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December 10 - Virtual Pub Special Edition “Cold in Imaging”

Published: 2021-12-03

On 10th December 2021, Euro-BioImaging together with the Euro-BioImaging Industry Board is organizing another special edition of the Virtual Pub. This time, in line with the season, we will focus on the theme of “COLD” and evoke a little celebratory spirit with exciting talks from our community.  Please find below the program for the event:  TimeTitlePresenter 13:00-13:05 Welcome and Intro ...

Join Euro-BioImaging and partners at the American Society of Cell Biology Conference

Published: 2021-11-30

If you are attending the Cell Bio Virtual 2021 conference, don’t miss our Networking session “Training at International Research Infrastructures: Case Studies in Bioimaging, Structural Biology and Early Drug Discovery” with our partner research infrastructures  EU Openscreen and Instruct. Research infrastructures play an important role in the training of their research community for both early career and established scientists. This can take the form of internship programs, ...

Coffee with Euro-BioImaging on December 3

Published: 2021-11-29

Please join us on Friday, December 3 at 14:00 CET for coffee with Euro-BioImaging. It’s a great opportunity for an informal chat with the Euro-BioImaging Hub Team! What’s on the agenda? We plan to cover the topics you want to discuss – if you have questions, comments, or just feel like reminiscing about 2021 and/or planning for 2022, please join! Who should attend? We welcome Node staff, potential users, imaging students, PhDs and other friends of Euro-BioImaging. How to join? After...

Euro-BioImaging ERIC opens the Call for Nodes 2021

Published: 2021-11-17

Euro-BioImaging ERIC is pleased to announce that its Call for Nodes 2021 is open! This is the process by which Euro-BioImaging invites applications from imaging facilities located in Euro-BioImaging ERIC member countries to suggest new Nodes or upgrades to their existing Nodes. New Nodes - who should apply: Cutting-edge imaging facilities hosted by Euro-BioImaging member states and prospective member states, which are supported by their national authorities to become a Node of this pan-Europea...

How to run a successful high-throughput experiment in 3 steps

Published: 2021-11-11

A global pandemic, climate change… the world is changing, and so is science. In this discussion, Beate Neumann, Senior Scientific Officer at EMBL’s Advanced Light Microscopy Facility (ALMF), part of the Euro-BioImaging’s EMBL Node, explains the ALMF approach to user projects in this new context. Working hand-in-virtual hand with her users, she runs better, more efficient experiments for the benefit of science – and the planet. In April 2020, when the first global lockdown due to C...

Correlated Imaging Series: Multimodal Medical Visualization

Published: 2021-11-09

On Friday, November 19th at 13:00 CET, Noeska Smit of the University of Bergen delivers a lecture on how best to perform visual analysis of different imaging modalities, as part of the Correlated Imaging Series, brought to you by COMULIS and Euro-BioImaging. Advances in medical imaging techniques are bringing more and more different imaging modalities that provide additional information on anatomy and physiology. For instance, a single patient can have a CT scan, PET scan, as well as an MRI sca...

Coming soon… Two new super resolution microscopes available for you at Swedish NMI!

Published: 2021-10-29

Wondering where you can go to do fast live cell imaging with unprecedented resolution (at 60 nm)? Why not travel to Stockholm or Gothenburg, where extremely qualified staff scientists will help you design and carry out your experiment with the newest generation of Structured Illumination (Lattice SIM) and Single Molecule Localization equipment! With the support of a highly competitive Swedish Research Council grant, our Node in Sweden, National Microscopy Infrastructure (NMI), has purchased...

Euro-BioImaging is excited to be a part of the BY-COVID project!

Published: 2021-10-25

On October 13, Euro-BioImaging representatives participated in the BeYond-COVID (BY-COVID) kick-off meeting, marking the start of a new EU-project for pandemic preparedness. BY-COVID is an exciting interdisciplinary project led by ELIXIR that unites life science, medical, policy, social science and public health experts from across Europe. With 53 partners from 20 European countries, the BY-COVID project will run for three years and is part of the European Commission’s HERA Incubator plan ‘A...

Successful 2nd Euro-BioImaging User Forum on “Understanding and Fighting Cancer”

Published: 2021-10-21

The second edition of the Euro-BioImaging User Forum was held on Thursday, October 14th, 2021 - an afternoon of exchanges on the importance of imaging technologies in support of cancer research that highlighted the expertise available at Euro-BioImaging Nodes through case studies in tandem with the research community. Over 175 people joined us for this online event, including researchers, students, core facility staff and industry representatives from 26 countries in Europe and around the world....

Submit your abstract for a special “COLD” edition of the Virtual Pub!

Published: 2021-10-18

On 10th December 2021, Euro-BioImaging together with the Euro-BioImaging Industry Board will organize another special edition of the Virtual Pub. This time, in line with the season, we will focus on the theme of “COLD” and evoke a little celebratory spirit with exciting talks from our community. We are inviting abstracts for flash presentations to hear from you about a specific challenge with respect to the topic of “COLD” in imaging and what you have done to overcome this challenge, ei...

New funding opportunity from Euro-BioImaging

Published: 2021-10-14

Euro-BioImaging is pleased to announce our first open call for user projects! Send in a proposal between October 20 and December 15, 2021 to carry out a biological or biomedical imaging project at one of our 33 Nodes, and receive up to 5.000 Euros to cover access, consumables, travel and accommodation costs. How it works: Have an idea for a biological or biomedical imaging project? Submit your project proposal through the Euro-BioImaging web portal between October 20 and December 15, 2021, an...

Join us for the “Living Collaborations webinar” on October 28!

Published: 2021-10-07

Euro-BioImaging and the Euro-BioImaging Industry Board are jointly organizing a webinar entitled “Living Collaborations” – to share and discuss successful models of academia-industry partnerships on October 28, 2021 from 10:00-12:00 CEST. In this webinar Euro-BioImaging Nodes and partners will present several different models of collaboration with industry. These presentations will be followed by a panel discussion involving facility representatives and Industry Board members. This event ...

Correlated Imaging Series: What can we learn about living organism with PET, SPECT and CT technology?

Published: 2021-10-07

On Friday, October 15th at 13:00 CEST, Adriana Tavares, University of Edinburgh, delivers a lecture on how to maximize the amount of data extracted from PET, SPECT and CT images and increase the advantages of multi-modal imaging approaches, as part of the Correlated Imaging Series, brought to you by COMULIS and Euro-BioImaging. Positron emission tomography (PET), single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and computed tomography (CT) have been used to understand how multiple diseases th...

Underwater Microscopy at Israel BioImaging

Published: 2021-10-07

What could be more exciting than observing the behavior of microscopic coral in situ? A new underwater microscope from the University of Haifa, part of Israel BioImaging, Euro-BioImaging’s new Node in Israel, allows scientists to study microscopic coral in their native environment – an unprecedented technology development that provides insight into the biology of these fascinating microorganisms - and the small-scale processes that drive large scale ecosystem change. Taking the microscope o...

‘Seeing is Believing’ conference: Meet Euro-BioImaging & EMBL Imaging Center on October 8th

Published: 2021-09-28

The bi-annual EMBO and EMBL Symposium Seeing is Believing is a central event for the microscopy community. Seeing is Believing brings together leading developers of imaging methods and with its focus on “Imaging the Molecular Processes of Life” emphasizes methods to capture the dynamics of life, spanning the whole range from molecular resolution to imaging of whole organisms. The conference takes place from 5th to 8th October and is entirely virtual this year. The full program with many exc...

Euro-BioImaging is expanding its imaging technology offer!

Published: 2021-09-28

Euro-Bioimaging is a research infrastructure that has been founded to provide access to the best imaging services in Europe. These services are provided at its 33 Nodes, all of which are internationally renowned imaging facilities. A prime goal of Euro-BioImaging ERIC is to ensure that its imaging technologies are truly cutting-edge. To ensure that our repertoire of provided technologies will stay abreast with the fast development and the breakthroughs in imaging research, we have, together with...

MEG – key imaging technology for understanding neuronal processing directly in a non-invasive fashion

Published: 2021-09-28

Tell us who you are, where your facility is based, and what your role is. I am Veikko Jousmäki, physicist, senior scientist, Head of Aalto NeuroImaging open-access research infrastructure for human functional neuroimaging at Aalto University, Espoo, Finland. My role is to maintain and develop Aalto NeuroImaging facility together with my team. Aalto NeuroImaging comprises of four units offering magnetoencephalography (MEG), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), navigated transcranial m...

Micro X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF) expertise at Austria BioImaging

Published: 2021-09-27

Tell us a bit about yourselves, your team and where you are based. We are the X-ray physics group (https://ati.tuwien.ac.at/forschungsgruppen/strahlenphysik/forschung/roentgenphysik/) in the research area radiation physics of the Atominstitut of the TU Wien located in the Prater area of Vienna, Austria. Our group is dealing with X-ray spectrometry; we perform non-destructive elemental analysis of various samples, and we are particularly interested in biological samples. Christina Streli is the ...

