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.




DEADLINE EXTENSION: Due to recent lockdown we have postponed the deadline for our Innovation Seed Funding Call by 2 weeks - the new deadline is now Monday 1st March. We hope this will help those affected by the restrictions. Find out more at scotmicro photo

📌Remote #Training on Light-Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy
📅15/02 - 5/03, 2021
By @Fr_BioImaging experts

Theoretical courses + Practical demos: #Ultramicroscope #MuViSPIM #diSPIM #SoSPIM #LatticeLightSheet

Full program & 🆓registration:

📝DL: 12/02
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I will have one or two positions later this year, for cell biologists to study migration of immune cells in lymph nodes.

If you're interested could you get in touch please? Email, Twitter, semaphore, whatever...

Two fully funded #PhD positions- come and join us to build & develop microscopy technology to image the heart. Deadline 22nd of February, shortlisting starts 31st of January. Apply to work at the interface of physics and life sciences! DM/email me with informal enquiries.

We have six permanent faculty positions open for applications here at Durham Biosciences @DurBiol. If you're a postdoc looking to take the next step, or a PI looking to move, the jobs are at all levels. Please let your lab superstars know!