The France-BioImaging CLEM working group is pleased to announce the organization of the next CryoCLEM Workshop, to be held from October 14 to 15, in Bordeaux.

This workshop is the ideal event to be introduced to, and to gain knowledge of, the cryoCLEM technology, with the aim of applying it to your research project.

It will be composed of a theoretical part, presented by experts in this technology, and a practical part covering the entire cryoCLEM workflow (from sample preparation to correlative microscopy in cryogenic conditions).


In order to ensure the best conditions for this workshop, the event is limited to 4 participants.

The selection will be made on the possibility of rapid implementation of the cryoCLEM technology for your research project.

A pre-registration questionnaire is therefore available until 31st August 2024 :  CryoCLEM Workshop

This training covers lunches and accommodation.

For more information, please contact :

Banner picture copyrights: images 1 & 3 R. Anger, image 4 P. Lapios, image 2 N. Pied

The first meeting of the FBI Mechanobiology WG will take place on the 2 and 3 of December 2024 at the Centre for Integrative Biology ( in Toulouse..

The programme will include a seminar by Matthieu Piel (Institut Curie/Institut Pierre Gilles de Gennes), presentations by participants and practical mechanobiology workshops (a choice of 3 workshops from a dozen: optical tweezers, bioprinting, microfluidics, AFM, Brillouin, finite element modelling, mechanical confinement, force measurements, etc.).

Registration is free, but places are limited and priority will be given to contributors whose abstracts have been selected.

The choice of workshops will be made at a later stage.

Preliminary Programme:

Monday, December 2nd

1pm: Welcome and seminar by Matthieu Piel

2-6pm: workshops

6pm: poster session and buffet

Tuesday, December 3rd

9am-12pm: presentations by participants (and coffee break)

12pm: buffet

1.30-4pm: workshops

Call for abstracts

  • Oral presentations: If you are selected for an oral presentation, you will have 15 minutes, including discussion (12 minutes presentation + 3 minutes Q&A).
  • Posters: If you are selected to present a poster, you will present your work at the dedicated poster session on December 2nd, afternoon.

Selected contributors will be notified at the end of September.

Registration/Abstract submission form

Journées GT FBI Mécanobiologie 2024

Personal information

Member of France-BioImaging
Dietary restrictions

Scientific contribution

You are invited to present news, innovations or any achievements related to Mechanobiology.

Maximum file size: 104.86MB

Please submit abstract here (.pdf).
By submitting this form entry, I acknowledge that:
– If my submission is accepted, I am to effectively present the day of the meeting, and will let the organizers know of any emergency preventing me to do so;
– For FBI members, please get in touch with your node to organize your visit. As for external speakers, you will be directly contacted by the Toulouse node.
– I consent to be photographed during the meeting, and for the pictures to be used in future France-BioImaging communications.

→ To carry out a biological imaging project in one of France-BioImaging facilities 

Deadline: June 26th, 2024

How it works:

Submit your project proposal through the form available here before June 26th, 2024, in order to be considered for a grant of up to 5000 Euros to access the imaging services at one of FBI facilities. Projects will be evaluated by a committee including FBI node representants and the national coordination members. Successful applicants will be notified by mid July 2024 and successful projects should be carried out between September and November 2024.

What the grant covers:

This grant covers the user’s travel and accommodation costs as well as access and consumable costs at FBI imaging facilities. Each successful applicant is eligible for up to 5000 Euros of support. 

Who is eligible:

The call is restricted to external users (national or international) of the targeted France-BioImaging facility, i.e. the applicant’s home University should not be within the institutional perimeter of the FBI facility hosting the project. Trans-Node access is eligible. Transnational projects and outside users are strongly encouraged to apply.

All academic scientists, regardless of gender, career phase, or field of interest, are eligible to apply. We strongly encourage early career researchers to apply for this grant.


All applications will be evaluated for scientific excellence and technical feasibility by a committee including FBI Node representatives, FBI core facility staff representatives and the national coordination. Applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their project and its technical feasibility with the targeted facility before submitting their project.

Up to 12 projects will be supported.

How to apply:

Applicants are invited to visit FBI website to discover the range of technologies provided by France-BioImaging facilities. Applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their project and its technical feasibility with the targeted facility before submitting their project. Applicants will then submit their project filling out the form available here:

Projects have to be written in English.

