Tomography for Scientific Advancement symposium (ToScA)
The third annual ToScA symposium will be hosted by the University of Manchester on 3-4 September 2015.
The international conference will address topics such as:
- hard and soft tissue imaging
- understanding materials in 3D
- recent advances in hardware and software
- a broad range of applications in tomography
It will also feature keynote speakers, student talks, student poster presentations and an image competition.
The event will provide opportunities for open discussions and networking with researchers and commercial representatives. It is the perfect platform for initiating collaborations.
An optional drinks reception and evening banquet will be hosted by Manchester Museum, giving you the opportunity to dine alongside dinosaur fossils.
Previous ToScA events have attracted more than 110 delegates from 11 countries.
- Dr Mark Basham (Diamond Light Source): Data Handling and Visualisation
- Dr Stuart Stock (Northwestern University): CT and Complimentary Techniques
- Dr Ryan Zeigler (NASA): Earth and Space
- Professor James Marrow (University of Oxford): Understanding Materials
- Dr Bert van Rietbergen (Eindhoven, University of Technology): Bioengineering and Life Sciences
- Professor Phillip Manning (University of Manchester): Engaging the Public
More speakers will be announced soon.
- Students/PhD/early stage researchers*
Conference only: £140
With evening banquet: £160
- Academics/researchers/commercial delegates
Conference only: £160
With evening banquet: £185
Evening banquet only: £70
All fees are exclusive of VAT.
*Early stage researchers are those who are within six years of completing their PhD.
- data handling and visualisation
- CT - past, present and future
- CT and complementary techniques
- data quantification
- bioengineering and life sciences
- engaging the public
- Earth and space
- understanding materials
Student and post-doctoral travel awards
Five travel awards of up to £350 to cover travel, registration and accommodation are being offered by Zeiss. PhD students of all levels and post-doctoral researchers (within three years of starting) can apply.
Applications must contain:
- a short justification for proposal outlining why you should be awarded the grant
- a short description of your research
- two letters of reference (one from your supervisor)
- one status confirmation letter from your head of department
Applicants who enter the ToScA poster competition will be looked on more favourably.
Entries should be no longer than one A4 page and submitted via email to tosca (at) nhm.ac.uk before midnight on the 19 June 2015.
Successful applicants will be notified within seven days of the closing date.
In affiliation with
- Chair: Dr Farah Ahmed
- Co-chair: Professor Philip Withers
Local committee (University of Manchester)
- Prof Phil Manning
- Dr Martin Turner
- Dr Russell Garwood
- Dr Kate Meade
- Dr Sarah Jane Clelland
- Ali Chirazi
- Tristan Lowe
Planning committee (Natural History Museum)
- Dan Sykes
- Miriam Aczel
- Callum Hatch