University of Plymouth’s Electron Microscopy Centre (PEMC) is opening its doors this September to local A level and Key Stage 5 students who are studying biology, earth sciences and physical sciences – and this year we are proud to be sponsored by the BioChemical Society.
Over two weeks, almost 600 students will visit PEMC to gain hands-on experience of both the SEM (scanning electron microscope) and TEM (transmission electron microscope).
The sessions are designed to not only bring electron microscopy to life, but to give students a taster of university life and the fantastic facilities and opportunities available at University of Plymouth.
The biological sciences sessions are tailored to explain the importance of appropriate methodologies and how electron microscopy is fundamental in the understanding of cell biology and its relevance to whole organisms in their environment. This year’s additional sessions in earth and physical sciences will demonstrate applications in meteorite geology, fossil taxonomy, mining and petroleum exploration.
Sessions are from 09:30 - 15:30 daily and are all now fully booked.
Visit the Plymouth Electron Microscopy Centre webpages to register your interest in receiving information about the 2017 visits and for general PEMC information, including events, partnership opportunities and the facilities available.