The Microscopy Imaging Center is the University of Bern’s center of excellence for high-end microscopy in the life sciences. The mission of the MIC is to consolidate expert knowledge and provide technical support in microscopy at the University of Bern. MIC coordinates visibility of and access to the microscopic instruments. MIC provides teaching on Master and PhD level and offers training for scientific staff at all levels. Services of the MIC concern image analysis, large image data volume handling and processing, sample preparation and introduction into microscope operation. Yearly highlights of the MIC are the MIC Research Day, the MIC Summer School and the MIC Symposium.
MIC Symposium 2023
The MIC Symposium was held in 2023 on November 17th with the theme “New Trends in Microscopy”.
The meeting was kicked off with a welcome address by Aurel Perren, the Deputy Dean of the Medical Faculty, and the exciting announcement by Britta Engelhardt, the president of the MIC, that the MIC was recently recognized as one of the five "official" core facilities of the University of Bern.
This year’s MIC symposium was a success due to the excellent speakers, and also from the excellent preparation by the MIC administration and our student helpers. And last, but not least due to the generous support we received from our industrial sponsors. The event was fully booked weeks in advance with over 200 registrations.
The scientific committee, Kerry Woods, Deborah Stroka, Thomas Nevian hope all attendees enjoyed the program and got an insight into new microscopy technologies that enable a more detailed look into the complexity of tissues and cells.