM Chair

Dr. Marco Guimarães, SBMM President

Dr. Paul Kotula, CIASEM President


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 Bob.Price@uscmed.sc.edu 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 Session Planning

This is your sneak peak of the speakers we have coming for the M&M2023 Tech Forum sessions. These will be cross listed with our collaborating organizers. We encourage you to attend both the scientific and technical sessions!

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

  • Alan Watson, University of Pittsburg
  • Kevin Dean, UT Southwest
  • Mark Sanders, University of Minnesota

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

  • Christian Wurm, Abberior Instruments
  • Andrew Soltisz, Ohio State University
  • Claudia Lopez, Oregon Health and Science University

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

  • Yu-Tsun Shao, Cornell/USC
  • Steve Zeltmann, Cornell/Berkeley
  • Randi Holmestad, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

M&M2023 Meetings and Activities

The Tech Forum is busily planning educational and fun activities for the upcoming M&M2023 conference. 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!

Please reach out to us if you would like to volunteer or help in planning activities for our MegaBooth area. Email: page.baluch@asu.edu.

MSA Student Council News

MSA Student Council Executive Council

Call for Nominations is now OPEN!

Email your application form to studentcouncil@microscopy.org by April 30th.

A description of the roles for the three executive positions (President-Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer) can be found on the MSA Student Council website, Responsibilities page.

  • President-Elect serves a three-year term, one each as President-Elect, President, and Past-President
  • Secretary and Treasurer positions serve a one-year term.


Application form: https://www.microscopy.org/students/Call-for-Nominations-Application.pdf

MSA Student Council Strategic Initiative Travel Award Opportunity

Please visit the award link below for more information on how to apply


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

Regional Updates


Hyperspy Workshop

When: 05/22-05/26

Location: Virtual

Region II

2023 Advanced Materials Characterization Workshop

When: Tuesday, Jun. 6 - Wednesday, Jun. 7, 2023 

Where: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Region III


Microscopy Society of Northeastern Ohio 65th Annual Meeting

When: Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Where: John Carroll University


Region V

Quantitative Fluorescence Microscopy 2023

When: Friday, May 19 - Friday, May 26, 2023

Where: Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, Salisbury Cove, ME


Optical Microscopy and Imaging in the Biomedical Sciences Course

When: Monday, Aug. 14 - Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023

Where: Marine Biological Lab, Woods Hole, MA


Region VI

Volume Electron Microscopy Gordon Research Conference

When: Sunday, Jul. 16 - Friday, Jul. 21, 2023

Where: Four Points Sheraton/Holiday Inn Express, Ventura, CA


Region VIII



When: Sunday, Jun. 11 - Friday, Jun. 16, 2023

Where: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC


Region IX

Southeastern Microscopy Society (SEMS) 58th Annual Meeting

When: Wednesday, May. 31 - Friday, Jun. 2, 2023 

Where: Athens, GA


Region X

Joint IUMAS8 / FIB SEM / MSC-SMC Annual Meeting

When: Sunday, Jun. 11 - Friday, Jun. 16, 2023

Where: Banff, Canada


International Symposium on Computational Sensing (ISCS23)

When: June 12-14

Where: Luxembourg and Virtual

MSA 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, 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 their activities in the LAS community page at http://microscopy.org/communities/local.cfm.


LAS Activities

Microscopy Society of Northeastern Ohio (MSNO) will be hosting its 65th annual May Conference jointly with the Cleveland Society for Applied Spectroscopy (SAS) at John Carroll University on May 24, 2023. For further information visit: http://www.msneo.org/2023-sasmsnoacess-may-conference.html

Southeastern Microscopy Society (SEMS) will be hosting its 58th annual meeting at the University of Georgia (Georgia Center, Athens, GA) from May 31 – June 2, 2023. For further information visit: https://southeasternmicroscopy.org/


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, June 8th from 1-2PM EST. 


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

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, 7:15 AM, CT. Room number will be published in the meeting program.


Updating LAS Webpage

If you have new officers taking over the leadership in your society please let me know (Bernd_Zechmann@baylor.edu) 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 and concerns, please feel free to contact me at Bernd_Zechmann@baylor.edu


Bernd Zechmann

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