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The main management body of NEMI is the General Assembly (GA), in which 1-3 delegates of all Nodes are represented and which will meet at least once a year. The first meeting of the general assembly, at the same time kick-off meeting of NEMI, was on November 14, 2016. The next meeting will be integrated with the annual DutchBiophysics/Dutch society for Microscopy meeting in Veldhoven (October 2-3, 2017), a 2-day scientific meeting attracting both life science and material scientists, with focus on microscopy. A slot has been reserved in conjunction to the national assembly of NL-BioImaging AM, allowing optimal conditions for interactions and exchange.

Many of the responsibilities of NEMI are mandated to the Executive Board (EB), especially with respect to the day-to-day operation and overall scientific and strategic management of NEMI. The composition of the EB reflects the Dutch life and materials science EM communities and be career-stage and gender-balanced. We strive to have one delegate per region, to be elected by the local community and approved by the GA. Within the EB, each delegate is responsible for communication to the Regional and/or Flagship EM nodes of his/her home region. The EB meets at least 4 times a year. The main responsibility of the EB is to coordinate EM infrastructure, innovation and access at the national level and monitor progress of the workpackages (see below). The EB will repost to the general assembly on the progress of NEMI in an annual report.

The current EB members are:

  • Judith Klumperman (UMCU, chair)
  • Nico Sommerdijk (TU/e)
  • Pieter Kruijt (TUD)
  • Peter Peters (UM)
  • Cristina Paulino (RUG)
  • Bram Koster (LUMC)
  • Friedrich Förster (UU)

In addition to these EB members, significant input was given by Marijn van Huis (UU), Ron Heeren (UM), Dirk Slotboom (RUG), Ben Giepmans (UMCG), Nalan Liv (UMCU) and Nicole van der Wel (EMCA Amsterdam).