For any question concerning this call, please contact us

France-BioImaging’s roadmap for managing and analyzing data produced by the infrastructure spans several areas, supported by the transversal node Image Processing and Data Management (BioImage Informatics), as well as engineers and researchers distributed across various nodes.

Two geographically distributed teams are developing solutions: for managing microscopy data, from metadata management to using data centers and regional computing centers, pooling efforts for the entire infrastructure; and F-BIAS to develop image analysis as a national service offering within the infrastructure. These distributed groups meet frequently via video conferencing and twice a year in person.

The FBI.Data and FB-IAS teams at the FBI Data Sprint Spring 2024 Edition

The Bordeaux Spring 2024 Edition allowed progress on the test deployment of the solution, welcoming the latest F-BIAS recruits, and offering a live open desk. It also involved joint sessions between the two teams to address the challenge of making powerful but complex infrastructure accessible to our users, as well as discussing upcoming and ongoing challenges like the Lightmycells – Grand Challenge at

The event also featured a public progress update via videoconference, with recordings available here:

Euro-BioImaging just launched its first Cross-Node Job Shadowing programme open to all EuBI node staff members!

The objective of this initiative is that of developing the Nodes through their staff. If you would like to learn from your colleagues at other Nodes, whether that be Scientific/Technical fields (instruments and techniques), Operations (facility management, Node administration, and soft skills) or Data (data management and analysis), this initiative is for you!

The job shadowing program is made possible through EU funding as part of the EVOLVE project.

What is Cross-Node Job Shadowing? 

It is an opportunity for you to visit another Node within Euro-BioImaging, work with them, learn from them and exchange ideas and best practices. It is open to all Euro-BioImaging Node Staff: technicians, administrative employees and Node managers are all encouraged to apply. Visits can last from a few days to a maximum of two weeks.

We highly recommend that a range of topics, rather than just one, be handled during the visit.

How to apply

The deadline for applications is Friday 14th June 2024. 

There are two ways to make your application:

  1. You know what Node you’d like to visit: please contact your host directly and begin to draw up a detailed Training Plan for host approval. Once this is done you can proceed to fill out the Application Form
  2. You know what you want training on, but not what Node you can find it in: Fill out the Call of interest for Match-making. We will put you in contact with the host, and, together with them, you can draw up the training plan. If you need match-making support, please fill out the form as soon as possible, so you have sufficient time to prepare the full application before the deadline. If you fill this in shortly before the deadline, we cannot guarantee successful match-making.

What you will need to apply

Before submitting your application, please make sure that you have the following prepared:

  1. A short Motivation Statement describing the impact that this visit will have on you and your Node.
  2. Host-validated Training Plan including:
    • Date and duration of the visit
    • A detailed plan comprising the timeline and training objectives
    • The Host-Visitor agreement signed by both parties
  3. Dissemination plan

It is important that the knowledge gained during the job shadowing does not stop with you! We would like successful applicants to share what they have learned, and this can be done in a range of ways. For example: 

  • Informal training among work colleagues
  • In-person training sessions in facility
  • Webinars across your node
  • Inter-Node online training sessions

Your Dissemination Plan must include details of how you plan to share the knowledge that you have acquired. Wider and more effective dissemination will result in a stronger application.

Reimbursement Modality

The support for job shadowing will be provided as a reimbursement to be paid upon submission of the Host-Approved Report at the end of the visit. The payment will cover travel and accommodation (reimbursement of invoices) and there will be a meal allowance. Full details will be provided upon approval of application.

Costs (transportation, accommodation and meal allowance) will be reimbursed up to a maximum of 1500 EUR.

For the timeline of the application and selection procedure, please refer to our flyer!

For further information please contact us at

FBI sent a delegation to Beijing, China to attend the 2nd Sino-French Joint Meeting on BioImaging from April 8th to April 10th, 2024. This event was hosted by Peking University and jointly organized with FBI. 

This joint event took place on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and France, and to further promote the innovation and development of biomedical imaging technology, strengthen international academic exchanges and cooperation, leverage the strategic and comprehensive benefits of the national scientific and technological infrastructure dedicated to multimodal cross-scale biomedical imaging.

The meeting gathered preeminent scientists, researchers, engineers, and technical developers from the Chinese and French bioimaging communities to explore the future trajectories of bioimaging technology through the dissemination of the latest research findings, technological advancements, and application cases. During the 3-days scientific event, 12 French (mainly FBI members) and 17 Chinese speakers presented their scientific work and technological developments.

