ISM Updates – Microscopy Related Events

Dear ISM members and friends,

Please see below updates about events related to microscopy:

  • EM2024 : The XVIII-th International Conference on Electron Microscopy will be held on June 9-12, 2024 at the Zakopane resort, Poland. For more information visit: https://em2024.pl/. The deadline for abstract submission is February 15th.
  • ICEM 2024 : The conference and workshop on Latest Trends in In-situ And Correlative Electron Microscopy will be held on June 3-5, 2024 in Brno, Czech Republic. See the following link for more information on the meeting: https://www.icem-brno.eu/.
  • EMC2024 : The 17th European Microscopy Congress will be held on August 25-30, 2024 in Copenhagen, Denmark. See the following link for more information on the meeting: https://emc2024.eu/. The abstract submission deadline for this meeting is March 20th. The Early-bird Registration deadline is July 6th.

You are invited to check the events webpage on the ISM website for future events and updates – http://www.ismicroscopy.org.il/upcoming-events/

With best wishes,

Yaron Kauffmann (Chair, ISM)
George Levi (Secretary, ISM)
Alexander Upcher (Treasurer, ISM)

 

ISM2024 – Registration and Abstract submission is NOW OPEN

Dear ISM members and friends,

We are all experiencing a challenging time but trying to maintain our academic activity as normal as possible. Therefore, we decided to go ahead with this year’s annual meeting despite the unusual circumstances and we hope the meeting will happen as planned.

On behalf of the ISM Organising Committee we cordially invite you to participate in ISM2024 – The 57th Annual Meeting of the Israel Society for Microscopy.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday May 28th, 2024 at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva.

The annual meeting will be preceded by a tutorial workshop on Monday May 27th, 2024. More details will be announced soon.

The ISM2024 website is open for registration and abstract submission

We will host 2 distinguished plenary speakers and the following invited speakers will present their work in the afternoon sessions:

  • Prof. Ariel Ismach, Tel-Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel
  • Prof. Louisa Meshi, Ben-Gurion University, Be’er Sheva, Israel
  • Prof. Yehonadav Bekenstein, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
  • Dr. Vojtech Kundrat, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
  • Dr. Raya Sorkin, Tel-Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel
  • Prof. Smadar Ben-Tabou de-Leon, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
  • Prof. Iris Grossman-Haham, Ben-Gurion University, Be’er Sheva, Israel
  • Prof. Leeya Engel, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

More speakers will be chosen from submitted abstracts.

As every year, ISM is offering two prizes for outstanding students in the field of microscopy:
The Lev Margulis Prize – for students working in the field of Materials Science
The Yael Mutsafi Prize – for students working in the field of Life Sciences

Please check the website for details on the Lev Margulis and Yael Mustafi memorial prizes.

Meeting Deadlines:

  • February 1 : Website is open for Early registration & Abstracts submission
  • March 3 : Deadline for Margulis Prize (MS) and Mutsafi Prize (LS) application
  • March 3 : Deadline for abstract submission for oral presentation
  • March 31 : Deadline for abstract submission for poster presentations
  • March 31 : End of Early registration (reduced registration fees)
  • March 31 : Deadline for submission of images for the Micrograph Competition
  • May 26 : End of Regular registration.

Since the situation in Israel may change at any given moment, registration cancellation will be possible until one week before the event.

On behalf of the ISM board we wish you and your families a safe and calm period !!!
Looking forward to meeting you in Be’er Sheva, 

Yours sincerely,

Yaron Kauffmann (Chair, ISM)
George Levi (Secretary, ISM)
Alexander Upcher (Treasurer, ISM)

ISM2024 – save the dates ! May 27-28, 2024

Dear ISM members and friends,

On behalf of the ISM board, we are happy to announce that the 57th Annual Meeting of the Israel Society for Microscopy will be held on Tuesday May 28th, 2024 at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva.

The meeting, under the auspices of the Ben-Gurion University, will include plenary lectures, parallel sessions for Life Sciences and Materials Science, poster presentations, and an exhibition of microscopy vendors.

Our annual meeting will be preceded by a tutorial workshop on Monday May 27th, 2024 – more details will be announced soon.

PLEASE SAVE THE DATES.

We request new ISM participants to send us an email in order to be included in the ISM mailing list for further updates or join the ISM WhatsApp group via the following link – https://chat.whatsapp.com/JmkQ70kn3s0EPN4bAQGhnD

We look forward to meeting you all in Beer Sheva !

With best wishes,

Yaron Kauffmann (Chair, ISM)
George Levi (Secretary, ISM)
Alexander Upcher (Treasurer, ISM)

A sad announcement – passing away of our colleague Eyal Shimoni

Dear ISM members and friends,

It is with deep sadness that we announce the untimely passing of Eyal Shimoni on Saturday, July 22.

