International Job Shadowing Program


The Global BioImaging project entails an international job shadowing program that aims to give the opportunity to the project's stakeholders to visit imaging facilities across the globe and learn from their peers.

The program allows both the hosting facilities and their guests to exchange experiences and ideas, while working on innovative imaging technologies and the related technical aspects. It also has the added value to support networking and prepare possible future collaborations between imaging infrastructures.

After the success of the first and second rounds of the Global BioImaging shadowing program, the third round of shadowing visits is now ongoing!

In Europe, this third call is extended to all European (not only Euro-BioImaging) imaging facility staff who wish to visit one of the Indian or Australian hosting facilities belonging to the Global BioImaging Project Network. Thus, Australian and Indian imaging facilities staff members within the network (Australian National Imaging Facility, Australian Microscopy & Microanalysis Research Facility, India-BioImaging) and all European staff members who wish to make a period of job shadowing at one of the GBI hosting facilities can now apply to the program. Visits are foreseen to be International (from Europe to India/Australia and viceversa).*

To have a glance at what the program offers and to know what participants in the previous rounds think about it, please watch the video with interview to Dr. Menhert (, who travelled from Australia to Finland to visit the Finnish ALM Node during the first round of the shadowing.

For more information, feel free to contact:

Alessandra Viale, WP5 manager (Biomedical Imaging facilities)

Inga Pukonen, WP5 manager (Biological Imaging facilities)


* Staff from Indian and Australian facilities that are not included in the mentioned Infrastructures can also participate in the program if interested, and if the chosen hosting facilities agree, AT THEIR OWN EXPENSES. The on-line application is requested in this case too, but it will not be subjected to external review. Staff from Institutions that are beneficiaries of the GBI project are not eligible to receive travel grants.

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