News Archive

31.07.2017

A new call for hosts within the RItrain staff exchange programme is now open

A new call for hosts within the RItrain staff exchange programme is now open

The purpose of RItrain staff exchanges is for managerial staff from European Research Infrastructures to develop managerial and leadership expertise in areas that are new to them, or that they feel their research infrastructure needs to develop specific expertise in, by making short knowledge-exchange visits to research infrastructures that are noted for their excellence in the same area. 

26.06.2017

Euro-BioImaging 9th Newsletter. "Success Stories"

Enjoy the read of our 9th Newsletter - "Success Stories"

18.05.2017

EuBI gateway to the Image Data Resource

The EuBI Interim Web Access portal provides a direct entry point to the IDR (Image Data Resource). More information about the IDR can also be found in this pre-print and in the latest edition of EMBL etc.

07.04.2017

REGISTER NOW! 2nd Exchange of Experience workshop planned for September 2017 in Bangalore, India.

After the success of the 1st Exchange of Experience workshop (June 2016, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany), we have the pleasure to announce that the 2nd Global BioImaging workshop of this serie will take place on 15th - 16th of September 2017 at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) in Bangalore, India.

21.03.2017

EuBI Node Candidate in Prague announces Stakeholder Management and Community Building Staff Exchange – deadline for application is 31 August 2017!

The Institute of Molecular Genetics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic organizes a “Stakeholder Management and Community Building” Staff Exchange in May/October 2017 in Prague in the framework of the RItrain project.
 

16.03.2017

Collaboration with AMMRF to expand Myscope

Euro-BioImaging and Global BioImaging (GBI) are pleased to be working with our Australian GBI partners, the AMMRF, to expand their online microscopy training tool MyScope.

23.01.2017

Meet the Euro-BioImaging staff at the 12th European Molecular Imaging Meeting – EMIM 2017!

The Euro-BioImaging team will attend EMIM 2017 in Cologne, Germany, 5-7 April 2017. This meeting is organized by the European Society of Molecular Imaging (ESMI) and covers all aspects of biomedical molecular and cellular imaging.

We’ll be happy to meet you there and to illustrate all the opportunities offered by Euro-BioImaging!

16.12.2016

1st CORBEL Open Call successfully closed

On November 30, 2016 the CORBEL Open Call for Research Projects was successfully completed. We would like to thank everybody involved - applicants as well as service providers - for their great enthusiasm and the efforts they invested.

24.10.2016

The Global BioImaging project launched its first Shadowing Program for imaging facility staff

Facility staff members within the Global BioImaging Project Network (Euro-BioImaging, Australian National Imaging Facility, Australian Microscopy & Microanalysis Research Facility, India-BioImaging) who wish to make a period of job shadowing at another GBI imaging facility have applied to the program; the successful have been selected and they will receive one of the available travel grants.

For more information, please visit the dedicated webpage 

23.10.2016

All scientists invited to apply for access: Euro-BioImaging Interim Operation

From now on, European life science researchers have the possibility to use state-of-the-art imaging technologies, which they do not find at their home institutions or among their collaboration partners.

05.10.2016

CORBEL offers Open Access to high-end technologies and services

CORBEL is a European consortium that unites Biological and Medical Science Research Infrastructures in an EC-funded project. Euro-BioImaging participates in CORBEL as the future European research infrastructure for biological and biomedical imaging technologies. Today, CORBEL announces an open call for scientists to gain access to multiple research infrastructures and services across the whole range of life sciences.

16.09.2016

EuBI publishes first catalogue of biological and biomedical image data repositories

The Euro-BioImaging collection is the first public collection of image data repositories and is available at BioSharing.org.

23.08.2016

APPLY NOW! The Global BioImaging project announces the first international training courses for Imaging Core Facility Staff

It is with great pleasure that the Global BioImaging project consortium announces its first International Training Courses for Imaging Core Facility Staff!
 
The two advanced courses address core facility staff working at Euro-BioImaging Node Candidates and at the international GBI partner institutions. The courses will take place back-to-back at the EMBL in Heidelberg (Germany) and will cover the topics of:

    01.08.2016

    Hungary becomes 17th Member of EuBI Interim Board

    On July 22nd, Hungary signed the Memorandum of Understanding as 17th Member of the Interim Board, to work with 16 European countries and EMBL on the establishment of  Euro-BioImaging ERIC by 2017.

    We would like to welcome the Hungarian Delegation to Euro-BioImaging!