Eyal passed away this morning after a serious illness.

Eyal was part of the ISM board for many years and served as the secretary and chair of ISM between the years 2009-2017. Eyal has contributed greatly to ISM and we are very grateful for that.

On behalf of the Israel Society for Microscopy, we send our condolences to Eyal’s family.

Best regards,

Yaron Kauffmann (Chair, ISM)
George Levi (Secretary, ISM)
Alexander Upcher (Treasurer, ISM)

New “ISM – The Israel Society for Microscopy” WhatsApp Group

Dear ISM members and friends,

Recently many ISM members reported that some emails sent from ISM were blocked or rejected by the servers of the universities and institutes.
 
Therefore the ISM board decided to open an ISM WhatsApp group where all important messages will be posted as a backup to the emails.

The “ISM – The Israel Society for Microscopy” WhatsApp group is meant only for updates about the following:

  1. Information about important activities of the society
  2. Microscopy related job opportunities
  3. Information about scholarships
  4. Microscopy related news
Anyone who wishes to post important announcements to the group can send the message privately to the group admins and they will post it to the entire group.

The link for joining the group is – https://chat.whatsapp.com/JmkQ70kn3s0EPN4bAQGhnD

With best wishes,

Yaron Kauffmann (Chair, ISM)
George Levi (Secretary, ISM)
Alexander Upcher (Treasurer, ISM)

New microscopy job opportunity

Dear ISM members and friends,

Please see below the announcement about a new job opportunity:

  • SEM & FIB expert at TAU Nanocenter : The Tel-Aviv university nanocenter is looking for an expert in SEM and FIB. For detailed description of the job see attached pdf.
    For more details please contact: ortalta@tauex.tau.ac.il

With best wishes,

Yaron Kauffmann (Chair, ISM)
George Levi (Secretary, ISM)
Alexander Upcher (Treasurer, ISM)

  TAU – HRSEM FIB Job Opening

ISM2023, The 56th ISM Annual Meeting

Dear ISM members and friends,

Thank you all for participating and contributing to a very enjoyable and inspiring meeting.

Special thanks to all our plenary and invited speakers !

We wish to express our great appreciation to the Mutsafi and Benhalevy families for the Yael Mutsafi Memorial prize and for honoring us with their presence at the meeting.
Thanks to the scientific committees and especially to the heads of the committees, Amit Kohn, Tom Schultheiss and Leah Gheber. Thanks to the Margulis and Mutsafi prizes international committees and the Best posters committees.
We also wish to thank our partners from the industry and from academia for their generous financial support.

Congratulations to:

  • Jenny Capua Shenkar, from the Weizmann Institute of Science, recipient of the Mutsafi Memorial Prize for her work titled: “EXAMINING ATHEROSCLEROTIC LESIONS IN THREE DIMENSIONS AT THE NANOMETER SCALE WITH CATHODOLUMINESCENCE, CRYO-SEM AND CRYO-FIB/SEM
  • Avi Auslender, from the Tel Aviv University, recipient of the Margulis Memorial Prize for his work titled: “THE MEAN INNER POTENTIAL OF HEMATITE α−Fe2O3 ACROSS THE MORIN TRANSITION
  • Mor Angel, from Bar-Ilan University, recipient of the Best Poster in Life Science for her work titled: “RNA RELATED NUCLEAR PROCESSES MODULATE THE ASSEMBLY OF CYTOPLASMIC RNA GRANULES
  • Tali Lemcoff, from Ben-Gurion University, recipient of the Best Poster in Materials Science for her work titled: “BRILLIANT WHITENESS IN SHRIMP FROM ULTRA-THIN LAYERS OF BIREFRINGENT NANOSPHERES
  • Paz Drori, from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, recipient of the Best Poster in Instrumentation & Methodology Development  for her work titled: “COUNTING NANOPARTICLES IN GENERAL AND VIRUSES IN PARTICULAR ONE AT A TIME”
  • Hadar Nasi, from Weizmann Institute of Science, recipient of the 2023 Best Micrograph titled: “STREAM OF FLOWERS”.
Special thanks to Zahava Barkay who is retiring for her role as the ISM secretary and welcome to George Levi from Tel-Aviv university who was appointed as the new secretary of ISM for the next four years.
Please find attached some slides from the opening remarks with useful information to all ISM members. 
We hope to meet you again next year at the 57th annual meeting of ISM – ISM2024 !
 
With best wishes,

Yaron Kauffmann (Chair, ISM)

George Levi (Secretary, ISM)
Alexander Upcher (Treasurer, ISM)