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Workshops

A number of workshops, as listed below, will be held before and after the conference. 

Online registration for ACMM workshops is now closed. Please email linda.matto@adelaide.edu.au to register. 

For queries regarding these workshops, please contact the workshop coordinator listed below. Full details will be provided to those registered closer to the conference.

Most of the workshops will be located in the University of Adelaide North Terrace campus. Your workshop coordinator will advise the exact location regardless. Please click here for a map of the University of Adelaide.

Two day workshops = $440
Full day workshops = $220
Half day workshops = $90

Timetable overview. Please scroll down further for more details about the workshops.

    Thursday
30 January
Friday
31 January  
Saturday
1 February 
Sunday
2 February   
Two day             




Scanned Probe
Microscopy: TERS



Scanned Probe Microscopy: TERS cont.
 
Full Day
  Introduction to Laser
Ablation ICPMS

Image Analysis I
(beginners)


Introduction to
Micro-CT imaging 

TOF-SIMS  
Microstructural analysis using EBSD
 
Image Analysis II (advanced) 

Fundamentals of
SEM

EM Maintenance 

Electron Probe Microanalysis

Good Practice with FIB 

TEM Tomography
reconstruction and
segmentation of 3D models 

Fundamentals of Confocal
& Multiphoton Fluorescence 

X-ray Mapping and
Post Processing

Monte Carlo Modelling 

Introduction to Imaging/Diffraction/
Spectroscopy in the
TEM/STEM
 
Introduction to Nano-fabrication Technologies  (ICONN)

Half Day - AM        
    In vivo Bioluminescence & Fluorescence Imaging  An introduction to
sample preparation techniques and methodology for
materials science microscopy 


ICONN

Introduction to Nano-fabrication Technologies 
One day workshop: Sunday 2 February, 10.30am-4.00pm 
Location: University of Adelaide, Bragg Lecture Theatre

The workshop will assist post-graduate, post-doctoral and early career researchers understand the basic principles of fabrication of semiconductor, optic and photonics devices, and the range of facilities and expertise they have at their disposal through the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF). The workshop will conclude with a tour of the ANFF-OptoFab laboratories at The Braggs. 


 
ACMM

Introduction to Laser Ablation ICPMS *Workshop FULL*
Workshop Coordinator: Ben Wade
Presenter: Justin Payne
One day workshop: Friday 31 January
Location: University of Adelaide, Adelaide Microscopy
$220 

Laser ablation ICP-MS is a key analytical tool for the direct solid state analysis of a variety of materials.  Rapid advances in instrumentation and method development have led to a large number of these instruments being installed throughout Australia, and applied to a wide variety of sample types.  This workshop is intended for users from all fields of sciences, and will attempt to cover the basics of Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) and the fundamentals of laser ablation.  A variety of applications will be discussed, including an introduction to laser ablation mapping for determining the spatial variation of trace elements.
 
Scanned Probe Microscopy: AFM + TERS
Workshop Coordinator and Presenter: Chris Gibson, Ashley Slattery
Two day workshop: Friday 31 January and Saturday 1 February
Location: Flinders University
$440

The Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) workshop will cover basic instrument operation, imaging in various modes and calibration of cantilevers; fast-scanning AFM will be covered, demonstrating imaging rates approaching 100Hz. The workshop will also include a presentation on our Tip Enhanced Raman (TERS) microscopy capabilities, and a live TERS demonstration provided by the instrument manufacturer. When suitable, hands-on experience will be given to the workshop attendees. 
 
Image Analysis I (for beginners)
Workshop Coordinator: Agatha Labrinidis
Presenter: Cameron Nowell
One day workshop: Friday 31 January
Location: University of Adelaide, Barr Smith South, Comp Suite 1063
$220
Optional - Printed and bound hardcopy of manual (approx. 100-200 pages) $30 

The Fiji distribution of the ImageJ image analysis package is a powerful free tool available to all. It contains a broad range of built in (and auto updated) tools that can be easily used to gain true quantitative information from an image. This workshop will cover the basics of digital imaging and image analysis. While biologically focused the skills learnt can be applied to any samples.
  
