The thematic institute of molecular and structural basis of life sciences of the French National Alliance for Life Sciences and Health (Aviesan) has identified cellular (cryo) electron microscopy as a priority area to be developed in the future. To better understand the functional behaviour of living organism, it becomes increasingly important to describe its structural organization from atomic scales to integrated, multi-component biological systems. Recent developments in imaging have drastically transformed our perception of the molecular organization and of the dynamic interactions of molecules in cellular systems.

That is why, they are organizing a 2-days meeting entitled “Symposium on recent developments in cellular electron microscopy”, and dedicated to the latest progresses in the field of cellular electron microscopy at the interface with fluorescent microscopy and structural biology. The meeting is built around 4 scientific sessions, namely volumetric imaging, cryo-electron tomography, correlative light and electron microscopy, and new technological developments. The meeting is for molecular and cellular biologists to have an overview of the latest results and concepts that develop at this interface.

Due to the sanitary situation, vaccination pass and face masks are mandatory to attend the meeting.

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Yves Gaudin, I2BC

Carine Giovannangeli, AVIESAN

Bruno Robert, CEA

Patrick Schultz, IGBMC

The Electron Microscopy platform of the University and DIMNP are pleased to announce the volume EM conference which will take place at the new “Fac de Medecine” of Montpellier on December 14-15th.
Volume EM is a set of methods that allow to obtain high resolution 3D ultrastructural data, using scanning electron microscopy coupled to different automatic serial sectioning techniques. With these methods it is now possible to obtain high resolution 3D data within a few hours or days. Volume EM is of rapidly growing interest at the international level with applications in many fields of research.
During the conference, high level scientists and application developers will present the principles of these methods and selected examples of applications for research.
A “zebrafish challenge” has also been proposed to different microscope manufacturers, for which they had to image an imposed portion of zebrafish embryo using the equipment of their choice. The objective will be to analyse the results obtained in conditions close to “real research”. The data will be presented and commented at the end of the conference, highlighting advantages and limits of each type of method.
The conference will be entirely in English. Inscription is free.. For any question, please write to