On October 29th, 2019, the European Commission has officially established Euro-BioImaging as a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC1) for state-of-the-art imaging services in biological and biomedical research, allowing the foundation of the Euro-BioImaging ERIC and the implementation of a full range of imaging services to life scientists across Europe.

With its ERIC status, Euro-BioImaging is now legally recognised as a European research infrastructure2 for biological and biomedical imaging. Euro-BioImaging offers life scientists open access to imaging instruments, expertise, training opportunities, and data management services that they do not find at their home institutions or among their collaboration partners. All scientists, regardless of affiliation, area of expertise, or field of activity, can benefit from these pan-European open access services. Euro-BioImaging will ensure excellent research and development across the life sciences in Europe. All Euro-BioImaging services are accessible via www.eurobioimaging.eu. Establishment of the Euro-BioImaging ERIC builds on over 10 years of preparatory work with active engagement of 25 national imaging communities, funded by the European Commission and coordinated by the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). 

Finland will host the Statutory Seat, the access gateway, and manage the overall coordination of Euro-BioImaging, while EMBL will coordinate access to biological imaging, and Italy will coordinate access to biomedical imaging. EMBL will also coordinate Euro-BioImaging’s data services via the BioImage Archive to store and share imaging data.

Euro-BioImaging offers state-of-the-art imaging services through its internationally renowned facilities, called Nodes. These Nodes are distributed across Euro-BioImaging’s 15 founding members: Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, EMBL, Finland, France, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Norway, Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, and the UK. Belgium will participate as an observer.

FRANCE BIOIMAGING IS PART OF THE GAME

France officially became a founding member of the Euro-Bioimaging research infrastructure in March 2019. As an active collaborator in the development of the future infrastructure since its inception (2009) and during the preparatory phases of the Euro BioImaging ESFRI project (2010 – 2018) and as a previous “Node Candidate” of the project since 2013, France BioImaging represents today the only French Node and the single entry point in Biological Imaging in this new European research infrastructure. FBI core facilities will be participating directly in the activities carried out by the EuBI ERIC, opening their premises to EuBI users for access  (https://www.eurobioimaging.eu/nodes/french-bioimaging-node) and training activities (https://www.eurobioimaging.eu/content/training).

Also, the involvement of France BioImaging, and therefore of the French biological imaging community, at the European level directly contributes to promote the French expertise in biological imaging and strengthens the role of France as an essential partner for future initiatives/projects in Europe.

The European Commission implementing decision (EU) 2019/1854 of 29 October 2019 setting up the European Research Infrastructure for Imaging Technologies in Biological and Biomedical Sciences — Euro-BioImaging European Research Infrastructure Consortium (Euro-BioImaging ERIC) has been published in the Official Journal of European Union on 6 November 2019. Read the Commission Decision here.

1: What is an ERIC?

A European Research Infrastructure Consortium, or ERIC, is a specific legal form to facilitate the establishment and operation of research infrastructures of European interest. ERIC status endows research infrastructures with a legal personality recognised in all EU Member States.

2: What are research infrastructures? Research infrastructures are facilities, resources, and related services used by the scientific community to conduct research and foster innovation. They include major scientific equipment, resources such as collections, archives or scientific data, e-infrastructures such as data and computing systems, and communication networks. Their development has been coordinated through the European Strategic Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) since 2002. ESFRI is a strategic instrument to develop the scientific integration of Europe and to strengthen its international outreach.

This 3-day interactive training event will take place at the Institut Pasteur in Paris from the 20th to the 22nd of November 2019.

The program is divided into 2 parts :

Part 1 (Wednesday 20th of November) will include conferences and round tables on personal development in core facilities in the morning, and 3 parallel workshops in the afternoon.

Part 2 (Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd of November) will include workshops in the morning (« How to identify and demonstrate your skills » and « Storytelling, communication and oral fluency ») and extensive discussions with Institut Pasteur core facility staff in the afternoon, on the occasion of visits to technological platforms and animal facilities.

You can either register for the whole event [Part 1 + Part 2] or for Part 1 only.

Part 1 only: you will have to choose by order of preference the workshop you would like to attend in the afternoon of November 20th.

Part1 + Part 2: you will additionally have to choose the Institut Pasteur facilities that you wish to visit, by order of preference (NB : only 20 persons will be selected for Part 2). Each participant will be able to visit 2 different core facilities (at least one of them outside their own field of specialty).

Targeted audience : Any person already working in a core facility or interested by core facility careers, in particular

* Technicians, engineers and scientists working in Life Science core facilities

* Students who are carrying out a traineeship in core facilities or who are considering to become core facility professionals

* Technicians, engineers and scientists who are not currently working in core facilities but are wondering if this could be an opportunity for them in the future

Registration fees :

Part 1 : 80€ for CTLS members, 100€ for non-members.

