Welcome Message

Angus Kirkland IFSM


On behalf of the International Federation of Societies for Microscopy (IFSM), it is my pleasure to
introduce the 20th International Microscopy Congress (IMC20), to be held in September 2022, in
the stunning Convention and Exhibition Centre in Busan.

IMC is the Olympics of microscopy; held every four years and attracting delegates from across the
globe. The program will include world-renowned plenary speakers alongside an extensive trade
exhibition where leading suppliers launch ground-breaking new instruments.

It is a particular pleasure to introduce the Korean Society of Microscopy (KSM) as the host for
IMC20 which will be held in Korea for the first time.

A tradition of IMC events has been a vibrant social calendar and delegates will have ample
opportunity to enjoy fabulous Korean food and to explore historical and cultural attractions in the
Busan area. I look forward to warmly welcoming you and your family to Korea in 2023.

Professor Angus Kirkland, University of Oxford, UK
Kazuo Furuya IFSM


In the long history of IFSM, the IMCs have been held five times in the Asia-Pacific region and that
Busan. Korea was selected at the IMC19 held in Australia in 2018. We all know that microscopy is
an essential and powerful tool for both science and industries. Since microscopy is an accelerator
of success for major industries in Korea, it is obviously appropriate to organize IMC20 in
Busan. Furthermore, IFSM was admitted as a full union member of the International Science
Council (ISC) in Taipei in 2017 which indicates the importance of microscopy in the Asia-Pacific
region for international scientific societies, and the visibilities of IFSM and IMC are significantly
increasing now.

During the IMC20, all participants will see the recent developments and progress in microscopy
techniques, and the tremendous amount of results in materials and life sciences through discu
ssion with top level researchers from all over the world. I strongly hope that all microscopists can
come to Busan in 2022, enjoy the dynamic Korean culture and prosperity as well as the exchange
of the scientific information. IFSM is also expecting a big contribution and impact from the
IMC20 to international scientific activities for the centenary of the first electron microscope in

Dr. Kazuo Furuya, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan


As the representatives of the Organizing Committee of the IMC20 and the KSM, we welcome you all to IMC20.
The congress will be hosted in Busan, one of Korea's most attractive cities. We hope that you will experience the traditional Korean culture and enjoy the
open and friendly atmosphere. We expect that the IMC20 will make your stay in Korea a truly complete cultural and professional experience.

IMC20 will continue its tradition of providing a representative spectrum of up-to-date scientific information on today’s research and applications in the
field of microscopy associated with fields of materials/biological/medical sciences and technology development. Satellite meetings will be organized as
pre-congress events on Sunday (Sep. 10, 2023) highlighting emerging scientific aspects of very recent developments and top-priority research and devel
opment requirements.

KSM enjoys the organizational burden and desires to complete the mission of the successful IMC20, in a state-of-art fashion. True effort pays off! Your
warm wishes for the IMC20 success will be our energy and momentum! With your support and help, we would like to provide you all with a wonderful and
most enjoyable programs for the IMC20.

We are looking forward to receiving your abstracts and warmly welcome old friends, dear colleagues and to making new acquaintances in Busan at the

With our wholehearted welcome,

Keesam Shin

Keesam Shin

  • PhD., Professor
  • IM20 Congress Chair
  • Changwon National University
Im Joo Rhyu

Im Joo Rhyu

  • PhD., MD., Professor
  • IM20 Congress Co-Chair
  • Korea University


The 20th International Microscopy Congress(IMC20)

Title The 20th International Microscopy Congress(IMC20)
Date September 10-15, 2023
Venue BEXCO Busan, Korea

Korean Society of Microscopy(KSM)

International Federation of Societies for Microscopy(IFSM)

The 20th International Microscopy Congress(IMC20) Secretariat The PlanB Co., Ltd.

IMC20 Committees


  • \ Korean Society of Microscopy (KSM)
  • \ International Federation of Societies for Microscopy (IFSM)

Local Organizing Committee

  • Congress Chair Prof. Keesam Shin
  • Congress Co-Chair Prof. Im Joo Rhyu
  • General secretariat Prof. Hoon-Kyu Shin
Scientific Program
  • Prof. In-Beom Kim
  • Prof. Si-Young Choi
  • Dr. Boklae Cho
  • Dr. Dong-Ik Kim
Satellite Program
  • Dr. Hye Jung Chang
  • Dr. Ji Young Mun
  • Prof. Yunseok Kim
  • Prof. Jong Min Yuk
  • Dr. Ji Young Kim
  • Prof. Doo Ri Kim
International Cooperation
  • Prof. Pyuck-Pa Choi
  • Dr. Jae Bok Seol
  • Dr. Hee-Seok Kweon
  • Prof. Nam-Suk Lee
  • Prof. Ki Woo Kim
  • Dr. Ohkyung Kwon
  • Prof. Zonghoon Lee
  • Dr. Joo-Hee Kang
  • Dr. Mijung Jeen
  • Dr. Junyeon Hwang
Finance & Sponsor
  • Dr. Young Mok Rhyim
  • Dr. Chi Won Ahn
  • Dr. Jucheol Park
  • Dr. Kyungeun Lee
KSM Quantum Leap
  • Dr. Jae-Pyoung Ahn
  • Prof. Cheol-Woong Yang
  • Dr. Hee-Seok Kweon
Program development
& management
  • Jihoon Lee