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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

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 Joanna Pylvänäinen, MSc degree programme in Biomedical Imaging, Åbo Akademi University and the University of Turku, Finland Prof. Dorus Gadella and Prof. Eric Reits, Cell Biology and Advanced Microscopy, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands Asst. Prof. Delphine Burel, Master in Cell Imaging, University of Ro...

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 its 21 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 ou...

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...

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