Dr. Nadja  Tarakina
Dr. Nadja Tarakina
Group Leader
Phone:+49 331 567-9514Fax:+49 331 567-9502

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Microscopy Characterisation of Organic-Inorganic Interfaces Meetings

Microscopy characterisation of organic-inorganic interfaces is a two-day meeting, dedicated to microscopy of materials comprised of both organic and inorganic constituents (in close proximity) and aimed at bringing together experts from both the life science and materials science communities to address this challenging and increasingly important topic.

Different approaches such as the application of correlative microscopy solutions, low-voltage and cryogenic electron microscopy techniques, methods for fast acquisition and many more are discussed during the meeting in the context of studying hybrid materials.

The meeting was first organised in 2016 at Queen Mary University of London (London, UK) under the umbrella of the Royal Microscopical Society. In response to the high interest from the microscopy community the scientific committee decided to reshape the meeting introducing a two-day format, which successfully ran since 2017.

The first day of the meeting is dedicated to different microscopy techniques that are used to study hybrid soft-hard interfaces. On the second, a set of lectures, called Focus Lecture Series, is held, giving an in-depth overview on one of the microscopy techniques, and usually co-organized with the leading institute in this field.

2017  - "Cryogenic preparation and imaging strategies for soft matter in materials science” (co-organizer the Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel))

2018 - “In-situ liquid phase electron microscopy” (co-organizer Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands))

2019 – “Advances in imaging beam sensitive materials in the transmission electron microscope” (co-organizer Ernst Ruska-Centre for Microscopy and Spectroscopy with Electrons, Forschungszentrum Jülich (Germany))

For more details about the program of the previous editions of the meeting please follow the links:

7-8 March 2019 (

22-23 February 2018 (

23-24 February 2017 (

22 February 2016 (

Scientific advisory board:
Dr. Nadja Tarakina (MPIKG, Germany)
Prof. Dr. Andy Bushby (QMUL, UK)
Dr. Roland Fleck (KCL, UK)
Prof. Dr. Nico Sommerdijk (TU/e, The Netherlands)
Prof. Dr. Rafal E. Dunin-Borkowski (ER-C, Jülich, Germany)


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