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A new academic year


The summer has come to a close and a new academic year has begun. Still, DELMIC has been preoccupied with several activities throughout the holidays. For those universities that are already making use of DELMIC’s products, we hope that new students and researchers are able to benefit from its systems this academic year.

In the meantime, DELMIC has been continuously busy with outreach and education on correlative microscopy systems. In particular, DELMIC has been active at several events and has been intimately involved with the knowledge dissemination on correlative microscopy.

Firstly, the SPARC system was installed at Monash University in June. Here, the SPARC will be used for a wide variety of applications, ranging from physics to geology. In August, DELMIC also attended the 2015 Microscopy and Microanalysis Meeting in Portland. At this event, together with Phenom-World, DELMIC had an enormous stand of fifty -five square meters. This included a Delphi – once again for hands-on demonstrations – as well as the latest model of the SPARC platform, with its improved modularity and user-friendliness.

In the same month, a Delphi workshop was held at the Electron Microscopy Facility at the Francis Crick Institute in London. Later, at the end of August, DELMIC collaborated with Nova Analitik Sistemler – a distributor of the Delphi system – at EMK 2015 in Istanbul. At the congress, a stand was hosted as well as another workshop. On the 1st of September, there was yet another Delphi workshop in Maastricht. These were three of several successful Delphi workshops that have been hosted internationally over the past several months. Through these workshops, we anticipate that researchers will gain the expertise with which to fully make use of the various applications of the Delphi system.

In June-July, DELMIC attended the Microscience Microscopy Congress 2015 in Manchester, during which our own Lennard Voortman gave a talk on the Delphi as the ultimate bridge between fluorescence and electron microscopy, as part of the session, “From Molecules to Cells”. During the vendor tutorial, Noortje van der Veeken and Jacob Jan de Boer provided information on the DELMIC product line, where a Delphi system was included for hands-on Delphi demonstrations.

Lastly, in early September, DELMIC attended the 2015 Microscopy Conference at the University of Göttingen, at which DELMIC hosted a booth that included the SECOM and SPARC platforms. Two posters were also displayed about these systems. As activities are picking up again with the start of the academic year, we expect to continue to engage the microscopy community about correlative microscopy solutions.