The 1st edition of the International Symposium of Institut Curie, From basic science to cancer research will be held on May 15, 16 and 17, 2024, at the Maison de la Chimie, in Paris. This Symposium aims to bring together 700 participants, biologists, chemists, physicists, clinicians, experts in basic science or in cancerology, from the United States, Europe or Asia. All will meet in a historic and prestigious venue: the Maison de la Chimie, in the heart of Paris to attend internationally renowned speakers’ conferences. You will have the opportunity to meet and exchange with Charles Swanton from the Francis Crick Institute (UK), Edith Heard from the EMBL (DE) or Yasmine Belkaid from Institut Pasteur (FR), and many others to be found here:

For its first edition, the symposium will include four sessions dedicated respectively to evolution, genetics, immunity and systems biology, as well as a final session entitled “Science has great beauty” in homage to Marie Curie.

The RIC (Réseau d’Imagerie Cellulaire Paris-Saclay) is pleased to invite you to a one-hour
D. Slavka Kascakova will discuss her research themes in the biomedical field and her
technological approaches using different lines of the SOLEIL Synchrotron (Source Optimisée
de Lumière d’Énergie Intermédiaire du LURE ) in St Aubin.
Currently Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine (Université Paris-Saclay) and UPSaclay’s
academic representative on the European university alliance EUGLOH, Slavka Kascakova
works as a researcher at the Centre Hépato-Biliaire of the Hôpital Paul Brousse in Villejuif.
Her main lines of research are aimed at diagnosing liver diseases, characterizing liver
transplants for patients, and developing therapeutic strategies for fulminant hepatitis and
primary liver cancers, thanks in particular to the use of multimodal spectroscopic approaches
at the Synchrotron.

The use of fluorescence microscopy (wide field, confocal, multiphoton, and now superresolution) in combination with genetically encoded fluorescence probes comprise a powerful set of scientific tools to study live cells. However, surprising little practical and theoretical training in such methods exists within standard curricula, particular at the early stage of training (Masters or Doctorate level). This course offers to cover basic optics principles necessary to understand the origin of microscope resolution and design. Participants will get hands-on experience implementing simple optical configurations to illustrate these fundamental principles. Subsequently, participants will perform experiments on state-of-the-art imaging equipment provided by microscope vendors.

Lectures will cover, in depth, the principle behind traditional high resolution imaging methods such as confocal, multi-photon, and the recently developed super-resolutions methods. Students will also learn about fundamental properties of synthetic and genetically encoded fluorescence indicators used for cellular morphology imaging and signaling recording. Finally guest lectures will demonstrate applications of some of the discussed methodologies.

This course is intended for Master’s students and international PhD students who expect to be using advanced live cell fluorescence microscopy for future studies.

Master 2 students from partner Universities (Sorbonne University and University of Paris Cité) MUST NOT register online and must submit their registration request DIRECTLY to contacts in charge of their university course. These students have free access to the course.

All other students must register online and pay their registration fees.

Biogenouest has the pleasure to invite you for Gen2Bio 2024 at the Palais du Grand Large in Saint-Malo!

Gen2Bio, the annual biotech congress organized by Biogenouest, is aimed at all biotechnology stakeholders: researchers, engineers and doctoral students in life and environmental sciences, innovative biotech companies, laboratories or research centers, competitiveness clusters, technology parks and technical centers, players in valorization, etc.

In particular, you can discover the service offerings of the network’s 38 technological platforms and can thus follow innovations in life sciences in the West side of France.

In 2024, the 2-day formula will offer 5 plenary conferences, 24 technological workshops divided into 6 sessions, an exhibition space on a stand for our partners and a BtoB space.

The next Euro-BioImaging User Forum will take place online on Thursday, October 12, 2023, from 2 pm-5 pm CEST. The topic is “Understanding plant biology.” This event will highlight how cutting-edge imaging technologies can support research into the structure and function of plants, shed light on plant health, resilience and adaptability, and help answer agroecology research questions. Applications of diverse imaging technologies and plant biology research contexts will be highlighted by two keynote speakers and presentations from users of the Euro-BioImaging services, showcasing the specific expertise available at the Euro-BioImaging Nodes. We will also provide information on funding opportunities to access Euro-BioImaging services for agroecology-related research projects.

Full program & registration:

The Advanced Light Microscopy initiative is organizing a technical symposium involving several microscopy techniques either emerging or identified as lacking awareness from a wider audience. This symposium will take place at the Institut Pasteur in Paris on the 26th of October 2023. This day will orbit around stimulating exchanges between system building scientists and Life Science Researchers in need of new insight to their current available possibilities.  

The confirmed speakers as well as the final program will be available soon.

