Welcome to SCANDEM 2023!
73rd Annual Meeting of the Nordic Microscopy Society!

SCANDEM 2023 hereby continues the tradition of inviting and gathering international researchers in the field of microscopy to share their latest findings and socialize at a Nordic location- this time the Ångström laboratory in Uppsala, Sweden.

SCANDEM is an important forum for leading international research groups in industry and academia to meet and discuss the latest trends and developments in microscopy focused on material science and biology. SCANDEM 2023 will feature invited talks by leading international and local researchers in microscopy and assocaited areas, oral and poster presentations of submitted papers and abstracts, as well as an industrial exhibition, and workshops with various focus themes.

SCANDEM 2023 is organized by Uppsala University and the Nordic Microscopy Society.

Important dates

Paper submission TBD
Registration NOW OPEN! follow this link

Main conference June 12, 13:00 - June 14, 17:00
Workshops June 15
Registration early bird until March 30
Submissions opens Jan. 2023


Online registration now open! Follow this link.

Payment instructions

Swedish participants
Swedish participants can choose to pay either by credit card or by invoice. Invoices to Swedish organizations will be sent as an electronic invoice (e-faktura) if possible.

Participants from outside Sweden
All payments must be made in SEK (Swedish krona). Payment should be made by credit card or by bank transfer (invoice).

When choosing ‘International bank transfer’ in the registration form, you will receive an invoice including bank transfer information (bank account number, IBAN, etc). The invoice is created manually, and will be sent as a pdf attachment by e-mail, usually a few days after registration. The participant/payee is responsible for any bank charges/fees associated with the payment.

Information about payment with credit card
We accept the following credit cards: VISA and Mastercard. For your safety, our payment system is connected to the 3D Secure system for ensuring the security of payments made through the internet. Your card needs to be connected to Verified by Visa or Mastercard SecureCode. Your bank can inform you if your card is connected to one of these advanced security payment programs, and if not already, how it can be connected


According to Swedish and EU legislation, 25% Swedish VAT will be added to all registration fees. This according to EU legislation and regulation for conferences and events (C-647/17, EU:C:2019:195, of 13 March 2019 and Article 53 of Council Directive 2006/112/EC of 28 November 2016) VAT is paid in the country where services are rendered, e.g. the country in which the conference takes place. Exception: Swedish participants from governmental public sector organizations (e.g., universities, governmental agencies): No VAT will be added. In this case, you must choose Invoice (Swedish billing address only) as the payment mode and provide the VAT number of your employer.

Cancellation rules

Cancellation of Registration
Notification of cancellation must be made in writing and sent to the conference secretariat. Cancellation of registration will be accepted until 14 May 2023 up to which date the total amount will be refunded except for a cancellation fee of 750 SEK. We regret that no refunds or reductions of fees will be made for notification of cancellations received after 14 May 2023, nor for no-shows for any reason.

Change of Name
Should you be unable to attend, a colleague can take your place. Please contact the conference secretariat as soon as possible.

Conference secretariat e-mail:scandem2023@akademikonferens.se


Academic Conferences, in-house Professional Congress Organizer of Karolinska Institutet, SLU, Stockholm University and Uppsala University, is the administration office of SCANDEM 2023. We administer conferences and other events. In order to do this, we must collect and process personal data. The purpose of our privacy policy is to explain the data we collect and how we use it, as well as your rights as a data subject.

Abstract submission

SCANDEM2023 welcomes submissions of abstracts presenting original research on microscopy instrumentation, techniques and applications within material and life science. Submission closes April 15. Prepare your abstract according to this word template or pdf instruction/template

Submit your abstract via our on-line system using this link.


An overview of the preliminary program is shown below. The parallel sessions will have tracks with material and life science focus, respectively. Preliminary session topics are:

Material science

Life science

Plenary speakers
  1. Wolfgang Baumeister, TU München, Germany
  2. Ute Kaiser, Ulm University, Germany
  3. Michael Laue, Robert Koch Institute, Germany
  4. Xiaowei Zhuang, Harvard Medical School, USA
  5. Francis Ross, MIT, USA
  6. Xiaoqing Pan, UC Irvine, USA

Early Career program
This part of the conference is dedicated to developing scientific visualization skills and aimed at early career researchers, but, of course, open for any participant to join free of charge. To realize this goal, we have engaged the services of Andreas Dahlin and his company "Visualize your Science" to realize two parts of the program:

