Biogenouest propose une journée d’animation le 19 mars 2021 sur le thème « Symbiose et microscopie chez les microorganismes et les végétaux marins » . Les associations vont du mutualisme au parasitisme et lient intimement deux partenaires sur du long terme pour le meilleur comme pour le pire. La microscopie permet de révéler et d’étudier ces interactions au plus près des organismes, avec des techniques en pleine mutation. Cette journée leur est dédiée, écologues du milieu terrestre plus que bienvenus !



9:00 | TESTS

9:10 | Présentation des plates-formes de Bio-imagerie de Biogenouest par Perrine PAUL-GILLOTEAUX, plate-forme MicroPICell, Nantes
9:20 | Investigating the biodistribution of mCherry labelled Staphylococcus aureus in the porous wood material using confocal spectral laser microscopy par Muhammad TANVEER MUNIR, Ecole supérieure du bois, LIMBHA, Nantes
9:40 | Rôle des microRNA dans l’interaction plante-Rhizomicrobiome par Abdelhak EL AMRANI, UMR 6553 « Ecosystèmes, Biodiversité, Evolution » (ECOBIO), Rennes
10:00 | Régulations immunitaires impliquées dans le contrôle des bactéries endosymbiotiques et l’homéostasie de l’hôte par Abdelaziz HEDDI, UMR 0203 « Biologie Fonctionnelle Insectes et Interactions » (BF2I), Lyon
10:30 | Pause
10:50 | Apport de la microscopie photonique, électronique, tomo, CLEM pour l’étude des mécanismes cellulaires impliqués lors du processus de greffage chez Arabidopsis par Lysiane BROCARD, Bordeaux Imaging Center, Bordeaux
11:10 | Décryptage fonctionnel d’un virus mutualiste de guêpes parasitoïdes par Marc RAVALLEC & Anne Nathalie VOLKOFF, UMR 1333 « Diversité, Génomes & Interactions Microorganismes – Insectes » (DGIMI), Montpellier
11:40 | Etude du parasitisme au sein du plancton marin par des techniques d’imagerie haute résolution par Johan DECELLE, laboratoire physiologie cellulaire & végétale, CEA-Grenoble / Laure GUILLOU, UMR 7144 « Adaptation et Diversité en Milieu Marin », responsable scientifique de la plate-forme Merimage, Roscoff
12:00 | Conclusion

The webconference organized by ITMO Molecular and Structural Bases of Life (BMSV) of the Aviesan Alliance entitled “Physics-Biology interface” will take place on Thursday, December 17th 2020.

Advances in biology opened up new areas of research that are developing at the interface with physics.

Physicists make a major contribution to this interface, with the development of new instruments allowing the massive data acquisition, the manipulation of single molecules and the observation of biological phenomena at increasingly higher temporal and spatial resolutions. These developments offer new perspectives for solving previously unaffordable biological questions.

Furthermore, theoretical approaches from physics are now necessary to tackle new problems: those linked to cellular heterogeneity, to the way it is regulated, filtered or even exploited; or those linked to newly identified cell compartments, devoid of membranes and very dynamic, which are revolutionizing our vision of cellular organization and functioning.

A detailed understanding of all these complex phenomena requires new conceptual frameworks developed in physics (quantum, statistics, signal theory, thermodynamics out of equilibrium, study of polymers and colloids, etc.) which will make it possible to model living things from the atomic scale to integrated cellular systems.

This conference is therefore dedicated to the interface between biology and physics and aims to promote interactions between the two communities by illustrating the currently emerging questions and new scientific challenges.


  • Patricia Bassereau – Institut Curie – Paris
  • Martin Blackledge – Institut de Biologie Structurale – Grenoble
  • Céline Boutin – IRAMIS-NIMBE
  • Pascal Hersen – Institut Curie – Paris
  • Eric Hosy – Institut Interdisciplinaire de Neurosciences – Bordeaux
  • Arnaud Hubstenberger – Institut de Biologie Valrose – Nice
  • Martin Lenz – Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modèles Statistiques – Orsay
  • Marcello Nollmann – Centre de Biochimie Structurale – Montpellier

Registration deadline: December 3rd, 2020

Le programme de ce WEB-JST (Flyer téléchargeable ici) comprend quatre présentations orales (20’ + 10’ de questions) en microscopies photonique et électronique, en traitement d’image et en imagerie chimique ainsi que L’AG du réseau présentant les actions menées durant l’année écoulée.

Registration is now open for the Virtual Early Career European Microscopy Congress 2020!

Following the cancellation of emc2020, this virtual meeting will provide an opportunity for Early Career Scientists who would have attended and presented at the congress, to still present their work at an International Meeting this year. 

Registration Fees
The registration fees can be found below.

Early Career
You are a student or an Early-Career Researcher (less than 3 years since the completion of your PhD by November 2020).
Thank you to the European Microscopy Society for subsidising to enable free registration for Early Career Researchers.
EMS Member
You are a member of the European Microscopy Society. Member fees are applicable only if your membership status is active at the time of registration. Your membership status will be verified, so you must be sure that your annual subscription is current.

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For help and queries
If you have any questions regarding this event, please do email or visit the website for further information.

The pathways leading from cells to embryo are highly complex. They involve among others steps of cell determination, patterning, cellular and organ morphogenesis, processes that are tightly controlled and coordinated in space and time.

However, during the last decade, this field has benefited from major findings in the understanding of epigenetics, gene regulatory networks, mechanobiology, mechanisms of cell specification among others, and also from technical advances such as single cell omics.

This symposium will address state-of-the-art research in this field, both in animals and plants. It will feature keynote and invited lectures, and selected short talks and posters.

The symposium is organized at the initiative of the Multi-Organization Thematic Institute Cell Biology, Development & Evolution (ITMO – BCDE), jointly with the French Society of Developmental Biology (SFBD) and with the French Society of Cell Biology (SBCF). See the composition of the Scientific Organization Committee

The meeting will take place as scheduled on November 16 – 17, 2020. Given the sanitary situation, it will be organized using a mixed format, partly online and partly on site, on the Institut Jacques Monod campus, located in the center of Paris.  Many short talks will be selected by the organizers (applicants will be informed around October 15th). The call for abstracts is now open. Download the submission form on the registration page. Abstract submission by October 1st, 2020.

See the invited faculty

Download the poster of the meeting.

Free registration before October 31st HERE

  • 1st COMULIS Training School on Correlated Multimodal Imaging
  • Sunday February 9th – Friday February 14th, 2020
  • Training school participants: 20
  • Target audience: European research scientists, students and facility staff
  • Registration deadline is November 22nd, 2019.

COMULIS (Correlated Multimodal Imaging in Life Sciences) is an EU-funded COST Action that aims at fueling urgently needed collaborations in the field of correlated multimodal imaging, promoting and disseminating its benefits through showcase pipelines, and paving the way for its technological advancement and implementation as a versatile tool in biological and preclinical research.

Within the time frame of the COMULIS COST Action, we will organize six training schools and workshops in the field of correlative multimodal imaging.  The Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC) is delighted to be hosting the first training school which will be held in Oeiras, Portugal on Sunday February 9th to Friday February 14th 2020.

This first training school is called “A Practical Approach to CLEM”. The school is targeting users who are interested in establishing Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy (CLEM) in their home laboratories, but who may have limited technical resources and training in this area.  As such the School will be focused on getting new laboratories set up to do CLEM. By inviting an array of international CLEM experts to Portugal, we aim to show the participants CLEM procedures that can straightforward to duplicate.  Furthermore, we aim to give the training School participants the knowledge and skills to start doing CLEM at their home institution.

We cordially invite scientists from all across Europe who are interested in setting up CLEM experiments in their home laboratories to join us in Portugal.  We also invite companies interested in working with these new CLEM experts, to join us in our sponsorship program.


This COMULIS Training School targets participants who are interested in establishing Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy (CLEM) in their home laboratories. Participants will gain hands-on-experience in light and electron microscopy and interact with experts in the field. 

This Training School targets users with some Electron Microscopy and some Light Microscopy experience who are interested in implementing combined Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy Workflows in their research. 


  • Introductory and applications lectures about Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy
  • Practical sessions with hands-on training about pre-embedding Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy
  • Advanced lectures detailing steps beyond these first initial workflows and the introduction to techniques to decide which of many Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy workflows is appropriate for a given project

Discuss with top experts how Light Sheet Microscopy meets the future challenges in Biology.

Light sheet microscopy allows observing the development of live three-dimensional organoids and organisms over a long time up to several days. This massive amount of multi-dimensional microscopy data poses significant challenges in both data management and modelling. Tackling these challenges is fundamental to advance scientific discovery in biological and biomedical research. LSFM2019 fosters the exchange between top researchers working to  the development of new light sheet microscopes, new three-dimensional cellular systems and model organisms, as well as in artificial intelligence and mathematical modelling. We aim to bridge the gap among different disciplines, paving the way to disruptive approaches.

Registration deadline for the LSFM2019 Light Sheet Microscopy conference has been extended to  October 31st 2019 

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.