7th X-Ray Microscopy European Network User Workshop

Oberkochen, Germany | 29-31 October, 2019

After a highly successful meeting last year in Stockholm, Sweden we are pleased to announce that the 2019 annual XEN Meeting will take place this year at the home of ZEISS in Oberkochen, Germany from the 29-31 October, 2019.
As an exclusive seminar for our Xradia European Network, we will present application talks from network members as well as new and future innovations from ZEISS.

This year we will also be running a one day hands on workshop at the ZEISS European Microscopy Customer Center giving attendees the chance to discuss and view applications and techniques in XRM. Using the unique and wide range of capabilities of the instruments present at the customer center, we will focus on correlative microscopy and the interaction between LM, FIB/SEM and XRM for both Life and Material sciences as well as giving the opportunity to experience crystallographic imaging by Laboratory Diffraction Contrast Tomography.

Attendance to the meeting is free to all X-Ray Microscopy European Network members and selected industrial partners. Please note that space at the hands-on workshop is limited so please indicate whether you wish to stay for this.
Suggested hotels for your trip are also below and further details will follow.
We look forward to welcoming you to this fantastic event in October!


Time Event / Topic Speaker / Organizer

Monday, 28 October 2019

18:30 - 21:00

Welcome Reception



Tuesday, 29 October 2019 - Session 1: Life Sciences | Chair: Antonio Casares

08:45 - 09:15

Registration & Coffee


09:15 - 09:30

Welcome & Introduction

Ian Belding, ZEISS

09:30 - 10:15

XRM in Plant Biology

Dr. Keith Duncan, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

10:15 - 10:45

Correlative Analysis of Calcified Tissues

Dr. Lasse Kling, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie

10:45 - 11:15

Coffee Break


11:15 - 12:00

X-ray Microscopy at the Beginning of the Food-chain in Correlative and Context Microscopy and Spectroscopy - Case Studies from Materials and Bio-Medical Research and Development

Dr. Silke Christiansen, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie

12:00 - 12:30

3D Histology with Lab-based XRM

Dr. Brian Metscher, University of Vienna

12:30 - 13:30




Tuesday, 29 October 2019 - Session 2: Ultra | Chair: Nicolas Gueninchault

13:30 - 14:00

3d Focused Ion Beam Tomography on the Structural Evolution of Nanoporous Gold

Dr. Markus Ziehmer, Helmholtz Zentrum Geestacht

14:00 - 14:30

Scale-bridging 3D-Analysis of Colloidal Clusters using 360° Electron Tomography and X-Ray Nano-CT

Dr. Silvan English, FAU Erlangen/Lehrstuhl für Mikro- und Nanostrukturforschung

14:30 - 15:00


Dr. Jürgen Gluch, Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee Break


15:30 - 16:00


Dr. Juliana Martins de Souza e Silva, Martin-Luther-Universität, Halle-Wittenberg, Institut für Physik

16:00 - 16:30

Into the Nanoscale: 3D/4D Imaging with the ZEISS Xradia Ultra

Sam Kalirai, ZEISS

16:30 - 17:00

Correlative 3D-Microscopy of Porous Materials

Janis Wirth, FAU Erlangen/Lehrstuhl für Mikro- und Nanostrukturforschung


Close & Transfer to Evening Event



Wednesday, 30 October 2019 - Session 3: Material Science | Chair: Mohsen Samadi-Khoshkho

09:00 - 09:45

X-Ray microscopy at the Dresden Center for Nanoanalysis

Dr. Bernd Rellinghaus, Dresden Center for Nanoanalysis (DCN), Technische Universität Dresden

09:45 - 10:15


Dr. Carsten Gundlach, DTU Fysik

10:15 - 10:45

Image Analysis Workflows for Structural Quantification

Dr. Monica Emerson, Technical University of Denmark

10:45 - 11:15

Coffee Break


11:15 - 11:45

Multi-scale particle analysis

Ralf Ditscherlein, TU Bergakademie Freiberg

11:45 - 12:15

XRM in Energy Materials

Dr. Stephen Kelly, ZEISS

12:15 - 13:00




Wednesday, 30 October 2019 - Session 4: Material Science | Chair: Stephen Kelly

13:15 - 14:00

Microstructural Characterisation of Inhaled Powder Blends from INFORM2020

Dr. Parmesh Gajjar, The University of Manchester

14:00 - 14:30

Case studies from ZAG by means of the X-ray Computed Microtomography

Dr. Miha Hren, Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute

14:30 - 15:00

Microstructural Mapping with LabDCT - Non-destructive Crystallographic Imaging in 3D

Dr. Jun Sun, Xnovo Technology

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee Break


15:30 - 16:00

APEER: Accelerating Research Through Digital Technology

Roman Zinner, ZEISS

16:00 - 16:30

3D Structural Analysis of Polymeric Composite Materials

Dr. Julia Vogtmann, Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe GmbH

16:30 - 17:30

News from the Factory & Discussion Forum

Kannu Wadhu/Ian Belding/Steve Kelly


Close & Transfer to Evening Event



Thursday, 31 October 2019

09:00 - 15:00

XRM Correlative Microscopy Workshop


Registration is now open. Please indicate whether you would like to give a talk and whether you wish to stay for the hands on workshop.

Registration for XEN Conference & Workshop

Suggested Hotel

Aalener Römerhotel am Weltkulturerbe Limes
Bodenbachstraße 8/1
73433 Aalen - Treppach
Tel.: +49 (0)7361 919760
Fax: +49 (0)7361 9197619
Email: in fo @aalener -roemerhotel .de

Rate at 84 € incl. breakfast

Quote the booking code '38853' to get the ZEISS rate.

CALL CONTINGENT only for the period 28 - 31 October 2019  

Please book before October 11th to guarantee availability and special rate.
This hotel will be connected via a shuttle transfer to all event locations.

Event Location

XEN User Meeting
ZEISS European Microscopy Customer Centre