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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More info on Scottish Centre for Macromolecular Imaging on our open-access facilities database
The Scottish national cryo-EM facility, equipped with JEOL 300 CRYO ARM, supported by a network of side-entry 200kV microscopes across Scotland.

Thank you! Used this award to purchase the first step in making our CRYO ARM 300 'AutoGrid-compatible' today. Can't wait until they arrive and we can offer that flexibility to our users.

Finally, congratulations to @jstreetley from @UofGlasgow ! winner of the first round of SMS Facilities Database funding with @SULSAtweets . The award to The Scottish Centre for Macromolecular Imaging aims to Broaden compatibilities across Scottish cryo-EM facilities!