19th International Microscopy Congress (IMC19)

25 September 2018

Sydney hosted the 19th International Microscopy Congress (IMC19) in September, co-chaired by Professor Paul Munroe. The conference attracted over 2100 delegates, as well as a large trade exhibition. Highlights included plenary presentations by Nobel Laureates, Professor Dan Shechtman and Professor Joachim Frank. Professor Frank also visited UNSW to formally open the new cryo-TEM recently installed in the Hilmer Building. The conference also incorporated a School’s Outreach Program that provided 570 Year 8-10 students with an insight into the world of microscopy as well as exhibition of works created by indigenous artists based on microscope images of Australian fauna, flora and geology.

Paul Munroe networking with a conference delegate – Professor Munroe is on the right


High school student enjoying virtual reality microscopy demonstration


Nobel Laureate, Professor Joachim Frank, opening the new cryo-TEM facility in the Hilmer building (with Professors Richard Tilley, Robert Graham and Nicholas Fisk)

‘Dry River Bed’ by Kurun Warun from the Gunditjmara tribe – part of the Stories and Structures – New Connections Aboriginal artwork exhibition