5th Facility Manager Meeting

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Date and Venue

The 5th Facility Manager Meeting meeting took place on Jan 9 and 10 2012, and was held at the Research Beehive, Newcastle University. The event attracted 85 delegates from both academia and industry.


The annual Facility Manager Meeting provides an opportunity for imaging managers and those that have an active interest in imaging to interact, discuss issues, policy and ideas. The meeting is informal and free discussion is encouraged. Participation from commercial organisations, microscope manufacturers and software developers is welcomed. The meeting provides an ideal opportunity for the exchange of feedback and to hear about new technologies and techniques.


Breakout session reports and discussion group material are linked to in the programme below. Missing material will be included as and when available.

Location: Research Beehive, Newcastle University

Monday 9th January 2012

12:00-13:00 Registration & Lunch

13:00 –13:15 Welcome introduction (Alex Laude)

13:15-13:30 Euro- BioImaging update: proof of concept studies (Kurt Anderson, Markus Posch)

13:30-14:15 Open discussion: “Procurement and Tendering” (Andrew Fernandez (Research Councils UK))

14:15-14:30 Introduction breakout sessions (Alex Laude)

14:30-15:15 Breakout sessions:

1. Booking, lab admin & equipment service (Philippe Laissue)

2. CMOS (Andrew Vaughan)

3. In Vivo / small animal Imaging (Tim Devlin Caliper / PerkinElmer)

15:15-15:45 Coffee

15:45-16:30 Breakout session reports (Alex Laude)

16:30-17:30 Focus session: Super Resolution Microscopy (Ann Wheeler)

• Developing PALM (Ann Wheeler)

OMX (Markus Posch)



Probes (Dan Metcalf)

17:30 Drinks

19:30 Pitcher & Piano bar

20:30- late Dinner Sabatini’s Restaurant

Tuesday 10th January 2012

9:15-9:30 Introduction (Alex Laude)

9:30-10:15 Discussion session: Instrument quality control (Alex Sossick)

Instrument QC (Gareth Howell)

• Camera testing and QC (James Francis, Photometrics)

10:15-10:45 Coffee

10:45-10:50 Introduction breakout sessions (Alex Laude)

10:50-11:30 Breakout sessions:

1. Training & development (Peter O’Toole)

2. Funding and sustainability (Tim Hawkins)

3. Connectivity- correlative imaging (Kath White)

4. Data Management (Grant Calder)

11:30-12:30 Breakout session reports (Alex Laude)

12:30-13:00 Closing remarks, future meetings and official end (Alex Laude)

13:00 - onwards Lunch followed by informal discussions and:

• Brief commercial presentations (13:30-15:20)

• Facility tour


If you have any comments regarding the meeting or if you wish to add more information / material, please send e-mail the meeting organiser Alex Laude (alex.laude@ncl.ac.uk)

6th Facility Manager Meeting

This is to be held in Nottingham and will be organised by Tim Self and Emma King, for questions please send an e-mail to emma.king@nottingham.ac.uk

Further communication

Future communication dealing with every-day issues exclusively aimed at the Facility Manager community should be addressed to the UK-Microscopy mailing list at UK-MICROSCOPY@JISCMAIL.AC.UK. To register, please follow this link [1]

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