Founded by Walter C. McCrone in 1960, the McCrone Research Institute (McRI) in Chicago is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to teaching and research in light and electron microscopy, crystallography and ultramicroanalysis. Over the past 50 years, McRI has hosted more than 27,000 students and remains committed to excellence as the world’s preeminent leader in microscopy education and research.
McCrone Research Institute in Chicago offers courses that range from basic microscopy, emphasizing the proper use of the microscope, to specialized microscopy, focusing on a particular technique, material or field of application.
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Inter/Micro is an internationally recognized conference that attracts the world’s top light and electron microscopists. Inter/Micro is held every year in Chicago and is sponsored and hosted by McCrone Research Institute.
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McCrone Research Institute publishes and maintains the quarterly international journal, The Microscope, the Microscope Series, the Particle Atlas and many other textbooks emphasizing applications of light and electron microscopy.
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McCrone Research Institute conducts basic and applied research related to its mission of expanding particle-analysis capabilities and using microscopical and microanalytical techniques to address problems in forensic, industrial, pharmaceutical, environmental and conservation sciences.