    10.06.2016

    “Global BioImaging - Exchange of Experience I” Workshop at EMBL (Heidelberg), June 8-10

    Imaging facility managers and staff from around the globe met at the first Exchange of Experience Workshop from 8th-10th June 2016 at the EMBL in Heidelberg Germany, organized by the Global BioImaging Project.

    21.03.2016

    Austria joins Euro-BioImaging Interim Board

    In March Austria joined Euro-BioImaging Interim Board as its 16th member, together with 14 other European countries and EMBL. With their signature Austrian Ministry of Science Research and Economy supported work towards establishment of pan European imaging infrastructure that will serve all life scientists in Europe.

    Austria will be represented in Euro-BioImaging Interim Board by Delegates from the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, and the Medical University Vienna.

    08.12.2015

    Euro-BioImaging appoints its Hub and nominates the first generation of Nodes

    This past autumn, Euro-BioImaging (EuBI), the pan-European research infrastructure for imaging technologies on the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) Roadmap took two key steps toward becoming a reality.

    01.12.2015

    Global BioImaging Project Starts Today!

    ... and the Euro-BioImaging partners are very excited to kick-off their work with their international collaboration partners in Australia and India, as well as the new partners in Argentina, Japan, South Africa and the United States. Together, they will exchange knowledge and experience on how to operate best open access imaging infrastructure, and provide image data services and training for staff in facility management and cutting-edge imaging technologies.

    03.09.2015

    EC H2020 funds for Euro-BioImaging Preparatory Phase II: Full-speed towards operation

    In the scope of the EC call for scientific infrastructure development (INFRADEV), Euro-BioImaging (EuBI) was granted € 1.5 Mill for its Preparatory Phase-II, to take the final steps needed to start full operation for open user access by 2017. In the next 2 years, the legal documents and contracts that will establish EuBI as a new European Research Infrastructure Consortium called EuBI ERIC, will be finalized and signed by its European member countries and international organizations such as EMBL.

    02.09.2015

    New EC H2020 grant for EuBI: Imaging infrastructure going global

    The imaging landscape not only in Europe changed significantly in the last 10 years, since imaging experts from 25 European countries joined their forces and draw the vision of a pan-European imaging infrastructure. As Euro-BioImaging (EuBI) is coming closer to its full operation, European researchers are now taking the next step and, under the umbrella of  the EC H2020 funded project Global BioImaging, reach out to their colleagues around the world.

    01.09.2015

    CORBEL – Setting the framework for common services by the ESFRI research infrastructures in biological and medical sciences

    The CORBEL consortium comprises all ESFRI research infrastructures in the life sciences – including Euro-BioImaging (EuBI) -, and it is coordinated by ELIXIR, the distributed research infrastructure for life-science data.  CORBEL is a € 14.5 million project funded by EC H2020 for over four years, and provides the means to establish and support a new model for biological and medical research in Europe by harmonizing user access to resources, unifying data management and creating common ethical and legal services.

    01.09.2015

    EuBI partner in RITrain - The Research Infrastructure Training Programme

    Euro-BioImaging takes part in the Horizon 2020 project RItrain that started in September 2015. The objective of the project is to develop a training programme enabling research infrastructures across all domains to gain expertise on governance, organisation, financial and staff management, funding, IP, service provision and outreach in an international context.

    21.04.2015

    Bulgaria: 15th signatory joining Euro-BioImaging Interim Board

    Bulgarian Ministry for Education and Science signed the Memorandum of Understanding to work together with other 13 European countries and EMBL on implementation of Euro-BioImaging. This is a remarkable step forward for Euro-BioImaging and am important sign that establishment of imaging infrastructure is of highest importance for all regions of Europe. Stoyno Stoynov from the Institute of Molecular Biology and Anastas Gospodinov from the Bulgarian Academy of Science have been in close contact with Euro-BioImaging since its preparatory phase.

    11.02.2015

    Portugal joins Euro-BioImaging Interim Board as 14th member

    In January, Portugal signed the Memorandum of Understanding to work with 12 European countries and EMBL on establishment of  Euro-BioImaging.  Portugal is represented by Dr. Paula Sampaio, Head of Advanced Light Microscopy Facility, Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology in Lisbon, and  Prof. Miguel Castelo-Branco, from Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Life Sciences, University of Coimbra.

