The “Imaging life: the future” symposium will take place October 17-19 at the Corum congress centre of Montpellier (France).

Over the last 20 years, biological imaging has undergone a revolution in the spatial and temporal resolution of images, in the diversity and power of synthetic or genetically-encoded fluorescent probes and in image analysis. These advances have been transformative for many fields of biological research.

What does the next decade hold for this field?

This 2.5-day international symposium aims to foresee how future developments in light/electron/soft X-ray/multimodal microscopy and image analysis will further transform research in the biology of prokaryotes and eukaryotes. 

Seven major fields will be covered (image analysis, cancer biology, plant biology, 3D genome architecture and transcription, neuroscience, cell and development biology, infection and immunity). Two plenary lectures will complete the programme, one on imaging and image analysis at the other end of the scale spectrum, in astrophysics, the other will open up to the numerical modelling of biological processes.

Very attractive early bird registration prices are proposed until July 31st, 2023. Abstracts should be submitted by July 31st if you would like to give an oral presentation. By August 31st if you are only applying for a poster. 

More information and the registration pages can be found on the meeting’s website:

The Multi-dimensionnal Fluorescence Photonic Microscopy Technological Network (RTmfm) supports and promotes methodological and knowledge exchanges in the field of photonic microscopy devoted to life science. We organizes every year, since 2004, a national meeting of engineers and researchers working in imaging facilities over the life science french institutes. This meeting is held in a different location each year to highlight the technological and organizational characteristics of a place.

Held over two days, the different topics raised by the speakers cover technological aspects as well as organizational and collaborative tools to manage facilities.

Evolutions and activities of the different working groups of the network (Metrology, Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy, Arduino) and all the trainings organized by the network each year are presented and new propositions are debated.

This year the meeting is organised in Villefranche sur Mer and speakers will talk about new detectors in microscopy, batch image analysis developments or Web Images & Data Environment… A presentation and a visit of the Oceanology Institute and its imaging facilities will be organised. To get more informations see our website : in “news” section.


Joint Pasteur-Curie CLEM days were held at Institut Pasteur in Paris on October 21-22.Congrès CLEM


Flyer CLEM Workshop Pasteur Curie


The CLEM days 2013 were jointly organized by the GDR-MIV 2588, Institut Curie and Institut Pasteur and were in the framework of the “Journées Thématiques du GDR-MIV 2588” & of France-BioImaging.

Dear Colleagues,


The next Winter Conference of the European Society for Molecular Imaging on “IMAGING THE DEVELOPMENT” might be of interest for you.


The one-week conference will take place from 19-24 January 2014 at the Ecole de Physique in Les Houches, France.


The set-up is very similar to the Gordon Conferences or the original Keystone symposia in the US. It would be great if you could join us in the French Alps.


Deadline for abstract submission is 8 October 2013 – see!


Speakers (so far):

Yohanns Bellaïche – Paris, France

Peter Carmeliet – Leuven, Belgium

Mary Dickinson – Houston, USA

Peter Friedl – Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Mark Henkelman – Toronto, Canada

Michal Neeman – Rehovot, Israel

Lee Niswander – Colorado, USA

Nadine Peyriéras – Gif-sur-Yvette, France

Olivier Pourquié – Illkirch, France

Jens Schwamborn – Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

Mikael Tanter – Paris, France

Daniel Turnbull – New York, USA

Annemie van der Linden – Antwerp, Belgium

Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz – Cambridge, UK


Among all domains of biological science, development is one for which the quality and relevance of observations depend drastically on non-destructive methods. The secret life of embryos and fetuses remained terra incognita for scientists. In the last decades the progress of non-invasive imaging has completely changed our view – read more at


Do not hesitate to contact the ESMI Office ( for any further information you may need.


BioImage Informatics

8-9 Juillet 2013, Institut Curie, Paris


  • Bob Murphy
  • Jean-Christophe Olivo-Marin


  • Yohanns Bellaiche
  • Laure Blanc-Féraud
  • Xavier Descombes
  • Dirk Drasdo
  • David Holcman
  • Charles Kervrann
  • Nadine Peyriéras
  • Vincent Studer
  • Alain Trubuil
  • Christophe Zimmer

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Organisée par

Jérôme Boulanger, Alexandre Dufour, Thomas Walter, Pierre Weiss