External meetings, courses & surveys in the field

MIC Symposium 2017:

Big Data in Light and Electron Microscopy

Date: Friday 08.12.2017, 9:30 am - 5 pm. Location: Institute of Anatomy
Old Lecture Hall, Bühlstrasse 26, Bern.

For detailed information and registration please visit here.


HREM-DMDD Workshop (Vienna)

The Correlated Multimodal Imaging Node Austria (CMI) is organising a workshop in High Resolution Episcopic Microscopy (HREM).

Location: Vienna.

Date: 20 -22 October, 2017.

For further information and registration, please click on the link below.

HREM-DMDD Workshop  (Vienna)


NEUBIAS Conference - 2018

The COST-funded annual NEUBIAS conference brings together the Bioimaging community. It is targeted at Bioimage Analysts, Image analysis developers, Software & tools developers, Life Scientists, microscopists (LM, EM), Biomedical Imaging professionals, both from academia and industrials. It delivers the latest updates and innovations in Bioimage Analysis and highlights upcoming trends for users and developers.

Expected registration opening date for NEUBIAS is in Sept/Oct 2017.

Please also save the dates for the associated NEUBIAS events:

1. Training School TS6 for Early Career Investigators -27 January to 30th of January: - Expected Opening to applications: October 2017.

2. Training School TS7 for Bioimage Analysts -27 January to 30th of January: - Expected Opening to applications: October 2017.

3. Taggathon, development of online tools for the community: repository, benchmarking, continuous training release. -28 January to 30th of January.

For further information please visit: neubias.org



Are you a life-scientist needing to quantify microscopy images?

Do you want to learn how to co-localise, deconvolve, automate, track, handle massive data, and record work-flows? If yes, this school is for you!

This one-week school provides a hands-on introduction to image processing and analysis, with an emphasis on biologically relevant examples. Participants will learn the fundamentals of image analysis, including macro programming in ImageJ/Fiji, MATLAB, as well as a range of focused topics What you will learn You will learn the fundamentals of image analysis, including basic macro programming in ImageJ/Fiji as well as other software solutions. In the first part of the week it will also cover the process of image-formation as it pertains to image analysis: Resolution, correct exposure, point-spread functions, detector noise, Shannon's sampling theorem, and aliasing. All with a clear focus on application in the lab. In the second half of the week there will be a number of focused topics, building on what was learnt during the first days:

  • Scripting in MATLAB
  • Tracking particles and cells in time-lapse recordings
  • De-convolution of microscopy images Stitching and registration of stacks of large image data

Time: 16th - 20th October 2017

Place: ETH, Zurich, Switzerland

Participation fee: 450 CHF (academia) / 800 CHF (industry)

For further information please visit their webpage: http://www.zidas.org/




Call for proposals - Advaned Imaging Center @Janelia

The Advaned Imaging Center (AIC) makes imaging technologies developed at Janelia available to the scientific community before the instruments can be purchased commercially. Scientific investigators from nonprofit organizations anywhere in the world may apply to use the facility.  AIC is now accepting proposals from scientists who would like to conduct experiments at their facility at Janelia Research Campus. The deadline to submit a proposal is June 15, 2017. Under the program, visiting scientists will spend 1-2 weeks (or longer if there is justified scientific reason) at Janelia to conduct experiments on a microscope with the support of the AIC team. The currently available microscopes are:

  1. Interferometric Photoactivated Localization Microscope (iPALM)
  2. Aberration-corrected Multifocus Microscope (acMFM)
  3. Lattice Light Sheet Microscope (2nd generation Bessel Beam Microscope)
  4. Live Cell Multicolor Structured Illumination Microscope (SIM)

Scientists whose proposals are selected are responsible for travel arrangements to Janelia. The Janelia Visitor Program will cover the cost of lodging for the visiting scientist, basic experimental reagents, technical support from our applications scientists, and scope time.

To learn more about this call, please click here.


West-Life VRE looks for collaborators for participation in an online survey

West-Life is an electronic infrastructure initiative (Virtual Research Environment, VRE) to support the use and analysis of structural biology data using advanced computational methods. They are now carrying out a survey to collect information that will guide their efforts to extend the exploitation of structural biology to other scientific communities, also by providing the data in a convenient form, with adequate software support and focusing on what would be most useful. 

The survey contains eight questions and should not take more than five minutes of your time. Please visit:




RItrain Staff Exchange open call

The RItrain project is organising staff exchange programme visits as part of its mission to share management expertise among European Research Infrastructures.

The purpose of RItrain Staff Exchanges is for managerial staff from European Research Infrastructures to learn from managerial and leadership best practices in areas that are new to them, or that they feel their research infrastructure needs to develop specific expertise in, by making exchange visits to research infrastructures that are noted for their excellence in selected areas.

During 2017 three areas will be piloted:

  1. Stakeholder Management and Community Building” May/June 2017 in Prague/Brno CZ, organised by the Institute of Molecular Genetics, Academy of Sciences Czech Republic (deadline for submission: 31 March 2017). For more information click here
  2. “Strategic Vision, Governance and Business Development” 6 – 7 or 10 – 11 April 2017 in Amsterdam NL, organised by EATRIS-ERIC (deadline for submission: 5 March 2017)
  3. “Service Provision” 2 – 5 May 2017 in Hinxton UK, organised by EMBL-EBI (deadline for submission: 31 March 2017)

If interested please visit the RItrain Staff Exchange webpage

Applicants are requested to submit a motivation statement and a CV as part of their application. As space is limited, applications will be evaluated along criteria specified in the call texts. There are no fees to participate, subsistence is included but selected delegates will need to cover their own travel and accommodation costs. After positive evaluation this programme shall be continued with new calls for 2018 to be published towards the second half next year.


RItrain Master Programme

RItrain, the Research Infrastructure Training Programme, is an EU-funded Horizon 2020 project aimed at improving and professionalising the training of managerial and leadership staff in research infrastructures (RIs). Our vision is to develop a new generation of executives of national and international RIs and equip them with state-of-the-art managerial and leadership skills tailored to scientific services providers.

The Masters programme is tailored for busy executives by organising its 60 ECTS into a mixture of face-to-face and online activities held by international faculty and top managers from RIs. The face-to-face modules last 3-4 days and run over 18 months.

Previous education and experience will be recognised depending on our evaluation and pre-entry assessment.










Euro-BioImaging Stakeholder meetings