[Part 1&2] : 120€ for CTLS members, 150€ for non-members.

Bursaries :

 5 bursaries (400 euros each) are available for CTLS members participating to the full workshop (parts 1&2).

For any question, you can email us at ctls2019@pasteur.fr

 Local Organizing Committee :

Nathalie AULNER, Gabriel AYME, Marion BERARD, Evelyne DUFOUR, Patrick ENGLAND, Anna KEHRES, Mariette MATONDO, Mariana MESEL-LEMOINE, Sophie NOVAULT, Patrick WEBER.

The QBI 2020 Conference will be held at the University of Oxford’s Mathematical Institute, Oxford, UK between January 6-9, 2020.

The idea for a conference on Quantitative BioImaging followed from the recognition that there is no conference to date that addresses, in a focused and interdisciplinary manner, the analysis of bioimaging data.

The deadline for the abstract submission for QBI 2020 in Oxford has been extended. The new deadline is now Monday 9 September 2019.

The abstract submission site is:  https://www.quantitativebioimaging.com/qbi2020/abstract-submission/

We seek contributions in any area of quantitative microscopy. Presentations that demonstrate new approaches and methodologies are particularly welcome, including but not limited to algorithmic and software developments, physical modeling approaches, etc. The use of quantitative imaging techniques in biological applications is also of great interest. For submission details, please see the conference website (www.quantitativebioimaging.com).

In addition to contributed talks we will feature minisymposia on:

  • Imaging in Immunology
  • Volumetric Imaging
  • New frontiers in single molecule microscopy
  • Correlative microscopy
  • Spatial Statistics in Microscopy
  • Bioimage Informatics
  • Modern machine learning approaches to image analysis and uncertainty quantification in microscopy
  • Tissue multiplexing techniques and applications in oncology

The planned conference workshops are:

  • Spatial statistics in bioimaging analysis
  • Introduction to scientific programming for image analysts
  • Cluster and photon counting analysis
  • Single molecule localization microscopy flight simulator

A new feature of the conference is a challenges session:

  • Challenges in subcellular trafficking

plenary discussion panel on

  • Uses and misuses of machine learning

The keynote speakers of the conference are: 

  • Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Janelia Farm
  • Wolfgang Baumeister, Max Planck Institute, Munich

Other confirmed speakers to date are: Dylan Owen, University College London; Melike Lakadamyali, University of Pennsylvanial; Steve Presse, Arizona State; Kristin Grussmayer, EPFL; Aleksandra Radenovic, EPFL; Christian Soeller, University of Exeter; Alexander Jesacher, Innsbruck; Dirk-Peter Herten, Heidelberg; Michael Dustin, Oxford; Gerhard Schütz, Vienna; Fred Maxfield, New York; Daniel Wuestner, Odense; Christoph Wuelfing, Bristol; Thibault Lagache, Columbia University, New York; Thierry Pecot, Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina; Ilaria Testa, Stockholm; Gail McConnell, Strathclyde; Charles Kervrann, Rennes; Edward Cohen, Imperial College, London; Anish Abraham, College Station; Jean-Baptiste Sibarita, University of Bordeaux; Thomas Walter, Institute Curie, Paris; Luke Lavis, Janelia Farm; Lei Tian, Boston; Andrew York, San Francisco; Bernd Bodenmiller, Zuerich; Josephine Bunch, National Physical Laboratory, UK; Jan-Otto Hooghoudt, Aalborg University; Rasmus Waagepetersen, Aalborg University; Lucy Collinson, London; Roarke Horstmeyer, Durham, NC, USA; Badri Roysam, Houston; Sandrine Leveque-Fort, Paris; Frederick Klauschen, Institute of Pathology, Charite – University Medicine Berlin; Shanon Seger, Hoffman La-Roche, Switzerland, Marino Zerial, Dresden.

Our student and post-doc section is planning the following events:

  • Meet the experts
  • Career opportunities in academia and industry

Please see the conference website (www.quantitativebioimaging.com) for more information, including list of the confirmed speakers. The site will be updated as new programmatic information becomes available.

To obtain email updates, please sign up for membership of the QBI Society at www.quantitativebioimaging.com. Membership is free of charge.

Subscribe to our newsletters and be the first to know more about the QBI 2020 conference. Register here if not a member already.

Après le succès de Bordeaux en 2017 et à l’occasion de son soixantième anniversaire, la Société Française des Microscopies (Sfµ) a choisi la ville de Poitiers pour accueillir la seizième édition de son colloque. Suite aux traditionnels ateliers de formation qui se dérouleront le lundi 1er juillet 2019, le colloque se tiendra du 2 au 5 juillet 2019 dans les locaux de l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs de Poitiers (ENSIP).

