Excursions

16th Multinational Congress on Microscopy [4 - 9 September 2022]

Excursions to Brno Microscopy Ecosystem

Brno microscopic companies and research institutes/universities open doors to their laboratories, you can try your hand at working on the best microscopes in the world or you can look into the production areas.
Registration for workshops and excursions is open, please fill out the FORM by July 31, 2022.

Friday 9 September 2022

Excursions will take place in two blocks, only two locations will be possible to visit. The number of participants is limited. Excursions and transportation will be provided free of charge.

Factory visits

TESCAN

– Excursion to the place where the invisible becomes visible.
– We warmly welcome you to our background, where all of our top instruments are made and demonstrated.
– See what innovations we have and come and chat with us.
– Just 20 mins drive from the hotel to visit our Factory where all the production takes place and Demolab which is something like our Showroom. Look forward to an interesting demo on some of our instruments.

Thermo Fisher Scientific

– Visit hi-tech company Thermo Fisher Scientific in Brno, one of the largest producers of electron microscopes in the world.
– You can look forward to interesting DEMO on various topics for users according to their focus, e.g. Life Science, Semiconductor Sample Preparation Automation Laboratory Session.
– You can also join us for a factory tour directly to the clean rooms and learn more about company where we cross the boundaries of human knowledge.

Delong Instruments

– Laboratory of Low Voltage Electron Microscopy
– Enjoy LVEM for daily use: introduction of the world’s smallest TEMs, including hands-on demonstration on material and life science samples. The participants will have the opportunity to work with the devices in different analytical modes (TEM /STEM including darkfield, SEM (BSE), electron diffraction and EDS) and enjoy the small size and naturally high contrast of low voltage electron microscopes.

NenoVision

– Live demonstration of correlative AFM-in-SEM measurements
– Presentation of the principles & possibilities of the AFM-in-SEM correlative microscopy
– Informative & discussion panel about the applications & future of the technology in the principal research areas (Battery research, Life Science, Semiconductors, Material Science, etc.)
– Overview of collaboration with scientific institutions

Visits to research institutes/universities

Institute of Scientific Instruments CAS

– You have an opportunity to visit a research institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences with a rich history in the field of electron and light optics.
– At least four laboratories open their doors, you can see electron microscopes, electron welder, Raman microscopy and a laboratory of Optical Micro-manipulation Techniques.

CEITEC Masaryk University

Cryo-Electron Microscopy Core Facility
– The CryoEM Core Facility provides access to state-of-the-art electron microscopy instrumentation for structural and cellular biology research. The laboratory manages and operates three transmission electron cryo-microscopes, two FIB-SEM microscopes, a wide-field cryo-fluorescence microscope, and a variety of instruments for sample preparation.You can enjoy a tour of the newly renovated lab and find out more about the offered services.

CEITEC Masaryk University

Cellular Imaging Core Facility
– The CELLIM Core Facility aims to provide comprehensive microscopy services by providing access across the entire spectrum of light microscopes from simple stereomicroscopes and macroscopes to classical widefield and confocal microscopes to cutting-edge super-resolution microscopes and specialized light-sheet microscopes. You can enjoy the laboratory tour, find out more about the offered services and technologies.

CEITEC Brno University of Technology

– The CEITEC Nano Research Infrastructure is the largest clean room in the Czech Republic and provides expertise for nanotechnology and advanced materials R&D.
– The facility enables to carry out complete fabrication of nanostructures and nanodevices and their characterization down to the sub-nanometre level in an entirely clean environment. The users typically access the infrastructure via open access model.
– During the tour, we will show the core laboratories and explain the access procedure.

Institute of Material Physics CAS

– The aim of the Institute of Physics of Materials is to elucidate the relation between the behavior and properties of materials and their structural and microstructural characteristics.
Following laboratories will be shown during the excursion:
– Mechanical properties such as tensile, fatigue or creep laboratories
– Electron microscopy facility
– Modeling of microstructure at various scales

Biophysical Institute CAS

– The Institute of Biophysics focuses on the research of the structure, function, and evolution of diverse biological systems, and material science. We are going to show several advanced microscopic methods which can be applied in molecular biology, biochemistry, nanomaterials and medicine.
Following techniques will be presented to participants:
– FLIM-FRET – the excellent methodology to study molecular interactions
– Atomic Force Microscopy – from nanomaterials to nucleic acids and protein structure

CEITEC Masaryk University

NanoBiotechnology Core Facility (BioAFM)
A variety of microscopic and biophysical techniques: Atomic Force Microscopy, Nanoindentation, Optical microscopes, Raman microscopes, Electrophysiology (MEA) – for correlative studies of bio-samples in size from single biomolecules to tissue slices will be presented. The Core Facility personnel will present the equipment during selected experiments. Demo measurements and hands-on-session can be organized on your demand.