     

    29.01.2015

    More European countries are showing interest in joining and constructing Euro-BioImaging

    Interest in implementation of the Euro-BioImaging ERIC is growing among European countries. Beside 12 European countries and EMBL that are currently represented in the Interim Board, observers from 5 other countries decided to closely follow activities leading to the establishment of Euro-BioImaging. Austria, Hungary Portugal, Sweden, and the German Research Foundation are now participating in IB meetings as observers.

    15.01.2015

    NEWS on EuBI Legal: Euro-BioImaging ERIC decided by Interim Board

    In October 2014 Euro-BioImaging took a big step forward towards seting-up its own legal personality, which will enable the official start of Euro-BioImaging operation. The  Euro-BioImaging Interim Board (IB) decided that the "European Research Infrastructure Consortium" (ERIC) should be the future legal framework for Euro-BioImaging. This will allow Euro-BioImaging to have a legal personality recognized in participating EU member states and to enjoy the privileges linked to it.

    08.10.2014

    Nobel prize for microscopy

    Nobel prize was awarded today for the revolutionary developments in super-resolution microscopy. Stefan Hell, Eric Betzig and William Moerner have been honoured today with the highest scientific award for making major progress in imaging technologies. Stefan Hell developed principles of Stimulated Emission Depletion (STED)  microscopy and Eric Betzig and William Moerner laid the foundation for single molecule microscopy. Both methods allow scientists to visualize individual molecules in cells on nanometre range, a resolution that was until recently considered unreachable.

    16.09.2014

    All Euro-BioImaging Documents

    Euro-BioImaging produced a number of informative documents during its preparatory phase, which sum up the recommendations of the scientific community for the establishment and operation of future imaging infrastructure in Europe. All these documents can be found in section Documents Gallery on Euro-BioImaging webpage.

    31.07.2014

    Euro-BioImaging Business Plan is now available

    Euro-BioImaging published its comprehensive Business Plan, summing up recommendations for the construction and operation of the Euro-BioImaging infrastructure that were developed during the Euro-BioImaging Preparatory Phase.

    11.06.2014

    Euro-BioImaging - ELIXIR Image Data Strategy

    On June 11th, Euro-BioImaging and ELIXIR published a joint collaboration strategy on image data to support access to biological image data and link it to biomolecular data. This collaboration is an important example of two European research infrastructures joining up their technical strategies, which they now look forward to implement in practice. Biological image data is a rapidly changing field and this collaboration strategy will be continuously updated as the two infrastructures develop and as their user needs change over the years.

    06.06.2014

    MoU signed between National Imaging Facility, Australia and Euro-BioImaging, advancing imaging science.

    On the 8th of May 2014 Euro-BioImaging and the National Imaging Facility, Australia have jointly signed a Memorandum of Understanding that recognises the desire of both research infrastructures to enter a mutually beneficial alliance in supporting the advancement of scientific research. NIF was represented by Graham Galloway (Director of Operations). Oliver Speck, Pamela Zolda and Marcin Ciuk attended the event on behalf of  Euro-BioImaging.

    23.05.2014

    Norway signed the MoU as its 13th signatory

    On May 14th, 2014, the Research Council of Norway signed the Memorandum of Understanding to work with 11 others countries and EMBL towards establishment of Euro-BioImaging.

    Norway nominated Professor Ole M. Sejersted as its official delegate in Euro-BioImaging Interim Board.

    The Interim Board members are looking forward to work together with Norway on all important Euro-BioImaging questions.

    04.04.2014

    Launch of the Euro-BioImaging Interim Board

    During the meeting on March 31st, 2014, delegates from 11 European countries and the EMBL enacted the Euro-BioImaging Interim Board. The Board has elected Rowan McKibbin (Head of Strategy for Genomics, Data and Technologies, BBSRC, UK) as its chair and Marcin Ciuk (Head of the Neurobiology Centre, Nencki Institute of the Polish Academy of Science, PL) as the vice-chair.

    28.03.2014

    The MoU has been signed by its 12th Signatory

    On March 28th, the Secretary fo State on behalf of the Kingdom of Spain signed the Euro-BioImaging Memorandum of Understanding for Spain. The MoU has now been signed by 11 European countries and EMBL.

    27.03.2014

    The MoU has been signed by its 11th Signatory

    On March 27th, Bina Baron, DG of the Ministry of Science, signed the Euro-BioImaging Memorandum of Understanding for Israel. The MoU has now been signed by 10 European countries and EMBL.

