NEUBIAS is a COST Action which brings together life-scientists, microscopists, bioimage analysts and image analysis developers from 36 European, three neighboring countries + Australia, Singapore and the USA (

NEUBIAS is a forum to exchange the newest findings, applications, and cutting-edge developments in Bioimage Analysis, machine learning, data mining, and storage. European Bioimage Analysts, an emergent group within the bioimaging analysis community, organize this event, bringing together an international, interdisciplinary community of scientists in life and computer sciences.

Andreas Girod and Aymeric Fouquier d’Hérouël will be hosting the conference in Luxembourg, which will include a Training School for Early Career Investigators, a Training School for Bioimage Analysts, a Taggathon to continue building the NEUBIAS online resources for the Bioimage Analysis Community. Moreover, the Bioimage Analysis Symposium will be organized from the 6th to the 8th of February, 2018, which will include a new Satellite workshop open for bioimage analysts on the 5th of February (afternoon).

The symposium will highlight Keynote lectures from Susan Cox, Kevin Eliceiri, and Ivo Sbalzarini and will include talks from other 14 exciting invited speakers. Also, contributed talks will be selected from abstracts. The NEUBIAS symposium will feature signature sessions: the Call for Help or “image clinics” session (C4H), the Open source Software Lounge (OsSL), the Panel Discussions as well as company Workshops and Digital Posters.

The second edition of the Workshop on High-Resolution Light Microscopy will cover recent advances in fluorescence microscopy, enabling measurement and computational analysis of a wide range of cellular activities. It consists of both lectures and hands-on sessions, giving the necessary theoretical background and practical insight into the application fluorescence microscopy to study cell migration and cellular processes at high spatial and temporal resolution.

The main topics that will be covered are:

– Principles of microscopy;
– Fluorescent probes;
– Live imaging;
– FRAP, FRET and photo-activation;
– Image processing and analysis.

Speakers and Workshop tutors:
– Anna Pezzarossa | iMM, Portugal
– Jean Salamero | Institut Curie, France
– José Rino | iMM, Portugal
– Rainer Pepperkok I EMBL, Germany

Target audience:
15 participants from iMM, Institut Curie, DKFZ will be selected to attend this Workshop. A selection committee will be responsible for selecting the participants. This imaging workshop is aimed at Master and PhD students, post-doctoral fellows and senior faculty members either with or without previous working experience in using light microscopy.

To apply for the Workshop on High-Resolution Light Microscopy – 2nd Edition please submit the Workshop Application Form

Preference will be given to applications from ReTuBi partner institutions (iMM, Institut Curie and DKFZ).

Applications should be sent to:

Application deadline is September 15, 2018 and the selected participants will be communicated by September 20, 2018

Please note there is no registration fee. Travel and accommodation expenses for participants from iMM, Institut Curie and DKFZ will be covered by the ReTuBi project.

More information: ReTuBi Website

The CytoData Symposium brings together the image-based morphological profiling community to exchange new developments in the field. We will kick things off with full-day symposium on Sep 21, featuring speakers from industry and academia. We will factor in enough time so you connect with each other during and after the event. The 2-day hackathon (Sep 24-25) will have you fully immersed in the techniques underlying profiling! We will form teams and tackle some exciting problems in the field. So pack your laptops and prepare to hack!

Cette journée, ImabioTED, se déroulera de 10h30 à 16h à l’institut de Biologie du Développement de Marseille Luminy. Chaque industriel présentera deux innovations technologiques sur une durée de 10 min maximum. La communication sera pleinement ouverte et à destination des chercheurs ingénieurs intéressés par l’imagerie et de ses dernières innovations.

CORBEL, EMBL, German BioImaging and NEUBIAS are delighted to announce a joint blended learning course on Machine Learning for Image Analysis.

The course will be a great mix of intensive learning, extensive hands-on and community networking. Participants will review the fundamentals of machine learning in three up-front webinars complemented by online tutorials.

The webinars will take place on 2nd, 9th and 16th October 2018, 12:00 – 14:00 CEST but a recorded alternative can be provided.
Next, they will apply their knowledge on-site (EMBL Heidelberg, 29-31st October), in small interactive groups (the workshop has 16 available seats and ~8 trainer/lecturer), to both reference datasets and their own data.

After the on-site workshop, two optional advanced training webinar, complemented by online tutorials, will be given on 9th and 16th November 2018. These will focus on simulation of data, transfer learning and boosting.

NEUBIAS (COST Action CA15124) is providing up to four travel grants for eligible applicants.

