2016 UMB/CMMS Current EM Techniques Workshop

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The aim of the Current EM Techniques Workshop is to introduce new electron microscopy techniques and instrumentations via live demonstration and open discussions.

Theme:  Correlative LM & EM

Dates: May 24 -25, 2016

Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore, Southern Management Campus Center and Electron Microscopy Core Imaging Facility (EMCIF)

Format: Scientific presentations, live demonstrations, personal sample tryout, tips and tricks discussion forum led by technical experts. 

Social with Local Microscopy Society: Chesapeake Microscopy and Microanalysis Society (CMMS) dinner meeting on May 24th, 2016, 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM. UMB Southern Management Campus Center

Scientific Lectures: May 24th 9:00 AM - Noon

Keynote speakers: 

Dr. Lucy Collinson, The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK

 "Correlative Imaging of Cells and Tissues Goes Large: From Big Volume EM to Massive X-Ray Microscopes"

Dr. Richard Schalek, Harvard University /Lichtman Lab 

"Making Serial Electron Microscopy a Routine Technique:  The ATUMtome"

Dr. Gabriella Kiss, FEI Co.

"Correlative Workflows for Electron Microscopy from Tissue to Protein Scale"

Tips and Tricks technology Discussion Forums: May 24th 1:00 PM- 5:00 PM

--Correlation of Light and Electron Microscopic Immunohistochemistry Using the PELCO BioWave® Pro by Charlie Meshul (OHSU/Portland VA Hospital)
--In situ Post-embedding IEM for Correlated Microscopy by Kunio Nagashima (NIH/NCI)
--Finding the needle in the haystack: correlating LM and 3D SEM images by Kedar Narayan (NIH/NCI)
--Doing Correlative Microscopy Poorman's Way by Ru-ching Hsia (UMB)
--Tips and Tricks on Collecting Perfect Sections on Glass Slides  
--Tips and Tricks on Manually Collecting Serial Sections

Instrument Demonstration May 25th, 9:00 AM - 4:00PM 

New Instrument this year are in  Bold:

  • ATUMtome, RMC-Boeckeler. Demonstrator: Richard Schalek
  • ASP-1000 automated sample processor Microscopy Innovations Demonstrator: Tom Strader
  • Pelco BioWave Pro Microwave SystemTed Pella 
  • Correlative Array TomographyZeiss
  • Serial Block Face Sectioning-SEM imaging acquisition (via web link) & sample processing.  Demonstrator: Lucy Collison 
  • Automation in the Laboratory: EMS, Poly III, Lynx Tissue Processor, etc.
  • Atmospheric Tabletop SEM: Angstrum 
  • Cryo EM sample Preparation, Leica Microsystems

A signup system will be avaialbe for attendees to choose the instrument demos they wish to attend.

CMMS Spring dinner on the evening of May 24th


Dr. Ronna Hertzano, University of Maryland, Baltimore : "RFX transcription factors are essential for hearing in mice"

Dr. Bryant Nelson: National Institute of Standards and Technology "Whole Organism Metrology to Support Nanotoxicology Studies"


Registration Fee: 

$175 One day workshop May 24th oral presentation only

$200 One day workshop May 24th oral presentation + CMMS dinner 

$300 Full  Workshop May 24th and 25th + CMMS dinner

$30 CMMS dinner only ($35,  pay at the door)

Please check out our other workshops and courses in 2016

For your Information:

FEI. Co is planning  a CLEM workshop in George Washington University on the Thursday and Friday (05/26-05/27) of the same week.  Please contact Tim Maitland for more details.

Travel: Workshop participants are strongly encouraged to use various modes of public transportation to reach UMB. If you wish to drive to the workshop, the Penn Street Garage and the Pratt Street Garage are the closest parking garages. Parking vouchers can be purchased $5 each at the registration desk.  Please take a ticket when you drive into the garage and pay with the voucher when you exit.

Lodging: if you need assistance for hotel reservations, please email: UMBCurrentEMWorkshop@umaryland.edu 

Sponsors: Angstrom, Aurion, Carl Zeiss Microscopy, Chesapeake Microscopy and Microanalysis Society (CMMS), EMS-Diatome, FEI.Co, Jeol, Leica Microsystems, Microscopy Innovations, Nanoprobes, RMC-Boeckeler, Ted Pella, Inc., Tescan USA Inc., Tousimis.