PMC x61 Overview

PMC X61 Session Plan

PMC X61 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
  • Challenges and best practices in the preparation of plant, insect, aquatic/marine, and pharmaceutical specimens for EM
  • Automation and streamlining of workflow for diverse EM specimens
  • Roundtable discussion: instrument-assisted and automated Bio EM sample processing, challenges and applications

PMC x61 Meeting Schedule:

Sunday, August 1, 2021 , 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Pittsburgh Convention Center — Room TBD
Platform Session 1: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Platform Session 2: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Lunch/Social/Poster Session: 12:00 to 1:30 PM
Platform Session 3: 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Platform Session 4: 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Social Mixer: Wednesday, August 5th ~ 5:30 PM

Invited Speakers:

  • Bruno Humbel: Okinawa Institute of Science & Technology
  • Kristina Micheva: Stanford University
  • Kirk Czymmek: Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St Louis
  • Douglas Keene: Shriners Hospital
  • Alice Fengxia Liang: New York University Langone Microscopy Laboratory
  • Frank Macaluso: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Robert Pope: National Biodefense Analysis & Countermeasures Center
  • Sara Miller: Duke School of Medicine

Social Mixer:

A social mixer for the PMC participants and DBM-FIG members will be held on August 5th, Wednesday, ~ 5:30 PM. Details will be available later.

2021 PMCx61 Program Committee:

Ru-ching Hsia (, Univ of Maryland Baltimore, Program Chair
Claudia López (, Oregon Health and Science Univ., Co-Chair
Marcela Redigolo (, West Virginia Univ.
Han Chen (, Penn State Medical College
Joe Mowery (, USDA-ARS