Application deadline: June 15th, 2018.

Dear Bioimaging colleagues,

NEUBIAS, the Network of European BioImage Analysts (, is delighted to announce two new Training Schools on BioImage Analysis:

  • for Early Career Investigators (life scientists)
  • for Facility staff (imaging & analysis staff from core-facilities)

The focus of training will be on construction and automation of BioImage Analysis workflows, using as examples more than one toolbox and different exercises. The schools will be held in Edinburgh, 16-19th of October 2018, hosted by the MRC Center for Regenerative Medicine/Imaging facility and co-organized by the University of Edinburgh and University of Dundee.

NEUBIAS schools are an excellent opportunity to learn from many experts in Bioimage Analysis (we are expecting >30 specialists at the event) and “….a great mix of intensive learning and community networking” (former trainee testimonial!). The schools will include practical sessions and seminars on ImageJ for analysis and publication, scripting/macros in ImageJ and Matlab, Omero, CellProfiler, QuPath, Ilastik, Ethics in Image Analysis and work on own data.

  • Applications are now open (each school has 20 available seats and ~7 trainers)
  • Applicants are highly encouraged to bring their own laptops and data.
  • Within the COST framework (funders of NEUBIAS), 7 travel grants per school are offered to applicants who qualify.
  • Registration requires a “letter of motivation” (filled in application form) and later a confirmation of status.
  • Application deadline:  May 11th 2018
  • Selection notification: 1st week of June 2018.

More information about schools (programme & trainers) and venue, travel & lodge available at our website: -> “Training Schools”

We kindly ask that you help us reach all potential interested applicants.

on behalf of all NEUBIAS members, of local organizers (Bertrand Vernay & Graeme Ball) and programme organizers (Anna Klemm, Laura Murphy, Graeme Ball and Sebastien Herbert)


NEUBIAS is an European network of >220 members and 41 countries, which aims to promote the communication between Life Scientists, Instrumentalists, Developers and BioImage Analysts and to establish and promote the role of Bioimage Analysts in Life Science. Our mission includes:
– A training programme for 3 different target audiences:”Early Career” researchers, (core) Facility Staff and Bioimage Analysts (running until 2020 – expected 400 trainees and 15 training schools).
– Promote different yearly events (NEUBIAS Conference, workshops [training schools], Taggathons)
– Online Resources: Repository of tools and workflows e.g., Benchmarking and Sample datasets, Training material and Open Textbook.
– A Short Term Scientific Mission mobility programme for Scientists to visit Host Labs and get in depth insights into cutting edge Image Analysis technology.
– A “ITC conference grants” programme to support travel for Early career Investigators from Inclusiveness Target Countries to present their work at conferences.
– Outreach material.
… more at

The CMI Imaging in the Life Sciences (ILS) Meeting 2018 is organized by BioImaging Austria-CMI and will take place on September 20th & 21st at the Vienna BioCenter Campus, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, IMP Lecture Hall.

You will find the program below, which features top-class keynote speakers.

Follow the link for registration for the ILS Meeting, Lunch Seminars or poster submissions:

Seats are limited; don’t hesitate to register or submit a poster abstract by July 15th.

Invited speakers cover a wide range of state-of-the-art imaging technologies and their unprecedented application in the life sciences: Werner Kühlbrandt, Willy Suppato, Monika Ritsch-Marte, Martina Marchetti-Deschmann, Rainer Kaufmann, Florian Schur, Eva Pereiro, Birgit Plochberger, Marcus Hacker, Ulrich Dodt, Wolfgang Graier, Jacky Goetz, Wolfgang Drexler, Thomas Beyer and Ivan Viola.

Registration Deadline: April 11, 2018

This EMBO Practical Course is aimed at junior researchers in developmental biology, struggling with imaging of cell movement and tissue morphogenesis in vivo using conventional microscopy techniques. Exploring techniques such as confocal, two-photon, light-sheet, and optical tomography with different samples is a major feature of the course. Several commercial partners contribute with state-of-the-art equipment for students to use during the course.

This year we will have:

Six keynote lectures
Four labs for eight different projects (selected from applications)
One multi-photon microscope
Three laser scanning and three spinning disk confocals
Four light-sheet (commercial & custom built) and two optical tomography systems
Seven workstations for 3D image analysis
More equipments being confirmed…

Following the new annual microscopy course “Principles and Applications of Fluorescence Microscopy” which is on offer for Masters and PhD students the teaching department and  the UTechS PBI (Imagopole) is organizing  a Workshop including both symposium (March 13th 2018) and  demonstration (March 12-16th). This workshop will be held on the campus and will run for until Friday, March 16th, 2018.

