Deadline to send abstracts: 14/06/2021
Revise your abstract carefully before submitting it. After the deadline for submitting the papers, it will not be possible to edit or correct the file sent for evaluation.
The submitted abstracts will be analyzed by the Scientific Committee of the Congress according to the following criteria:
The abstracts must be a summarized version of the final presentation and must include the significant results. The abstract must be written in English, have at least 250 words, and include a brief introduction with the reasoning and motivation for the study, including materials and methods, main results and conclusions. It is not necessary to divide the text into chapters.
The abstract must be saved and sent in Word (doc/docx) format and contain no more and no less than 2 pages. Download the template above or define the page format as A4 (21cm x 29,7cm) with upper and lower margins with 2,5 centimeters and the right and left margins with 3 centimeters.
The first page must contain the text only, with no illustrations.
The second page may include figures, tables and graphs, and, if necessary, the continued text.
When registering, choose the area and the Symposium of the abstract:
Description: Recent advances in transmission electron microscopy techniques have widen significantly the scope of chemical and physical information that can be gathered to derive a deep understanding of materials properties and functionalities. The improvements involve many different aspects, including spatial and temporal resolution, allowing the association of different techniques and in-situ methods. This symposium will be focused on the application of multiple electron microscopy techniques for imaging and assessment of structural, chemical and physical properties of materials on nano and atomic scale. All aspects of research on a wide range of materials (metal, semiconductors, ceramics, composites, minerals, catalysis, etc.) and nanostructures (nanoparticles, nanowires, nanotubes, nanorods, etc.) employing any kind of TEM techniques and modern data treatment processing (machine learning, etc.) are welcomed. In situ, correlative and other advanced microscopy studies to determine structure - properties relationship are also invited to this symposium.
Description: Correlative, optical and electronic microscopy techniques are widely applied for the characterization of samples, including rocks, minerals and ores. The integration of image techniques, also associated with chemical analyzes, has contributed a lot to the resolution of real problems in several areas. This symposium is intended to be a forum for the exchange of information and knowledge regarding the combined use of multiple imaging and microanalysis tools for the characterization challenges in materials and geological sciences. This symposium will highlight the integration of multiple imaging and microanalysis techniques for the estimation of rock and mineral properties, the application of one or more microscopy techniques to provide multiple parameter information of a sample, and innovative solutions to sample characterization. Abstracts presenting applications in the area of geology, geometallurgy, applied mineralogy are welcome.
Scanning electron and focused ion microscopy are getting more and more versatile and used by several areas ranging from academy towards industrial applications. The capacity of analyzing simultaneously morphology, chemistry, crystallography and 3D structure of samples from nanometer sized samples towards centimeters in 2 or 3 dimensions as well as in-situ and under various pressure and temperature conditions makes SEM's, FIB's and dual SEM-FIB's essential characterization tools in many laboratories around the globe. Solid and conventional till the state of the art works concerning the use of SEM's, FIB's and dual SEM-FIB's are welcome in the present symposium.
Description: The combination of electron diffraction with imaging and spectroscopy makes electron microscopy one of the most complete analytical tools available for material scientists. The unique type of structural characterization of small volumes given by electron diffraction, include symmetry, lattice parameter, orientation mapping, represented by techniques such as DF/BF, SAD, CBED, LACBED, EBSD, TKD, PED, RED, diffraction tomography, among others. In the present symposium, developments in the field and novel experiments in the area to unravel important information of relevant materials will be presented. Works including experimental, theoretical and modelling results are encouraged.
Techniques: HR-SEM, FIB-SEM, HIM, Ion microscopy, scanning strategies, large field SEM.
Nowadays, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) includes a variety of preparation protocols, and observation techniques that can be applied to virtually any kind of sample. There are scanning microscopes that operate at high and low voltage, variable pressure and depending on the electron sources, detectors and accessories have the power to acquire images for 3D reconstruction, cytochemical and elemental analysis and high resolution. This symposium is for those who use SEM to study materials and life science problems and are willing to go beyond imaging.
The symposium welcomes submission of abstracts where SEM instruments and techniques are applied to the life sciences projects. Abstracts presenting novel developments on SEM instrumentation and preparation protocols are also welcome.
