The Microscopy Society of Ireland is a multi-disciplinary, all-island learned society which concerns itself with all aspects of microscopy. The main aim of the society is to foster discussion and cooperation between those who use any form of microscopy in their work, whether this be in the academic or the industrial world.
The primary forum of discussion is the annual symposium which is generally held in one of the academic institutions on the island of Ireland, moving from year to year. Over the next couple of years we aim to expand this meeting to encompass three core areas of the life, physical, and instrumental sciences.
We feel that this is a unique opportunity for researchers at all levels to be exposed to new and innovative ideas which transcend traditional academic and industrial boundaries. Historically, the symposium has provided an excellent forum for young researchers (particularly at postgraduate level) to present their data and findings at a conference. We will continue to foster this very strongly as this is one of the few meetings in Ireland where PhD students of very disparate backgrounds can engage in scientific debate.
We hope you will join the society, attend our symposia and lectures, and contribute to the development of microscopy in all its forms on the island of Ireland. Please browse through the various sections which will tell you about the society, the symposia we have held, or take a look at our resources and facilities sections.
Alan Ryder (Immediate past president.)