« I really enjoyed participating to this high-level conference gathering top-research works in the field of bioimaging. It highlighted the dynamism and the extremely promising applications we can expect in the next years from the development of both new imaging instruments and dedicated analysis tools. Last but no least, such gathering also show how communication and collaboration between China and France can contribute to the field and to the development of a broader community in bioimaging » shares Remi Galland from the team “Quantitative Imaging of the Cell” at IINS in Bordeaux.

Handbook & programme

Ahead of the scientific meeting, FBI national coordination delegates – Yves Mély, Deputy Director for International Affairs, Caroline Thiriet, External Affairs Manager and Perrine Paul-Gilloteaux, mission officer – presented the French infrastructure and its relationship history with the National Biomedical Imaging Center (NBIC) of Peking University, the infrastructure’s activities with a focus on innovation, training and user access, and mutualised Image data services, to the representatives of the Peking University and NBIC.

Antje Kepler, Euro-BioImaging ERIC BioHub Director and Global BioImaging coordinator, was also invited and presented the European infrastructure and global network dedicated to biological imaging.

The delegation also had the opportunity to visit the brand new NBIC facilities in Huairou.

Finally, the FBI representatives also had the opportunity to meet with the CNRS office in Beijing and two scientific advisors from the French Embassy in Beijing. This meeting provided an opportunity to take stock of the two Bioimaging communities, and to discuss the tools provided both by the CNRS and the Embassy to promote exchanges between the two countries.

It was a very rich and fruitful scientific and cooperation meeting, and France-BioImaging is looking forward to further its cooperation with the NBIC in the near future. In particular, efforts will be made to build-up an official agreement to develop the future exchanges between the two countries.   

Advanced microscopy workshop in Bordeaux from November 4th to 7th, 2024.

This advanced training course aims to (1) present the theoretical foundations, (2) clarify and synthesize the various existing approaches to both sample and instrument preparation, and (3) provide an overview of solutions for handling and processing the data acquired. These objectives will be addressed through the prism of two important biological fields of application: Neuroscience and 3D Cell Cultures. Indeed, the versatility of light sheet methods means that questions in these two fields can be addressed at a wide range of scales, from the whole brain or organoid, to the study of the nervous system of small living organisms or brain slices, right down to the single molecule inside spheroids. To address these themes, we will draw on the expertise of the Bordeaux FBI site, whether in neuroscience or in the growth and imaging of 3D cell cultures.

Deadline to apply: 31/05/2024


The course will be structured around 4 main thematic tracks, addressing the issues of sample preparation and data analysis for given samples. Participants will have the choice of following one of these tracks, or navigating between them according to their interests. The tracks will be :

  • P1: Large sample imaging – Clearing & Expansion
  • P2: 3D cellular models Culture & Imaging
  • P3: Neuronal network imaging
  • P4: Image Analysis

The format of the course will include lectures and seminars in the morning, providing a theoretical grounding in the various areas covered (sample preparation, imaging, image processing) and presenting the latest developments in these fields, and practical workshop in the afternoon on the various sites of the Bordeaux node (IINS, BIC, VoxCell).

Invited Speakers

Laura Batty, (Wyss Center for Bio and Neuro Engineering, Geneva Switzerland)

Julien Colombelli, (Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Barcelona Spain)

Adam Glasser (Allen Institute for Neural Dynamics, Seatle USA)

Farida Hellal (Institute for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Munich Germany)

Alfred Millet-Sikking (Calico Life Sciences LLC, San-Francisco USA)

Gaelle Recher (Institut d’optique Graduate School, Bordeaux France)

Ihssane Idrissi / Rémi Galland (Interdisciplinary Institute for Neurosciences, Bordeaux, France)

Vincent Studer (Interdisciplinary Institute for Neurosciences, Bordeaux France)

Gustavo de Medeiros (Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland)

Georges Debrégeas (Jean Perrin Laboratory, Paris France)

Thai Truong (University of Southern California, Los Angeles USA)

Angela Getz / Mathieu Ducros (Bordeaux Imaging Center, Bordeaux France)

Alexandra Fragola (Institut des Sciences Moléculaires d’Orsay, Orsay France)

Emmanuel Faure (Laboratory of Computer Science, Robotics and Microelectronics, Montpellier France)