MSI: Molecular imaging for diagnostics, therapeutics and oncology

Published: 2021-09-27

Interview with Dr. Berta Cillero Pastor, CORE lab manager and Principal Investigator at the division of Imaging Mass Spectrometry at M4i, Maastricht University, part of our Facility of Multimodal Imaging – AMMI Maastricht Node. Our facility offers a unique infrastructure for state-of-the-art mass spectrometry-based molecular imaging (MSI). Complementary imaging modalities allow determination of the spatial distribution of biomolecules from cellular and tissue surfaces at the nm and µm scale....

Euro-BioImaging Nodes & Users participate in the European Researchers’ Night

Published: 2021-09-23

The European Researchers’ Night is a research communication and promotion event that aims to bring research and researchers closer to citizens of all ages. This year, it will take place simultaneously in 29 countries on the evenings of Friday, September 24th and Saturday, September 25th. Several Euro-BioImaging Nodes and Users will be involved in the 2021 edition of the European Researchers’ Night to raise awareness about imaging technologies via games, quizzes, exhibitions, digital activiti...

Understanding and Fighting Cancer: Endogenous DNA single-strand breaks in cancer

Published: 2021-09-21

Euro-BioImaging is organizing an online User Forum on October 14, 2021 from 14:00-17:00 CEST. This event will highlight the importance of cutting-edge imaging technologies in support of cancer research and showcase the specific expertise available at our Nodes across Europe through case studies presented in tandem with the research community. In this brief abstract, learn how imaging work accomplished at Euro-BioImaging’s Advanced Light and Electron Microscopy Node in Prague led to a paradigm...

Understanding and Fighting Cancer: Phospholipid imaging to prevent ineffective chemotherapy

Published: 2021-09-21

Euro-BioImaging is organizing an online User Forum on October 14, 2021 from 14:00-17:00 CEST. This event will highlight the importance of cutting-edge imaging technologies in support of cancer research and showcase the specific expertise available at our Nodes across Europe through case studies presented in tandem with the research community. In this brief abstract, learn how the Dutch High Field Imaging Node uses non-invasive imaging (metabolic MRI) to detect phospholipidic markers to p...

Understanding and Fighting Cancer: Golgi maturation-dependent glycoenzyme recycling controls glycosphingolipid biosynthesis and cell growth via GOLPH3

Published: 2021-09-21

Euro-BioImaging is organizing an online User Forum on October 14, 2021 from 14:00-17:00 CEST. This event will highlight the importance of cutting-edge imaging technologies in support of cancer research and showcase the specific expertise available at our Nodes across Europe through case studies presented in tandem with the research community. In this brief abstract, learn how imaging techniques used at our Advanced Light Microscopy Italian Node reveal how GOLPH3 promotes mitogenic signaling and...

Understanding and Fighting Cancer: Applications of Virtual Histology at the Phase Contrast Imaging Node in Trieste

Published: 2021-09-21

Euro-BioImaging is organizing an online User Forum on October 14, 2021 from 14:00-17:00 CEST. This event will highlight the importance of cutting-edge imaging technologies in support of cancer research and showcase the specific expertise available at our Nodes across Europe through case studies presented in tandem with the research community. In this brief abstract, learn how the Phase Contrast Imaging Node in Trieste developed a pipeline for the analysis of paraffin embedded soft-tissue specim...

Adapting imaging instruments to shed new light on plant biology

Published: 2021-09-17

Imaging living plants as they grow has traditionally been very difficult as almost all microscopes place the sample horizontally but plants grow vertically. This challenge has been overcome by scientists at Austria’s Institute of Science and Technology, part of Austrian BioImaging, CMI, Euro-BioImaging’s Austrian Node. With a “special” confocal microscope for vertical sample mounting and integrated directional illumination, combined with a custom software for tracking moving objects, liv...

How imaging technologies contribute to UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Published: 2021-09-13

As the UN General Assembly gears up for its 76th Session in New York City this month, the European research infrastructure community is excited about the Science Summit, designed to draw attention to the importance of transparent, open and agile research collaboration to tackle issues like climate change, pandemics and biodiversity loss. The ERIC Forum chair will speak at this event to draw attention to areas where ERICs, such as Euro-BioImaging, are contributing to the United Nation’s 2030 A...

Correlated Imaging Series: Nanoscale Mass Spectrometry Multimodal Imaging via AFM Tip-Enhanced Photothermal Desorption

Published: 2021-09-10

On Friday September 17th at 13:00 CEST, Olga Ovchinnikova, Group Leader at the Multimodal Data Analytics Group of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, delivers a lecture on how correlating imaging techniques makes it possible to get a closer look at nanoscale chemical phenomena, as part of the Correlated Imaging Series, brought to you by COMULIS and Euro-BioImaging. Materials ranging from adhesives, pharmaceuticals, lubricants, and personal care products are traditionally studied using macroscopi...

Join us for the second Euro-BioImaging User Forum: “Understanding and Fighting Cancer”

Published: 2021-09-03

Euro-BioImaging is organizing a second online User Forum on October 14, 2021 from 14:00-17:00 CEST. The topic – after the success of our first User Forum – is “Understanding and Fighting Cancer.” This event will highlight the importance of cutting-edge imaging technologies in support of cancer research and showcase the specific expertise available at our Nodes across Europe through case studies presented in tandem with the research community. Program: During the first hour, keynote spe...

New Horizon Europe projects will expand research on COVID-19 and other infectious disease

Published: 2021-08-04

The European Commission announced last week that 11 new projects worth €120 million have been shortlisted by Horizon Europe, to enable urgently needed research into the coronavirus and its variants. Euro-BioImaging is very proud to be part of two of the projects selected by Horizon Europe, and looks forward to providing open access to biological and biomedical imaging services to gain new knowledge about coronavirus variants and other infectious diseases. ISIDORe The ISIDORe consortium, coo...

Euro-BioImaging and INFRAFRONTIER invite you to join us at EMIM 2021!

Published: 2021-08-03

Euro-BioImaging ERIC and INFRAFRONTIER are European Life Science Research Infrastructures (LS RIs). Together they are organizing a special session entitled “ Euro-BioImaging and INFRAFRONTIER: Open access to imaging technologies and animal models to support your research” at the 16th European Molecular Imaging Meeting (EMIM) held in Göttingen, Germany. This session will be held on August 24th at 9:30 am and it is designed to promote opportunities to boost research by providing open access t...

Correlated Imaging Series: Cryo-CLEM strategies for cryo-FIB milled adherent cells

Published: 2021-07-28

On Friday August 20th at 13:00 CEST, Petr Chlanda of Heidelberg University/Bioquant delivers a lecture on Cryo-CLEM strategies as part of the Correlated Imaging Series, a new online lecture series brought to you by COMULIS and Euro-BioImaging. In cellulo cryo-electron tomography facilitates understanding of cellular processes at molecular resolution and near to native conditions. Since labelling strategies of vitrified samples are limited, cryo-correlative light and electron microscopy (cryo-CL...

Euro-BioImaging: Adapting to a new normal – remote access and beyond

Published: 2021-07-27

In March 2020, many imaging core facilities had to turn their equipment off and close shop for multiple weeks, due to the global pandemic. This “shutting down” marked a major turning point in the way Euro-BioImaging Nodes, some of Europe’s most prestigious imaging core facilities, provide their services. The pandemic could have dealt a serious blow to Euro-BioImaging’s modus operandi, based on providing open access to imaging facilities, often for international visitors. Instead, the glo...

How imaging technologies contribute to understanding viruses

Published: 2021-07-21

Euro-BioImaging offers an ever-expanding portfolio of cutting-edge imaging technologies and expertise that covers a range of applications in the life sciences – including in virology. A number of Euro-BioImaging facilities are connected to strong local research expertise in virology, where they constantly work to support their local researchers in understanding all aspects of the biology of viruses and viral infections, from how viruses can enter and proliferate in their host cells to how the...

First Euro-BioImaging User Forum was a great success!

Published: 2021-07-20

On Thursday, June 17 th, Euro-BioImaging hosted its first online User Forum: Fighting and Understanding Cancer. Over 220 people attended this event, including researchers, students, core facility staff, policy makers and industry representatives from 26 countries. Speakers hailed from 7 research institutes and 5 Nodes, imaging facilities that offer open access to imaging technologies and services through Euro-BioImaging. Euro-BioImaging thanks everyone who participated in this event - both speak...

Introducing the Euro-BioImaging Annual Report

Published: 2021-07-14

We are very pleased to share our first Annual Report with the community! Browse through it - and discover the story of Euro-BioImaging – the Hub team, our Nodes, our users, our governing bodies and our achievements – in our first year of operations as an ERIC. This report provides snippets, highlights, and a sense for the amazing progress that was made within our community in 2020 - despite the global pandemic. As such, it is a tribute to the remarkable resilience, energy and passion for ima...

Correlated Imaging Series: Is high-accuracy CLEM at room temperature the approach for you?

