Symposium March 29th

Microscopy Symposium 29 March 2017

Joint PSM/Drexel Bossone Research Center Symposium on Advances in Microscopy

Please see the Events Registration page to Register for the Symposium.

Registration remains open until the day of the meeting.  The boxed lunch option is now closed, there are many local food places.

The Philadelphia Society for Microscopy will hold a joint all-day symposium on microscopy with the Drexel University Bossone Research Center in Philadelphia on March 29th.  Six talks will be given on applications of microscopy to both physical and biological subjects.  The keynote talks will be given by Jay Jerome of Vanderbilt University and Eric Wieschaus of Princeton University (1995 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine).  Jay Jerome will speak on “A Microscopist’s View of Atherosclerosis and Cellular Cholesterol Metabolism”.  Eric Wieschaus will speak on “Light Sheet Imaging of Global Tissue Flows in Living Drosophila Embryos”. See below for the current list of speakers and times.

Registration will begin at 8:00 am with the talks beginning at 8:40 am.  Representatives of many microscopy related manufacturers will be on-hand to discuss latest developments in microscopes and accessories.

We are asking $25.00 registration fee to cover the symposium costs.  This fee also includes PSM membership for 2017.

We will have a light breakfast and refreshments at breaks in the morning and afternoon.  We will also have a box lunch available (more details will be supplied after registration). To get the box lunch you must register before Thursday March 23rd.  We will continue online registration until the day before the symposium.  You can also register and pay at the symposium (but with no lunch).

Full time students can register for the reduced cost of $5.oo.  We have space for approximately 25 student posters.  Students who present posters can attend the symposium at no cost.  Please feel free to contact us using the Contact page with further questions about posters.

The Bossone Engineering center is located on Market street (see map on Events / More Details tab) in Philadelphia.  It is close to 30th street station.  Parking is available in the area (for a fee).  More information will be available to registrants.

current schedule

8:00 – 8:45 AM Registration, Setup Student Posters, Light Breakfast, Coffee, Tea, etc.

8:45 – 9:00 Introduction

9:00 – 9:30 Talk #1 Mitra Taheri Drexel University, “Frontiers of in-situ TEM”

9:30 – 10:00 Talk #2 Harman Khare University of Pennsylvania, “Revealing Growth and Wear Protection Mechanisms of Engine Oil Additive Tribofilms Through in-situ Atomic Force Microscopy”

10:00 – 10:30 Talk #3 Fran Adar Horiba Instruments, “The Evolution of Raman Spectroscopy from an Academic Technique to a Microscopic Tool for Biomedical Research”

10:30 – 11:00 Break, Light Refreshments

11:00 – 12:00 Talk #4 Eric Wieschaus Princeton University, “Light Sheet Imaging of Global Tissue Flows in Living Drosophila Embryos”

12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch Box lunch Available

1:00 – 2:00 Talk #5 Jay Jerome Vanderbilt University – MSA Tour Speaker, “A Microscopist’s View of Atherosclerosis and Cellular Cholesterol Metabolism”

2:00 – 2:30 Talk #6 Charles Lyman Lehigh University, “Innovation in Microscopy and Microanalysis”

2:30 – 4:00 PM  Student Posters, Visit with Vendors, Tours of Facility, Light Refreshments