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Welcome to Glasgow

The 9th international ELMI meeting on advanced microscopy will be held in Glasgow, Scotland. Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland with a population of over 600,000 people. The city is one of the most popular cities in the UK with breathtaking Victorian architecture. It was named 'European City of Culture' and UK city of 'Architecture and Design' in the 1990's. Glasgow's location makes it an ideal base from where the rest of Scotland can be visited. It is an hours drive from the capital city of Edinburgh and less than an hours drive to Loch Lomond and the rugged west coast.


ELMI 2009 Conference Aims

ELMI was created in 2001 to establish a unique communication network between European scientists working in the field of light microscopy and the manufacturers of their equipment.

The conference aims to promote biological imaging as a fundamental tool for basic and applied research in the life science field. It will assist scientists working in the field of life science to fully exploit the power of biological imaging by improving the transfer of knowledge. It will promote awareness of the potentials of modern imaging techniques for biotechnology with a particular emphasis on pharmaceutical applications.                 

A Small Symposium on the Cytoskeleton

This year’s meeting will be dedicated in part to the work of J. Victor Small, a founding member of ELMI and a pioneer in the use of light microscopy, especially correlated with electron microscopy, to study the dynamics of living cells. Speakers will include past and present collaborators such as Yu-Li Wang (Carnegie Mellon), Benny Geiger (Weizmann Institute), and Alan Hall (Sloan-Kettering), in addition to many former lab members including Rob Cross (Marie Curie Cancer Research Institute), Dieter Fürst (University of Bonn), Elisabeth Ehler, Mario Gimona, Klemens Rottner and Irina Kaverina (Vanderbuilt University). This “Small Symposium” will emphasize the use of imaging techniques in the study of cytoskeleton dynamics.






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