External meetings, courses & surveys in the field

Summer School on Advanced Methods in Biomedical Image Analysis (AMBIA), 3-9 September 2017, Brno, Czech Republic

Course Overview

This summer school is focused on the advanced methods of biomedical image analysis. The main goal is to make the students familiar with the state-of-the-art advanced methods such as level sets, graph cuts, mathematical morphology, image registration and fusion approaches, optical flow for time-lapse imaging, multi-dimensional image acquisition and analysis, biomedical image data properties (e.g., noise types), etc. Focus will be on methodology suitable for multiple applications (multiple modalities) rather than a particular application.


Target group are Master and Ph.D. students of computer science, mathematics or engineering backgrounds specialized in signal and image processing. Students are supposed to know basics of signal and image processing and have some programming experience in this field.
The main activities of the course will be theoretical lectures supplemented by practical examples on computers.

Application Deadline: 31 March 2017
For additional information please visit the course webpage:


Stereology Workshop

Workshop on Quantitative Microscopy 2017

Stereology Week:                                  August 14th to 18th 2017
Hands-on VISIOPHARM newCAST:      August 19th and 20th 2017

Stereology provides biomedical researchers with efficient and unbiased tools to obtain real 3D data like volume, surface, length, and number of organs, tissues, cells, and organelles from measurements done on microscopic sections.

If this is important for your research, this workshop is for you!

This workshop provides an introduction to state-of-the-art stereology with emphasis on its practical application in biomedicine. Experimental design, sampling, use of stereological probes, estimation of stereological parameters, and the application of statistical methods appropriate for stereology are covered. The workshop encompasses lectures, classroom exercises with real biomedical images, and laboratory practicals demonstrating the implementation of proper sampling and processing techniques on real biological organs.

This workshop is intended for students and researchers from the field of biology and medicine interested in sampling and measurement of 3D structures. Applications involving any kind of microscopy (e.g. light microscopy, confocal laser scanning microscopy, multi-photon microscopy, electron microscopy) as well as non-invasive scanning techniques like CT and NMR are welcome.

Further information and the registration please visit:  www.stereology.unibe.ch .


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