The 2020 BIST Symposium on Microscopy, Nanoscopy and Imaging Sciences took place on January 24, 2020 at The Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), a BIST centre. The event, in its third edition this year, brought together 158 researchers from the BIST centres, including the BIST-UPF MMRES Master students, to learn from experts in the field.
The BIST Symposium on Microscopy, Nanoscopy and Imaging Sciences, organized by ICFO, ICN2, and BIST, aims to gather researchers from the seven BIST centres as well as interested parties from other institutes (UPC, UB, ICMAB, IS Global) to discuss the latest techniques and results in various fields such as optical microscopy, electron microscopy, imaging technology and approaches in astrophysics, among others. Every year, experts in these fields are invited to give short talks to an audience of group leaders, postdoctoral fellows, PhD students, technologists, and master students, among others.
The event is also the culmination of the BIST-UPF Master’s Winter School, a two week training programme on microscopy, nanoscopy and imaging sciences. This year, the 22 Master’s students gave poster presentations about their Master’s research at the symposium.
“For a young researcher it is very thrilling and also nerve-wracking to present your work, but I very much enjoyed the poster session we had, because my project got attention from scientists of fields very different from mine, and they were really interested in it. It is very motivating!” says Master’s student Aiturgan Zheenbekova.
The BIST-UPF Master of Research will welcome a new cohort of students in September 2020 and applications will be accepted until March 1, 2020 (first call) and April 30, 2020 (second call). More details can be found here.