  1. Tuesday lunch break: poster feedback in small groups under professional guidance
  2. Tuesday 17:30-18:30: how-to presentation on poster design/scientific visualization

About Andreas Dahlin and "Visualize your Science":
Andreas has experience from the industry and academia, having worked in pharma for three years and becoming Assoc. Prof. at Uppsala University in 2017. During his time at Uppsala, Andreas got known as the go-to guy for illustrations and started the Visualize Your Science course in 2011 due to popular demand. As the interest in the course grew, he saw an opportunity to teach full-time and left academia in 2016 to start to Visualize your Science AB. Today there are five visual scientists in the company, giving courses to around 600 PhD students yearly in visual communication skills for scientists.


The SCANDEM2023 Conference welcomes companies to take the opportunity to represent their product portfolio in the SCANDEM 2023 exhibition area. Meet your academic customers and present your products and solutions, raise awareness and interest in new developments in the fast-evolving field of microscopy.

Let us together find ways to improve current research and instrumentation.

An exhibitor invitation document can be downloaded here (pdf)


House 10 at the Ångström laboratory
SCANDEM2023 will take place at House 10 at the Ångström laboratory. This, the newest building at Uppsala University was inaugurated spring 2022. It hosts modern educational premises, learning environments and student spaces all designed to stimulate interdisciplinary approaches and new meetings within the University as well as cross-sector collaborations with industry and society. It is located approxaimtely 3km south of central Uppsala. The Ångström laboratory is easily reached by a short (~10min) busride from central Uppsala or by a beautiful 30 min stroll along the river and city garden.

Uppsala University
Uppsala University was founded in 1477 and is today a strong and broad research university. Here you will find 50,000 students and close to 5,000 researchers, spread over approximately 60 departments and similar units in three disciplinary domains: humanities and social sciences, medicine and pharmacy, and science and technology. One of the University's famous alumni is Svante Pääbo, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2022. Carl Linnaeus, Anders Celsius and Olof Rudbeck the Elder are a few examples of prominent scientists in Uppsala University's history .

Uppsala is the fourth-largest city in Sweden, with close to 200 000 inhabitants. It is located 71 km (44 mi) north of the Swedish capital Stockholm. Since 1164, Uppsala has been the ecclesiastical centre of Sweden, being the seat of the Archbishop of the Church of Sweden. Uppsala is home to Scandinavia's largest cathedral - Uppsala Cathedral. The city hosts two universities: Uppsala university and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.


Rooms have been pre-booked in three hotels in Uppsala specifically for the conference delegates. The negotiated conference rates will only be available according to instructions below. If you prefer to book a room in a different hotel, we recommend that you visit https://destinationuppsala.se/en/guides/unique-accommodation-uppsala/

Elite Academia Uppsala,

Elite Academia
Conference rate per night in standard room with breakfast
sun-mon: 1450 SEK/night single room, 1550 SEK/night double room
Mon-wed: 1900 SEK/night single room, 2000 SEK/night double room

Check-in date: 11 Juni 2023
Check-out date: 15 Juni 2023

To book a room with the conference rate, please contact the hotel by email and reference the booking code: SCANDEM

Phone: 018 780 99 00
Email: info.academia@elite.se

The conference rate and rooms will be available until 11 May. Room reservation is made on a first come – first served basis.
Cancellation conditions: Double check with the hotel.

Hotel Von Kraemer,

Hotel Von Kraemer
Conference rate per night with breakfast
Standard room: 1710 SEK/night

Check-in date: 11 Juni 2023
Check-out date: 15 Juni 2023

To book a room with the conference rate, please contact the hotel by email and reference the booking code: SCANDEM

Phone: 018-495 99 00

The conference rate and rooms will be available until 11 Maj. Room reservation is made on a first come – first served basis.
Cancellation conditions: Double check with the hotel

City Stay Uppsala,

City Stay Uppsala
Conference rate per night with breakfast
Single economy room 1095 SEK/night
Single standard room 1295 SEK/night
Economy double room for singe use 1195 SEK/night
Standard double room for single use 1395 SEK /night

Check-in date: 11 Juni 2023
Check-out date: 15 Juni 2023

To book a room with the conference rate, please contact the hotel by email and reference the booking code: SCANDEM23

Phone: 018 121 000

Room reservation is made on a first come – first served basis.
Cancellation conditions: Double check with the hotel.