Worldwide microscopy enthusiasts return to Heriot-Watt



Microscopy enthusiasts from across the world are attending the fifth Edinburgh Super-Resolution Imaging Consortium (ESRIC) Summer School.

The event is taking place this week, and participants are discussing issues surrounding super-resolution microscopy.

Academics, students and industry will be able to forge connections across institutes and disciplines with practical sessions, ran by ESRIC's industry partners.

The event is giving participants the opportunity to get hands-on with their own samples, gaining practical tips and guidance for their own research.

The residential summer school is organised by the Edinburgh Super-Resolution Imaging Consortium (ESRIC), a multidisciplinary collaboration between the Institute of Biological Chemistry, Biophysics and Bioengineering (IB3) at Heriot-Watt University and the MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine (IGMM) at the University of Edinburgh

And the course is organised in partnership with the Royal Microscopical Society with support from BBSRC, Wellcome Trust and industry partners.

The open access facility provides a platform for researchers from anywhere in the world to access state-of-the-art microscope systems and expertise to push the boundaries of light microscopy and study human biology, including disease.

Alison Dun, ESRIC Facility Manager said: “We are delighted to welcome experts and great teachers from across the globe for this exciting microscopy event.

“We've welcomed a wealth of participants from very different fields and backgrounds who as always have brought enthusiasm and formed great discussion over the course.

“It has been a pleasure to host this event and bring these exceptional scientists together - now to organise next years.”