The ESRIC super-resolution summer school is a five-day residential course held in Edinburgh. The course is designed to give participants a thorough grounding in super-resolution microscopy in an informal and intimate setting. It brings together leading academics and the major suppliers of super-resolution microscopes to provide expertise and guidance in the theory and practise of structured illumination microscopy (SIM), stimulated emission depletion microscopy (STED), AiryScan Microscopy and single molecule localization microscopies (PALM, sptPALM and dSTORM).

The summer school will consist of informal lectures and workshops and participants will have ample time to gain project specific advice from all of the academic experts and suppliers through dedicated Q&A sessions and informal social events. The course is suitable for anyone with prior experience of fluorescence microscopy looking to exploit the benefits of super-resolution microscopy in their research.
There are 36 places on the course and applications are processed through a rolling admission

The 2018 meeting of the European Light Microscopy Initiative is taking place in Dublin this June.
The programme is a unique mix of talks presenting the latest research, and workshops from the manufacturers demonstrating the latest equipment and software developments.
Abstract Submission is open until Friday 2 February for the following sessions:
– Super-resolution
– Light Sheet Microscopy and in vivo Imaging
– Approaches in Correlative Microscopy
– Single Molecule
– Frontiers in Imaging Analysis
– Frontiers in Imaging, Probes and Label Free
elmi2018 already has a great line up of invited speakers including our Keynote Speaker Professor Scott E Fraser from the University of Southern California who will present the talk “Eavesdropping on Biological Processes with Multi-Dimensional Molecular Imaging”
Find out more about the conference, workshops and networking opportunities, and register your place at this unmissable event at

The next RMS LM Facility Managers Meeting aimed at people running or working in light microscopy facilities will be held at the Francis Crick Institute.
From very humble beginnings, this meeting series has grown to a much more significant and influential community of facility managers. Numbers of attendees have grown 10 fold since the first meeting in 2006 as more and more facilities have opened. We now represent one of the best organised facility groupings in the UK if not indeed the world.
Following on from previous years, you can expect to find out more on the latest developments in Bioimaging and how we can feed in to wider international groups that are starting up. We will also discuss some of the basic elements (funding, impact measures) of running a core facility as well as the latest technological and application developments that effect ourselves and our users.