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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We are pleased to announce the return of our @BitesizeBio #ScottishMicroscopy Science writing workshop! Due to high demand we are running this course again on 20th May 10am! Register below 👇

*Job alert* for an 💪image analyst💪

The CNRS is looking for an image analyst. The analyst will work in the @institutpasteur, in the @DevStem_Pasteur department.

The flyer is linked here and I briefly summarize perks of the job ⬇️

Excited about SHINE starting up again - join us tonight for Small Molecules for Targeting Disease
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Goss Group @GossGroup
Don't miss out, grab your ticket quickly:

Due to high demand, we have increased the number of tickets available for this online event, but they are going fast.
To avoid disappointment please book your free ticket asap at:

TONIGHT! 19:00-20:45! ⏰
Registration closes at 16:00 tonight ⏰ More tickets released! Sign up here!
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We are hiring! Please RT 🙏 Love #zebrafish #Microscopy #Genetics ? Interested in doing independent projects, lab management, collaboration? We have a permanent research scientist position available @TheCrick! scotmicro photo