    10.03.2014

    The MoU has been signed by its 10th Signatory

    On March 7th, Alain Fuchs, President of CNRS, on behalf of CNRS, CEA, INRIA, INSERM signed the Euro-BioImaging Memorandum of Understanding for France. The MoU has now been signed by 9 European countries and EMBL.

    07.03.2014

    The MoU has been signed by its 9th Signatory

    On February 28th, the Vice-Minister Tomáš Hruda (Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, Czech Republic) signed the Euro-BioImaging Memorandum of Understanding for the Czech Republic. The MoU has now been signed by 8 European countries and EMBL.

    24.02.2014

    EMBL reports on Euro-BioImaging's latest success

    Today, EMBL press office informed the scientific community about important progress in Euro-BioImaging,  following the signature of the Memorandum of Understanding by seven countries and EMBL.

    Please read the whole press release here.

     

    29.01.2014

    Memorandum of Understanding came into force

    Update on latest developments:

    Euro-BioImaging Memorandum of Understanding came into force!

     
    7 countries (Belgium, Italy, UK, Finland, Slovakia, Poland, Netherlands) and EMBL have signed the MoU to work together on further development of Euro-BioImaging. At their 1st meeting in Spring 2014 the Signatories will launch the Euro-BioImaging Interim Board, which will, from then on,  decide on necessary steps for implementing Euro-BioImaging.

    Keep visiting this website for more news soon ....
     

    02.12.2013

    Thank you to our Stakeholders

    We would like to  thank to all our stakeholders for their continued commitment, and invincible enthusiasm which made this Stakeholder meeting so pleasurable and productive. Without you Euro-BioImaging could not be such a success!

    If you are interested in the presentations given during the Stakeholders meeting, you can download them all from here.

     

    09.10.2013

    Euro-BioImaging Stakeholders Meeting: 25/26 November, 2013, Heidelberg, Germany

    We cordially invite you to attend the 5th Euro-BioImaging Stakeholder Meeting in Heidelberg on November 25/26, 2013.

    20.08.2013

    Outcome of the 1st Call for Euro-BioImaging Nodes

    First Euro-BioImaging Call for Nodes just finished with a great success. In 2 months during which the call was open, Euro-BioImaging received 71 Expressions of interest (EoI) for future Nodes, assembled by 221 research institutions from 19 European countries.

    08.05.2013

    German Euro-BioImaging is evaluated as best research infrastructure project by German Council of Science and Humanities

    German Euro-BioImaging is evaluated as best research infrastructure project by German Council of Science and Humanities.
    For more information please find the assessment report here (see pp. 77-78, p. 96) and visit the website of the Council.
    The english translation of the evaluation summary for GEBI will soon be published here.

    03.04.2013

    EMBL Press Release on First Open Call for Nodes

    Official press release about Euro-BioImaging first call for Nodes was issued by the EMBL Press Office.  Please download the document here.

    11.03.2013

    Publication of the 1st OPEN CALL (Part b) for Euro-BioImaging Nodes

    Euro-BioImaging is delighted to announce the Part (b) of the 1st Open Call for Euro-BioImaging Nodes.

    Your Expression of Interest to create a Euro-BioImaging Node is now welcome!

    For more information click HERE.

    01.02.2013

    Publication of the 1st OPEN CALL for Euro-BioImaging Nodes

    Euro-BioImaging is delighted to announce the Part (a) of the 1st Open Call for Euro-BioImaging Nodes.

    Your Expression of Interest to create a Euro-BioImaging Node is now welcome!

    For more information click HERE.

    21.01.2013

    Presentations from the 4th Stakeholders meeting available for download

    Here you can download the presentations from the Euro-BioImaging 4th Stakeholders meeting which took place in Vienna on January 21st and 22, 2013.

     

    19.12.2012

    4th Euro-BioImaging Newsletter!

    In order to lay down the foundations of the Euro-BioImaging house we have now defined the standards that each Euro-BioImaging future Node facility will have to meet in terms of eligibility and review criteria.
    The next step is the first Open Call for Euro-BioImaging Nodes that will be launched in  Spring 2013. Step by step we now see the Euro-BioImaging idea taking shape and the community is thrilled.

    Enjoy the read of the 4th issue of our Newsletter!

    16.12.2012

    Euro-BioImaging Industry Board (EIB) Position Paper 1st edition

    The first edition of the Euro-BioImaging Industry Board Position Paper has been published and is availble to download here.

