School of Life Sciences

TEM Sussex Symposium: From micromachines to cellular networks

The TEM Imaging Facility of Life Sciences is pleased to announce its inaugural symposium on May 15th 2017. Organized in conjunction with JEOL, the symposium will showcase how macromolecules regulate cellular activities and dynamic cellular networks, using Transmission Electron Microscopy, 3D reconstruction and Integrative imaging approaches, inviting outstanding speakers from all across UK. There will also be an opportunity to present your work at a poster session.


Dates: 15-16 of May 2017

Time: 12.30pm to 5pm (15 May) and 9am to 1pm (16 May)

Registration: No registration fees apply. Register now.

Please note that, in order to get an early indication of numbers, registration closes on 28 April.



Registration will start at 12.30pm on 15 May and the Symposium will be held until 16 May at 1pm. 

See the full programme [PDF. 137KB]  

Confirmed speakers

Prof. Paul Verkade (University of Bristol)

Dr. Corinne Smith (University of Warwick)

Prof. Kay Grünewald (University of Oxford)

Prof. Neil Ranson (University of Leeds)

Prof. Per Bullough (University of Sheffield)

Dr. David Bhella (University of Glasgow)

Dr. Alessandro Costa (The Francis Crick Institute)

Prof. Laurence Pearl FRS (University of Sussex)

Prof. Kevin Staras (University of Sussex)

Dr. Pascale Schellenberger (University of Sussex)

Venue, location and travel information

The Symposium will be held at the University of Sussex in Fulton Lecture Theatre B

 Address: University of Sussex, Fulton Building, Boiler House Hill,Falmer, Brighton.

For directions from Falmer Station to the Venue:

Campus Map to download

The campus is uniquely located between the countryside, coastline and the city.  The on-site Falmer railway station links to Brighton in 9 minutes, London Gatwick airport are easily reached in 30 mins and to get to London takes just an hour and a half. Parking at the University campus is limited, so please think sustainable and consider commuting by train or buses! 


-       Train from Brighton main train station to Falmer Station is only a 9 minutes journey

-       Bus lines 25 and 25X, from Brighton City centre to Falmer Station

-       Bus lines 5B and 50, from Brighton City centre to Fulton building (Boiler house hill) 

-      Car: Car park 1 on Science Road is the most convenient to Fulton building. Payable on site with pay and display machines


Parking at the University campus is limited, so please think sustainable and consider commuting by train or buses! 


There is a vast choice of hotels and B&Bs available in Brighton city centre with easy commuting to the meeting by bus or train. See the link here after.

Contact us

Organizing committee:

Dr. Pascale Schellenberger (

Dr. Erika Mancini (

Dr. Luis Polo

Dr. Stephanie Rey

Dr. Richard Goodyear

Webpage administrator and outreach:

Katy Petherick

Fiona Hurd 


We are grateful to JEOL and the University of Sussex for sponsoring the event.

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