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10th NOVEMBER 2019

Logo Euro-BioImaging

 

The European Commission has officially established Euro-BioImaging – which provides life scientists with open access to a broad range of technologies and resources in biological and biomedical imaging – as a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC).

With its ERIC status, Euro-BioImaging is now legally recognised as a European research infrastructure for biological and biomedical imaging. Euro-BioImaging offers life scientists open access to imaging instruments, expertise, training opportunities, and data management services that they do not find at their home institutions or among their collaboration partners through its internationally renowned facilities, called Nodes. These Nodes are distributed across Euro-BioImaging’s 15 founding members: Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, EMBL, Finland, France, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Norway, Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, and the UK. Belgium will participate as an observer.

4th OCTOBER 2019

Image WDR visiting Bioimaging Center

A WDR "Die Sendung mit der Maus" television crew visited the Bioimaging Center at University of Konstanz, and also MDR Sachsenspiegel reported about BioDIP, two of the German BioImaging microscopy centers which participated in the Maus Türöffner-Tag on 3rd of October.

Image MDR visiting BioDIP at Maus Türöffner-Tag 2019

2nd OCTOBER 2019

German BioImaging microscopy centers throughout Germany participate in the Maus Türöffner-Tag on 3rd of October, and will give children an insight into the world of the very small - the microcosmos. All places for more than 150 children are fully booked.

This year, "Die Sendung mit der Maus" (The Show with the Mouse) team of WDR will send a television crew to University of Konstanz, and also BioDIP will be visited on the anniversary of German reunification by MDR.

Participating institutes are: BioDIP at TU Dresden, Center for Systems Biology Dresden at MPI for Cell Biology and Genetics, Life Imaging Center at University of Freiburg, Bioimaging Center at University of Konstanz, Combinatorial Neuroimaging at Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology Magdeburg, and Light Microscopy Facility at MPI for Developmental Biology in Tübingen.

13th SEPTEMBER 2019

Image News IVMic Day

Save the date: The Day of Intravital Microscopy will take place on 25 - 26 November 2019 in Marburg. It provides an opportunity to exchange information, and to discuss and network with other participants who work in the field of intravital microscopy.

16th AUGUST 2019

Image MIAP-Workshop

The Microscopy and Image Analysis Platform (MIAP) in Freiburg organizes a workshop on 21-22 October, which will provide all scientists and students with the proper tools and knowledge to avoid common pitfalls, to spot imaging fraud, and to prepare sound images to prevent fraud.

Scientific fraud has become a serious concern in life sciences, as in all segments of science. Microscopic image presentation is a serious and, unfortunately, common source of fraud in life science publications. As image editing is commonplace during data analysis and presentation, even unwanted changes quickly lead to irregular and often illegal figures.

Please find further information on the web page of the workshop.

31 JULY 2019

Photo Albgut

Save the date: Trends in Microscopy 2020 - German BioImaging Spring School, 9-13 March 2020, Albgut Altes Lager, Münsingen.

 "Trends in Microscopy" (TiM), the biennial conference of GerBI-GMB, changes format! In 2020, TiM-GerBI-GMB Spring School will be an intense microscopy training camp offering hands-on workshops, introductory lectures as well as scientific talks from distinguished guest speakers. Imaging scientists who are experts in their field will teach a variety of microscopy methods. The program will also cover fundamentals of optics and practical sessions on image analysis. Participants will reside at the conference site, a nicely renovated ancient military base immersed in the unspoiled landscape of the Biosphere Reserve Swabian Alb, for the whole duration of the event. TiM2020 addresses in particular Ph.D. students and Postdocs.
 
The Call for workshop providers is now open. Deadline for proposals is 30 September 2019. If you are interested in organizing a microscopy workshop or other educational session, please find further information and the application form in this document.

 

11th JULY 2019

Image Visit of Chinese Delegation

A delegation from one of China's major science infrastructure projects, the National Project of Multi-mode, Multi-scale Biomedical Imaging, visited the German BioImaging office on 11 July 2019.

2nd JULY 2019

News: Bioimage Archive

 

The Bioimage Archive has been announced today by EMBL-EBI. The BioImage Archive stores and distributes biological images that are useful to life-science researchers.

EMBL-EBI has been collaborating with the wider bioimaging community to address some of these challenges. Pilot projects coordinated by EMBL-EBI, such as EMPIAR, and collaborations such as the Cell- and Tissue- Image Data Resource (IDR), have laid the groundwork for the creation of the BioImage Archive. The project has been made possible through capital support from a recent Strategic Priority Fund award from UK Research and Innovation.

6th JUNE 2019

Image Cologen-Omero-Meeting

CECAD Cologne organises an OMERO-Meeting on 13 - 14 June in Cologne. Please find a link with information in the German BioImaging Course Calendar.

18th JANUARY 2019

Mainz Panorama
Image: Arcalino / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0

 

Registration is open to the GerBI-GMB Core Facility Managers Meeting 2019 , 27 - 29 March in Mainz. The Meeting is catered for individuals managing or working in imaging or image analysis core facilities and is co-organized by Sandra Ritz of the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB). This meeting series, formerly known as the German BioImaging Annual Community Meeting (or the "Fulda-Meeting"), was founded in 2010 and has since then taken place annually.

7th JANUARY 2019

 

Reichenau Island
Image: Mende

 

Registration is open to the GerBI-GMB Core Facility Management Course , 24 - 28 June 2019 on Reichenau Island closeby Konstanz (Germany).

10th DECEMBER 2018

DFG-logo

DFG approved funding for 13 optical microscopes at German universities. The call is based, among others, on a proposal submitted by GerBI-GMB Core Facility Managers within a call for major instrumentation initiatives. DFG invited applications for highly developed but not yet widely established optical microscopy technologies as part of a major instrumentation initiative in January 2018. The call, entitled “Innovative, Experimental Optical Microscopes for Research”, attracted considerable interest from universities, with a total of 50 proposals received..

12th OCTOBER 2018

Thanks to the six microscopy centers which opened their doors to more than 200 children as part of the Maus Türöffner-Tag on 3rd of October initiated by the TV-show Sendung mit der Maus. Participating cities were: Münster, Freiburg, Konstanz, Göttingen, Magdeburg, and Dresden.

3rd SEPTEMBER 2018

ESFRI, the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures, has granted Euro-BioImaging the Landmark status of "European Research Infrastructure for Imaging Technologies in Biological and Biomedical Sciences"

20th AUGUST 2018

CORBEL, EMBL, German BioImaging-Gesellschaft für Mikroskopie und Bildanalyse and NEUBIAS are delighted to announce a joint blended learning course on Machine Learning for Image Analysis, consisting of three online sessions with associated hands-on exercises prior to the workshop, a three day face-to-face workshop at EMBL Heidelberg (29-31 October 2018) and two optional online sessions with associated hands-on exercises after the workshop.