Preliminary Programme

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

Keynote & Plenary Speakers

Richard Henderson

Talk Title : TBC

Scottish molecular biologist and biophysicist and pioneer in the field of electron microscopy of biological molecules. Henderson shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2017 with Jacques Dubochet and Joachim Frank

Ute Kaiser

Talk Title: TBC

Head of the Materials Science Electron Microscopy Facility at Ulm University, Germany

Quentin Ramasse

Talk Title: TBC

Director of SuperSTEM Laboratory, SciTech Daresbury Campus, United Kingdom

Attila Losonczy

Talk Title: TBC

Professor of Neuroscience at Kavli Institute for Brain Science, Columbia University, New York, USA

Lukáš Palatinus

Talk Title : TBC

Head of the laboratory of electron crystallography, Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic

Radim Chmelík

Talk Title : TBC

Head of Experimental Biophotonics, CEITEC – Central European Institute of Technology, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic

List of scientific sessions


Social events and Excursions

Guided tours in Brno centre
Sunday 4th September 

If you are planning to arrive earlier are wellcome to join one of the guided excursions in city entre. The tours are planned for Sunday afternoon.
More information coming soon.

EXCURSION 1 – guided walking tour through the city centre 

EXCURSSION 2 – guided tour into Brno city Labyrinth

EXCURSION 3 – guided tour to the smallest hotel in the world hotel AVION


Welcome reception –
Sunday 4th September

Welcome reception will take place Sunday 4th September from 7pm at MUSEUM of Applied Arts (welcome dinner place)
Recently opened reconstructed place with an exhibitions of fine arts with outdoor installations. 

Address: Husova 10, Brno (next to congress venue).
The welcome reception is included in the conference package. The reservation has to be done in the registration.


Charity Run –
Thursday 8th September

will be organised Thursday 8th September from 8:00 at Spilberk Castle (the opposite of congress venue). Participants will have a great opportunity to support people in a difficult living situation by sport. 

More information TBC.

Farewell Dinner –
Thursday 8th September

will take place from 19:00 in the boutique Hotel Passage 4* (10 minutes walking distance from conference venue). 
The dinner is included in FULL registration Package. 

The hotel is reborn Brno legend. The hotel was initially built in 1928 as a metropolitan palace, designed by the famous architect Bohuslav Fuchs. Now the hotel gained its original name again and it was also completely reconstructed and renovated. 

Dinner programme will include:

– Best Posters awards
– Best microscopic micrographs awards
– Award ceremony for Charity run
– Fine dining buffet dinner (local and international cuisine)
– Llive music (jazz and local traditional)


Microscopic micrographs competition 4 – 9 September

Competition of microscopic micrographs – The selected micrographs will be part of the exhibition „Microscopic gallery – the best of 16MCM in Brno“ which will take place on the square in the city center of Brno (Kobližná). In collaboration with Partners we are also planning interesting prizes for the winners, the authors of the exhibited photographs will receive a diploma. You can submit your photos including their description via the FORM

The goal of this international competition is to identify and showcase scientific micrographs. While there should be scientific content in the images, winning entries will also exhibit exceptional composition and other esthetic qualities. The competition is open to all types of microscopy, coloring of micrographs is allowed.


The final deadline for submission is July 15, 2022.

Rules and Eligibility
Images submitted must have been taken by the submitter.
If the copyright to the image is owned by another person or organization, permission must be granted to enter the image. Up to three images may be submitted by one person.

Micrograph Information section
Title: max 80 characters including spaces
Authors: max 3 authors
Affiliation: max 1
Image caption: Min 50 and max 800 characters including spaces in English. This field will be published publicly. If your image has a „story“, please write it. It should also be mentioned: scientific significance; image acquisition details; if applicable, description of all post-acquisition image processing steps and references.
Upload your image file: should be submitted in one of the following formats: JPG, PNG, PDF, recommended minimal size of the image is 2048 x 2048 and a square format is best. Please note that selected images will be printed in large format therefore high quality data is required.

Excursions – 9 September

Brno microscopic companies open their doors to the laboratories, you can try your hand at working on the best microscopes in the world or you can look into the production areas. Those of you who don’t make Sunday excursions will have the opportunity to visit Brno research institutions on this day.
More information available soon.