Published: 2021-07-12

On Friday July 16th at 13:00 CEST, Ori Avinoam of the Weizmann Institute kicks off the Correlated Imaging Series, a new online lecture series brought to you by COMULIS and Euro-BioImaging. Correlative light and electron microscopy (CLEM) combines the strengths of light microscopy (LM) and electron microscopy (EM) to pin-point and visualize cellular or macromolecular structures. However, there are many different imaging modalities that can be combined in a CLEM workflow, creating a vast number ...

Euro-BioImaging welcomes eight new Nodes!

Published: 2021-06-30

We are very pleased to announce that the Euro-BioImaging family is growing! In June 2021, we welcome a total of eight new Nodes to the Euro-BioImaging family, including two Mixed, five Biomedical, and one Biological Imaging Node. These new Nodes are located in the Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, and Portugal. In addition, the AMMI Maastricht Node (Netherlands) was granted an upgrade, to bring a new facility on board and expand their technology portfolio....

Introducing the Correlative Imaging Series from COMULIS and Euro-BioImaging

Published: 2021-06-29

We are pleased to announce an exciting new lecture series brought to you by COMULIS and Euro-BioImaging as part of the Virtual Pub. Every third Friday of the month, starting in July 2021, the Virtual Pub will host speakers involved in the COMULIS COST Action for the “Correlative Imaging Series”. Talks will focus on multi-modality imaging combining a range of different imaging techniques and the biological and biomedical applications they can address. Speakers will hail from the COMULIS net...

Poland joins Euro-BioImaging ERIC with a new Node!

Published: 2021-06-29

The Euro-BioImaging ERIC is a consortium of European countries and EMBL that provide life scientists with open access to a broad range of technologies and resources in biological and biomedical imaging. The Euro-BioImaging Board is proud to announce that Poland has joined the Euro-BioImaging ERIC and extends a warm welcome to their newest member! Poland has a vibrant national imaging community and was actively involved in the interim phase of Euro-BioImaging. Ever since 2011, Euro-BioImaging h...

June 18th 2021 - Euro-BioImaging - Latin America BioImaging event

Published: 2021-06-10

To promote the advancement of bioimaging worldwide – and considering that many efforts are under way to support bilateral collaboration in science between the two regions – Latin America Bioimaging and Euro-BioImaging have organized a bilateral 2.5 hours online seminar to take place on 18 June 2021 (10h00-12h30 UYT/15h00-17h30 CEST) that will foster exchanges between the European and Latin American scientific communities and the political actors involved in building Research Infrastructures....

Single-cell optogenetics reveals leader cells at the top of the functional hierarchy of pancreatic β-cells in vivo

Published: 2021-06-07

On April 16th, we held the first Virtual Pub Special Edition, making room for Flash presentations from academia and industry, on the topic of “Speed in Imaging.” During this event, Luis Fernando Delgadillo Silva, of the Centre for Regenerative Therapies TU Dresden at the Technische Universität Dresden, presented his work on the function of pancreatic β-cells in vivo. His presentation was voted “Best Academic Talk” by the audience. In the interview below, Luis shares some highlights fr...

Join us for the first Euro-BioImaging User Forum: "Understanding and Fighting Cancer"

Published: 2021-05-19

Euro-BioImaging is organizing an online User Forum on June 17, 2021 from 14:00-17:00 CEST. The topic is "Understanding and Fighting Cancer". This event will highlight the importance of cutting-edge imaging technologies in support of cancer research and showcase the specific expertise available at our 25 Nodes across Europe through case studies presented in tandem with the research community. Program: During the first hour, keynote speakers from the biological and biomedical imaging communitie...

Tech Exchange with Euro-BioImaging Industry Board

Published: 2021-05-10

On Friday, May 14th, at 14:00 CEST, the Euro-BioImaging Industry Board invites you to learn more about AI supported image acquisition and analysis from some of our Board members. Come out and discuss with them some new technologies and exciting applications in our Q&A session! Topics to be presented: • "Contextual Tissue Cytometry with AI – Applications in Tumor Biology and Beyond," by Rupert Ecker of TissueGnostics GmbH • "A new dawn in high-end confocal imaging from Nikon," ...

The Virtual Pub: High resolution deep brain imaging using adaptive optics three-photon microscopy

Published: 2021-04-06

On Friday, April 9th, at 13:00 CET, we welcome: Linda Streich, Cell Biology and Biophysics Unit, EMBL, on "High resolution deep brain imaging using adaptive optics three-photon microscopy" All imaging enthusiasts are welcome! Join via internet:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/760003029If you would like to present at The Virtual Pub, we are open to suggestions! Please let us know at info@eurobioimaging.eu ...

Virtual Pub: "Speed" in Imaging

Published: 2021-04-06

Join us for a special edition of the Virtual Pub on Friday, April 16th, from 13:00-15:00 CEST. This 2-hour long event will include Flash presentations from academics and industry on the topic of "Speed" in imaging. From in vivo imaging to high-speed cameras and image compression, there is something for everyone, so please see the agenda below. To make this Special Edition even more "special", the audience will vote on the best academic presentations. The winner will be awarded a prize, sponsor...

We are recruiting our Director of Medical Imaging!

Published: 2021-03-31

Are you a senior scientist who is looking for an exciting leadership opportunity and passionate about medical imaging? Euro-Bioimaging ERIC is currently seeking a Director of Medical Imaging. The recruited Director will be part of the operational leadership of the organization with special focus on advancing technologies, services, and applications related to medical and pre-clinical biomedical imaging. Ideal candidates should have a strong motivation and willingness to take Euro-BioImaging to ...

New, super-resolution microscope available at Euro-BioImaging's Brno Node

Published: 2021-03-30

The Advanced Light Microscopy and Medical Imaging Node in Brno, Czech Republic, has just invested in a new, super-resolution microscope that can perform Structured Illumination Microscopy (SIM) and Single Molecule Localisation Microscopy (SMLM). In this interview, Milan Esner, Deputy Head of the Brno Node, explains the range of projects that will be supported with this technology and the scientific questions that can be addressed. Great news, Euro-BioImaging users are eligible to use this state-...

Euro-BioImaging, proud to be part of the HealthyCloud project!

Published: 2021-03-26

The HealthyCloud project, funded by the European Commission, brings together 21 organizations from 11 countries with broad and complementary expertise, to contribute to a Strategic Agenda towards the European Health Research and Innovation Cloud. This project aims to maximise the impact of health research, by adopting best practices in health data management. Euro-BioImaging participates in the Healthy Cloud project with two Nodes, the Population Imaging Node hosted by Erasmus MC, and the Mul...

The Virtual Pub: Multimodality imaging across scales and institutes

Published: 2021-03-23

On Friday, March 26th, at 13:00 CET, we welcome: Andreas Walter, Austria BioImaging, CMI, on "Multimodality imaging across scales and institutes" After the Virtual Pub, stay online for the Tech Exchange, a one-hour discussion dedicated to correlated multi-modal imaging technologies, brought to you by the Euro-BioImaging Industry Board. Learn more: https://www.eurobioimaging.eu/news/euro-bioimaging-industry-board--tech-exchange/ All imaging enthusiasts are welcome! Join via internet:https...

New funding opportunity for Euro-BioImaging users

Published: 2021-03-17

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Italian User Access Grants Program. With this Program, sponsored and funded by the Italian Ministry of Universities and Research, Italian researchers travelling to Euro-BioImaging Nodes abroad and international researchers accessing Italian Euro-BioImaging Nodes, have now the possibility to cover their travel and access costs. It’s easy to apply - users can simply tick the corresponding option in the user application form on the Euro-BioImaging Web ...

The Virtual Pub: New tools for in-vivo optical imaging and its translation to the clinic

Published: 2021-03-16

On Friday, March 19th, at 13:00 CET, we welcome: Prof. Clemens Löwik, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands on “State-of-the-art and new tools for in-vivo optical imaging and its translation to the clinic” All imaging enthusiasts are welcome! Join via internet:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/760003029If you would like to present at The Virtual Pub, we are open to suggestions! Please let us know at info@eurobioimaging.eu ...

Studying abroad? Euro-BioImaging can enhance your experience!

Published: 2021-03-11

Euro-BioImaging users come from many different countries and many different backgrounds. Their research interests vary - as does their career stage. This is the story of Marcos González López, a Master’s student in “Cell and Gene therapies” from Spain, who became a Euro-BioImaging user at the state-of-the-art CELLIM facility, part of our Advanced Light Microscopy and Medical Imaging Node Brno CZ, while pursuing his Master’s degree research. Marcos reports on the unique combination of f...

Euro-BioImaging Industry Board – Tech Exchange

Published: 2021-03-11

On Friday, March 26th, at 14:00 CET, the Euro-BioImaging Industry Board invites you to learn more about correlative multi-modal imaging technologies from some of our Board members and discuss with them your technical challenges and applications in our Q&A session! Topics to be presented: “Multimodal Imaging with Biochemical, Biophysical and Molecular Contrast using Stimulated Raman Scattering, Harmonic Generation and Fluorescence” (Volker Schweikhard - Leica Microsystems) “When...

