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MMC 2017 – Microscience Microscopy Congress

The biennial Microscience Microscopy Congress (MMC2017) took place in the Manchester Central Convention Complex, from the 3-6 July.
  • Prof Ursel Bangert
  • Dr Jennifer Cookman
  • Dr Eoghan O' Connell - Past member
  • Dr Eileen Courtney - Past member
  • Dr Alan Harvey
  • Dr Kalani Moore - Past member

The biennial Microscience Microscopy Congress (MMC2017) took place in the Manchester Central Convention Complex, from the 3-6 July. The congress was an opportunity for researchers working in all areas of microscopy, from SPM to Cryo-TEM, to come together and share their research and insights to the various techniques.

All members of the TEMUL group at the time attended the conference, to participate in giving presentations about research ongoing in the group, and also to observe the other research topics covered by other symposium attendees.

On Monday, Andy gave a talk during a technical symposium on dealing with microscopy data, focusing on the need of an open file format to take over from proprietary file formats.

Tuesday, during the EMAG: Nano and 2D materials session, Eileen gave a presentation on: "Revealing character, site and dopant configuration of single dopant atoms in 2-Ds via annular dark field scanning transmission electron microscopy"

Wednesday saw Andy appear once more during an EMAG session on Quantitative Imaging and Diffraction, speaking about "Data Collection from three-dimensional sub-micron sized human insulin crystals"

The MSI (Microscopy Society of Ireland) and SMG (Scottish Microscopy Group) joined together to host the Celtic Sessions on Thursday, a series of 2 sessions to highlight Irish and Scottish science. Prof. Bangert chaired the morning session on inorganic nanomaterials which Valeria Nicolosi chaired the afternoon session.

While not having joined the TEMUL group yet, Jennifer also gave a fantastic talk as part of the Celtic Sessions on her postgraduate research, entitled "Novel techniques for studying anisotropic nanoparticle geometrical properties and classification with a view to standardise nanoparticle shape nomenclature".
Eoghan also presented a talk entitled: "Low energy ion implantation into 2D materials - Observing the behaviour of individual implants".
Kalani also gave a flash presentation in this session to go with his poster which was entitled "Identification of individual dopants in graphene using atomic resolution high angle annular dark field imaging in STEM mode".

All in all, it was an eventful, exciting conference, with many opportunities to network, and talk with others interested in the line of research being completed in the TEMUL group.

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