External meetings, courses & surveys in the field

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” 24 February – 01 March 2017 in Prague/Brno CZ, organised by the Institute of Molecular Genetics, Academy of Sciences Czech Republic (deadline for submission: 15 January 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: 26 February 2017)

If interested please visit the RItrain Staff Exchange webpage


Tumor Immonology Lab - Symposium 2017

Nijmegen, The Netherlands - 17 February 2017

This one-day symposium entitled "Hacking the immune system" deals with computational immunology and how it can be exploited to understand the immune system. It will bring together international scientists in the field of tumor immunology, computational and artificial immune systems. 

For more information: http://www.rimls.nl/symposia/til-symposium-2017/general-information/



Disease model development and systemic phenotyping

INFRAFRONTIER, the European Research Infrastructure for phenotyping and archiving of model mammalian genomes is opening a call to facilitate access for the wider biomedical research community to the unique infrastructure and scientific expertise of the INFRAFRONTIER mouse clinics. INFRAFRONTIER offers the testing of mouse mutant lines through a broad based primary phenotyping pipeline in all the major adult organ systems and most areas of major human disease. Access will be granted on the basis of scientific excellence and supports the development and in depth characterisation of new mouse models for investigating gene function and human pathophysiology. INFRAFRONTIER will provide open access to all newly developed disease models and phenotyping data.

More information and call application form:


Proposal submission to proposals@infrafrontier.eu by 15 February 2017.

Proposal evaluation from 16 February to 31 March 2017.

Call scope and modalities

  • Applications for the INFRAFRONTIER call can be submitted from scientists across the world. Access will be granted based on scientific excellence and no regional restrictions will apply
  • A total of 15 model development and phenotyping projects will be supported. Access is provided free of charge and on a collaborative basis. The only costs to be borne by the applicants are shipment cost of materials to and from the mouse clinics
  • Participating mouse clinics are Phenomin-ICS, the Czech Centre for Phenogenomics (CCP), and the German Mouse Clinic (GMC)
  • Mouse models can be developed using either genome editing approaches (C57BL/6N genetic background only) or by injecting targeted ES cells of the IKMC resource. Only new mouse models will be developed that are not yet in the production pipelines of the International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC, https://www.mousephenotype.org/imits). Alternatively, starting materials can also be a breeding nucleus or cohorts ready for phenotyping (acceptance depending on health certificates). In the latter case mouse mutants from various sources (transgenes, knockout mice, mutants from mutagenesis screens like ENU) and of different genetic backgrounds can be accepted
  • The phenotyping pipelines to be used will be either broad based primary phenotyping pipelines with a possible customisation or the adult IMPC phenotype pipeline (http://www.mousephenotype.org/impress)
  • Support will be provided by the mouse clinics to analyse and interpret the phenotype data
  • A final report with all phenotype data will be prepared, and data will also be uploaded onto a public phenotype database of the mouse clinics and / or onto the IMPC portal at http://www.mousephenotype.org/
  • The generated mouse resources and phenotype data will be made available to the whole scientific community. An optional grace period of up to 1 year for mouse resources and phenotype data may apply, with immediate release of mouse resources and data after expiry of the grace period. Mouse mutant lines will be deposited into the INFRAFRONTIER/EMMA repository for subsequent use by the scientific community


Master's Degree programme in Biomedical Imaging

Call for applications for studies starting in September 2017 is now open!

International Master's programme in Biomedical Imaging is a two year (120 ECTS) programme jointly administrated by the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Turku and the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland.  Close cooperators are the national Turku PET Centre, Turku Center for Disease Modeling, Turku Centre for Biotechnology and the Turku University Hospital.

Programme is tuition free for Finnish and European students and the language of instruction is English.

Programme is aimed at students with a B.Sc. degree in the Life Sciences or applicable areas of biomedical sciences, physics, chemistry or engineering. The interdisciplinary curriculum provides the graduates with a broad spectrum of the most recent knowledge in biomedical imaging related to many application areas in cell biology, medicine and nanotechnology. One of the great examples of our diverse success is the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry shared by Prof. Stefan W. Hell, who has made his original publications on STED microscopy in Turku.

Please visit the web page for more information www.bioimaging.fi/program/

Application period: December 1st 2016 - January 13th , 2017. 

Tumor Immunology Lab - Symposium 2017

Nijmegen, The Netherlands - 17 February 2017


EMBL Industry Workshop - Imaging in Pharma R&D

EMBL Heidelberg, Germany - 8 - 10 February 2017

At the Imaging in Pharma R&D workshop, academic and pharmaceutical scientists will explore both the biological and technical questions that afford the opportunity to further shape the next generation of imaging development/application.  The workshop will highlight the latest imaging developments and their application and enable peer-to-peer discussion to identify technological and biological gaps imaging needs to address.

This workshop is aimed at members of the pharmaceutical and allied industrial sectors as well as academics supporting the development and application of cellular and tissue based imaging for the discovery/development of new medicines.

Join us and submit an abstract of your work on:
•    Imaging approaches to identify therapeutic targets & off-targets 
•    Imaging the location of therapeutic intervention and its biological impact
•    Novel developments in imaging live cells/tissues
•    Enhancing imaging data through advanced informatics


14 Dec - abstract submission

14 Dec - registration deadline

Scientific organisers:
Matthias FrechMerck, Germany
Andy NichollsGlaxoSmithKline, UK
Carsten SchultzEMBL Heidelberg, Germany


European Molecular Imaging Meeting – EMIM 2017

The EMIM will take place from 5-7 April in Cologne, Germany.
Deadline for abstract submission is 11 January 2017 | www.emim.eu

With the EMIM 2017 the ESMI can provide a platform for interdisciplinary knowledge exchange in the broad field of imaging sciences. But it is on you to contribute and to fill this approach with life.
The EMIM has been continuously growing over the past years and we are expecting more than 600 participants in 2017.

The Euro-BioImaging team will attend EMIM 2017. We’ll be happy to meet you there and to illustrate all the opportunities offered by EuroBioimaging!
For any further information on programme, abstract submission, and people behind visit www.emim.eu and do not hesitate to contact the ESMI office via office@e-smi.eu.



MIC Symposium 2016

Cells in Motion

Date:Friday 02.12.2016

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Location: Institute of anatomy.
Old Lecture Hall, Bühlstrasse 26, Bern

Confirmed Speakers:
  • Olivier Guenat, Bern, CH
  • Matthias Gunzer, Essen, D
  • Beate Neumann, Heidelberg, D
  • Christian Mosimann, Zürich, CH
  • Olivier Pertz, Bern, CH
  • Stefano De Renzis, Heidelberg, D

For registration please click here.

Please register until 25.11.2016




Euro-BioImaging Stakeholder meetings