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first volume EM Gordon Research Conference, 16-21 July 2023, Ventura, USA

Dear friends and colleagues,

We are very excited to announce that the first volume EM Gordon Research Conference, to be held in California from the 16th to the 21st July 2023 at the Four Points Sheraton / Holiday Inn Express in Ventura, CA, United States is open for applications.


The meeting will highlight the latest technical and research developments in the vEM field. It will build on recent successes, with vEM being named as one of the 7 technologies to watch for 2023 in Nature and support from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to further build the vEM community.

 Just as the resolution revolution in cryoEM has fundamentally altered the field of structural biology, we are entering the era where large-scale and multimodal imaging centered on electron microscopy of cell and tissue ultrastructure in 3D is poised to transform cell biological research. Volume Electron Microscopy (vEM) is a term adopted by our community to describe a set of high-resolution imaging techniques that reveal the three-dimensional structure of cells, tissues and small model organisms at nano- to micrometre resolutions. vEM techniques include Serial Block Face SEM (SBF SEM), Focused Ion Beam SEM (FIB SEM), single-beam array tomography (sAT), multi-beam array tomography (mAT), plasma FIB (pFIB), serial section TEM, serial section Electron Tomography (ssET), and GridTape TEM (gtTEM). 

 With a very exciting line up of speakers in place, the meeting is now open for applications. We have also reserved a number of spaces for shorter presentations to be selected from submitted poster abstracts. Thank you to those who have already registered, we are now starting to review them periodically and accept participants.

 Please note that, in line with GRC rules, the conference will be in-person only, with no online attendance.

 Applications for the conference must be submitted by June 18th 2023. We expect there to be a large number of applications and so the selection process will likely take place much earlier. In the case of oversubscription, we will endeavour to ensure good representation from a diverse range of labs from across the globe, and priority will be given to applicants who submit a poster presentation.

 The conference programme is available on the website, and a poster for the event is attached here.

 We look forward to seeing you in California, for the first in what we hope will become and long running and distinguished GRC conference series!

With best regards,

Lucy and Paul (chairs of the 2023 vEM GRC)

Kedar and Yannick (chairs of the 2025 vEM GRC)