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Spring Meeting at the Library

logo for Indianapolis Public Library systemThe spring meeting of the INMS is finally set for Thursday, April 14. The meeting starts at 6:00 pm in the Riley Room 2nd Floor Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library at 40 East Saint Claire Street. We start with a social hour and box lunch dinner , and then have two presentations from invited speakers. Jeanette Killius will talk about Limits and Advantages of Light and Electron Microscopy when studying Neural Circuits and Barry Carter will discussThe Future of TEM and Why we must remember the past. We should be done by 9. Remember that parking is free and you should enter the building though the underground parking accessible from Pennsylvania Street just south of 9th Street.

Microscopy and Microanalysis - 2016 is coming to Columbus OH at the end of July (24 thru 28). The call for poster and presentation abstracts ended a while ago, but they do always accept late breaking items. The program will be set shortly and information about the meeting can be found here. Since Columbus is so close to the entire state of Indiana, the INMS strongly urges all members of our society to attend this meeting. If you have never attended M&M, it is an amazing collection of people who do things similar to what you are doing and whose interests overlap with yours. In addition, the vendor area at M&M is the very best for electron microscopy and related equipment, and getting better every year with regard to light microscopy related equipment.

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INMS Members in the News

We don't seem to have any recent reports of INMS members in the popular news. In lieu of that, we will highlight a collaboration between INMS member Barry Stein from the IU Bloomington campus and IU Southeast Prof. Pam Connerly and her undergraduate student Drew Gukeisen. Drew has discovered and characterized a new virus isolated from the Ohio River. Part of his characterization was done using one of the TEM's in the IUB Electron Microscopy Center. This work is described in more detail here.

NOTE: all the previous INMS In the News notes can be found here.

The Wellcome Trust in the UK has a large collection of images of all sorts (including scientific images such as this spinal cord motorneuron) and has recently announced a fabulous series of images that are the winners of the 11th Wellcome Image Awards. Take some time to scroll through this gallery of winners and think about adding your work to their collection in the coming years!

There is also a great public repository of cell biology images, videos and animations at The Cell: An Image Library™. The site is easy to search and contains thousands of entries.

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