Host Organisations

Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Society (AMMS Inc.)

The Society is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion and advancement of the knowledge of the science and practice of all microscopical imaging, analysis and diffraction techniques useful for elucidating the ultrastructure and function of matter in diverse areas of biological, materials, medical and physical sciences. 

According to its Constitution, the objectives of the Society are:
1. To promote within Australia and Internationally all forms of microscopy and microanalysis, including, but not limited to, electron microscopy, light microscopy, scanning probe microscopy and electron beam microanalytical techniques.
2. To co-operate and form affiliations with other organisations having similar objects both within and outside Australia.
3. To encourage specialist sub-groups in different areas of microscopy and microanalysis.

The Society's major activities are the convening of multidisciplinary conferences and workshops, the publishing of a quarterly newsletter and the co-ordination of activities with similar groups within Australia and overseas.

For more information visit the AMMS website:

ANN (Australian Nanotechnology Network)
The Nanotechnology field is one of the fastest growing areas of research and technology. The Australian Nanotechnology Network (ANN), which was formerly known as the ARCNN, is dedicated to substantially enhancing Australia’s research outcomes in this important field by promoting effective collaborations, exposing researchers to alternative and complementary approaches from other fields, encouraging forums for postgraduate students and early career researchers, increasing nanotechnology infrastructure, enhancing awareness of existing infrastructure, and promoting industry and international links. The ANN will achieve these goals through its dedication to bringing together all the various groups working in the field of Nanotechnology and related areas within Australia. ICONN is the major forum designed to achieve these goals.

For more information visit the ANN Website: