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    IMI 2015 Trade Show and Workshops

    Updated: 27/07/2015

    The provisional schedule for Friday October 9th is now available on the IMI website. Trade bookings continue to come in and this area of the website will be continually updated as more is confirmed so keep checking back.

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    Updated: 09/07/2015

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    IMI 2015 Scientific Programme released

    Updated: 07/07/2015

    The conference team are pleased to be able to announce that the Saturday Scientific Programme for IMI Manchester 2015 is almost complete. It is hoped that the programme caters for everyone and covers a variety of relevant and interesting topics. Take a look to see what’s on and if you haven’t already done so book your place!

  • Wellcome Image Awards 2016
    Wellcome Image Awards 2016

    Updated: 01/07/2015

    Submit your images now and they could reach a global audience. The deadline for submissions is 9 September 2015. The winning images will go on display in science centres and public galleries around the world.

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    Microscopy in Medical Research and Diagnosis

    This one day joint symposium is organised by the Medical Group (Royal Photographic Society) and the Royal Microscopical Society to bring together a team of six eminent scientists who develop and use techniques in microscopy for research and diagnosis in various areas of medicine

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