PMC x61 — Contemporary Electron Microscopy Advances in Biomedical Research 

Organized by the MSA Diagnostic and Biomedical Microscopy Focused Interest Group

Will be held on August 1, 2021

Electron microscopy (EM) has played an essential role in our present understanding of the fundamentals of cell biology since 1930s. EM currently remains a critical technique in biomedical research to study the etiology of infection and disease, the underlying molecular and cellular mechanisms of pathogenesis and the development of therapeutic interventions.  

The purpose of this Pre-Meeting Congress (PMC) is to bring biomedical investigators, engineers and vendors together with EM experts to discuss innovations aimed at optimizing and improving the EM sample processing workflow through time saving protocols, new instrumentation and automation. A roundtable discussion will aim to initiate cross-disciplinary synergistic interactions toward addressing the many challenges of EM of complex tissues. 

This PMC will include four 90-minute platform sessions with 4-6 speakers each session, and a poster session on the following topics:

  • Immuno-electron microscopy and correlative LM-EM workflow, advances and challenges
  • Automation and streamlining of workflow for diverse EM specimens
  • Challenges and best practices in the preparation of plant, insect, aquatic/marine, and pharmaceutical specimens for EM
  • Roundtable discussion: instrument-assisted and automated Bio EM sample processing, challenges and applications

PMCx62 Overview

  • PMC Program
  • Invited Speakers 
  • Social-Poster Sessions 

Attend PMCx62

  • Registration  
  • Abstract submission
  • Financial Aid 


  • DBM officers 
  • PMCX62 Program Committee 
  • Get involved, become a DBM-FIG member 

Support PMCx62

We are grateful to our PMCx62 sponsors for their generous support


  • Sponsorship Deadline

    March 18th, 2021

  • Abstract Submission Deadline

    Deadline Extended to March 18, 2021

  • Early Registration Deadline

    July 01, 2021

  • Normal Registration Deadline

    July 24, 2021

  • On Site Registration

    August 1, 2021

  • PMCx61

    Sunday, August 1, 2021 @ 8:30am – 5pm

PMCx61 Sponsors

ThermoFisher – Platinum Sponsor
Advanced Microscopy Techniques (AMT) – Gold Sponsor
Materials Analysis Technology Inc. – Gold Sponsor
ZEISS Microscopy – Gold Sponsor
Electron Microscopy Sciences – Silver Sponsor
Microscopy Innovations – Bronze Sponsor