Europe's largest event dedicated to microscopy and imaging

The European Microscopy Congress 2020 (emc2020) will be held in Copenhagen. It will bring the world of scientific imaging together in one of Europe's most beautiful cities.

Microscopists, manufacturers, and suppliers will come to share new techniques, new applications, and new technology.

The European Microscopy Congress is held every four years under the auspices of the European Microscopy Society, and the International Federation of Societies in Microscopy.

The Venue

The Bella Center,




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A huge international conference with 10 parallel sessions.


Manufacturers and suppliers from all over the world will be exhibiting.


emc is returning to Scandinavia for the first time since 1956.

Executive Organising Committee

Prof. Klaus Qvortrup

Conference Chair    

Prof. Jakob Birkedal Wagner

Vice Chair- Symposium Chair - Applications, Physical Sciences

Marco Beleggia

Vice Chair- Symposium Chair - Tools & Techniques, Physical Sciences

Julia Fernandez-Rodriguez

Vice Chair- Symposium Chair - Tools & Techniques, Life Sciences

Oleg Shupliakov

Vice Chair- Symposium Chair - Applications, Life Sciences

Prof. Kesara Anamthawat-Jónsson

SCANDEM President

Dr Varpu Marjomäki SCANDEM Vice-President

Prof. Michelle Peckham

RMS President

Prof. Peter Nellist

RMS Vice President

Prof. Dr. Josef Zweck

EMS Executive Board Representative

Prof. Dr. Virginie Serin

EMS Executive Board Representative

Prof. Dr. Christian Schöfer

EMS Executive Board Representative

Dr Stefan Kuypers

EMS Executive Board Representative

Copenhagen - a great congress city

Danes are said to be the happiest people in the world, and Copenhagen the world’s most liveable city. Why? Because every bit of Copenhagen is designed for life, from the buildings and architecture, the food and the water, the many bikes and the intelligent infrastructure to free education, free health care, and a society firmly focused on the life balance between work and play.


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Denmark - did you know?

Denmark has a number of characteristics that distinguish it from its northern European neighbours. Did you know that Denmark has 406 islands and 7314 km of coastline, that Denmark ranks number 133 on the list of world countries in terms of size, and that the highest point in the country is only 170 metres above sea level? 


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