Friday, 29 and Saturday 30 November have been set aside for pre-conference workshops.

Workshops run separately from the conference with the workshop organisers being responsible for full arrangements and financial viability.

The MSSA 2019 Organising Committee will gladly publish your workshop on this page – please send details of your workshop through to Patricia Kooyman at


“Quantitative Materials Modeling and Characterisation: Possibilities and Limitations”

MSSA 2019 will feature no less than 15 international keynote speakers. Starting on Wednesday, 4th of December 2019 and running until Friday, 6th of December 2019 they will present a series of talks focusing on quantitative materials characterisation and modelling.


MSSA pre-conference workshop
29th-30th November 2019 | University of Cape Town

For registration or enquiries, please contact:
Organised in conjunction with the Microscopy Society of Southern Africa conference
( by the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble and the Electron Microscope Unit, University of Cape Town.

A limited number of participants will be selected on the basis of a brief motivation.

Application deadline: 30th October

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Raman Imaging and Scanning Electron (RISE) microscopy of minerals

MSSA pre-conference workshop
29th-30th November 2019 | Aaron Klug Centre for Imaging and Analysis University of Cape Town, in conjunction with WIRSAM and TESCAN

Content: Basic principles of RISE microscopy, with particular reference to minerals.

For registration and enquiries please contact:

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