  
Introduction to Micro-CT imaging
Workshop Coordinator: Ruth Williams
Presenter: Kjell Laperre
One day workshop: Friday 31 January
Location: University of Adelaide
$220
  
TOF-SIMS
Workshop Coordinator: John Denman
Presenters: John Denman, Bill Skinner, Hans Griesser
One day workshop: Friday 31 January
Location: University of South Australia, Ian Wark Institute
$220

This workshop will present an introduction to ToF-SIMS covering theory, instrumentation, as well as sample preparation and data analysis considerations. Guest presenters will highlight some ToF-SIMS applications in fields such as minerals processing and environmental science (William Skinner), and polymers and biomaterials (Hans Griesser). The afternoon session will include some ‘hands on’ experience in the nanoTOF laboratory. 
 
Microstructural analysis using EBSD
Workshop Coordinator: Aoife McFadden
Presenters: Patrick Trimby, Joe Michael, Julie Sheffield Parker, Daniel Goran & René de Kloe 
One day workshop: Saturday 1 February
Location: University of Adelaide
$220 
 
Fundamentals of SEM
Workshop Coordinator: John Terlet
Presenters: Prof Brendan Griffin and Prof David Joy (remote)
One day workshop: Saturday 1 February
Location: University of Adelaide
$220 
 
Image Analysis II (advanced)
Workshop Coordinator: Ken Neubauer
Presenter: Cameron Nowell
One day workshop: Saturday 1 February
Location: University of Adelaide, Barr Smith South, Comp Suite 1063
$220
Optional - Printed and bound hardcopy of manual (approx. 100-200 pages) $30 

The Fiji distribution of the ImageJ image analysis package is a powerful free tool available to all. It contains a broad range of built in (and auto updated) tools that can be easily used to gain true quantitative information from an image.  This workshop will cover simple programing to allow full automation of your analysis.
 
In vivo Bioluminescence & Fluorescence Imaging
Workshop Coordinator: Agatha Labrinidis
Presenters: Kevin Francis and Wayne Evans
Half day workshop: Saturday 1 February
Location: TBA
$90 

The ability to longitudinally and non-invasively monitor disease states (and other biology) in physiological context has been a major driver in accelerating the drug discovery process. This workshop is intended to provide an introduction on good experimental planning for in vivo optical imaging (bioluminescence and fluorescence) and will lead into discussing more advanced capabilities such as: 3D imaging and quantification, longitudinal comparisons and co-registering optical data with imaging modalities such as microCT and MRI. Finally, a high level over-view will be provided by illustrating cutting edge imaging examples taken from research groups around the world demonstrating how the technology is successfully being applied to study a diverse array of disease states.  
 
EM Maintenance
Workshop Coordinator: Rick Wuhrer
Presenters: Aidan Martin, Terrence DaSilva, Darren Attard, Ken Moran, Richard Wuhrer
One day workshop: Saturday 1 February
Location: University of Adelaide
$220 

The care and correct maintenance of an SEM is the key aspect for a correctly operating instrument. This workshop will cover many aspects of SEM maintenance. Some of the topics to be covered include: Vacuum Systems and their maintenance, cleaning of microscopes parts such as apertures and wehnelt assembly, basic monitoring of instrument, testing of instrument operation (resolution, magnification calibration), EDS maintenance and calibration, monitoring filament conditions (filament life improvement and setting), and sorting out imaging problems.
 
Electron Probe Microanalysis 
Workshop Coordinator: Karsten Goemann
Presenters: Karsten Goemann and Paul Carpenter
One day workshop: Sunday 2 February
Location: University of Adelaide, Adelaide Microscopy
$220 

This workshop will cover basic and more advanced topics of electron probe microanalysis (EPMA) including available hard- and software, EDS, WDS, background correction, interferences, drift correction, standards, electron-specimen interaction and spatial resolution, matrix correction, quantitative element mapping, and light element analysis.
 
Good Practice with FIB
Workshop Coordinator: Animesh Basak
Presenters: Chun Kong (Charlie), Joe Michael, Len Green, Mark Nave, Steven Moody, Cristiana Ciobanu, Evgeny Mironov. 
One day workshop: Sunday 2 February
Location: University of Adelaide, Adelaide Microscopy
$220 

This workshop will begin with an overview of the general FIB process like sputtering physics and move into more specialized topics like TEM/ atom probe sample preparation, nano-fabrication etc.  This workshop is aimed at promoting discussion of the FIB for different applications and allowing users to interact and collaborate via exchange of information. There will also be a Q&A session which will give attendees the opportunity to ask questions and get tips from experienced FIB gurus.
 
