Scottish microscopy society

The Scottish Microscopy Society, formerly the Scottish Microscopy Group, was established in 1968 by a group of electron microscopists, but has grown to incorporate the whole spectrum of microscopy with committee members from institutions across disciplines and across Scotland. We aim to bring microscopists from all disciplines together to share techniques, ideas and new technologies.

Find out more about who we are and the SMS mission.

Find details about the upcoming SMS symposium and explore previous years.

Learn more about our outreach activities and how we can help with your events.

Find out about upcoming image competitions, and view previous entries. 

Click here to explore upcoming events, and learn more about our Facilities Open Series.

learning resources

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Coming soon! Resources to help with your own microscopic imaging and analysis.



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Check out this #highlycommended images from our Summer 2020 competition! 🏖 We just love this from @cellsandme @JeffersonUniv scotmicro photo

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Salk with @manorlaboratory:
MIT with @FishCsCells:
Princeton with @glaevsky:
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News: Increased funding for 2021 Early Career Fellowships. In response to the financial challenges facing the HE sector in the forthcoming academic year, as a result of the pandemic, the Trust Board is increasing its investment in young academics