This symposium will focus on the use of single particle cryo-electron microscopy to elucidate the molecular structure of biological macromolecules and macromolecular assemblies. Speakers will present results using this technique to study the structures of enzymes, the components of the cellular cytoskeleton, extracellular pili and viruses.
There have been remarkable developments in bioimaging due to advances in fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM), enhanced-resolution microscopy, super-resolution microscopy (SRM) and non-linear optics-based microscopies. This symposium will feature presentations on some of these techniques, highlighting their impact in biological knowledge on diverse subjects such as mitochondria and cancer.
Techniques: Confocal and super-resolution microscopy, fluorescence microscopy (live-imaging) and 4D, electron and correlative microscopy.
Description: At the edge of the definition of living organisms, viruses have established an extraordinary diversity of unique forms of interactions with host cells through billions of years of evolution. While several viruses are of relevance due to their impact on public health, the majority of viruses are associated with the host cells or host genome. Several of these viruses are now known to play a key role in host cell homeostasis. Through this symposium, we will focus on microscopy tools used to give further insight at some of the different modes of interaction viruses have with their host cells.
Techniques: Immunocytochemistry, cryo-preparation methods for electron microscopy, cryo-fracture, cryo-ultramicrotomy, light microscopy (fluorescence, confocal, super-resolution), free softwares, new tools.
Description: The aim of the symposium is to present and discuss some practical modifications to the protocols for preparing biological and non-biological specimens for fluorescence and electron microscopies. Our focus is to provide useful tips, tricks and new tools that can be easily used to improve and enhance the methods of preparing specimens for different types of microscopy, such as: (a) High content image-based assays as a tool to obtain immunofluorescence results in a faster way; (b) how to prepare support films for transmission electron microscopy (TEM) grids; (c) How to prepare cells for scanning electron microscopy (SEM) using a chemical method without critical point drying; (d) Alternative freeze-fracture preparation without the use of an expensive equipment; etc.
The symposium has been very successful in achieving its goals in all editions of the SBMM Congress.
The symposium welcomes submission of abstracts where helpful, novel or alternative protocols and techniques can be applied for a better processing and visualization for fluorescence, SEM and TEM images.
Description: Scanning probe microscopy techniques present high resolution and can be applied to any kind of materials. Beyond its power to acquire 3D images in real space, these techniques allow measurements of different materials properties. This symposium is for those who uses SPM to study materials and life science problems and are willing to go beyond imaging.
The goal of the symposium is to get together the researcher community in the field of atomic force microcopy (AFM), scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and scanning near field microscopy (SNOM).
The symposium welcomes submission of abstracts where the SPM techniques are applied to the characterization of materials of any nature. Abstracts presenting novel developments on SPM instrumentation and SPM image simulations are also welcome.
Description: Over the last decades, computational methods have had a huge impact in microscopy and microanalysis. This impact is felt in every step of the way: microscope automation, digital image acquisition, image analysis routines, have all benefited from the interplay between the instruments, computer hardware and software. More recently, machine learning, and deep learning in particular, have revolutionized image analysis, allowing segmentation in "impossible" cases, contributing to efficient noise reduction and resolution recovery (super resolution), in 2D, 3D and 4D, among other striking new possibilities.
This symposium aims to highlight these methods applied to microscopy and microanalysis, both for materials and life sciences, bringing together researchers from several areas of research.
There is a growing interest in understanding how inorganic nanostructures interact with biomolecules and living systems to give synergistic functions and properties. Synthetic nanostructures, such as nanoparticles, carbon-based materials (nanotubes, graphenes) and, polymers frequently present sizes in the same range as biomolecules such as enzymes, antigens, antibodies, or DNA/RNA have. These subjects opened a wide range of opportunities to assemble hybrid systems that integrate engineered and natural materials. Also, many applications involve interactions of nanoengineered assemblies with living systems; hence, it is mandatory to disclose the mechanisms underlying their behavior. Applications of electron and probe microscopy-based techniques on nanobiotechnology will be the focus of this Symposium.
Authors of the accepted papers must confirm participation by paying their registration fees up to one week after acceptance is confirmed.
Oral sessions and posters will be visited by evaluators, who will select the best papers and posters of each session for the granting of the Honorable Mention award.