MCM 2019

14th Multinational Congress on Microscopy

September 15-20, 2019 in Belgrade, Serbia



Dr. Vincenzo Grillo
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Dr. Grillo graduated in Physics from the University of Genova (110/110 cum laude). He received his PhD in electron microscopy at the University of Parma, while performing collaborative work with Erlangen University (Germany). In 2001 he served as a visiting scientist at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, working on cathodoluminescence in TEM. Since 2003 he has been working in the INFM (now absorbed by CNR), currently as a Senior Fellow Researcher in electron microscopy. He has developed innovative TEM-STEM methodology and published the first quantitative use of STEM with a HAADF detector for chemical analyses. He is now working on Vortex beams and holographic beam generation. He and his group are now among the world’s leading groups in this sector for their work on phase holograms, large vortex beams and the theory of spin-orbit coupling with vortex. In 2015 he was a visiting researcher at the University of Oregon. In 2016 he received the Humboldt Foundation’s BESSEL research award for his work on Beam shaping. Since 2017 he has been the Scientific Coordinator of the project Q-SORT, funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No 766970 (H2020-FETOPEN-1-2016-2017). Dr. Grillo is co-author of at least 100 articles and 5 book chapters. The H-factor of his publications is 32.

Prof. Dr. Saverio Cinti
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SC graduated in Medicine&Surgery (MD) at Padua University (1974). Since 1977 works at the Marche Polytechnic University where he is Full Professor of Anatomy since 1986. His research focused mainly on obesity and diabetes, and on these topics he published more than 290 scientific papers in the international literature (PubMed). He also published a book and several chapters (13) of internationally distributed books. His scientific work has been awarded by more than 30,000 citations (Google Scholar, Scopus: 21,000), H index = 76 (Google Scholar, Scopus: 66). He has given more than 60 invited lectures in the most prestigious universities around the world. He was invited visiting professor at Harvard University in Boston (2011) and at the University of Copenhagen (2013). In the last decade he received public funding (mainly European) to over two million Euros. He holds three patents. He received: The medal Blaise Pascal in biology from the European Academy of Sciences (Brussels 2008) and the Wasserman Award from the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) (Liverpool 2013). In 2014 he was chosen by the European Federation Experimental Morphology for a lectio magistralis at the World Congress of the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists (Peking). One of the most important scientific achievement is the invitation to lecture in the 134th Nobel Symposium “The Adipocyte a Multifunctional Cell” at Gothenburg in 2006. Since 1st April 2018 he is affiliated Professor of Anatomy and Physiology of The Adipose Organ at University of Copenhagen.

Prof. Dr. Igor Weber
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Igor Weber obtained his BSc in physics at the University of Zagreb and PhD at the Technical University Munich (1995). He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry in Martinsried until joining the Ruđer Bošković Institute (RBI) in Zagreb (2002). The focus of his research over the past 25 years has been the study of eukaryotic cell motility using Dictyostelium amoeba as a model system. In conjunction with the tools of molecular biology and biochemistry, he has been applying diverse imaging modalities to investigate dynamics and regulation of the actin cytoskeleton, recently focusing on the role of small Rho and Ras GTPases. Igor Weber is currently head of the Laboratory of cell biophysics at RBI and elected professor at the Universities of Zagreb and Split, where he teaches Microscopy, Cell biophysics and Function and regulation of the cytoskeleton. He also coordinates the user facility for confocal microscopy at RBI. Igor Weber co-chaired the ELMI and MCM conferences in 2017, presided over the Croatian microscopy society (2012-2016), and presently is a member of the European Microscopy Society Executive Board. More details are available at

Dr. András Kovács
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Dr. András Kovács received the PhD degree in Physics at the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest in 2005 studying thin film growth and nanocrystals with transmission electron microscopy. His scientific career started in the Research Institute for Technical Physics and Materials Science, Budapest (Hungary). He was a post-doctoral scientist at Osaka University (Japan), University of Oxford (U.K.) and Technical University of Denmark (Denmark) working on structural and magnetic characterization of magnetic materials using advanced electron microscopy techniques. From 2011, he works in the Ernst Ruska-Centre, where he became a staff scientist in 2015. Dr Kovács has an interest in studying magnetism and magnetic materials using off-axis electron holography in the transmission electron microscope. His current research focuses on quantitative magnetic imaging of magnetic skyrmions and nanostructures, in situ electron microscopy studies of magnetic meteorites, soft and hard magnetic alloys. He is author or co-author of more than 120 publications and has given more than 50 invited talks and seminars.