TEM Tomography reconstruction and segmentation of 3D models
Workshop Coordinators: Lyn Waterhouse and Ruth Williams
Presenters: Eric Hanssen and G Morgan
One day workshop: Sunday 2 February
Location: University of Adelaide, Barr Smith South, Comp Suite 1063
$220 

This workshop will cover the basic principles of data acquisition for plastic and cryo samples, with a focus on the reconstruction of tomograms from tilt series using the IMOD package, as well as touching base of segmentation. IMOD is free software used for tomographic reconstruction and for 3D reconstruction of EM serial sections and optical sections. IMOD contains tools for assembling and aligning data within multiple types and sizes of image stacks, viewing 3-D data from any orientation, and modelling and displaying of image files.
 
Fundamentals of Confocal & Multiphoton Fluorescence
Workshop Coordinator and Presenters: Ellie Kable and Pam Young 
One day workshop: Sunday 2 February
Location: The University of Adelaide - Waite Campus, (Transport provided from CBD) 
$220 
 
An introduction to sample preparation techniques and methodology for materials science microscopy
Workshop Coordinators: John Terlet and Trevor Hinwood
Presenter: Dr Herbert Hagler and Natalie Hackett
Half day workshop: Sunday 2 February, 9.00am-1.00pm
Location: University of Adelaide
$90 
 
Presentations on Cryo and Ultramicrotomy theory will include sample preparation, embedding, trimming, and sectioning. Examples are taken from multilayer polymers, hard oxide layers, diamond films, boron nitrides, and others. Hands on mounting, trimming and sectioning will be performed at the RMC Booth. Questions regarding specific specimen needs and challenges are welcome.

X-ray Mapping and Post Processing
Workshop Coordinator: Ric Wuhrer
Presenters: Rick Wuhrer and Ken Moran
One day workshop: Sunday 2 February
Location: University of Adelaide
$220 

X-ray mapping has become faster, better and more complex than ever: Ultra-fast intensity mapping, quantitative mapping and point resolved spectral imaging. – This workshop will give a brief overview of each technique and explain advantages and limitations. Other material to be covered include: Combined EDS and WDS x-ray mapping, setting up SEM Instrument for XRM, new types of detectors, Calibration of detectors, artifacts of XRM, trace quantitative elemental mapping, light element analysis, and chemical imaging (Post Processing) of X-ray maps.
 
Monte Carlo Modelling
Workshop Coordinator: Ben Wade
Presenter: Raynald Gauvin
One day workshop: Sunday 2 February
Location: University of Adelaide
$220 

This workshop will present how Monte Carlo simulations can be used in advance to determine the best experimental conditions for performing x-ray microanalysis and imaging with backscattered and transmitted electrons in a scanning electron microscope. The new Monte Carlo free software, MC X-Ray will be presented. MC X-Ray computes the complete EDS X-Ray spectrum in a material having up to 256 different regions having shape of spheres, cylinders and combinations of horizontal and vertical planes. All these regions can have a different composition. The thin film case can be simulated. This program can be used to perform quantitative x-ray microanalysis of various types of materials in bulk and thin film mode. The utility of Monte Carlo simulations to characterize non homogeneous materials in the SEM will be covered with EDS and Imaging modes. MC X-Ray simulated electron and x-ray images as well as the EDS data cube. Some aspects of Spectrum Imaging with Monte Carlo simulations will be covered. Imaging in STEM mode as well as x-ray microanalysis in the TEM will also be covered. Various examples about how to use MC X-Ray  will be presented. MC X-Ray can be downloaded at http://www.montecarlomodeling.mcgill.ca/.
 
Introduction to Imaging/Diffraction/Spectroscopy in the TEM/STEM
Workshop Coordinator: Agatha Labrinidis
Presenter: Nestor Zaluzec
One day workshop: Sunday 2 February
Location: University of Adelaide
$220

In this workshop we will review the basic instrumentation, operating modes and ancillary equipment available in today's modern instrument, as well as discuss imaging (CTEM, STEM, HREM), diffraction(SAED, CBED), and microanalysis (XEDS, EELS) techniques which facilitate materials characterization from the sub-millimeter to the sub-nanometer scales. The current status of instrumentation, analysis, pitfalls and examples of use as well as considering future prospects will be presented. This workshop will serve as an good introduction to the techniques for the novice as well as a refresher for those who are returning to the field. The majority of the topics covered will be taken from materials science perspective, however, examples from the life sciences will be included as appropriate.