The Virtual Pub: Theranostic Nanomedicine

Published: 2021-03-09

On Friday, March 12th, at 13:00 CET, we welcome: Prof. Dr. Twan Lammers, Department of Nanomedicine and Theranostics, Institute for Experimental Molecular Imaging Center for Biohybrid Medical Systems, Aachen University Clinic, on “Theranostic Nanomedicine” All imaging enthusiasts are welcome! Join via internet:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/760003029If you would like to present at The Virtual Pub, we are open to suggestions! Please let us know at info@eurobioimaging.eu ...

Towards sharing and reusing of preclinical image data

Published: 2021-03-05

The preclinical imaging community faces many challenges when it comes to collecting, processing, and reusing the various types of imaging data produced in preclinical research. That is why a group from the Molecular Imaging Center (CIM) of the University of Torino, part of Euro-BioImaging’s  Multi-Modal Molecular Imaging Italian Node, with support from the Horizon Europe EOSC-Life project, undertook the development of a user-friendly, customizable workflow to store, process and share prec...

Remote experiments with STED microscopy at Euro-BioImaging's EMBL Node? Yes, you can!

Published: 2021-03-03

Jonas Bagge is a PhD Fellow in the Department of Biology at the University of Copenhagen. His speciality is DNA repair, with a specific focus on how TopBP1 protein contributes to maintaining genome integrity during mitosis. With only one year left to finalize his doctoral research, Jonas planned to travel to Euro-BioImaging’s EMBL Node in Heidelberg, Germany, to use stimulated emission depletion (STED) super-resolution microscopy to observe the location of TopBP1 in human cells in specific mit...

The Virtual Pub: A force-controlled nanopipette system with integrated imaging for applications in life sciences and beyond

Published: 2021-03-01

On Friday, March 5th, at 13:00 CET, we welcome: Dr. Pablo Dörig, VP Research Solutions, Cytosurge AG, on “A force-controlled nanopipette system with integrated imaging for applications in life sciences and beyond" All imaging enthusiasts are welcome! Join via internet:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/760003029If you would like to present at The Virtual Pub, we are open to suggestions! Please let us know at info@eurobioimaging.eu ...

The Virtual Pub: Open cutting-edge super-resolution and machine-learning technology for the study of cell biology and viral infection

Published: 2021-02-23

On Friday, February 26th, at 13:00 CET, we welcome: Prof. Ricardo Henriques Group Leader of the Optical Cell Biology Laboratory, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal on “Open cutting-edge super-resolution and machine-learning technology for the study of cell biology and viral infection" All imaging enthusiasts are welcome! Join via internet:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/760003029If you would like to present at The Virtual Pub, we are open to suggestions! Please let us know at info@eurob...

The Virtual Pub: Spring 2021 Calendar

Published: 2021-02-19

We are happy to share the Spring 2021 Calendar with you for the Virtual Pub! All imaging enthusiasts are welcome to join! Join via internet:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/760003029If you would like to present at The Virtual Pub, we are open to suggestions! Please let us know at info@eurobioimaging.eu ...

Call for Abstracts! The Virtual Pub Special Edition: “Speed” in Imaging

Published: 2021-02-18

Have you had an experience with “Speed” in Imaging or Image analysis that you would like to share with the Euro-BioImaging community? In collaboration with the Euro-BioImaging Industry Board, we would like to invite you to submit an abstract for a special edition of the Virtual Pub on April 16th, 2021. We are inviting flash presentations of 5 minutes (3-4 slides without title slide) that address the topic of “Speed” in imaging. We particularly encourage early career researchers to apply...

The Virtual Pub: Hyperpolarized MR, a modality “in spe”

Published: 2021-02-15

On Friday, February 19th, at 13:00 CET, we welcome: Jan Henrik Ardenkjaer Larsen, Head of Section, Professor Technical University of Denmark, on “Hyperpolarized MR, a modality in spe” All imaging enthusiasts are welcome! Join via internet:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/760003029If you would like to present at The Virtual Pub, we are open to suggestions! Please let us know at info@eurobioimaging.eu ...

QUAREP-LiMi: Towards community-driven quality control guidelines for light microscopy

Published: 2021-02-12

How can we be sure that measurements from a microscope in a cell biology laboratory in California, USA, correspond to measurements made by the same type of microscope in Paris, France? Or how can we be even sure that the measurements taken on the identical system 3 months apart can be compared? This question has preoccupied microscopists for many years, without a clearly coordinated community-wide response. But since April 2020, the light microscopy community has come together to form QUAREP-Li...

The Virtual Pub: Data mangement: Biological and Preclinical Imaging perspective

Published: 2021-02-10

On Friday, February 12th, at 13:00 CET, we welcome: Josh Moore and Jean-Marie Burel, OME Team, Dundee University, UK on “Data Management: Biological Imaging perspective” Dario Livio Longo, Principal Investigator, IBB-CNR & University of Torino and Sara Zullino, Research Fellow, University of Torino on “Data Management: Preclinical Imaging perspective” All imaging enthusiasts are welcome!Join via internet:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/760003029If you would like to present at Th...

The Virtual Pub: New therapy options for Acute Myeloid Leukemia? Cross-RI drug screening project

Published: 2021-02-02

On Friday, February 5th, at 13:00 CET, we welcome: Prof. Maria Paola Martelli, Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Perugia and Roberta Ranieri, PhD student, University of Perugia, to talk about their quest to find “New therapy options for Acute Myeloid Leukemia” Bahne Stechmann, Head of Operations & Scientific Strategy, EU-Openscreen and Antje Keppler, Interim Director Euro-BioImaging Bio-Hub, for insight on how research infrastructures support complex cross-RI proj...

The Virtual Pub: An Overview of Mass Spectrometry Imaging (MSI)

Published: 2021-01-26

On Friday, January 29th, at 13:00 CET, we welcome: Berta Cillero Pastor, CORE lab leader of the Division of Imaging Mass Spectrometry at M4I, Maastricht University and Domenico Russo, Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, CNR, Advanced Light Microscopy Italian Node, on “An overview of Mass Spectrometry Imaging (MSI)” All imaging enthusiasts are welcome!Join via internet:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/760003029If you would like to present at The Virtual Pub, we are open to suggestion...

The Virtual Pub: BioImaging Master’s Programmes: A European Overview

Published: 2021-01-19

To learn more about BioImaging Master’s Programmes in Europe, please click below to see presentation slides: Åbo Akademi University and the University of Turku, Finland University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands University College London, United Kingdom University of Rouen-Normandie, France On Friday, January 22nd, at 13:00 CET, we welcome a line-up of speakers across Europe to present a range of BioImaging Master's programmes: Assoc. Prof. Diana Toivola and Joan...

Understanding how mechanical forces act in plant cells

Published: 2021-01-18

Imaging technologies can help scientists understand how plant tissues respond to stress, such as drought, heat, or other environmental factors. Characterising the mechanical properties of plant cells is an important aspect of studying plant resilience. That is why a team at Wageningen University, host of Euro-BioImaging’s Advanced Light Microscopy and Molecular Imaging Node Wageningen, developed a new method to measure the viscosity in individual parts of plant cells using Fluorescence Lifetim...

The Virtual Pub: Complex-Scale Imaging in the Czech Republic

Published: 2021-01-12

On Friday, January 15th, at 13:00 CET, we welcome: Michal Mikl, Head, and Milan Esner, Deputy Head, of the Advanced Light Microscopy and Medical Imaging Node, Brno, on “From Molecules to Human: Complex-Scale Imaging at the Advanced Light Microscopy and Medical Imaging Multi Modal Node in Brno" All imaging enthusiasts are welcome!Join via internet:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/760003029If you would like to present at The Virtual Pub, we are open to suggestions! Please let us know at info@...

The Virtual Pub: Clearing the way for lightsheet microscopy

Published: 2021-01-04

On Friday, January 8th, at 13:00 CET, we welcome: Shan Zhao, PhD researcher, Institute for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (iTERM) Helmholtz Zentrum München and LMU, on “Holistic Three-dimensional Cellular Mapping of Mammalian Organs by Tissue Clearing and Light-sheet Fluorescence Microscopy" All imaging enthusiasts are welcome!Join via internet:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/760003029If you would like to present at The Virtual Pub, we are open to suggestions! Please let u...

Best wishes from the Euro-BioImaging Team

Published: 2020-12-21

This year - our first year in operations as an ERIC - was an exciting year for Euro-Bioimaging. We faced the challenge of operating a pan-European research infrastructure within the context of a global pandemic, but we did not let that bring us down. The year was full of important milestones for our research infrastructure, some of which are highlighted below. We want to thank our wonderful community for making all of these important actions possible! Thank you for your support in 2020 and we w...

The Virtual Pub: Early 2021 Calendar

Published: 2020-12-16

We held our last Virtual Pub of 2020 on Friday, December 11th, but we look forward to a very exciting line-up of talks in 2021! Please find below the calendar of the first Virtual Pubs of the new year. Please help us spread the word about these upcoming talks and join us on Friday, January 8th for the first Virtual Pub of 2021. In the meantime, stay healthy and enjoy the holidays! On Friday, January 8th, at 13:00 CET, we welcome: Shan Zhao, PhD researcher, Institute for Tissue Engineering ...

