Georgina Fletcher

Royal Microscopy Society (RMS), UK

Dr. Georgina Fletcher is an accomplished scientist and project officer with over two decades of experience in bioimaging and cell biology. She is currently the BioImagingUK Network Project Officer at the Royal Microscopical Society, where she plays a pivotal role in coordinating the UK’s bioimaging community. Her responsibilities include organizing community meetings, conducting surveys, updating websites, and representing BioImagingUK on both national and international stages.

As the UK Node Manager for Euro-BioImaging at King’s College London, Dr. Fletcher serves as the primary contact for the UK Node, managing interactions internally within Euro-BioImaging and externally with users. She oversees the coordination of seven node sites across the UK and promotes applications to the UK Node, ensuring seamless integration and communication.

Dr. Fletcher’s extensive research background includes significant postdoctoral fellowships at prestigious institutions such as Cancer Research UK and EMBL Heidelberg. Her research has focused on epithelial biology and cell migration, contributing to numerous high-impact publications. She has held key roles such as Principal Laboratory Research Scientist at The Francis Crick Institute and Senior Scientific Officer at Cancer Research UK, where she led and managed research projects, contributing to significant advancements in understanding cell and developmental biology.

Her expertise is recognized through various committee memberships, including the Hidden REF, MicroscopyDB, and Volume EM Initiative Outreach. She is also a Co-Investigator on the Volume EM Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Award, which aims to build a global community and resources for volume electron microscopy.

In addition to her professional roles, Dr. Fletcher is deeply committed to voluntary work, serving as the Chair of Trustees at CleanupUK and Secretary on the Committee of Friends of Bruce Castle Park. Her leadership in these roles demonstrates her dedication to community engagement and environmental stewardship.

Introducing the RMS and BioImagingUK

Abstract I will discuss the aims and activities of the RMS, an international microscopy society that began in 1839, as well as the more recent UK bioimaging community network, BioImagingUK.