PEMC Imaging Matters: 8 June
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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 include 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 also cutting edge, with speakers showcasing their recent advances. Each presentation will be followed by questions, where the audience can get involved.
Our Imaging Matters event on Wednesday 8 June was on Imaging natural history, presented by Morgan Hill Chase, Microscopy and Imaging Facility Manager from the American Museum of Natural History. Morgan received her BSc in Evolutionary Anthropology from Rutgers University in New Jersey. She has studied and excavated paleoanthropological sites in Kenya, and takes special interest in early human origins in East Africa. Prior to the American Museum of Natural History, she has done work at museums in Nairobi, Kenya, and at Rutgers. In her role she works with any researcher from every division of science at the Museum to answer new investigative scientific questions. She applies the various tools that the facility has to offer to any project that a student, or curator, or visiting researcher may be undertaking and assists them to complete whatever work is needed and as such has published work on cultural artifacts, meteorites, leeches, pteropods and fossil mammals.

Programme

15:00 – Welcome and introduction to Morgan Hill Chase
15:05 – Imaging natural history
15:40 – Questions
15:55 – Closing and introduction to next month's speaker

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 jawed vertebrate evolution
9 February 2022:
Dr Fabio Nudelman, University of Edinburgh – Coccolithophore biomineralisation
9 March 2022 [postponed]: Dr Izzy Jayasinghe, University of Sheffield – Imaging ion channels in the heart at true molecular-scale resolution
13 April 2022 [cancelled]: Professor Shadreck Chirikure, University of Oxford – Archaeological science and globalisation
11 May 2022:
Dr Louise Hughes, Oxford Instruments – Low kV energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy
8 June 2022: Morgan Hill Chase, American Museum of Natural History – Imaging natural history

13 July 2022: Dr Vengamanaidu Modepalli, Marine Biological Association – Insights from non-bilaterian animals
August 2022: No event – summer break
September 2022: tbc

Join us

Target audience
The sessions are primarily aimed at researchers, academics and students with no restrictions on attendance.
Booking
Events are free to attend but booking is essential via the link at the top of each event page.
Contact Alex Strachan for further information.
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