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 @scotmicro's newly set up facilities database to get an overview of all open access microscopy facilities across Scotland!
Read more here 👇

#JessicaValli @ESRIC_Imaging @HeriotWattUni will use #microscopyfunding for a 'SP8 FALCON Tau STED upgrade'. This will allow users to acquire multi-wavelength FLIM & STED in the same sample and will provide higher resolution #STED datasets. 🔬
Thanks @scotmicro for your support!
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Videos for our ImageJ / @FijiSc macro writing course are now finished and available on YouTube (links on the course GitHub page)

Excited to see our latest review published in @jbiolchem!

We discuss the arsenal of super resolution microscopy techniques available to biologists & provide a framework for choosing the right method for your experiments!

Check it out here:

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We are looking to hire a permanent advanced imaging and image analysis staff scientist. Flexible start dates. Junior (just finishing PhD/ 1st postdoc) or senior scientist applications welcome. Closing Date: 24 June 2021. Apply here: 1/5

ok #microscopy twitter - I'm looking for opinions about where to deposit image-based data associated with a publication. There are numerous options for posting publicly - what's worked for you? pros/cons? size limits?