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Want to learn more about electron and X-ray microscopy? Could electron and X-ray microscopy help answer your Earth materials research question?

The EXCITE Network is organising its first workshop aimed at introducing you to modern electron and X-ray microscopy techniques. We will also show you how to get the most out of your data using  correlative data analysis strategies and machine-learning approaches to microstructural and microchemical analysis. 

The workshop will be run over two and a half days and will mix a stimulating program with the opportunity to get to know some of the state-of-the-art microscopy facilities at Utrecht University. 

The workshop will take place in the beautiful town of Utrecht in the heart of the Netherlands. Utrecht is a young and vibrant university city that provides an ideal location to host a successful workshop. The workshop will take place on 17th to 19th of January 2022. Utrecht is easily accessible by train from almost anywhere in Europe. Otherwise  Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport is only a 30 minutes train-ride away.

We intend to have the workshop take place in-person. However, we will also provide a hybrid solution so you can still participate even if you can’t attend in person. If you like to register for the workshop, please click hereThe deadline for registration is the 15th November 2021. See below for the agenda:

MSc or PhD students – if you would like to attend but do not have the financial resources to cover the workshop and travel expenses from your host institution, EXCITE will award 10 travel grants of 500 Euros each. For this you will need to write a one-page motivation letter that should be submitted by the 15th November to

For hotel information see below. Utrecht provides excellent low-budget hostels as much as upper-class hotels. 
Low budget:
StayOK Hostel Utrecht (several hostels):
Eye Hotel:
Mid-range hotel:
Star Lodge Hotel:
Upper-class hotel:
Hotel Mitland:

Curious to learn more?

Twenty-four European facilities for electron and X-ray microscopy are joining hands. To better understand Earth and planetary materials and to together unveil the secret codes hidden under our feet. Curious? Like to learn more? Interested in gaining access to our EXCITE Imaging facilities? Please enter your email address and be one of the first geoscientists to be informed when we open calls for proposals. Other questions? Contact us here.

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