International Microscopy Societies


Euro‐BioImaging is a large‐scale pan‐European research infrastructure landmark. Its mission is to build a distributed imaging infrastructure across Europe that will provide open access to innovative biological and medical imaging technologies for European researchers.


Global BioImaging is an international network of imaging infrastructures and communities, which was initiated in 2015 by a european (Horizon 2020) funded project.


ELMI was created in 2001 to establish a unique communication network between European scientists working in the field of light microscopy and the


The QUAREP-LiMi is a group of enthusiastic light microscopists from Academia and Industry all interested in improving quality assessment (QA) and quality control (QC) in light microscopy.

Royal Microscopical Society

The RMS is dedicated to furthering the science of microscopy. It does that through a wide range of activities that support research and education in microscopy, and through enabling microscopists to make advances and developments in microscopy, cytometry and imaging.

BioImaging NorthAmerica

An integrated network of optical imaging scientists, students, and innovators across North America.

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National Microscopy Societies

International Core Facility Societies


Core for Life was established in 2012 as an Excellence Alliance of Life Science Core Facilities in Europe. The mission of Core for Life is to explore the potential of coordinating and bundling core facility expertise and resources across institutes and countries in order to advance knowledge and to benefit the entire scientific and technological community.

Core Technologies For Life Sciences

CORE TECHNOLOGIES FOR LIFE SCIENCES (CTLS) is a networking non-profit association that brings together scientists, technical and administrative staff working across the world in core facilities, research infrastructures and other shared resource laboratories.

Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF)

The Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF) is an international scientific society dedicated to advancing technologies, education and communication and reproducible research in operations of shared scientific resources.

Header image: 300 nm semi-thick section. Recorded with dual-tilt electron tomography. Reconstructed and segmented. MTs in red, chromosome in blue, centrioles in purple. Dr. Gunar Fabig, TU Dresden, MTZ, CFCI