In 2016 The Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência Electron Microscopy Facility hosted the 1st Portuguese Electron Microscopy Technical Meeting on October 28th. The topic of the day was the preparation of TEM grids. The schedule included a theoretical discussion followed by hands-on practical sessions. The goal of this initial meeting was to bring together all the collective tips and tricks of the EM Community, helping experienced laboratories improve their skills, and developing laboratories expand their skills. The IGC team demonstrated our approach to grid selection, formvar film making and carbon coating and we appreciated the additional input from the community, particularly Andreia Pinto from the Instituto de Medicina Molecular.
The 2016 meeting was such a success, that the community agreeded to continue with the workshops. In 2017 the 2nd meeting was hosted at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar (ICBAS) on June 27. The theme of the day was application of histochemical techniques in the different phases of electron microscopy sample procesing.
During the next Portuguese Electron Microscopy Technical Meeting the topic of the day will be sample handling and targeting. The meeting will be hosted on October 4, 2018 by Andreia Pinto at the Instituto de Medicina Molecular (IMM) and co-organized with Ana Farinho from the Centro de Estudos de Doenças Crónicas (CEDOC). More information about the meeting can be obtained by contacting the organizers at email@example.com
Participants in the 1st Portuguese Electron Microscopy Technical Meeting on October 28th 2016 at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência.
Thank-you to FEI (now ThermoFisher) for sponshorship during the 2016, 2017 and now 2018 technical meetings. Thank-you also to our growing list of sponsors, including Leica and Monocomp for joining us in sponsoring the upcomming meeting.