Pre-Conference Workshops

Pre-Conference workshops will take place on the afternoon of Monday 3 July.

They are a great way to learn the most up-to-date tips and techniques to help with your research.

The confirmed workshops are:

ImageJ Workshop 

This workshop is now fully booked

Scientific Organiser: Kees Straatman

1330 - 1630 BST

ImageJ is a powerful public domain image processing and analysis program written in Java, freely available for download from the internet. Fiji is an ImageJ distribution focussed on the visualisation and analysis of microscope images in 2D, 3D, 4D and 5D. 

This workshop gives a brief introduction on the use of ImageJ/Fiji and will account for all learning styles as a mix of lectures, demonstrations and hands-on sessions.

EMAG Workshop - Introduction to python for electron microscopists

This workshop is now fully booked

Scientific Organiser: Thomas Slater

1300 - 1630 BST

This workshop is aimed at researchers in electron microscopy who have no or little experience in coding, but would like to learn how to use the python programming language to acquire and analyse their data. We will guide participants through the basics of python, including loading and displaying images from the electron microscope. We will cover basic image analysis, including segmenting images and making measurements, with the aim to cover analysis of TEM and STEM images. Participants will be introduced to the large ecosystem of packages with python, with packages available to acquire data, analyse images and spectra, in addition to specific data such as atomic resolution images and 4DSTEM.

AFM & SPM Workshops

Going Beyond Optical Microscopy with AFM

Organiser: Dr Alexander Dulebo

1000 - 1300 BST

The event will combine talks from invited speakers and practical sessions on the new NanoWizard V system.

The workshop would be suitable for researchers interested in characterising Bio-surfaces in conjunction with Optical Microscopy.

We will focus on the latest advances in high resolution imaging, mechanical characterisation of soft / complex Biological surfaces, with direct correlation with Inverted Optical Microscopy.

It will also be a great opportunity to get your hands on the latest NanoWizard BioAFM technology and discuss your applications with our Scientists

1000 High Resolution Imaging and Quantitative Analysis to Determine the Structure of Individual Bio-Molecules
Dr Alice Pyne, University of Sheffield

1030 Cancer Cells and Spheroid BioMechanics using BioAFM and Micro-Rheology
Prof. Lewis Francis, Swansea University         

1100 SPM for Biological Applications – Latest Developments
Dr Alexander Dulebo, Applications Scientist, Bruker BioAFM, Berlin

1130 Practical Sessions – NanoWizard V System
Dr Alexander Dulebo, Applications Scientist, Bruker BioAFM, Berlin

1300 Close

Bio-SPM - Correlative AFM for Life Science

Organisers: Prof Dr. Sylvia Speller, Dr. Giovanni Longo & Dr. Vladimir Korolkov

1330 – 1630 BST

The workshop will include three invited talks on bio-related SPM applications (see programme below) and a live demonstration on Scanning ion-conductance microscopy on the Park NX10 AFM.

1330 Welcome and introductions

1335 Invited Talk: Scanning Probe Microscopy Studies of Electro-Stimulated Bone Cells
Prof Dr. Sylvia Speller (University of Rostock, Germany)

1405 Discussion

1415 Invited Talk: Single-Cell and Cluster-Level Investigations of Mammalian Cells via Atomic Force Microscopy and Correlative Techniques
Giovanni Longo (Institute of Structure of Matter (ISM), Italy)

1445 Discussion

1455 Talk: Ultra-high resolution imaging of bio and bio- inspired structures with Scanning Probe Techniques 
Dr. Vladimir Korolkov (Park Systems UK)

1525 Discussion

1545 SICM Live Demo