Who are we?

Enabling science & innovation through imaging

Euro-BioImaging is a state-of-the-art research infrastructure established in November 2019 to provide world-class biological and biomedical imaging services to life science researchers across Europe. Its primary objective is to enable groundbreaking research and drive technological advancements that will significantly influence the future of imaging. Euro-BioImaging is crucial in promoting Open Science and contributing to scientific excellence by providing cutting-edge imaging services. 

For researchers, innovators, industry partners, and European stakeholders in life sciences, biomedicine, and beyond, Euro-BioImaging offers unparalleled access to an extensive array of cutting-edge imaging technologies, expertise, dedicated training programs, data services, innovation support, and industrial collaboration across Europe. Euro-BioImaging provides a centralized, coordinated infrastructure that significantly enhances research capabilities, supports innovation, accelerates scientific discovery, and builds proficiency in imaging technologies and sophisticated data management. Importantly, Euro-BioImaging boosts community networking, expert training, dynamic industry collaboration, and strategic stakeholder engagement.

Through Euro-BioImaging, life scientists can access state-of-the-art imaging instruments, expertise, training opportunities and data management services. All scientists, regardless of their affiliation, area of expertise or field of activity, can benefit from these pan-European open-access services, which are provided with high-quality standards by leading imaging centres.

Euro-BioImaging was awarded landmark status by ESFRI in 2018 and was established as an ERIC at the end of 2019.

A fully distributed infrastructure

Euro-BioImaging is a fully distributed infrastructure managed by a Hub. The Hub is divided into three activity-based sections: the Seat, located in Turku (Finland) and headed by John Eriksson, Director General; the Bio-Hub, located at the EMBL in Heidelberg (Germany) and headed by Antje Keppler, Section Director of the Bio-Hub; the Med-Hub, located in Turin (Italy) and headed by Linda Chaabane, Section Director of the Med-Hub. The Hub Sections work together to promote Euro-BioImaging at a national and international level, prepare the Euro-BioImaging ERIC tasks and implement common strategic goals. The Bio-Hub represents the interests of the biological imaging community within Euro-BioImaging, while the Med-Hub represents the interests of the biomedical imaging community. 

The distributed Euro-BioImaging infrastructure builds on existing national and international facilities of excellence in imaging technologies: the Euro-BioImaging Nodes. The Nodes provide physical or remote access to imaging technologies across 192 imaging centres in 18 countries and the EMBL. In addition to access, the Nodes deliver training and support to users at all stages of their research projects.

A map of the current Member States in Europe, and Israel, with the distinction of the countries where the Hub is hosted (Finland, Germany, Italy).
Euro-BioImaging members are shown in green. The three Hub hosts (Finland, EMBL and Italy) are outlined in dark green.