Nature Technology feature highlights core facility careers
Nature Technology Feature on “Core curriculum: Learning to manage a shared microscopy facility” (https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-03466-z) is describing the unique blend of skills required to run technological wonderlands like imaging core facilities. Several facility managers have been interviewed - among them Roland Nitschke, one of the German BioImaging initiators and GerBI board member. Moreover, GerBI’s well-established yearly Core-Facility Management and Leadership Course run since 2013 is referred to along with the job shadowing program. The image shows a training session at "Trends in Microscopy- German Bioimaging Spring School" held in March 2020 in Münsingen (https://www.gerbi-gmb.de/tim2020)
28th October 2020
14 August 2020
22 July 2020
Managing Director Dr. Nadine Utz leaves GerBI-GMB. We are looking for a new MD!
Nadine leaves GerBI-GMB and moves on to the next professional challenge starting on Aug.1. She has played a key role in German BioImaging since its foundation as a DFG-funded network in 2012 and has successfully steered the transition to the Society for Microscopy and Image Analysis in 2017. We thank Nadine for her outstanding support and dedication and wish her the best of luck in her new job!
The office of GerBI-GMB is temporarily vacant. If you are interested in becoming the Managing Director of GerBI-GMB please download the job ad here.
20th APRIL 2020
13th APRIL 2020
Revised recommendations for operating Core Facilities in a research environment during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic have been endorsed by the DGE, German Society for Electron Microscopy, the DGZ, German Society for Cell Biology and the DGfZ, German Society for Cytometry.
18th MARCH 2020
17th FEBRUARY 2020
Digital class room for microscopy in Dresden inaugurated: Since 2017 the Biopolis Dresden Imaging Platform team has taught pupils on a regular basis and introduced them to the microcosmos of e.g. tardigrades which otherwise would have remained hidden to them. A class room set of 15 modern microscopes were donated by Carl Zeiss AG. By this, pupils from various schools will have access to high-performence microscopy.
6th FEBRUARY 2020
10th NOVEMBER 2019
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.
9th JANUARY 2020
4th OCTOBER 2019
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.
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
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
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
11th JULY 2019
2nd JULY 2019
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
18th JANUARY 2019
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
10th DECEMBER 2018
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..
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.