Hungarian Foundation for Electron Microscopy
The Foundation structurally joins the Hungarian Society for Microscopy only in the following: the prevailing president of the Society is member of the advisory board of the Foundation too. However we considered important to take this a place in the site of the Society for historical and practical reasons.
Its Szabolcs Virágh’s merit, that he could save the benefit of the profitable EUREM84 from the MTESZ, the all-occlusive peak-organization. The regime change made it possible to use the saved amount in the interest of the Hungarian electron microscopy first: Some of the Hungarian electron microscopy laborers founded the Hungarian Foundation for Electron Microscopy (1991), where we could transfer the benefit saved by the EUREM84. The aim of the foundation is the promoting of the business of electron microscopy, mainly by the acknowledgement of outstanding performance of the young electron microscopy specialists with the annually allocated Award for Electron Microscopy. The award is announced in every spring; afterwards the advisory board (with involved external supervisors if needed) considers the received applications. The award is handed over ceremonially on the annual meeting of the Hungarian Society for Microscopy. The prize-winner gives a talk of the work basis for the award. The business of the foundation are managed by the advisory board, which is formed by 2-2 specialists from the field of material- and life sciences and the president of the Hungarian Society for Microscopy and the president of the advisory board. (The latter in order: Szabolcs Virágh, Pál Röhlich, Dezső Szabó and Péter Barna.) Currently the president of the advisory board is Ágnes Kittel.
Dr. Pál Röhlich