2022 AIMS Conference


The Arizona Imaging and Microanalysis Society hosts an annual conference every spring. This annual meeting provides a forum for members to discuss research and exchange ideas, as well as an opportunity for learning about new techniques and concepts. We encourage anyone who works with microscopy to sign up as an AIMS member. Registration for the conference is separate and you can register through this link.

Scientific Poster Session: Undergraduate or graduate students who use microscopy in their research are invited to submit an abstract and present a poster. The abstract submission deadline is March 31st.

Talks are not guaranteed but will be selected from those abstracts indicating they prefer a talk or have no preference. The length of talks will be 8 minutes with 2 minutes for questions. Prizes will be awarded for the best oral and poster presentation as follows:
Best Oral presentation: $200
Runner Up Oral Presentation: $100
Best Poster: $150
Runner Up Poster: $75

2022 AIMS Conference

April 8, 2022

Location: UA College of Medicine-Phoenix on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus

AIMS Newsletter Winter 2021 

AIMS 2022 Program

|8:15AM – 9:00AM|


Opening remarks
Kurt Gustin – AIMS President
| 9:00AM – 9:05AM |

Dancing Atoms! Seeing Structural Dynamics at the Atomic Level with In Situ Electron Microscopy
Peter Crozier – Professor, School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, Arizona State University
| 9:05AM – 9:45AM |

Acoustoelectric Imaging in Biology and Medicine
Russell Witte – Professor, Medical Imaging, Optical Sciences and Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona
| 9:45AM – 10:25AM |

Morning Break – Vendor Demonstrations
| 10:25AM – 10:50AM |

Fibronectin organization in disease
Archana Varadaraj – Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Northern Arizona University
| 10:50AM – 11:30AM |

Lightning Round 1
5 minute commercial member and student presentations 
| 11:30AM – 12:15PM |

Buffet Lunch 
| 12:15PM – 1:15PM |

Scalable, high-speed 3D imaging of molecular biology in action
Doug Shepherd – Assistant Professor, Center for Biological Physics, Arizona State University
| 1:15PM – 1:55PM |

Lightning Round 2
Short talks from Diamond/Platinum sponsors and selected abstracts  
| 1:55PM – 2:30PM |

Advances in Applications of Aberration Corrected TEM – STEM to Materials Science
Miguel Yacaman – Department Chair, Applied Physics and Material Science, Northern Arizona University
| 2:30PM – 3:10PM |

Afternoon Break/Vendor Exhibits/Student Posters
| 3:10PM – 4:00PM |

Final Announcements/Student Awards
| 4:00PM – 4:15PM |

Business Meeting
Annual Society general meeting – open to the public
| 4:15PM – 4:30PM |

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