Conference announcement

Conference announcement

Micron, Vol.: 12, No. 3, pp. 319-322, 1981 Printed in Great Britain. CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT ROYAL MICROSCOPICALSOCIETY Inter-SectionColloquia Meetin...

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Micron, Vol.: 12, No. 3, pp. 319-322, 1981 Printed in Great Britain.

CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT ROYAL MICROSCOPICALSOCIETY Inter-SectionColloquia Meeting York University,U.K. 14-18 September, 1981

Monday, 14 September Registration. Microscopy of Coals, Cokes, Carbons and Graphites I--Coal EM Preparation Techniques for Biology I Analytical Cytology 1 Tuesday, 15 September Microscopy of Coals, Cokes, Carbons and Graphites II--Cokes, Carbons, Chars Analytical Cytology II and III EM Preparation Techniques for Biology II and 11[ Micrograph Competition, Critique and Award Ceremony Wednesday, 16 September Microscopy of Coals, Cokes, Carbons and Graphites l I I--Graphites Analytical Cytology IV EM Preparation Techniques for Biology IV Membranes and Organelles I

TEM Studies of Thin Sections of Coals and Heated Coals, Dr. J. J. Friel, Bethlehem Steel, Bethlehem, PA. U.S.A. Infra-red Microscopy of Coal, Dr. L. A. Harris, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, U.S.A. Microscopy of Charcoal and Fusinite Fossils, Dr. M. Cope, Bedford College, London. Modern Approaches to Reflectance Microscopy as Applied to Coals, Prof. D. G. Murchison, University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Microscopy of Sclerotinites of the Appalachian Basin~ Miss C. L. Thompson, Mr. P. C. Lyons and Dr. R. B. Finkelman, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA 22092, U.S.A.

Tuesday: COKES, CARBONS, CHARS Microscopy of Porosity in Metallurgical Cokes, Dr. J. W. Patrick, BCRA, Chesterfield. Microscopy of Growth and Coalescence of Mesophase to form Anisotropic Carbons, Prof. A. Davis and Dr. D. S. Hoover, Penn States University, PA, U.S.A. Thursday, 17 September Structure in Cokes as Revealed by Etching Membranes and Organelles II Techniques using LM and SM, Mrs. V. Dip/Tech RMS Syllabi I Markovic, Dr. M. Forrest and Dr. H. Marsh, Northern Carbon Research Labs, University Friday, 18 September of Newcastle upon Tyne. Dip/Tech RMS Syllabi II Carbon Deposition on Fuel Pins, Mr. D. J. Livesey, Windscale Nuclear Laboratories, MICROSCOPY OF COALS, COKES, CARSeascale. The Development of Porosity in Carbons by BONS AND GRAPHITES Oxidation using LM, SEM and TEM, Mr. J. Griffiths and Dr. H. Marsh, Northern Materials Section Carbon Research Labs, University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Organizer: Dr. H. Marsh. Image Analysis of Porosity in Graphites, Mr. W. Monday afternoon: COAL Stephen, CEGB, Berkley, Gloucs. Microscopy of Coal as Related to Composition, Structure of free carbon in tars and pitches, Dr. J. Crelling, University of Southern Illinois, Dr. H. A. Kremer, Domtar Chemicals, Carbondale, U.S.A. Mississauga, Canada. 319


Conference Announcements

Evening Lecture: 1000 years of Charcoal as used in Gunpowder, Miss Eileen McAuliffe, Northern Carbon Research Laboratories, University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Wednesday morning: GRAPHITES Catalytic gasification of graphite, Dr. T. Baker, EXXON. Studies of Carbons, Kerogens and Asphaltenes by TEM, Prof. Madame A. Oberlin, Equipe de Recherche du CNRS, Orleans, France. Electron Microscopy of Carbon Fibres and Graphitic Materials, Dr. D. J. Johnson, University of Leeds. Structure in graphite materials using phase contrast electron microscopy, Dr. R. Milward, Dr. M. Audier and Professor J. M. Thomas, University of Cambridge, Cambridge. ANALYTICAL CYTOLOGY Histochemistry and Cytochemistry Section and Light Microscopy Section Organizers: J. James and M. van der Ploeg (Histochemistry and Cytochemistry Section); J. S. Ploem (Light Microscopy Section). This symposium will provide an opportunity to become acquainted with new developments in the relation between cytochemistry and instrumentation for quantitative analysis. Three half-day sessions of invited papers will be organized, covering the following topics 1. Cytochemical aspects of analytical cytology. 2. Basic principles ofcytometry. 3. Instrumentation and application. In addition, offered papers related to the three topics can be submitted by 15 June 1981. Abstract forms are available from the Royal Microscopical Society office.

