Imaging Matters

Plymouth Electron Microscopy Centre (PEMC) is hosting a series of free, research-focused seminars.

These monthly Imaging Matters events will show how different forms of microscopy can be used across a broad range of research. Each month an invited speaker will come and give a talk specific to their area of research and how they’ve utilised microscopy to achieve their goal. This will including optical microscopy, electron microscopy, x-ray microscopy, atomic force microscopy, ion beam microscopy and in some cases utilising multiple techniques.

We warmly invite researchers, academics, and students to join us for one or more of these events, not only to learn more about their field but also to broaden their knowledge about other fields and how the same techniques can be used in across multiple research areas. These talks will not only be informative, but will be cutting edge, with speakers showcasing their recent advances. Each presentation will be followed by questions, where the audience can get involved.

Join us

Target audience

The sessions are primarily aimed at researchers, academics, and students with no restrictions on attendance.


Events are free to attend but booking is essential via the link at the top of each event page.

Contact either Dan Haspel or Alex Strachan for further information.

Event series

13 October 2021:
Introduction to Microscopy and Imaging Matters event series

10 November 2021:
Professor Gail McConnell, University of Strathclyde – 2D and 3D Optical Mesoscopy With The Mesolens

8 December 2021:

Dr Sam Giles, University of Birmingham - Getting Inside the Head of Early Vertebrate Evolution

12 January 2022:
Dr Stuart Robertson, Loughborough University - FIB & pFIB

9 February 2022:
Dr Fabio Nudelman, University of Edinburgh - Coccolithophore Biomineralisation

9 March 2022: TBC

13 April 2022:

Professor Shadreck Chirikure, University of Oxford -  Archaeological science and globalisation

11 May 2022: TBC

8 June 2022: TBC

13 July 2022: TBC

10 August 2022: TBC