The symposium will be open to all researchers on the campus, but also to all guests and customers invited by the companies. This is a unique opportunity to bring together in one site the latest news of the greatest actors of fluorescence microscopy in Paris.

The event is free, but requires registration.

Please visit our website at for the full program and list of speakers.

The school is dedicated to teaching the basics and wider context necessary to understand recent advances and current challenges in biological and medical imaging. Cutting-edge techniques using a wide range of image-formation mechanisms — including magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography, infrared and optical microscopy, electron microscopy and X-ray imaging — will be discussed, with a focus on multimodal and multiscale imaging methods, together with supporting technologies such as computer-aided image analysis and modelling.

The school will provide different tracks for participants with a background in life sciences and physical sciences, respectively. Furthermore, specialized lectures will address current topics in biological and medical imaging. The students will have lectures in the morning and practical sessions in the afternoon (either hands-on lab work or lab demonstrations, depending on the field). The program will be rounded off with a practical day and an industry day.

The school follows a challenging and demanding schedule. It addresses excellent MSc and PhD students as well as scientists from industry with background in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics, medical science or physics. We plan to admit about 60 participants (internally and from abroad).

Admission will be decided based on the applicant’s curriculum vitae, a statement of purpose and applicant’s references. Students who have not yet started a PhD program may apply for a stipend. Interested students are kindly asked to submit their application pack including their study grades and reference letter on our homepage (

The application deadline is Monday, 23 April 2018. The notification of acceptance will be given by 25 May 2018.

Further information can be found here:

Imaging has become a key technique in life science to achieve high-standards research and results. Among the three major components of imaging based research – laboratory experiment, microscopy and image analysis – nearly 60% of life science researchers acknowledged that “image analysis is the most difficult part”. Therefore, training researchers on image data analysis is crucial to ensure that they can get the most out of the data that they generate.

Several initiatives are active in developing training solutions in image data management and analysis Neubias, EuroBioimaging (EuBI), Global BioImaging (GBI) and ELIXIR. GBI/ELIXIR/EuBI/NEUBIAS are jointly organizing a hackaton on image analysis training material re-usability, that aims to bring together training providers from the imaging community and contributors to the ELIXIR Training Platform in order to create a curated collection of training materials on data management and analysis and facilitate their Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability and Re-usability.

Audience: Bioimage analysts, trainers and developers from NEUBIAS, EuroBioImaging and Global BioImaging, as well as ELIXIR’s Bioschemas and TeSS developers, and anyone willing to contribute, to: (i) foster new collaborations between ELIXIR and key initiatives from the image analysis community, (ii) create a curated collection of training materials on data management and analysis and (iii) facilitate their Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability and Re-usability.

Registration and more information can be found here.

Registration Deadline: March 1st, 2018

Pre-registration is still open – deadline extended until March 5th 2018.

To submit a workshop please fill in the form below and then go to for the procedure).

(French version:

Thank you for participating to this new edition MiFoBio 2018 by proposing a workshop. As announced in the spring, it will be necessary to explain the interest of your project and give a synopsis. It is therefore important to prepare your workshop project upstream. Evaluation of proposals will follow quickly in November. Depending on the returns, a second call will be made on a more restricted perimeter.

These workshops must fit into one of the themes below. The objective is to deal at least in part with one of the common questions so that we can then discuss at the end of the school the contributions of different technologies for the same subject.

  1. Biological, physical, photochemical question on the themes identified below:
  • Mitochondria and metabolism
  • Regulation of gene expression, maintenance of information integrity, nucleus
  • Synapse, neuron, brain,
  • Interaction between cells or with the environment, mechanobiology.
  • Membrane and receivers, signaling,
  • biofilm
  • Development, regeneration, evolution
  • organoid

2. New technological, instrumental or probe and marker development
3. Implementation of at least two significantly different techniques for the same question
4. Instrumental engineering and systems engineering (characterization of instruments, peak methods, new practices)
5. Image Bar: Image analysis
6. FabLab MiFoBio: small practical realization: optics, electronics or analysis
7. Outside class (to be justified)

For the record, a workshop aims to share knowledge and know-how in the field of biological imaging and biophotonics through practice. It is worn by two academics at most and must allow the participants to practice. The workshops implement methodological and instrumental approaches and deal with a scientific issue that is often interdisciplinary.


The MiFoBio organizing team