1st Portuguese Electron Microscopy Technical Meeting

The Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência Electron Microscopy Facility hosted the 1st Portuguese Electron Microscopy Technical Meeting on October 28th, 2016. 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 IMM.

Meeting Details

Date: Friday October 28th, 2016

Meeting Schedule: 9:30 - 17:00

Host Institution: Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência; Rua da Quinta Grande, 6; 2780-156 Oeiras, Portugal

Topics for discussion: Choosing and Preparing TEM Grids


Auditorium: Democritus

Practical 1: Plastic Films (Sara Bonucci, IGC; Andreia Pinto, IMM)

Practical 2: Plastic Coating (Ana Laura Sousa, IGC; and Susana Mendonça, IGC)

Practical 3: Carbon Coating and Glow-Discharge (Erin Tranfield, IGC)


Registration is now closed, the registration deadline was Friday, October 14th, 2016.

Due to the generous sponsorship from FEI, meals and meeting participation was free of charge for all participants.