Monday, 14 September: Cytochemical Aspects Cytochemical Staining Procedures for Nucleic Acids and Proteins, Dr. M. van der Ploeg Enzyme Cytochemistry on the Light and Electron Microscopic Level, Dr. M. Borgers Recent Developments in lmmunocytochemistry, Dr. T. F. Bosman Dual Laser Flow Analysis, Mr. M. St6hr X-ray Microanalysis of elements in the Electron Microscope, Dr. A. T. Sumner Tuesday, 15 September: Basic Principles of Cytochemistry Cytophotometry and Cytofluorimetry in Static and Flow Systems, Professor James

DNA Cytometry and Morphometry as Diagnostic Tools in Cutaneous Lymphocytes, Professor W. A. van Vloten lterative Image Transformation as Applied to Cytology, Dr. F. Meyer To be confirmed, Dr. B. D. Young New Trends in Cytometry, Dr. D. Rutovitz Wednesday, 16 September: hlstrumentation and Application Innovation in Instrumentation, Professor J. S. Ploem Combined SEM and LM as the Study of Interaction between Erythrocyte Membranes and the Surface of Quartz Particles, Dr. A. A. Thaer CERVIFIP--Automated Cervical Smear Prescreening Using the Fast Interval Processor, Dr. J. H. Tucker The BIOPEPR Approach to Cervical Automation, Dr. D. J. Zahniser To be confirmed, Dr. J. M. Jovin Thursday, 17 September: 0Ifered Papers

SPECIMEN PREPARATION TECHNIQUES FOR TRANSMISSION MICROSCOPY IN BIOLOGY EM Section Since the inception of biological electron microscopy, its preparative methods have tended to evolve separately from those of light microscopy, though the aims were similar in each technique. More recently the advantages and desirability of more standardized preparation methods have become apparent in many fields, and, with the advent of resin embedding for histological materials, much common ground now exists. The understanding and exploitation of unified methods has much to offer both the light and electron microscopist, with the added inherent advantage of interchangeable specimens capable of being examined at either level of resolution. This meeting has been formulated with the idea of presenting and discussing modern techniques used in specimen preparation--with the emphasis on the integration of biological microscopy. Provisional programme Monday, 14 September Fixation Session, Chairman Dr. Border An overview, Dr. Gillian Bullock

ConferenceAnnouncements EM fixatives; is their purity fundamental?, Mr. R. Gillett Fixation for the pathologist, Dr. D. Hopwood

Tuesday, 15 September Dehydration Session, Chairman S. K. Chapman *Dehydration techniques Chemical Dehydration: an alternative to Conventional Methods, Mr. R. Gillett Freeze drying and spray freezing, Professor F. S. Sj0strand Embedding Session, Chairman G. R. Parish An overview of Embedding Techniques, Dr. Audrey M. Glauert The physico-chemical properties of embedding resins, Dr. B. Causton Coarse Embedding, Dr. C. Phillpotts Automated Processes, Dr. Border New Techniques. Low Temperature Embedding, Professor F. S. Sj6strand Sectioning Session, Chairman R. Gillett Glass knives: Ralph, Dr. P. Richards Latta & Hartman, Dr. A. Wolf Precis of sectioning techniques, Mr. W. Richardson Microtomy for high resolution, Professor F. S. Sjfstrand Wednesday, 16 September Staining Session, Chairman S. K. Chapman Staining Resin Sections for Light Microscopy, Mr. C. Phillpotts *Positive staining for TEM, Dr. P. Lewis Techniques involving negative stain, Mr. M. J. W. Webb *Titles to be confirmed


This meeting aims to review the interpretation of electron micrographs of biological membranes and organelles in the light of current theories concerning the structural organization of membrane components. The plasma membrane and the membranes of different organelles will be considered so that the validity of any generalized membrane models can be discussed. Although it is recognized that a wide variety of techniques are required to determine the structure and function of membranes and organelles, including


some which involve no electron microscopy, it is intended that the final interpretation of results should relate directly to the trilaminal structure of many membranes as seen in thin section and the 'conventional' appearance of organelles. The level of the meeting should fall somewhere between an introductory course on cell ultrastructure and a specialized workshop on electron microscope technique, but will include elements of both. It is anticipated that the meeting will attract a large audience, many of whom will not be specialists in the field of membrane structure but who require updated information for the interpretation of the membrane structures and organelles seen in their 'everyday' thin section preparations. In order that all of the audience start at a common level, there will probably be a very short introductory talk to remind participants of the basic biophysics of lipid bilayers, their interactions with proteins and the relevant terminology. The time available for this meeting is relatively short in respect of the importance of the topic and it is felt that maximum benefit will be gained if a high proportion of the contributions are from invited and nominated speakers. However, the poster session will be open to all and offers of poster presentations are welcomed. Provisional programme