Le colloque de la Sfµ a vocation à rassembler la plus large communauté autour des études développant ou faisant usage des microscopies (électronique, optique, à champ proche, sonde atomique tomographique, …). Le programme scientifique s’articulera autour de douze symposia : quatre orientés Sciences du Vivant (SDV), quatre dédiés aux Sciences des Matériaux (SDV) et quatre symposia communs (SDV/SDM) à l’image de l’interdisciplinarité qui caractérise notre société. Les thèmes abordés dans plusieurs symposia seront l’occasion de pérenniser notre partenariat avec le GN-MEBA qui tiendra ses journées semestrielles à la même période à Poitiers. Le programme scientifique du colloque et la liste des conférenciers et conférencières invités sont consultables ici.

Il est encore temps….. N’hésitez pas à déposer vos résumés !!!!
Après avoir créé un compte dans l’espace Sfμ, vous pourrez soumettre vos contributions: https://colloque.sfmu.fr/fr/inscription/soumission/

Les inscriptions au colloque sont ouvertes à un tarif préférentiel jusqu’au 15 mai 2019: https://colloque.sfmu.fr/fr/inscription/frais/

Le 25 mai 2019, l’Institut Cochin vous invite à découvrir ses outils innovants d’imagerie biologique et leurs applications en recherche biomédicale.

 

 

  FBI opens a call for the recruitment of its next Scientific Director

(2020-2025)

(Deadline is 1st of May)

France BioImaging-FBI (laureate of the INBS program of the PIA in 2011) is the National Research Infrastructure in Biological Imaging.  FBI is built on five geographical Nodes identified on the basis of strong relationship between developers of new imaging approaches (R&D labs) and large imaging Core Facilities, answering the IBiSA criteria. Each Node shows a specialization of a local expertise in main biological topics. This crossover between imaging technologies and expertise in scientific topics is a characteristic of the complementarity between FBI Nodes. A 6th Transversal Node gathers FBI strengths and resources in Image Analysis and DATA management. The Operating Coordination is insured by the UMS 3714.

Our motto is “Innovation-Training-Access”

(i) Disseminate and invent new imaging technologies
(ii) Expand the portfolio of training courses for users and staff in charge of these approaches
(iii) Make them accessible to as many people as possible.

 Role of the Scientific Director of FBI

-He/She is the Strategic Manager of the Infrastructure

He/She leads the National Coordination (NC) in continuous interaction with the Executive Committee (EC). With the Help of its international Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), he/she reports the overall Infrastructure policy and strategy to the Institutional Committee (Steering Committee, SC) which is the “decision maker”

He/She is responsible, for the arbitration of recruitment proposals (in interaction with the other governance bodies), equipment investments (PIA, TGIR, other National and International common actions…) and new service opening, in relation to the development objectives (R&D, service offers…) and the overall infrastructure strategy at national and international levels

He/She is responsible, with the staff concerned (NC), for the inventory of the different activities/tasks of the infrastructure: links with Europe and International, work with the different committees, web site/communication, trainings, animation of the “FBI-community”, scientific and financial reports…

He/She is responsible, in interaction with the EC, for managing interactions/collaborations (R&D, service providing, partnerships, technology watch…) with other PIA Research Infrastructures.
More details and information in the pdf below 

Entry into function is planned for the 1st of January 2020,

If you are interested, please send a short CV and a motivation letter (2 pages) indicating your vision and strategy at FIVE years and beyond at  node-access@france-bioimaging.org
BEFORE the 1st of May

 

 

 

 

 

 

In February 2019, France officially became a founding member of the “Euro-Bioimaging” research infrastructure (EuBI ERIC), and the national infrastructure France BioImaging (FBI) will host the EuBI French Node, open to all European scientists applying for access.

The EuBI ERIC (https://www.eurobioimaging-interim.eu) is the European Research Infrastructure for Imaging Technologies in Biological and Biomedical Sciences and provides open physical user access to a broad range of state-of-the-art technologies in biological and biomedical imaging for life scientists. In addition, EuBI will offer image data support and training for infrastructure users and providers.

As a former “Node Candidate” of the Euro BioImaging ESFRI project and leader of the EuBI Working Group dedicated to training during the preparatory phase II of the project (See WP7 deliverables), France Bioimaging is now the only French node validated as a single entity in this new European research infrastructure. FBI core facilities will thus be participating directly in the activities carried out by the EuBI ERIC, opening their premises to EuBI user access and training activities.

A cette occasion, les plateformes d’imagerie France BioImaging participantes organiseront des activités grand public lors d’une journée “portes ouvertes” le weekend du 25-26 Mai 2019.
Ces activités s’articuleront autour:
– de l’histoire de « l’Imagerie Biologique au CNRS », présentée conjointement par les différents sites de l’infrastructure FBI;
– de diverses animations avec l’objectif de montrer l’éventail impressionnant des outils de l’Imagerie Biologique aujourd’hui et leur fonctionnement,
– des découvertes/applications fantastiques que l’Imagerie Biologique peut apporter en Biologie.

