Symposium Electron Microscopy in Bordeaux


The abstract submission site for QBI 2019, Rennes, France, is now open. The conference will be held 9-11 January 2019, with pre-conference workshops on 8 January, 2019.

We seek contributions in any area of quantitative microscopy. Presentations that demonstrate new approaches in detail 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 (

Submission deadline: September 15th, 2018

Registration fees for academics: None (supported by external funding)
Local accommodation: Dinners and lunches are offered to all participants

In addition to contributed talks we will feature special sessions on:

  • Machine learning and microscopy image analysis
  • New developments in single molecule microscopy
  • Subcellular trafficking in cell biology
  • Microscopy software development
  • Microscopy in biopharma
  • Structured illumination: a review of the state of the art

The pre-conference workshops are:

  • Machine and deep learning in bioimaging and microscopy
  • Adaptive optics
  • 3D single molecule microscopy

Confirmed Speakers

  • Yann LeCun [AI Research – Facebook / NYU Center for Data Science] – Paris, France (Tentative)
  • Pierre Bon [Laboratoire Photonique Numérique et Nanosciences] – Talence, France
  • Edward Cohen [Imperial College] – London, UK
  • Hans-Ulrich Dodt [Medical University of Vienna and Vienna University of Technology] – Vienna, Austria
  • Michael Elad [Technion Israel Institute of Technology] – Haifa, Israel
  • Kevin Elicieri [University of Wisconsin at Madison] – Madison, Wisconsin
  • Seth Flaxman [Imperial College London] – London, UK
  • Spencer Freeman [University of Toronto] – Toronto, Canada
  • Rainer Heintzmann [Institute of Photonic Technology / Friedrich Schiller University] – Jena, Germany
  • Thomas Huser [Biomolecular Photonics Group] – Bielefeld, Germany
  • Khuloud Jaqaman [UT Southwestern Medical Center] – Dallas, Texas
  • Ludger Johannes [Curie Institut] –  Paris, France
  • Florian Jug [Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics] – Dresden, Germany
  • Yannis Kalaidzidis [Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics] – Dresden, Germany
  • Friedemann Kiefer [Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine] – Muenster, Germany.
  • Judith Klumperman [University Medical Center Utrecht] – Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Julien Mairal [Inria] – Grenoble, France
  • Molly Maleckar [Allen Institute of Cell Science] –  Seattle, Washington
  • Fred Maxfield [Weill Cornell Medical College] – New York, New York
  • Jean-Christophe Olivo-Marin [Institut Pasteur] – Paris, France
  • Steve Presse [University of Arizona] –  Tucson, Arizona
  • Bernd Rieger [Delft University of Technology] – Delft, Netherlands
  • Jonas Ries [European Molecular Biology Library] – Heidelberg, Germany
  • Daniel Sage [EPFL] – Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Anne Sentenac [Institut Fresnel] – Marseille, France
  • Ernst Stelzer, [Buchmann Institute for Molecular Life Sciences] – Frankfurt, Germany
  • Per Uhlén [Karolinska Institutet] – Stokholm, Sweden
  • Geert van den Bogaart [Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute] – Groningen, Netherlands
  • Simon Walker-Samuel [University College] – London, UK
  • Daniel Wüstner [Syddansk Universitet] – Odense, Denmark
  • Marino Zerial [Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics] – Dresden, Germany
  • Christophe Zimmer [Institut Pasteur] – Paris, France

As in prior years, assuming that our fundraising is again successful, we plan on not having a registration fee for academic attendees.

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

Cette manifestation porte sur l’interprétation des structures tissulaires et cellulaires en microscopie électronique avec une attention particulière sur l’identification des artéfacts de préparation. Cette formation propose aux participants une véritable remise à niveau de leurs connaissances de l’ultrastructure saine versus pathologique. Ce thème a été choisi suite aux retours des questionnaires de satisfaction des journées antérieures et aux nombreuses interrogations posées sur la liste de diffusion du RCCM.

This conference is organized by the “Réseau d’Imagerie Cellulaire Paris-Saclay”.

The two most common techniques of vibrational micro-spectroscopy are infrared (IR) and Raman. These two sophisticated tools enable to visualize the inherent vibrational spectra of biochemical constituents of a cell or a tissue. Therefore, IR and Raman microscopy provide the specific and distinct “fingerprint” spectrum of each cell and offer the powerful possibility of high contrast images without any external labeling.

