PEMC Imaging Matters: 14 September
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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 next Imaging Matters event on Wednesday 14 September is presented by Dr Jen Mitchell , Technical specialist at Plymouth electron microscopy centre. Jen will be sharing how she uses electron microscopy, utilising both imaging and analytical techniques, in her research on meteorites and asteroid evolution. Jen received her MGeol degree in geology at the University of Plymouth before moving to Australia to complete a PhD in planetary geology. Jen specialises in igneous asteroids and is part of the team investigating the Winchcombe meteorite which fell in the UK in 2021. In her role at Plymouth Electron Microscopy Centre, Jen primarily handles all things rock-related or whatever weird and wonderful thing our researchers, students, and companies bring. 

Programme

12:00 – Welcome and introduction to Dr Jen Mitchel
12:05 – The Birth of Planets: Unraveling 4.5 billion years of history through electron microscopy
12:40 – Questions
12:55 – Closing

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 – Return of the nano lab. Experiences In situ and plasma focused ion beam microscopy
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 Chase Hill – 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:
Dr Jen Mitchell   - The Birth of Planets: Unraveling 4.5 billion years of history through electron microscopy

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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