The Virtual Pub: NEUBIAS Academy & A new medical imaging facility in Finland

Published: 2020-12-09

On Friday, December 11th, at 13:00 CET, we welcome:  Anna Klemm, BioImage Analyst at the SciLifeLab BioImage Informatics Facility, on “NEUBIAS Academy: Providing FAIR Training in Bioimage Analysis" Prof. Juhani Knuuti and Senior Scientist Veikko Jousmäki, Finnish biomedical Node, on “Finnish Biomedical Imaging Node: Exceptional opportunities for translational research - and introducing MEG to Euro-BioImaging” All imaging enthusiasts welcome!Join via internet:https://us02we...

Showcasing cutting-edge imaging technologies with Euro-BioImaging

Published: 2020-12-08

In order to provide our users open access to relevant and up-to-date imaging technologies, Euro-BioImaging is constantly evaluating new technologies’ readiness for open access in collaboration with the imaging community. Johanna Bischof, Scientific Project Manager at Euro-BioImaging explains how this multi-step evaluation process works – and how the user experience is an important part of the inclusion of technology breakthroughs in Euro-BioImaging’s operational portfolio. How is a new...

NEW! Super-resolution Traction Force Microscopy for measuring mechanical forces in living cells

Published: 2020-12-08

Traction Force Microscopy (TFM) has long been used to measure the forces cells exert on their environment – recent advances mean it is ready to go SUPER-RESOLUTION. Euro-BioImaging is now offering all researchers access to super-resolution Traction Force Microscopy (SR-TFM) at our Finnish Advanced Light Microscopy Node in Turku, Finland. In this interview, Dr Aki Stubb, from the University of Cambridge, explains how super-resolution Traction Force Microscopy works. Can you please briefly des...

Euro-BioImaging ERIC extends a warm welcome to its new Nodes!

Published: 2020-12-04

We are very pleased to announce that the Euro-BioImaging family is growing! In 2020, we welcome four new Nodes hosted by Austria, Finland, Sweden, and Portugal. These include two Biological, one Biomedical and one Mixed Node. Four existing Nodes were also granted upgrades, bringing on board new facilities and expanding their technology portfolio. A cutting-edge infrastructure These renowned imaging facilities have undergone a stringent, independent review process by the Euro-BioImaging Scient...

The Virtual Pub: Image data analysis: The biomedical perspective

Published: 2020-12-01

On Friday, December 4th, at 13:00 CET, we welcome: Philippe Lambin, Head of the Department of Precision Medicine, Maastricht University, on “Radiomics: Preclinical and medical images are more than pictures, they are quantitative data" All imaging enthusiasts welcome!Join via internet:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/760003029If you would like to present at The Virtual Pub, we are open to suggestions! Please let us know at info@eurobioimaging.eu.  ...

ARISE: Training the next generation of core facility managers

Published: 2020-12-01

Between 2021 and 2025, EMBL and Marie Sklodowska Curie programme will award 62 three-year fellowships to talented technology experts who wish to advance technology development in the life sciences and receive training to operate life science research infrastructures. ARISE: Career Accelerator for Research Infrastructure Scientists is an impressive fellowship program and a unique, interdisciplinary opportunity for experienced STEM professionals - in Europe or abroad. For three full year...

The Virtual Pub: Understanding the SARS-COV-2 replication cycle in human cells

Published: 2020-11-24

Our next Virtual Pub will be held on Friday, November 27th at 1 PM CET. Dr. Yannick Schwab of EMBL will share the results of a recent collaborative study to create 3D reconstructions of whole cells that are infected by SARS-CoV-2 and their subcellular compartments. All imaging enthusiasts are welcome!  Friday, November 27th, we welcome: Yannick Schwab, Team leader and Head of Electron Microscopy core facility, EMBL, on "Understanding the SARS-COV-2 replication cycle in human cells" ...

Euro-BioImaging’s EMBL Node contributes to understanding SARS-CoV-2 replication cycle in human cells

Published: 2020-11-24

Understanding virus replication is a key part of any therapeutic strategy to combat COVID-19. Without this crucial piece of the puzzle, it is hard to develop drugs to suppress viral replication and virus-induced cell death. EMBL’s Electron Microscopy Core Facility, part of Euro-BioImaging’s EMBL Node, participated in a timely study to reveal the biological mechanisms driving the SARS-CoV-2 replication cycle in human cells. This study, carried out in collaboration with the Ralf Bartenschlager...

Euro-BioImaging: A beacon of light

Published: 2020-11-19

As the evenings are becoming darker, a new light has been lit up at the BioCity building in Turku, Finland. Finland hosts Euro-BioImaging ERIC, and the Finnish section of the Euro-BioImaging Hub is located in this building. The other two sections of the Hub are at EMBL, Heidelberg, and Torino, Italy. Drop by and visit us for a cup of coffee or tea on the fifth floor of BioCity, if you happen to be around! Or drop us a line at info@eurobioimaging.eu! ...

The Virtual Pub: High temperature live-imaging for studying hyperthermophilic archaea

Published: 2020-11-17

Our next Virtual Pub will be held on Friday, November 20th at 1 PM CET. Don’t miss out on this exciting presentation of the special double chambered microscope developed by a group of UK researchers to study organisms that thrive in high temperature environments. All imaging enthusiasts are welcome!  Friday, November 20th, we welcome: Andre Pulschen, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, on “Some like it hot: High temperature live-imaging for studying hyperthermophilic archaea" ...

Conducting interdisciplinary transnational research in the COVID-19 era

Published: 2020-11-10

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it more difficult for researchers to travel from one country to another, slowing down cross-border cooperation. It has forced laboratories worldwide to adapt stringent safety and hygiene measures, and has even had an impact on the focus of some research projects. But some researchers, like Euro-BioImaging user, Roberta Ranieri, of the University of Perugia, are unstoppable. Despite the possibility of travel restrictions being reintroduced at any moment, she returne...

The Virtual Pub: Deep learning for image segmentation

Published: 2020-11-09

Our next Virtual Pub will be held on Friday, November 13th at 1 PM CET. Don’t miss out on this exciting talk which will highlight some methods for interactive learning and automatic segmentation of biological images developed by the Kreshuk Group at EMBL. All imaging enthusiasts are welcome! Friday, November 13th, we welcome: Dr. Anna Kreshuk, Group Leader, Cell Biology and Biophysics Unit, EMBL, on "Deep learning for image segmentation"  Join via internet:https://us02web.zoo...

The Virtual Pub: Funding User Access and Core Facility Staff mobility

Published: 2020-11-02

Our next Virtual Pub will be held on Friday, November 6th at 1 PM CET. Don’t miss out on these exciting talks about funding and mobility opportunities. All imaging enthusiasts are welcome! Friday, November 6th, we welcome: Federica Paina, External Affairs, Euro-BioImaging Manager, Global BioImaging Kelly Sheehan-Rooney, Head of EMBO Fellowships Program, EMBO Julia Fernandez-Rodriguez, Scientific Director, University of Gothenburg and COMULIS STSM Coordinator  Join via i...

The Virtual Pub: How Computer Vision Can Revolutionize Image Analysis

Published: 2020-10-27

Our next Virtual Pub will be held on Friday, October 30th at 1 PM CET. Don’t miss out on this exciting talk! All imaging enthusiasts are welcome!   Friday, October 30th, we welcome:  Dr. Dominic Waithe, UKRI Innovation Fellow, Radcliffe Department of Medicine University of Oxford, on “Computer Vision Powered Microscopy - Subjectivity Dethroned” Join via internet: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/760003029  If you would like to present at The Virtual Pub, we are...

Atomic Force Microscopy: Describing the mechanical properties of diverse materials

Published: 2020-10-26

Interview with Camilo Guzmán, Manager of Euro-BioImaging’s Finnish Advanced Light Microscopy Node Please tell us who you are, where your facility is based, and what your role is. My name is Camilo Guzmán and I am the manager of the Finnish Advanced Light Microscopy Node of Euro-BioImaging. I have a background both in physics and in biology and I have been working on microscopy topics for over 17 years now. Our node has imaging facilities in Helsinki, Oulu and Turku and I am based in Turk...

COMULIS COST Action: Funding for correlated multimodality imaging projects

Published: 2020-10-22

Correlated multimodality imaging (CMI) is a way to gather holistic information about an individual specimen. The CMI process of combining two or more imaging techniques to a single sample results in a greater understanding of the sample’s macro, meso- and microscopic structure, dynamics, function and chemical composition. CMI therefore has huge potential in biological and biomedical research. To make CMI a more standard practice, COMULIS - Correlated Multimodal Imaging in Life Sciences – was...

The Virtual Pub: Quantifying super-resolution image data

Published: 2020-10-20

Our next Virtual Pub will be held on Friday, October 23rd at 1 PM CEST. Don’t miss out on this exciting talk! All imaging enthusiasts are welcome! Friday, October 23rd, we welcome: Yu-Le Wu, Predoctoral Fellow, Ries Group, EMBL, on “Extracting Quantitative Measures from Super-resolution Data” Join via internet: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/760003029 If you would like to present at The Virtual Pub, we are open to suggestions! Please let us know at hub@eurobioimaging.eu. ...