More information on:

Registration (free but mandatory) right here

France-BioImaging was at the Euro-BioImaging‘s All Hands Nodes Meeting at EMBL in Heidelberg. It was a pleasure to share this unique moment with all the Euro-BioImaging nodes! We had great discussions from passionate people around building the future of the infrastructure and providing open access to high-end technologies and expertise.

This was the perfect time to hear about the latest news and opportunities from every European nodes. Several FBI members were there:

  • Caroline Thiriet, our External affairs manager, was a panelist at a discussion about “Funding for national imaging communities”, highlighting the history of France-BioImaging and how the french infrastructure works.
  • Perrine Paul-Gilloteaux, our Image data mission officer, gave a fantastic talk about “Linking and analyzing correlative image datasets”.
  • Fabrice Cordelières, our Training mission officer, and Alban Belloir, Communication officer, presented two posters on training and about our infrastructure’s structuring activities.
  • Melina Petrel, as an Electron #microscopy specialist, represented the FBI core facility staff.

Thanks to all Euro-BioImaging team for organizing and hosting this wonderful event! We are glad to be part of this amazing international community working together as a European Research Infrastructure!

Find further information on Euro-BioImaging’s article:–more-

The PFIC facility organizes a technological seminar on “Quantitave Phase Imaging – exploring the unseenApril 20th at 10:00 am in Espace Maurice Tubiana at Gustave Roussy, Villejuif.

Quantitative Phase Imaging (QPI) is a novel label-free microscopy technique bringing a completely new contrast into the live-cell imaging field. It allows extracting of information-rich quantitative data from unlabeled cells and monitoring their dry mass in non-invasive experiments.

This seminar will explain the principle of technology and present broad range of applications focusing on the label-free analysis of cell growth, cell death, cell migration etc. Apart from cell biology research, studies of biomolecular condensates and biomaterials will be discussed.

The seminar will be held in English by Zuzana Nováková (Telight application specialist).

Hope to see you all you interested by this technology there!

For any supplementary information you can contact me at

This is the first edition of our Summer School outside of France, going to South America in synchrony with the IEEE SPS-EMBS ISBI Conference in Colombia.

The spirit of our Summer School was established in French Brittany in 1994 (by Christian ROUX and Jean-Louis COATRIEUX). This Summer School has become a worldwide reference with international lecturers from 20 countries and accessible to young scientists from all around the world. Our Summer School is an open yet privileged place for exchanges and discussions on major on-going research and technologies. Informal and warm, we always select a location and design a program where ample time is dedicated to interactions between lecturers and students.

The Summer School is open to graduate students (MSc., PhD), post doctoral scientists, radiologists, biologists, researchers and engineers in industry.

The next Euro-BioImaging User Forum will be taking place on 21.03.2023 from 2-5 pm CEST, focusing on the topic of “Cardiovascular Research”. 

Register here

Euro-BioImaging is looking forward to featuring some of the excellent science supported by the work of EuBI nodes via presentations from your users. The presentations will be 15 min long and will include the opportunity to briefly introduce your Node. In addition the event will feature two keynote presentations.

Abstracts can be submitted here – 
The deadline for abstract submission is on February 6th. 

All users who are working in the area of cardiovascular research are welcome ! The topic is broad as it includes vascular and cardiac development and/or regeneration, development of cardiovascular disease, inflammation in response to cardiovascular injury, etc. The users also do not have to be Euro-BioImaging users.

Euro-Bioimaging is looking forward to receiving your abstracts!

The Thematic Institute of molecular and structural biology of the French Alliance for life science (Aviesan) is programming a 2 days symposium dedicated to RNA biology and applications, that is a very active field with emerging topics.

Coding and non-coding RNAs are today central players in biology and medicine. RNA binding proteins act as modulators of RNAs functions, dysregulated RNA-protein interactions being linked to human pathologies, leading for example to misfolding or aggregations in membraneless organelles. In addition to human RNAs, bacterial RNAs and RNA viruses, are regarded as drug targets.

Epitranscriptomics, with modifications found in all RNAs and associated proteins have also come to the focus of intense research revealing their roles in many aspects of RNA biology and diseases. Finally, RNA medicines are actively developed for different therapeutic applications. RNA-based drugs are coming of age as a consequence of the improved knowledge of RNA biology combined with the development of sophisticated technologies.

This symposium will take place in Paris, on February 2-3 2023 end in Amphi Buffon, 15 Rue Hélène Brion, 75013 Paris. The meeting is built around different scientific sessions, namely RNA therapeutics, RNA/RNP biogenesis and structure, RNA modifications and new technological developmentsThe meeting is for structural, molecular and cellular biologists to have an overview of the latest results and concepts that are currently under development in the field.

A poster session will be organized and short talks will be selected.

Deadline for abstracts submission: January 12th, 2023.

Dowload the preliminary program


The organizing committee:

Edouard Bertrand, Christiane Branlant, Carine Giovannangeli, Chantal Pichon, Carine Tisne.