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About ELMI

ELMI, European Light Microscopy Initiative, was created in 2001, to establish a unique communication network between European scientists working in the field of light microscopy and the manufacturers of their equipment.

During ELMI’s two decades, life sciences have seen an explosion of light microscopy, which has become one of the most popular research methods and which the majority of the top life science research papers depends on. This has also led to the transformation of light microscopy to a true quantitative science, increasingly linking it with other imaging modalities, and the establishment of service-providing infrastructures such as Euro-BioImaging . These remarkable developments are reflected also in ELMI.

The annual ELMI conference has been arranged for 15 years, and it has become one the main events of the year for hundreds of scientists, facility staff, developers and company representatives. The ELMI 2022 conference will continue the successful tradition of mixing high quality scientific talks and posters with workshops and demos of the latest imaging technologies, not forgetting social activities.

We hope to see you all in Turku, in the endless light of the Nordic summer of 2022!

Logomo – the congress venue

Logomo – a true hub of culture and business

Address: Junakatu 9, 20100 Turku (on a map)

Logomo is a centre for culture, arts and creative economy operating from the defunct locomotive workshop near the main railway station, the busstation and close to Turku city centre.  A pedestrian bridge provides access from the main railway station to Logomo. Walking from the Market Square takes about 20 minutes.

In addition to concerts, it´s the ideal venue for meetings, seminars, congresses, fairs, exhibitions, film screenings and private events. In 2018, there were nearly 1 200 different events held at Logomo and the number of visitors reached 320,000. More than 400 people work for the many companies (approx. 80) located in Logomo Byrå and Konttori. Logomo also accommodates several artists’ studios.

The oldest part of Logomo, LOGI Hall, provides a beautiful and comfortable setting for meetings, concerts and private functions. The hall combines the character of the historic workshop with romantic arch windows and modern technology. TEATRO Hall is Logomo Hall’s little sister. The hall is adaptable and provides the possibility for a combination of raised seating and level floor space. TEATRO Hall can be set up for corporate events, gigs, circus performances, stand-up comedy – anything you can imagine! TEATRO Gallery works as an adaptable space for various purposes, such as public gatherings.

Accessibility played a crucial role during Logomo’s design phase. Every floor can be accessed by a lift and the number of doorway thresholds has been kept minimal. Wheelchair seating is located in the higher section ´C´, which is accessible by lift. This seating area also provides excellent visibility to the stage. Hearing accessibility has been ensured through the use of portable loop systems. More information about accessibility.

Arrival – Logomo is easy to reach

Restaurant Logomo Kitchen  – opening hours
Monday – Friday  9-16

Travelling & tourist information

In Turku and the Southwest-Finland region, it’s easy for the traveller to get around on public transportation. Cities and towns have an efficient public transportation system, and longer distances can be covered in the comfort of long-distance buses and trains. In addition, there is a passenger ferry harbour and an international airport in Turku. For more information about Turku and travel connections, please visit the Visit Turku website.


From Stockholm, you may choose to travel to Turku on a ferry through one of the most beautiful archipelagos in the world. Daily connections between Stockholm and Turku are operated by Tallink Silja and Viking Line. The ferry takes about 10 hrs.
From Turku harbor, there is a regular bus to city center (distance approx. 3 km), bus line no 1 which runs about every 10-20 minutes. Tickets à 3 euro (11 p.m. – 4 a.m. à 4 euro) can be purchased through the mobile app, as well as with cash or contactless payment from the driver. More information can be found here.

Turku Airport

Turku has an international airport and it is easy to reach by air via Helsinki, Stockholm, Riga, and Gdansk. From Turku airport, there is a regular bus to city center (distance approx. 3 km), bus line no 1 which runs about every 20 minutes. Tickets à 3 euro (11 p.m. – 4 a.m. à 4 euro) can be purchased through the mobile app, as well as with cash or contactless payment from the driver. More information can be found here.

A taxi ride to the center of Turku will cost around 20 euros. All taxis accept credit/debit cards. Taxi in Turku: You can reserve a taxi at +358 2 10041. There are several taxi stands in the City center.

Helsinki Airport

If you fly to Helsinki, from Helsinki-Vantaa airport there is a bus to Turku operated by Expressbus (travel time 2-2.5 hours). Another option is to travel by train: first take the commuter train from the airport to Helsinki, to Pasila station, and change in Pasila to a train to Turku. Trains to Turku depart about every hour (between 5 a.m. and 8.30 p.m.). The trip to Turku from the Helsinki-Vantaa airport-Helsinki-Pasila station takes about 2,5 hours.

Further travel and tourist information

Please, see Visit Turku- webpage for further travel and tourist information.
Things to do and visit in Turku and e.g. in the surrounding Archipelago, please see here.



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