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Building on the success of previous years, London's ExCeL will once again host MICROSCIENCE 2010, Europe's premier international conference and exhibition on microscopy, imaging and analysis in both the life and physical sciences. Organised by the Royal Microscopical Society (RMS), this major biennial event will be held from 28th June to 1st July 2010.

Lord Winston to open Microscience 2010

London, UK | Posted on September 17th, 2009

"The reputation and standing of the MICROSCIENCE conference continues to grow," explains Dr Paul Monaghan, RMS President, "and we are delighted that Professor Lord Robert Winston has agreed to give the opening Plenary Lecture. He has an outstanding reputation and presence, and his lecture will set the tone for what promises to be an exceptional three days of conference sessions."

The conference comprises four parallel sessions which will address the biological and physical sciences and will reveal innovations at the frontiers of development. These will run alongside Europe's largest exhibition for microscopy and imaging.

"In addition to Lord Winston we have Professor Sir John Meurig Thomas and Professor Wolfgang Baumeister giving Plenary Lectures," says Dr Debbie Stokes, RMS Honorary Secretary Science (Physical). "They are leading figures in the fields of electron imaging for life sciences and materials sciences respectively. And, on the Wednesday evening we have Dr Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz giving the RMS Lecture when she receives the Pearse Prize - the Society's highest award in histochemistry. All of these talks will stimulate thought, and provoke discussion, and will complement the conference sessions perfectly, bringing great added-value for all delegates at the event."

The list of invited speakers is equally impressive and the first call for submitted papers will be made at the end of November. "Through an oral presentation, you will be sharing the stage with some of the biggest names in their fields, explains Dr Peter O'Toole, RMS Honorary Secretary Science (Biological), "The facilities for speakers are first-class and all are well looked after by RMS staff. The poster presentations are all within the Main Hall and are genuinely an integral part of the event. They provide fantastic feedback, comments and networking opportunities. If you are serious about presenting your work, then MICROSCIENCE 2010 offers the perfect platform."

The first call for papers will be made on 30th November 2009. The deadline for submissions is 1st March 2010.


About Royal Microscopical Society
The Royal Microscopical Society ( is a registered charity at the forefront of new ideas and developments in microscopy and imaging.

The RMS is the only truly international microscopical society, drawing distinguished members from all over the world. It also serves the needs of its company members who represent all the major manufacturers and suppliers of microscopes, equipment and services. In addition to this, the Society is pursues initiatives to encourage young microscope users who may go on to influence microscopy in years to come.

Your browser may not support display of this image. The Society is dedicated to advancing science, developing careers and supporting wider understanding of science and microscopy through its Science and Society activities. In support of the above, it publishes The Journal of Microscopy and microscopy handbooks, as well as helping young scientists through bursaries and training programmes.

Your browser may not support display of this image. The Society is incorporated by Royal Charter.


Organised by the RMS, MICROSCIENCE 2010 ( is a biennial international conference and exhibition on the science of microscopy, imaging and analysis to be held at ExCeL, London, UK, 28th June to 1st July 2010.

MICROSCIENCE 2010 provides a unique way to get close to the cutting edge of microscopy and imaging and meet with the world’s leading experts. Visitors can also see and test the very latest developments in light and electron microscopes, together with associated equipment and image analysis systems for both life and physical sciences.

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