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Incredible Inner Space at RiAus 07/09 - 21/11 2012


Exhibition travels to Perth

The AMMRF presents: Incredible Inner Space
From 20 February 2012, Scitech, Sutherland St, West Perth WA 6005

Incredible Inner Space is an exhibition of outstanding micrographs selected from AMMRF staff and users around the country. We share the inspiration, innovation and impact of microscopy with Australians of all ages through images and research stories.

After a successful run at Questacon in Canberra this exhibition has arrived in Perth for display at Scitech. Scitech is especially popular with families and children.

Past events

AMMRF Public Lecture: "No more needles – Nanopatch technology for a healthier world"
6.00–7.30pm, 6 February 2012 Riverside Theatre, Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth, Western Australia, 6000
This AMMRF-sponsored lecture will be presented by the inventor of the vaccine Nanopatch, Prof. Mark Kendall, from the University of Queensland at the joint Australian Conference on Microscopy & Microanalysis, Asia-Pacific Microscopy Conference (APMC 10), and the 2012 International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.

Prof. Kendall will talk about the development and enormous potential of this revolutionary technology for vaccine delivery. Q&A discussion session will follow the talk.

The AMMRF sponsors Annual Condensed Matter and Materials Meeting
31 January–3 February 2012

Charles Sturt University Conference Centre, Wagga Wagga, NSW
This meeting brings together physicists, chemists, engineers, materials and earth scientists, industrial scientists and technologists from all over Australia and New Zealand to discuss condensed matter physics, materials science & engineering, solid state chemistry, nanoscience & nanotechnology, electronic materials & device engineering and mineral & rock physics. For more information visit

The AMMRF sponsors 22nd Australian Conference on Microscopy and Microanalysis (ACMM 22)
5–9 February 2012
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, WA

This conference integrates the Asia-Pacific Microscopy Conference (APMC 10) and the 2012 International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN 2012) in a single event. In addition to the normal conference sessions, workshops and exhibition, the AMMRF will be displaying its popular Incredible Inner Space exhibition in a publicly accessible space at the venue and will also be sponsoring a public lecture by Prof. Mark Kendall, leader of the team that has developed the ground-breaking vaccine Nanopatch. For more information visit

2–3 May 2011, Adelaide Microscopy, University of Adelaide
Non-Destructive High Resolution X-Ray Microtomography and Live Animal Imaging Workshop

Guest speakers include A/Prof. Allan Jones, Dr. Ian Parkinson, Dr. Egon Perilli, Dr. Agatha Labrinidis. It will cover applications, standards, parameters, post processing and morphometric analysis, 3D rendering and segmentation, live animal biophotonic imaging system (real-time bioluminescence and fluorescence imaging). A flyer can be downloaded here.

AMMRF – supporting conferences in 2010
International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Sydney, 2226 February
10th Hunter Cell Biology Meeting, Hunter Valley, 1619 March
Plasmodesmata 2010, Sydney, 2126 March
52nd International Field Emission Symposium, Sydney, 58 July
21st Australian Conference on Microscopy and Microanalysis, Brisbane, 1115 July
Scanning Probe Microscopy Workshop, Adelaide, 1923 July

23 September 2010
Sydney nodes bid for IMC-18
Sydney nodes represented the Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Society's bid to host the 18th International Microscopy Congress in Sydney in 2014. The bid was presented at IMC17 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

12 July 2010
AMMRF to launches its new Technique Finder
The AMMRF launched its new online application at the 21st Australian Conference on Microscopy & Microanalysis in Brisbane. This exciting tool allows users to access a wealth of information on techniques available at the Facilty to support their research.

04 June 2010, Australian Centre for Microscopy & Microanalysis (ACMM)
Launch of the ACMM and its new X-ray micro- and nano-CT suite
Key note speaker Professor Margaret Sheil, CEO of the Australian Research Council, officially opened this new facitity, which is unique in the country.

1920 May 2010, Adelaide Microscopy, The University of Adelaide
Introduction to Ultramicrotomy Workshop

28 August 2009, Ross Lecture Theatre, UWA Physics Building, The University of Western Australia
Launch of the AMMRF Flagship Ion Probe Facility at the Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis by Senator the Hon Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
The AMMRF launcedh its latest multi-million dollar flagship instrument, the Cameca IMS 1280 ion probe.

