Welcome to the website for the 37th MSI's Annual Symposium. This website will contain all the important information for delegates including information on how to register, submit abstracts and the symposium programme. The 37th annual meeting in 2013 will be held in the Aula Maxima, Quadrangle Building, NUI Galway.

Welcome from the Chair

Imaging is a cornerstone of many aspects of the biological and material sciences. As the quantification of molecular activity and the placing of function in its true structural context is becoming more important in the life and medical sciences, the role of Biophotonics and Imaging in these sciences, as well as in the material sciences, is becoming increasingly pivotal.

The key speakers for the MSI in Galway offer a broad interdisciplinary view of current microscopy.  The meeting itself has been designed to provide a fruitful interface for healthy scientific exchange, interaction and debate.  I encourage you to come to Galway where you can be assured of a warm welcome, whatever the weather!"

Professor Peter Dockery, Department of Anatomy, NUIG.


We aim to expand this meeting to encompass three core areas of the life, physical, and instrumental sciences.

As is traditional for the symposium, an equipment exhibition will be held, featuring vendors of microscopy-related equipment.

Student participation in this symposium is highly encouraged. There will also be a monetary prize for the best student presentation. 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.


Abstract submissions for either poster or oral communications in any area of research involving microscopy are invited, particularly in the areas of Life and Material Sciences. The Annual Symposium is conducted in a relaxed, semiformal environment, and provides the ideal platform for students, especially those who have yet to experience a scientific meeting for the first time.

Important Dates

  • Deadline for abstract submission
    2nd August 2013
  • Deadline for early registration
    2nd August 2013
  • On-site Registration
    12:00-14:30, 21st, August 2013

MSI Symposium Office

email msi2013@nuigalway.ie

Telephone: Dr Kerry Thompson at 0035391495704

Our Sponsors 2013

Joel Gold sponsor Andor LaVisionBiotec Mason Technology Unitech Nikon Hitachi Agar ISS Biosciences GATAN Bruker