Johannes Roos (Johannes Kepler University, Linz Austria)

Philippe Girard (IJM, Paris, France)

Carole Siret (CIML, Marseille, France)

Guillaume Maucort (BIC, Bordeaux France)

Workshops on

  • Whole brains imaging by Ultramicroscopy
  • 3D imaging of neuronal expanded samples by Ultramicroscopy
  • 3D entire small animal imaging
  • 3D Cellular models culture and imaging using the soSPIM technology
  • Micro-niche creation for 3D cell culture and 3D imaging using the HS-ISM technique 
  • Neurospheres culture and imaging using the MuViSPIM
  • Brain slices imaging using a Lattice Light Sheet Microscope
  • Single Cell electroporation for Brain slices labelling
  • Functional neuronal network imaging in ZebraFish
  • Orchestrating complex bioimage workflows using the Arkitekt solution
  • Napari for 3D data handling
  • How to segment a 3D dataset in just a few clicks?

Organizing committee

Coordinators: Mathieu Ducros & Rémi Galland

& FBI Work Group on « Multiscale Light-Sheet Microscopy »


Deadline: May 31th, 2024

The three national infrastructures ProFi, France-BioImaging and FRISBI along with the GIS IBiSA are pleased to announce a third call for a funded access to IBiSA-labelled facilities. Our aim is to promote IBiSA facilities networking through transdisciplinary research projects.

Applications should request access to at least two different IBiSA facilities from two disciplines (structural biology, Biological imaging and proteomics, see below a non-exhaustive list). The call is open to any academic laboratory.

Modalities for application are described in the attached document.

Applications should be submitted to using the template document

Call description

On November 20th and 21th 2024, we have the pleasure to invite you to our Annual Meeting, to be hosted by our brand new FBI Alsace Node at the Bibliothèque Nationale et Universitaire (BNU) de Strasbourg (6 Pl. de la République, 67000 Strasbourg).

Registration is now open! Fill out the form below to register.

We will be happy to celebrate yet another year of achievements and developments in bioimaging with all the members of the community.

With a focus on “Live functional imaging: From chemical synthesis of the probes to instrumentation”, this edition aims to bring together chemists, microscope builders and biologists developping tools to probe life.

The scientific sessions will explore the development of new probes (organic, inorganic, nanoparticles, fluorescent proteins, hybrid materials), how to leverage their optical properties (spectra, quantum yield, lifetime, photostability, switching between dye states, etc…) and new instrumentations taking advantage of these new probes for life science.

France-BioImaging Mission Officers,  Technology WGs, facilities or R&D teams are invited to present news, innovations or any achievements to the community with a poster. We strongly encourage you to submit an abstract for a poster presentation during your registration!

Registration is free but mandatory. Please note that the BNU capacity is limited and registrations will be accepted on a first come first served basis.

We look forward to meeting you there!


Registation Form

France-BioImaging Annual Meeting 2024 Registration

Personal information

Member of France-BioImaging
I will attend on
Dietary restrictions
Which Alsace Node sites do you want to visit? To make your choice, here is a short preliminary list and description of the sites: more info.
The 20/11 morning will be dedicated to visits of some of the Alsace node sites. Following your choice, we will contact you later to organize the visit. Please take the travel time into account to go to the Illkirch/Quest Facility site, located at ~30min by tramway from downtown.
POSTER SESSION – FBI Mission Officers,  Technology WG, facilities or R&D teams are invited to present news, innovations or any achievements. 

Poster Information


Maximum file size: 104.86MB

Please submit abstract here (.pdf). Find the abstract template here. Find all the abstract submission guidelines here.

By submitting this form, I acknowledge that:
– Once registered, I am to effectively be present the day of the meeting, and will let the organizers know of any emergency preventing me to do so;
– For FBI members, please get in touch with your node to organize your visit. As for external speakers, you will be directly contacted by the Alsace node.
– I consent to be photographed during the meeting, and for the pictures to be used in future France-BioImaging communications.


Explore the beauty of the invisible world through the 2024 FBI digital calendar!

Enjoy the diversity of microscopy techniques, models and applications represented, one image at a time. All 12 images used for this calendar were submitted to France-BioImaging Image Contest 2023.

A big thank you again to all the participants!

You can download the A4 print version (one month per page) 2024 FBI digital calendar here:

If you wish to use it as your computer desktop, you can download a PNG version of each month here: