European Light Microscopy Initiative 2024 (elmi2024)

4 - 7 June 2024, Liverpool, UK

The European Light Microscopy Initiative was created in 2001 to establish a unique communication network between European scientists working in the field of light microscopy and the manufacturers of their equipment. Its aim is to promote the quickly developing field of light microscopy as a fundamental research tool for the life sciences and to strengthen the channels of communication between researchers, core facilities and industry.

The annual meeting, which has been running for two decades at various venues across Europe, has an excellent reputation within the microscopy community, making it a key event in the calendar of hundreds of scientists and developers. The strength of this meeting lies in the mixture of scientific lectures on state-of-the-art, high-end microscopy combined with “hands-on” workshops and exhibition of the latest technology, organised by the leading companies in the field.

elmi2024 took place, in-person, from 4 - 7 June 2024 in Liverpool, UK


elmi2024 in numbers

  • 175 Abstracts submitted
  • 130 Posters presented
  • 645 Attendees registered
  • 65% Academic attendees
  • 32% Company attendees
  • 35 Countries represented, across five different continents
  • 59 Sponsors, 48 in main hall, 11 in tabletop exhibition
  • Sponsors attending from 15 countries; 50% companies from UK
  • 24 Companies presenting 136 workshops; six on-stand opportunities