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

Keynote & Plenary Speakers

Richard Henderson

Talk Title: The electron cryomicroscopy revolution in structural biology

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: Determining and modifying properties of two-dimensional inorganic and organic materials using low-voltage TEM – challenges and solutions

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

Quentin Ramasse

Talk Title: Recent Progress in High-Resolution Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy in the Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope

Director of SuperSTEM Laboratory, SciTech Daresbury Campus, United Kingdom

Attila Losonczy

Talk Title: Watching and shaping memories in the brain with optical methods

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

Lukáš Palatinus

Talk Title: When microscopy meets crystallography: Crystal structure analysis by 3D electron diffraction

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

Radim Chmelík

Talk Title: Mature Holographic Microscopy

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 4th September 15:00 – 16:00 

EXCURSION 1 – guided walking tour through the city centre (about 80 minutes walk, starting from conference venue Hotel International Best Western.) EXCURSSION 2 – guided tour into Brno city Labyrinth (walking tour, entrance 5 min walking from conference venue Hotel International Best Western. EXCURSION 3 – guided tour to the smallest hotel in the world hotel AVION (hotel is located 5 min walking from the conference venue) Registration for Excursions 1 and 2 Excursion 3

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

Don’t forget to take your running shoes & support good cause!

TESCAN, as the general partner of the 16MCM charity run, prepared a challenge for you: 4,3 km run/walk to Špilberk Castle, the most famous landmark in Brno. Help with us by donating to ParaCENTRUM Fenix, organization which helps people who survive a spinal cord injury. Thursday 8th September from 8:00 at Spilberk Castle (the opposite of congress venue). Great opportunity to support people in a difficult living situation by sport. How and whom can we help? Starting fee/donation paid from the Czech bank account in CZK here. Starting fee/donation paid from the foreign bank account in EUR here. Request for an invoice for group payment of starting fee/donation, please send: Registration

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) Purchase here

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. More information about the evaluation board you can find here. Deadline The final deadline for submission is July 31, 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. Submission form

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.  RegistrationLearn More

Panel discussions

Beauty in micrographs

Invited experts will be discussing how to discover artistic qualities in microscope images and how to enhance them. Moderator: Jana Nebesářová Speakers:

Jan Martinek is a young plant cell biologist at the Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague. He spends many hours looking at plants under a microscope. He takes hundreds of images, which he uses in his research and that he also publishes on social media for the enjoyment of the scientific community. Last year, he won Olympus Image of the Year Awards 2021.

Viktor Sýkora works at the 1st Faculty of Medicine of Charles University as a researcher and since 2006 has specialized in scientific photography and microphotography. In addition to participating in a number of exhibitions at home and abroad, he exhibited his photographs at twelve author exhibitions. His works have received numerous recognitions and awards and have also been printed in a number of domestic and foreign magazines (National Geographic USA, American Photography, Photo, Scientific American, Science, EMBO Journal, Magazín fotografie, PhotoArt and others).

More information at website:

Stefan Diller started photographing very, very early, with electron microscopy in 1984. He did a lot of photographic work in the field of History of Arts, especially in Italy and Assisi.

In 2006 he founded a more modern lab and started with scientific photography with own SEMs and TEMs. Since 2013 he has worked with a new visualizing tool in the scanning electron microscope: nanoflight.creator, a hardware and software solution to make camera-flights around microscopic structures. More information at websites:

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