 

 

 

 

 

We are very pleased to announce the 2019 Inserm Workshop "Intracellular dynamics of molecules: analysis and models" (poster attached).

The objective of this workshop is to introduce the main experimental methods for quantifying the mobility and trajectories of biomolecules in living cells, with an emphasis on methods for quantifying individual trajectories and the application of computer simulations and models for their analysis and interpretation.

Phase I (theoretical) will take place in Bordeaux, France, from 24 to 26 June 2019, and Phase II (practical) from 1 to 4 July 2019 in Lyon, France.

All information and (open) registrations are available on the workshop website:

Feel free to register now, as the number of places is limited!

The organizers of the Workshop
Hugues Berry
Cyril Favard
Jean-Baptiste Masson

Symposium Electron Microscopy in Bordeaux

 

[:en]France BioImaging is organising an “BioImage Analysis OpenDesk” session on November the 29th from 9:00 to 12:30, in its different nodes and online.

What is an OpenDesk ?

During the event, users in search for answers to image processing-related questions come to a dedicated spot, within the Facility. Individual questions are processed by BioImage Analysts, on a “first come-first served basis”.

Will I really get my image processing questions answered ?

We will work on that ! Depending on the topic, local BioImage Analyst may choose from one of those three options:
1-The problem might be solved locally, quickly: you will leave the Facility with either a procedure/advices on how to analyse your data.
2-The problem might be solved locally, but requires additional time to be processed: your Facility staff will propose an appointment so that a proper solution is found.
3-The problem might not be solved locally: we will take benefit of the France BioImaging infrastructure, through its dedicated transversal node (FBI-IPDM). Your local Facility staff will introduce you to specialists in the field, using remote communication means.

I’m in ! Where and when is it taking place ?

November the 29th, from 9:00 to 12:30.
Bordeaux — Bordeaux Imaging Centre, Photonic Unit, 1st floor, Centre Broca Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Montpellier
Paris Centre
Marseille — IBDM ground Floor  Luminy
Paris Sud
Nantes — Room 2 , ground floor IRS UN 8 quai Moncousu

If you can not join physically, join on https://rendez-vous.renater.fr/ipdm

By the way, what is FBI-IPDM ?

The objective of the BioImage Informatics – Image Processing & Data Management transversal node is to create a general framework and a complete and integrated image analysis and IT (Information Technology) solution to address a number of challenges in biological imaging and microscopy, as well as setting up a high performance grid-computing infrastructure dedicated to massive computational and data storage demands. The FBI-IPDM node proposes different IT frameworks to deal with the data flow from the different imaging nodes. FBI-IPDM node is thus transverse, by definition.[:fr]France BioImaging is organizing a “BioImage Analysis OpenDesk” session on November the 29th from 9:00 to 12:30, in its different nodes and online.

What is an OpenDesk ?

During the event, users in search for answers to image processing-related questions come to a dedicated spot, within the Facility. Individual questions are processed by BioImage Analysts, on a “first come-first served basis”.

Will I really get my image processing questions answered ?

We will work on that! Depending on the topic, local BioImage Analyst may choose from one of those three options:
1-The problem might be solved locally, quickly: you will leave the Facility with either a procedure/ advice on how to analyze your data.
2-The problem might be solved locally, but requires additional time to be processed: your Facility staff will propose an appointment so that a proper solution is found.
3-The problem might not be solved locally: we will take benefit of the France BioImaging infrastructure, through its dedicated transversal node (FBI-IPDM). Your local Facility staff will introduce you to specialists in the field, using remote communication means.

I’m in ! Where and when is it taking place ?

November the 29th, from 9:00 to 12:30.
Bordeaux — Bordeaux Imaging Centre, Photonic Unit, 1st floor, Centre Broca Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Montpellier
Paris Centre
Marseille — IBDM ground Floor Luminy
Paris Sud
Nantes — Room 2, ground floor IRS UN 8 Quai Moncousu

If you can not join physically, join on https://rendez-vous.renater.fr/ipdm

By the way, what is FBI-IPDM ?

The objective of the BioImage Informatics – Image Processing & Data Management transversal node is to create a general framework and a complete and integrated image analysis and IT (Information Technology) solution to address a number of challenges in biological imaging and microscopy, as well as setting up a high performance grid-computing infrastructure dedicated to massive computational and data storage demands. The FBI-IPDM node proposes different IT frameworks to deal with the data flow from the different imaging nodes. FBI-IPDM node is thus transverse, by definition.[:]