Welcome note

Dear Colleagues,

It is a great pleasure to officially invite you to participate in the Microscopy Conference 2021 (MC2021) from August 22 to 26 2021. After the very successful preceding meetings MC2009 in Graz and MC2013 in Regensburg, MC2021 will be a combined conference of Dreiländertagung and Multinational Congress on Microscopy again. The conference will be jointly organised by ten microscopy societies from 11 countries (Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland and Turkey).

Due to the current situation, the MC2021 will be held in digital format this year for the first time.

The MC2021 aims at bringing together leading experts and emerging young researchers, highlighting new developments in instrumentation and methods as well as providing a forum for new directions in the fields of life and materials sciences. It will be an EMS extension, and it will focus especially on young scientists by providing very affordable fees. We are confident that at least 1,300 participants from all over Europe and overseas will attend the conference and guarantee a major scientific exchange.

The scientific programme will include plenary talks on important current topics. Latest developments in the fields of instrumentation and methods, materials science and life science will be highlighted by invited talks as well as contributed oral and poster presentations. In addition to the scientific programme, the programme will be complemented by workshops, a digital industrial exhibition and award ceremonies in conjunction with award lectures. Full of excitement, we look forward to a special exchange in these unusual times.

Johannes Bernardi
Conference Chair

Michael Stöger-Pollach
Conference Co-Chair

 Stefan Löffler
Conference Co-Chair