The Virtual Pub: Quality Management for Light Microsocpy: QUAREP-LiMi

Published: 2020-10-14

The next Euro-BioImaging Virtual Pub will be held on Friday, October 16th at 1 PM CEST. Don’t miss out on this exciting talk! All imaging enthusiasts are welcome!Friday, October 16th, we welcome:  Dr. Roland Nitschke - Life Imaging Center (LIC), Centre for Integrative Signalling Analysis (CISA), University of Freiburg, on “QUAREP-LiMi - Bringing a 15 year old idea to success - Quality Assessment and Reproducibility for Instruments & Images in Light Microscopy” Join via internet: ...

PAI: Combining high-contrast optical imaging with the penetration capability of ultrasound

Published: 2020-10-05

Interview with Enzo Terreno, Coordinator of the Multi-Modal Molecular Imaging (MMMI) Italian Node belonging to the medical family of the Euro-BioImaging Nodes. Please tell us who you are, where your facility is based, and what your role is. My name is Enzo Terreno, and I have the pleasure to be the Coordinator of the Multi-Modal Molecular Imaging (MMMI) Italian Node belonging to the medical family of the Euro-BioImaging Nodes. This is a multi-sited Node comprising 8 imaging centers distr...

MSI: Making pictures out of Mass-Spectrometry data

Published: 2020-09-29

Interview with Seetharaman Parashuraman, Head of the Bioimaging facility of the Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Naples, an institute belonging to the National Research Council, part of our Advanced Light Microscopy Italian Node. Let me tell you about Mass-Spectrometry-based Imaging (MSI) at the Bioimaging facility, IBBC-CNR. Our technology is based on an AP-SMALDI10 mass spectrometer with a dedicated home-built matrix pneumatic sprayer (SMALDI prep) and software for images generatio...

CARS: Label-free imaging for studying pharmaceutical materials/drug crystallization

Published: 2020-09-29

Interview with Antti Isomäki, of the Biomedicum Imaging Unit of Helsinki BioImaging, part of Euro-BioImaging’s Finish Advanced Light Microscopy Node. Please tell us who you are, where your facility is based, and what your role is. My name is Antti Isomäki and I am an optical physicist by training. The path to my current position went through the basic research in a laser lab, postdoc time in microscopy technology development, and finally biomedical applications and imaging method dev...

SIM: Fast and rather easy super-resolution microscopy

Published: 2020-09-23

Interview with Ivan Novotný, Ph.D., from Light Microscopy Core facility at Institute of Molecular Genetics, in Prague, Czech Republic. Please tell us a little bit about yourself. I am employed as an imaging specialist at the Light microscopy core facility at the Institute of Molecular Genetics of the Czech Academy of Science in Prague, CZ, part of Euro-BioImaging’s Prague Node. I am really interested in super-resolution (SR) methods and Structured illumination microscopy (SIM) is one of the...

QPI: The elegant method for slow live cell imaging

Published: 2020-09-23

Interview with Helena Chmelová, Ph.D., from Light Microscopy Core facility at Institute of Molecular Genetics, Prague, Czech Republic, part of Euro-BioImaging’s Advanced Light And Electron Microscopy Node Prague.  Could you tell us a little about yourself? I joined the Light Microscopy Core Facility at the Institute of Molecular Genetics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, part of Euro-BioImaging’s Prague Node, as a light microscopy specialist. I am particularly interested in imagin...

CARS: A label-free technique for live samples

Published: 2020-09-23

Interview with Dalibor Pánek, Ph.D., from Imaging Methods Core facility at BIOCEV, Faculty of Science, Charles University, part of the Advanced Light And Electron Microscopy Node Prague.  Could you tell us a little about yourself briefly? My name is Dalibor Pánek. I obtained my Ph.D. in applied physics. A year ago I joined the Imaging Methods Core Facility at BIOCEV, part of the Prague node, as a specialist in optical microscopy. I provide training and support for conventional techni...

Euro-BioImaging contributes to cloud-based biological image analysis workflow tools

Published: 2020-09-02

The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is a digital platform for the European science community, designed to give researchers from the European Union (EU) a global lead in research data management. Within this overarching project, EOSC-Life brings together the 13 Life Science Research Infrastructures (LS RIs) to create an open, digital and collaborative space for biological and medical research. Project partners Euro-BioImaging and ELIXIR, in collaboration with the Image Data Resource (IDR) and ...

Providing remote training for new users of Light and Electron Microscopes

Published: 2020-08-27

The Centre for Cellular Imaging of the University of Gothenburg has remained open throughout the corona virus pandemic, continuously providing microscopy services to regular users while implementing new guidelines and strict hygiene measures. Among the measures taken in March 2020, face-to-face training of new users came to a halt. In order to continue to attract new users in spite of travel restrictions and safety rules, Julia Fernandez-Rodriguez, Head of the Centre for Cellular Imaging, and he...

Proud to announce the appointment of Euro-BioImaging’s Scientific Advisory Board

Published: 2020-07-29

In November 2019, the European Commission officially established Euro-BioImaging – which provides life scientists with open access to a broad range of technologies and resources in biological and biomedical imaging – as a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC). As stipulated by the statutes published in the Official Journal of the European Union, Euro-BioImaging ERIC’s governance includes a Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), whose role is to oversee the scientific, ethical, techn...

Running remote experiments in Italy’s Elettra Synchrotron laboratory

Published: 2020-07-23

Due to the COVID-19 emergency in Spring 2020, Euro-BioImaging’s  Phase Contrast Imaging Flagship Node in Trieste, Italy, started running remote experiments at its Elettra Synchrotron facility. This new modus operandi represents a true revolution for the site. Dr. Giuliana Tromba, the SYRMEP Beamline Coordinator, shares the remote procedures her facility has implemented – and explores some possible next steps: “… Before the global pandemic, operations at the Elettra Synchro...

How high-throughput microscopy can contribute to COVID-19 diagnosis

Published: 2020-07-23

Biological and biomedical imaging technologies are essential for addressing many research questions related to Covid-19 and for diagnosis. A recent study conducted by the Heidelberg University Center for Integrative Infectious Disease Research, in collaboration with EMBL and the Heidelberg Collaboratory for Image Processing, reveals a procedure that combines high-throughput microscopy and semi-automated image analysis of virus-infected cells from a cell line to identify SARS-CoV-2 spec...

Euro-BioImaging is expanding its imaging technology offer!

Published: 2020-07-22

Euro-Bioimaging is a research infrastructure that has been founded to provide access to the best imaging services in Europe. These services are provided at its 33 Nodes, all of which are internationally renowned imaging facilities. A prime goal of Euro-BioImaging ERIC is to ensure that its imaging technologies are truly cutting-edge. To ensure that our repertoire of provided technologies will stay abreast with the fast development and the breakthroughs in imaging research, we have, together with...

Fast Track access to biological and biomedical imaging technologies for COVID-19 research projects

Published: 2020-07-22

In the battle against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, imaging technologies play a crucial role. From cellular biology to diagnostics and disease management, imaging techniques are enhancing research. Are you interested in using imaging technologies, but not sure how to access them? All scientists, regardless of area of expertise, field of activity, geographic location, or affiliation can benefit from Euro-BioImaging’s pan-European open access services to imaging facilities. Take advantage of Euro-BioIma...

CT Imaging and Artificial Intelligence: United for COVID-19 prognostics

Published: 2020-07-08

The new coronavirus is highly contagious. However, despite the wide spread of the virus and its ability to bring entire healthcare systems to their knees, only a small percentage of patients - around 5-10% - develop the most serious (and sometimes fatal) forms of the disease. Often these forms have a rapid and unpredictable course that lead the patient to go from a mild symptomatology to a serious respiratory insufficiency in a very short time. The San Raffaele Hospital in Milan, part of Euro-Bi...

Euro-BioImaging ERIC is hiring

Published: 2020-07-01

Expressions of Interest are invited for the Euro-BioImaging Directorate positions. Please find the details here...

Euro-BioImaging ERIC concluded its “Call for Nodes 2020” on June 30th

Published: 2020-07-01

Thank you very much to all applicants for submitting a new Node application or a proposal to upgrade their existing Node! We are excited to have received so many new applications, and we will now carefully check their eligibility before the independent review by the Euro-BioImaging Scientific Advisory Board will start.More information on the documentation can be found in the Document Gallery of the Euro-BioImaging Web Portal. If you have questions, please contact us at info@eurobioimaging.e...

Remote access in preclinical imaging services

Published: 2020-06-25

Imaging facilities across the globe are scrambling to adapt remote procedures - or new, stricter hygiene measures - that make it possible to open and operate in the COVID-19 era. But for some facilities, remote access is business as usual. Enzo Terreno, coordinator of Euro-BioImaging’s Multimodal Molecular Imaging Node in Italy, shares his experience providing remote access to the Molecular & Preclinical Imaging Centers (M & PIC) at the University of Torino. Detailed specification and close co...