4 and 6 August 2009
National Characterisation Roadshow, Perth & Adelaide

Many of the techniques required for advanced characterisation rely on sophisticated infrastructure, instrumentation and expertise, much of which is found at the four national characterisation facilities. These being the Australian Synchrotron, the Australian Microscopy & Microanalysis Research Facility, the National Imaging Facility, and the National Deuteration Facility. The four facilities have been working together at the National Characterisation Roadshows in Perth and Adelaide to inform the states' researchers of exactly what is available to them. An intensive afternoon of seminars and discussion sessions in each location enabled researchers to incorporate the most appropriate techniques into their future research strategies.

21 May 2009
Spreading the word in South Australia

Prof. Hans Griesser, Director of the SA node of the AMMRF,spokeg about the South Australian Regional Facility (SARF) and the AMMRF at the May Bio Innovation SA's Networking Forum in Adelaide.

31 January4 February 2009
Asia-Pacific Congress on Electron Tomography
The AMMRF supported the Asia-Pacific Congress on Electron Tomography (APCET), fostering the exchange of ideas and technical information among biologists, biophysicists, computer scientists, mathematicians, materials scientists and electron optical instrumentation specialists.
UQ Centre, The University of Queensland, Brisbane

01 August 200801 February 2009
Small Matters ĺ─ý Exploring the World of Microscopy
This exciting exhibition allowed insight into the fascinating world of microscopy. Open to the public and free, Small Matters offered schools, students, staff and families an introduction to basic modern microscopy techniques and the underlying scientific principles. There was also a list of associated talks and lectures.
Macleay Museum, The University of Sydney

35 December 2008
Excellence in Microscopy ĺ─ý Commemorative Symposium
Celebrating the Golden Jubilee of the Electron Microscope Unit at the University of Sydney
In 2008, the Electron Microscope Unit was celebrating 50 years of research, service and training in the field of microscopy and microanalysis with a 3-day symposium that included the official Golden Jubilee Luncheon in the Great Hall of the University of Sydney.

28 July1 August 2008
The AMMRF will be exhibiting at the
IUMRS-ICEM 2008, International Conference on Electronic Materials

1015 February 2008
2008 International Conference On Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN 2008)
ICONN 2008 brought together the Australian and International community (students, scientists and engineers from academia, govt. laboratories and industry) working in the field of nanoscale science and technology to discuss new and exciting advances in the field.

1015 February 2008
20th Australian Conference on Microscopy & Microanalysis (ACMM-20),
4th Congress of the International Union of Microbeam Analysis Societies (IUMAS-IV)
The Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis, AMMRF node at the University of Western Australia, was playing a major role in hosting the 20th Australian Conference on Microscopy & Microanalysis (ACMM-20), 4th Congress of the International Union of Microbam Analysis Societies (IUMAS-IV).

1519 February 2008
International NanoSIMS Workshop 2008
This international workshop to develop and promote NanoSIMS science was be held as a satellite meeting to ACMM-20 in Perth.

14 February 2008
The University of Sydney's Vice-Chancellor's Public Lecture by Nobel Laureate Dr Heinrich Rohrer
: ĺ─˙Nanotechnology ĺ─ý A Key to Sustainabilityĺ─¨
When awarding Dr Heinrich Rohrer the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physics for his design of the scanning tunnelling microscope, the Nobel Committee said the invention ĺ─˛opened up entirely new fields for the study of the structure of matter.'

11 February 2008
AMMRF Public Lecture, in association with ACMM20/IUMAS-IV by Maxwell R. Bennett AO:
ĺ─˙Brain, Mind and Mental Illnessĺ─¨
Mental illness such as clinical depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and others affect 1.5 million Australians and account for 45% of the illnesses that GPs see annually across the nation. The drive to alleviate this suffering and understand the role of the brain in these illnesses has created a vast amount of knowledge, particularly since the 1950's when chemical compounds were found to alleviate symptoms in some patients. Advances in techniques for brain research such as molecular neurobiology and non-invasive brain imaging have highlighted the extreme complexity of the structure and processes of the brain but in effect relatively little progress in ameliorating mental illness has been made.

10 December 2007
1st Australian Tomography Meeting, Shine Dome, Canberra
Contact: Tim Senden or Adrian Sheppard.

27 September 2007
The Australian Microscopy & Microanalysis Research Facility will officially mark the commencement of its operations with a ministerial launch by the Hon Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Education Science and Training.
For information please contact Dr Miles Apperley, AMMRF General Manager, ph. 02 9351 2887.

13 August 2007
The AMMRF node at the University of Sydney, Warsash Scientific and Renishaw plc invite you to a workshop entitled New Tools for True Chemical and Structural Analysis in the SEM.

4 - 6 July 2007
The AMMRF was exhibiting at the Materials & AustCeram 2007 International Conference & Exhibition in Sydney.

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