Wednesday, 16th September Chairman: Dr. A. W. Robards EM Operating Parameters which Influence Image Interpretation, Dr. D. Misell, The Institute of Metallurgists, London. The Role of Biophysical and Electron Microscope Studies in Developing our Current Conceptual Models of Biological Membrane Structure, Dr. D. Shotton, Imperial College, London. The Interpretation of Membrane Structure as Revealed by Negative Staining, Dr. M. V. Nermut, National Institute for Medical Research, London. The Interpretation of Membrane Structure as Revealed in Thin- Sections and a Biophysica I Approach to the Development of Embedding Procedures, Dr. E. Carlemalm, University of Basel. The Interpretation of Membrane Structure as Revealed by Freeze-Fracture, Professor F. Sj6strand, University of California. Evening Poster Session and Informal Discussions


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Thursday, 17th September Chairman: Dr. A. Glauert Three Dimensional Structure of Cell Organdies: Thick Sections in Conventional and High Voltage Electron Microscopy, Staining Procedures and Stereoscopic Techniques, Professor A. Rambourg, C.E.N. de Sacla.~, France. Current Concepts of the Structure of: Nucleus, Nuclear Pore Complexes, Nucleoli, Dr. J. Harris, National Blood Transfusion Service, Essex. Go giER'Lysosomes, Professor S. J. Holt, Courtauld Institute of Biochemistry, London. Mitochondria, Dr. R. Lang, National Institute for Medical Research, London. DIPLOMA AND TECH RMS CANDIDATES' WORKSHOP Thursday, 17 September 14.00 hours Introduction (i) The New Syllabuses, Dr. P. J. Evennett 14.15 hours Introduction (ii) General Strategy, Mr. R. H. Alderson 14.30 hours Light Microscopy Matters, Mr. P. C. Robinson 15.45 hours Tea 16.00 hours Image Recording, Dr. P. J. Evennett 16.30 hours Specimen Preparation Basics, Dr. P. J. Evennett and Mr. P. C. Robinson 17.15 hours Question and Answer Session Friday, 18 September 09.00 hours Transmission Electron Microscopy, Mr. R. H. Alderson Scanning Electron Microscopy, 09.45 hours Dr. T. F. Page 10.30 hours ColTee 10.45 hours Mock Viva Voce Examination, Dr. P. J. Evennett and Mr. P. C. Robinson 11.30 hours Project Work and its Reporting, Mr, R. H. Alderson 12.00 hours Question and Answer Session Course lecturers: Dr. P..l. Evennett, Department of Pure and Applied Zoology, University of Leeds: Mr. R. H. Alderson. For further information contact: The Administrator, Royal Microscopical Society, 37/38 St. Clements, Oxford OX4 I AJ, U.K,


Cambridge [_r.K. 7-10 September 1981 EMAG '8t is being organized by the Electron Microscopy and Analysis Group of the Institute of Physics and will be held at the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, .Cambridge. The conference follows in the series of biennial meetings and as at the previous meetings the aim will be to present the most recent developments in electron microscopy to an audience of primarily physical scientists and will emphasize developments of technique rather than applications. It is intended that the proceedings will be published and the conference will be accompanied by an equipment exhibition. Invited speakers provisionally include the following: Professor R. E. Burge (QEC, London), Dr. C. Colliex (France), Dr. H. Dexpert (France), Dr. P. Goodman (Australia), Dr. A. Howie (Cambridge), Dr. G. W. Lorimer (Manchester), Dr, P. M. Petroff (USA), Dr. D. J. Smith (CambridgeL Dr. K. C. A. Smith (Cambridge), Dr. J. H. C. Spence (USA), Dr. A. Taylor (USA), Professor E. Zeitler (Germany). For further information contact: The Meetings Officer, The Institute of Physics, 47 Belgrave Square, London SWIX 8QX.

CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT SEVENTH AUSTRALIAN CONFERENCE ON ELECTRON MICROSCOPY TO BE HELD IN CANBERRA 15-19 FEBRUARY 1982 For further information: contact The Secretary, The Seventh Australian Conference on Electron Microscopy, Australian Academy of Science, P.O. Box 783, Canberra City, ACT 2601, Australia.

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