     

     

    04.12.2012

    Euro-BioImaging and Instruct start official collaboration

    Euro-BioImaging is delighted to publish the official collaboration agreement with Instruct, another ESFRI research Infrastructure project. Instruct is the dynamic hub of structural biology, integrating the infrastructure of expertise, technology platforms and education to further the frontiers of science.

    16.10.2012

    Euro-BioImaging Proof-of-Concept Studies - Thank you very much for your participation!!

    From January to July 2012  Euro-BioImaging conducted a series of proof-of-concept studies and offered FREE access to European advanced biological and biomedical imaging facilities. More than 50 imaging facilities in 16 countries contributed by providing open access for researchers.

    04.06.2012

    3rd Euro-BioImaging Newsletter!

    Time flies! It feels like only yesterday we were kicking off the Euro-BioImaging Preparatory Phase and now half the path is already behind us. If we turn back, the last six months have been full of events, driving Euro- BioImaging at a fast pace towards more and more con­crete plans for implementation.

    Enjoy the read of the 3rd Issue of our newsletter!

     

    28.03.2012

    Euro-BioImaging collects award for best poster at ICRI 2012

     

    From March 21-23, 2012 the Euro-BioImaging project management attended ICRI 2012 in Copenhagen, the International Conference on Research Infrastructures, organized by the Danish Presidency and the EC.

    21.02.2012

    Outcome of European Wide Survey on Imaging Research Infrastructure Needs and Supply

     
    From June 1st until July 15th , 2011 Euro-BioImaging conducted a European wide survey on imaging research infrastructure demands and supplies.

    The Euro-BioImaging Strategic Inventory Map (SIM), summarises the responses coming from 660 participants (imaging infrastructure providers, users, funders and industry) and illustrates the main outcome of the survey from a pan-European perspective.

     

    19.02.2012

    Review 3rd Euro-BioImaging Stakeholder Meeting, January 2012, Heidelberg

     

    The 3rd Euro-BioImaging Stakeholder Meeting took place on January 30th/ 31st 2012 at EMBL in Heidelberg, Germany. 250 stakeholders from all over Europe attended.

    Read more..

    19.12.2011

    2nd Euro-BioImaging Newsletter

    The 2nd Edition of the Euro-BioImaging Newsletter is available--Enjoy reading!

     

    11.10.2011

    Proof-of-Concept Studies: Norway offers travel grants

    The MedIm - Norwegian Research School In Medical Imaging offers travel- and accommodation grants to PhD candidates from Norway who succeed with their project proposals to the Euro-Bioimaging proof-of-concept studies.

    10.10.2011

    NEW: ERA-Instruments recommendations - Advanced Light Microscopy

    Euro-BioImaging is on the ERA-Instruments brochure by the German Research Foundation (DFG)

    05.10.2011

    Proof-of-Concept Studies advertised on Nature

    The Euro-BioImaging Proof-of-Concept Studies are advertised on Nature printed issue this week (Vol. 477 / 29 September 2011, Page 523).

     

    30.09.2011

    Euro-BioImaging VISION PAPER 1st Edition

    The Euro-BioImaging consortium is proud to present the 1st edition of the Euro-BioImaging Vision Paper.

    This vision paper presents the opportunity, importance, benefit, substance and implementation of Euro-BioImaging for key stakeholders such as Member States, funding agencies and decision makers.

    Enjoy reading!

     

    16.08.2011

    Proof-of-Concept Studies

    In 2012, Euro-BioImaging will conduct proof-of-concept studies (PCS) to provide scientifically, technologically and geographically rich sampling of running sites and projects.

    09.08.2011

    Euro-BioImaging listed in "Success Stories" of EuroRIs-Net


    The EuroRIs-Net is an FP7 funded project of the NCPs Network of Research Infrastructures.

    Success stories describe how people benefit from a project (e.g. stakeholders or the common man) and provide "real world" examples.

     

    31.05.2011

    Euro-BioImaging Survey

    The Euro-BioImaging survey was conducted online from June 1st until July 15th, 2011.

    20.01.2011

    Steering Committee Kick-off Meeting

    Steering Committee Kick-off Meeting

    25.10.2010

    Biological and Medical Sciences Research Infrastructures - Strategy Paper

    On Oct 25th, 2010, the Biological and Medical Research Infrastructure projects on the ESFRI roadmap published the BMS RI Strategy Paper to emphasize their importance for the European Union to tackle the major societal challenges that Europe faces.