Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Turkish Society for Electron Microscopy (TEMD), we are honored to announce that 24th National Congress of Electron Microscopy (EMK 2019) with International Participation will be held at the Balkan Congress Center, in April 24-26, 2019, Edirne, Turkey.The event will be organized by the host institution, Department of Histology and Embryology, Faculty of Medicine, Trakya University.

24th National Congress of Electron Microscopy, as abiannual event, provides synergy for close cooperation, exchange of information and collaborations and brings together all microscopical studies both in life and material sciences. In order to encourage young researchers,‘’Prof.Dr. MuberraUYGUN Best Poster Award’, ‘’Best Microstructure Award’’ and “Prof. Dr. Turkan ERBENGI Research Award” will also be presented in this congress.

We hope that this congress with a scientifically rich and socially enjoyable program will provide an excellent medium to all participants of EMK 2019 in Edirne, housing historical and natural beauties.Edirne, with its rich tapestry of splendid Ottoman heritage, is in a sense a “surviving Ottoman”. With its historical buildings suggest mosques, caravanserais, bridges, and medreses inherited from the Empire, Edirne is an open air museum, and when you first enter the city you are wellcomed by the magnificent minarets of the Selimiye Mosque.

Edirne is a border city on the Tracian side of the Marmara region of Turkey; its neighbours to the east are Kirklareli and Tekirdag provinces, to the south, Canakkale province and the Aegean Sea, to the north Bulgaria, and to the west, Greece. The city extends northwards up to the Meric River which forms the border with Bulgaria. The city which is 225 km from İstanbul, has great strategic significance since it has six border crossings on the routes connecting Turkey to Europe through Bulgaria and Greece. The congress venue, Balkan Congress Center, equipped with an ideal range of congress facilities. Transfer of participants from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Edirne can be provided by intercity buses. The shuttle service from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Edirne will be scheduled during the congress.Weather in Edirne in April: airtemperature, number of sunnydays, precipitation, airpres sure and humidity. Daily high temperatures from 60°F to 69°F and low temperatures from 40°F to 46°F in April in Edirne.

Organization Committee of EMK 2019 is looking forward to meeting you in Edirne, in April 2019.

Kind Regards,
On behalf of EMK 2019 Local Organization Committee
Prof. Dr. Gulnur KIZILAY OZFIDAN, President- EMK 2019

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