Remote access to Finnish Advanced Light Microscopy node

Published: 2020-06-22

Laboratories around the world are in the process of developing new methods to welcome new users in the aftermath of the COVID-19 lockdown. Members of Euro-BioImaging, a pan-European infrastructure that provides life scientists with open access to a broad range of biological and biomedical imaging technologies, are sharing their experiences. Eija Jokitalo of Euro-BioImaging’s Finnish Advanced Light Microscopy (FiALM) Node shares her experience providing remote access to the EM facility in Helsi...

CORBEL: Supporting advanced interdisciplinary research in Europe

Published: 2020-06-22

Since 2015, Euro-BioImaging has proudly participated in the Horizon 2020-funded cluster project CORBEL (Coordinated Research Infrastructures Building Enduring Life-Science Services), along with 12 other life science research infrastructures (LS RIs). The ambitious goal of the CORBEL project was to facilitate user access across different RIs, involving multiple scientific fields and a broad range of technologies and services. By coordinating activities across RIs, CORBEL set out to build joint se...

New opportunities for Nordic imaging scientists

Published: 2020-06-05

A Nordic network of imaging nodes, Bridging Nordic Microscopy Infrastructures (BNMI) has been awarded NOK 2.5 million from NordForsk (220,000 Euros), as part of the Nordic Research Infrastructure Hubs initiative. Euro-BioImaging’s Norwegian Node is part of this network, and spearheaded this initiative. The funding will contribute to the development of imaging courses, workshops and seminars. In addition, it will support mobility of Nordic users within BNMI and the rest of Europe. Project ...

EMBRC and Euro-BioImaging sign a collaboration agreement

Published: 2020-06-04

The European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC) and Euro-BioImaging signed a collaboration agreement on 14 May 2020 to enhance communication about their respective services, to promote the development of joint services, and to encourage best-practice sharing and staff exchanges. The collaboration agreement will focus on facilitating access to marine model organisms and encouraging the use of advanced microscopy techniques in their study. Read the press release....

Imaging techniques and COVID19 diagnosis

Published: 2020-06-03

During the COVID-19 pandemic, computed tomography (CT) is the imaging method of choice to diagnose and monitor patients with COVID-19 because of its resolution, availability in intensive care units, and cost-effectiveness. Scientists from the University Federico II of Naples, part of Euro-BioImaging’s Molecular Imaging Italian Node, decided to evaluate the use of medical imaging technologies such as FDG-PET/CT during the COVID-19 pandemic in Southern Italy. They undertook a comparative st...

Fast Track for COVID-19 research projects

Published: 2020-05-29

From fundamental research on the molecular level to medical applications and diagnostics, imaging technologies provide crucial insight into the basic biology of the COVID-19 virus.  Among others, imaging technologies: Contribute to an in-depth understanding of the molecular processes of infection Support the development of therapeutics Confirm diagnosis and help monitor patients in the clinic Euro-BioImaging is currently processing proposals related to COVID-19 ...

Imaging technologies used to understand COVID-19 infection

Published: 2020-05-27

Euro-BioImaging’s French Node in Bordeaux is contributing to an important study led by the University of Bordeaux to understand COVID-19 infection and inflammatory response using fully differentiated human bronchial epithelium as model. Fluorescent imaging techniques such as immune fluorescence and RNAscope technology will be used in this highly relevant physiological system to determine if a particular cell type is (preferentially) infected by the virus. Dr Harald Wodrich, INSERM Researc...

Some tips about providing virtual microscopy and remote access

Published: 2020-05-20

The major impact of the coronavirus COVID-19 - including lockdown and quarantine in most parts of Europe - has changed the way scientists work. Laboratories around the world have shut down, and are required to develop new methods/processes to go back to work while respecting stringent hygiene measures. Members of Euro-BioImaging, a consortium of European countries and EMBL that provides life scientists with open access to a broad range of biological and biomedical imaging technologies, are imple...

Slovenia joins Euro-BioImaging ERIC!

Published: 2020-05-06

Imaging technologies have a central role in driving fundamental research and applied innovations in both biological and biomedical research. These technologies help a very broad user and research community to reach breakthrough biological discoveries and to proceed with translation into innovations in the fields of medicine, diagnostics, drug development, biotechnology, and molecular ecology. The Euro-BioImaging ERIC is a consortium of 14 European countries and EMBL that provide life scientists ...

Nodes & friends virtual beer session

Published: 2020-04-24

With Europe becoming a hotspot for the COVID-19 pandemic, these last few weeks have been tough. To help lift the spirits and share experiences, the Euro-BioImaging “Nodes & friends virtual beer session” was born. Every Friday afternoon, members of the Euro-BioImaging Hub and Nodes from all corners of Europe come together to close another historical week and say “cheers” to staying at home and keeping healthy! ...

Expanding the Euro-BioImaging portfolio

Published: 2020-04-22

To remain at the technological forefront, Euro-BioImaging uses “showcasing” and “proof-of-concept” studies to ensure that new technologies are continuously integrated into its portfolio. The first proof-of-concept studies includes Photoacoustic Imaging, Mass Spectrometry Imaging, Coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) microscopy and Quantitative Phase Imaging. These technologies will be offered through the Euro-BioImaging Web Portal for user access once the COVID-19 emerg...

Resources for COVID-19 and related imaging research

Published: 2020-04-20

It is not surprising that the COVID-19 outbreak has significantly limited Euro-BioImaging’s physical user access services. Nevertheless, we are thankful for the necessary health and safety measures put in place all across Europe, and it is fantastic to see researchers come together to fight this pandemic. Imaging research is essential in this fight, and Euro-BioImaging will continue to support your research as best as possible; starting with a COVID-19 repository for the life science community...

Open position: Euro-BioImaging Industry Board Coordinator

Published: 2020-04-17

Euro-BioImaging Hub is looking for a Euro-BioImaging Industry Board (EBIB) Coordinator who will work in close collaboration with EBIB Chair and EBIB members located across Europe as well as with the Euro-BioImaging Hub Office. The position is located at the Bio-Hub at EMBL Heidelberg.     The Euro-BioImaging Industry Board (EBIB) is currently comprised of thirteen different companies across the imaging field. In the EBIB, all companies work together as a single, professional ...

Euro-BioImaging April 2020 Newsletter

Published: 2020-04-17

Here's the latest Euro-BioImaging newsletter! Including for instance COVID-19-related updates, the call for new Nodes and some exciting funding news. Read it here:  https://mailchi.mp/75e8ca11a7d4/euro-bioimaging-newsletter-april-2020...

Euro-BioImaging update regarding COVID-19

Published: 2020-04-07

Following closely the Covid-19 situation, Euro-BioImaging asks everyone involved, including Euro-BioImaging users, to align with the recommendations of their relevant national health departments.Euro-BioImaging will process the online submission of new user proposals as before, but flexibility needs to be applied when it comes to scheduling a physical user visit until available information on the European situation allows again for reliable and safe travel planning. Euro-BioImaging is also looki...

Is the biology of Homo sapiens not interesting? – opinion piece by Professor John Eriksson, Euro-BioImaging Interim Director General

Published: 2020-04-07

The ongoing pandemic has given reason to consider the public awareness of bioscience and its general importance. In this respect, it was interesting to browse through different mass media and science journals at the turn of the year, as the new decennium, carrying the somewhat prophetic number 2020, spurred an exceptional interest in things to come. There was a cavalcade of interviews, columns, blogs, and debates from experts with presumed crystal balls to provide visions of the future. The pred...

Euro-BioImaging plays a key role in the new CORBEL brochure

Published: 2020-03-30

"For the advancement of science: Working with European Life Science Research Infrastructures" is a new brochure created by CORBEL. The brochure explains the many advantages of working with Life Science Research Infrastructures, including why access to services and technologies they offer, their collaborative work, and the creation of common service pipelines are advancing life science research. Read and download the brochure here: https://www.corbel-project.eu/...

Euro-BioImaging ERIC opens the “Call for Nodes 2020”

Published: 2020-03-30

Euro-BioImaging ERIC has opened its Call for Nodes 2020. Cutting-edge imaging facilities hosted by Euro-BioImaging member states and prospective member states, which are supported by their national authorities to become a Node of this pan-European research infrastructure, are invited to submit their Expression of Interest before June 30th, 2020. More information on the documentation that needs to be provided can be found in the Document Gallery of the Euro-BioImaging Web Portal as well as i...

COVID-19 webinar series - "Imaging of infection"

Published: 2020-03-26

The World Molecular Imaging Society (WMIS) is holding a series of COVID-19 webinar series called "Imaging of infection". Click here for more information....

Scientific project manager (user access)

Published: 2020-02-05

For the new Euro-BioImaging Bio-Hub at EMBL in Heidelberg, we are looking for a Scientific Project Manager to support us in managing relevant aspects of the Euro-BioImaging operation. S/He will be integrated into the international Bio-Hub team, working closely together with colleagues in the fields of imaging technologies, project management, communication & outreach, image data analysis and science policy. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Coordination of user access to state-of-...

