The Microscience Microscopy Congress 2014, 30 June - 3 July 2014, Manchester, UK
  • An international conference with four parallel sessions
    An international conference with four parallel sessions
  • Europe's largest microscopy and imaging exhibition with over 100 companies
    Europe's largest microscopy and imaging exhibition with over 100 companies
  • A programme of free workshops and access to the RMS Learning Zone
    A programme of free workshops and access to the RMS Learning Zone
  • A full social programme of receptions and Congress Banquet
    A full social programme of receptions and Congress Banquet

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Plans for mmc2015 are well-advanced. It is building on the success of 2014 and, for the first time, will incorporate the ever-popular EMAG. Visit the website and see what we have planned.

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Confocal Microscopy

Confocal microscopy is an optical sectioning technique which enables us to look non-invasively into cells and tissues and build up a three-dimensional image of these. The technique is widely-used in universities, research institutions, hospitals and industry.

There are two main designs of confocal microscope; the point-scanning confocal and the multiple-beam (spinning disc) confocal. The point-scanner can precisely optically section a sample, whilst the spinning disc system is good for rapidly capturing images of moving samples. We will have an example of a spinning disc confocal microscope available. You will have an opportunity to explore and understand the advantages of each and how they work.

Areas covered include: image acquisition, single image collection, Z-stack formation, 3-D and 4-D reconstruction.

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