Microscopy as a tool for science, art and procrastination



March 6, 2024, 5 PM US Eastern Standard Time

BCA is happy to announce our first speaker in the BCA Spotlight Series for 2024. José Manuel Martínez López is from Quima Tech in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua México and is a member of BCA. Manuel will discuss the creation of some of his high magnification images and will discuss how science, art, and procrastination blend together in his daily work.

Manuel was the recipient of the 2022 BioImages Premier Award in the Magnified Imaging category for his image Amino acid Loto (shown below) for which he also received the Charles Foster Memorial Citation. In BioImages 2023, Manuel was again the winner of the Charles Foster Memorial Citation for his image Vitral. (shown above)

Manuel is an electromechanical engineer and holds a MSc in production technology. He has been a microscopist at Quimica Tech in Chihuahua, Mexico since 20011. He teaches customers how to use a range of instruments, from the simplest microscopes up to confocal and SEM systems. He also adapts microscopes to fulfill unique requirements not addressed by various manufacturers. He has given more than 20 conferences about microscopy and owns a patent for a device to observe wafers inside LEDs.

Manuel’s presentation for Spotlight is Wednesday March 6, at 5pm Eastern Standard Time. The live Zoom presentation will run approximately 35-45 minutes including questions.

Click here to register in advance for this meeting.

Learn more about Quima Tech on Instragram or their website.

Spotlight is a BCA online activity that highlights a member or invited guest to present aspects of their work and profession. The events are free but require online registration.


Amino acid Loto © José Manuel Martínez López, MSc