Global BioImaging training programme manager

Published: 2020-02-05

Global BioImaging recently received a distinguished award by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI, https://chanzuckerberg.com/), which allows us to set-up an exciting as well as extensive training programme for core facility staff and managers. This program aims at building professional capacity internationally in this field by offering tailored training courses in e.g. imaging facility management and operation; image data management; latest imaging technologies; and more topics as requested by t...

Grant award to Global BioImaging

Published: 2020-01-29

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) has announced over $1.3 million (€1.2 m) in funding to support Global BioImaging; an international network of bioimaging facilities and communities coordinated by EMBL, with Euro-BioImaging as one major partner. The three-year grant will support Global BioImaging’s work to promote community building and training worldwide, and in this way also facilitate scientists to access the latest imaging technologies....

How to finance your access to Euro-BioImaging

Published: 2020-01-22

Euro-BioImaging is a publicly funded, non-profit research infrastructure. Hence, the costs for scientists to access Euro-BioImaging services are kept to their minimum, with the sole aim to allow running the infrastructure. The costs vary – for instance, while access to data services is normally free of charge, access to technologies generally involves a fee. For more information please click here....

Call for Nodes

Published: 2020-01-21

In March 2020, Euro-BioImaging will launch its next Call for Nodes. Cutting-edge imaging facilities hosted by Euro-BioImaging member states and prospective member states will be invited to submit their Expression of Interest to become part of this new European research infrastructure for imaging technologies in the life sciences, to openly offer their services to all European scientists and beyond. If you are interested in this call, you can find the procedure, criteria and the application ...

Euro-BioImaging Web Portal is now active

Published: 2019-12-17

Following the successful first board meeting of Euro-BioImaging on 12-13 December in Helsinki, Euro-BioImaging is now operational and the login feature of the Euro-BioImaging Web Portal has been activated. Users can now login to the portal and submit proposals to access Euro-BioImaging imaging technologies. https://www.eurobioimaging.eu/login(The previously used Interim Web Access Portal can no longer be used to submit new proposals, but it remains online for processing previously subm...

Euro-BioImaging publishes a Special Edition Newsletter

Published: 2020-01-09

On 29th October, 2019, after more than 10 years of preparatory work with active engagement from 25 national imaging communities, the European Commission officially established Euro-BioImaging as a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC). To mark this achievement, Euro-BioImaging published a Special Edition Newsletter to give recognition to the community's effort in this process and revisit the importance of this remarkable achievement for European life science research. Read the newsl...

Registration & Abstracts for the 4th NEUBIAS conference (29/2-6/3, 2020) in Bordeaux, France, now open

Published: 2019-11-21

The registration for the 4th NEUBIAS conference in Bordeaux, Feb 29- Mar 6 February 2020, is now open.NEUBIAS brings together life-scientists, bioimage analysts, microscopists, and image analysis developers from Europe and international partners in Australia, Singapore, Brazil and the USA (www.neubias.org). NEUBIAS is a forum to exchange the newest findings, applications, and cutting-edge developments in ...

Euro-BioImaging established as a European Research Infrastructure Consortium for state-of-the-art imaging services in biological and biomedical research

Published: 2019-11-07

The European Commission has officially established Euro-BioImaging as a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC). With its ERIC status, Euro-BioImaging is now legally recognised as a European research infrastructure for biological and biomedical imaging. All Euro-BioImaging services are accessible via www.eurobioimaging.eu.Euro-BioImaging ERIC is hosted by Finland, and the Statutory Seat of the ERIC is located in Turku, Finland. The Euro-BioImaging coordinating Hub consists in add...

Positive connectivity and community spirit at Euro-BioImaging’s Bio and Med Nodes Meetings

Published: 2020-01-09

In October 2019, the first physical meetings of Euro-BioImaging’s Bio and Med Nodes took place at EMBL (site of the Bio Hub) and Torino University (site of the Med Hub). Together with Node representatives, Hub team members, national imaging coordinators and Euro-BioImaging Industry Board members gathered at both meetings; resulting in lively, interactive discussions including: methods to boost user outreach; raising financial support for transnational user access to Nodes; and, the generation ...

“I would definitely recommend Euro-Biomaging to others" – Tobias Kletter, an iNEXT-funded user to Euro-BioImaging, tells his story

Published: 2020-01-09

Tobias Kletter is a PhD-student in the Reber lab at Humboldt-University of Berlin, Germany. His research in the area of cell biology focuses on how mitotic spindles are adapted during cell differentiation. When some of his new experiments required automated microscopy techniques, together with his PI, Simone Reber, he applied to access the technology and expertise at the Euro-BioImaging Node at EMBL via the iNEXT open call. They found the application process to be straightforward and received po...

Euro-BioImaging and EU-Openscreen sign a collaboration agreement to boost their joint support of the European Life Science community

Published: 2019-09-18

On 11.07.2019, at the meeting of ESFRI Research Infrastructures in the life sciences, Euro-BioImaging and EU-Openscreen signed a collaboration agreement to boost their joint support of the European Life Science community.In signing this agreement, Euro-BioImaging and EU-OPENSCREEN acknowledge the value and importance of their own field of expertise being embedded in a larger scope of technologies and services offered by complementary Research Infrastructures. Harmonizing user ...

Publication of the July 2019 EuBI newsletter

Published: 2019-09-18

Here's the latest Euro-BioImaging newsletter! Including exciting updates and opportunities from Global BioImaging, COMULIS, the BioImageArchive, our IndustryBoard and EOSC-Life. Read it here: https://mailchi.mp/6ac0b580a4bd/euro-bioimaging-newsletter-13-july-2019...

Euro-BioImaging ERIC will launch with at least 15 founding members

Published: 2019-09-18

Since May 2016, Euro-BioImaging has enjoyed a successful interim operation; offering life scientists open access to imaging services across its 29 Nodes Candidates throughout Europe. The next step is ERIC (European Research Infrastructure Consortium) status, and this will be launched with at least 15 founding members: Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland (the legal host), France, Hungary, Israel, Italy (site of the Med Hub), Norway, Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, UK and ...

EMBL-EBI announces the launch of the BioImage Archive

Published: 2019-09-18

With the advances in modern imaging technologies, the wealth of digital imaging data is rising exponentially. While this will lead to exciting breakthroughs, new challenges are also presenting themselves. The storage of data, its complexity and interoperability are but a few of the challenges for today’s life scientists. In response to these modern imaging trends, EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) is expanding its remit to include bioimaging data. Through its new,...

European Commission publishes Global BioImaging as Success Story on their website

Published: 2019-05-10

On December 12th, the European Commission has published the article "Global network of research infrastructures promotes bioimaging technologies", highlighting Global BioImaging (GBI) as success story on their website. If you want to learn more about this international network of imaging infrastructures, please visit also our GBI website. Enjoy the read!...

EOSC-Life: developing an open collaborative space for digital biology in Europe

Published: 2019-05-09

These days, the ability to exploit and understand research data is critical for the next advances in understanding of life and disease, addressing societal challenges and strengthening the bio-economy. To ensure that European Life Science remains at the forefront of global advances and to deepen research, scientific data along with its associated digital services must be findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR) across scientific disciplines and national boundaries.On 1 March 2019,...

Launch of the Euro-BioImaging Industry Board website

Published: 2019-05-09

The ability to do research depends on the availability of suitable products. It is therefore essential that researchers and imaging facility staff have a clear communication line to a wide range of companies in the field to ensure that the companies understand the trends in research thereby making available suitable products. The Euro-BioImaging Industry Board (EBIB) members consist of a range of companies in the field of imaging, joined together by their recognition of the importance of working...

The Global BioImaging "Exchange of Experience III" attracted 64 participants worldwide!

Published: 2018-10-08

The Global BioImaging EoE III took place on September 14th-15th at the Charles Perkins Centre of the University of Sydney. It attracted 64 participants representing - for the third time in a row - imaging infrastructures from all contintents!The worksop succeeded in paving the way to ensure a sustainable future for the Global BioImaging network. Although the H2020 funding is coming to an end in November 2018, more EoE worshops are already planned and the network's a...

Euro-BioImaging's 11th Newsletter

Published: 2018-10-08

Read the latest news and updates from Euro-BioImaging in the most recent newsletter!https://mailchi.mp/43eb6fadb7b7/euro-bioimaging-newsletter-11-august-2018...

Euro-BioImaging achieves Landmark status on the 2018 ESFRI Roadmap

Published: 2018-10-09

Following a two-year evaluation process, reviewed by a panel of independent senior experts, ESFRI - the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures - has granted Euro-BioImaging the Landmark status of “European Research Infrastructure for Imaging Technologies in Biological and Biomedical Sciences”.  This status is recognised by the European Commission as a benchmark for quality, recommending that Euro-BioImaging is the “go-to” Research Infrastructure to support imaging resea...

Showcasing of New Technologies for EuBI

Published: 2018-10-09

EuBI proudly announces the first showcasing of new imaging technologies during its Interim Operation. The technological innovation of imaging technologies in the life sciences is continuous and exciting. To support the imaging community and its associated high-quality research, EuBI must remain at the technological forefront.To achieve this, EuBI has established workflows to ensure that new technologies are continuously integrated by the community into the EuBI portfolio. These new technologies ...

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