Recently, significant developments of these approaches provided a better access of these two techniques by the biologist community. Currently, IR and Raman microscopy are used for tissues, biopsies, animal and plant analyses in order to visualize proteins (C-H3 bonds), lipids (C-H2 bonds), water (O-H bonds), membranes, myelin, chromophores such as flavins, etc …

This is a free event.

Registration is mandatory at :


Biologists, doctors, postdoc, engineers, students


Christophe SANDT (Synchrotron Soleil)

Alexandre DAZZI (LCP Orsay, UPSud)

Marie-Françoise DEVAUX (INRA Angers-Nantes)

Olivier PIOT (BioSpect / Univ Reims)

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Les 15èmes Assises Nationales des Plateformes du réseau RT-mfm
se dérouleront à Rouen en 2018 (PRIMACEN, université de Rouen, Mont Saint Aignan)
du 19 Mars 13h au 21 Mars 13h.

Le formulaire d’inscription aux Assises se trouve à l’adresse :
la date limite d’inscription est le 20 décembre 2017 à 18h00.

Le programme est en cours d’élaboration, faites-nous savoir si vous souhaitez voir développer un thème ou proposer une présentation orale ou un intervenant.

Les propositions sont à envoyer à et

Votre inscription définitive pour participer aux Assises vous sera confirmée par email fin janvier/début février 2018.
France & Olivier
Pour le RT-mfm

Le Storage Day est une conférence organisée par l’INRA (Unité Ingenum) avec la participation d’autres Instituts et dispositifs de recherche (CIRAD, IGBMC, Biogenouest) autour des questions de la gestion de la donnée scientifique, et en particulier son stockage.
Cette journée propose des retours d’expérience de différentes communautés (Imagerie, NGS, SHS, etc.) autour de problématiques en lien avec la “vraie vie” sous la forme de présentations synthétiques (15 minutes). Ces retours d’expériences auront pour objet aussi bien la mise en valeur de “success stories” que la mise en évidence des écueils/difficultés auxquelles se trouvent confrontées les communautés.

This biophysics school aims at training students and young researchers to master fluorescent markers used in advanced fluorescence bioimaging: their diversity, how they actually work and what their current development are.

Deadline for registration: December 15, 2017.

It will be organized at the Ecole de Physique des Houches, in the french Alps,  on 18-23 March 2018.

Fluorescence-based imaging techniques play an increasing role in biology and medicine. In recent years, the field of fluorescence imaging has seen the spectacular development of super-resolution microscopy, also called “nanoscopy”. Nanoscopy has opened up huge research opportunities for biomedical sciences, as witnessed by the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2014, jointly attributed to S. Hell, E. Betzig and W. E. Moerner. In general, fluorescence microscopy requires labeling the samples with suitable fluorescent markers, either fluorescent proteins, organic fluorophores or nanoparticles. The markers used in super-resolution microscopy, however, must possess very specific properties. Nanoscopic techniques, in fact, rely fundamentally on the complex photophysical behavior of these markers.

Our school is motivated by the fact that more and more laboratories around the world are committed to the implementation of advanced microscopy techniques, in particular super resolution, with an increasing number of dedicated platforms. However, there is a global lack of knowledge about how fluorescent markers should be selected, their properties and mechanisms, and the type of artifacts they can create. The objective of the school is to contribute overcoming this lack.

Important novel developments are expected in the coming years that will introduce paradigm shifts in advanced fluorescence imaging. The course has the ambition to prepare participants to become major actors in these breakthroughs, by updating students and also preparing them to integrate new methods that were not necessarily taught at the level of a master degree, or that are difficult to teach because of interdisciplinarity.

This Symposium is organized by the Réseau d’Imagerie Cellulaire Paris-Saclay.

Address: Salle de conférence du CNRS -7 rue Guy Môquet – 94800 Villejuif (see program for detailed map)

This is a free event.

Registration is free (mandatory) at : feuilldelum[at]

Light sheet fluorescence microscopy (LSFM) is an emerging technology that combines optical sectioning with multiple-view imaging to observe tissues and living organisms with a remarkable resolution. Unlike conventional techniques of widefield and confocal fluorescence microscopy, the light sheet technique illuminates on the region surrounding the focal plane of the detection objective in a twin objective configuration.

Light sheet methods exhibit a reduced photobleaching and a lower phototoxicity. By rotating the specimen, the technique can image virtually any plane with multiple views obtained from different angles. LSFM is ideal for examining of both large (animals) and small (cells) specimens labeled with fluorescent proteins and other fluorophores.

Are you a life-scientist needing to quantify microscopy images?
Do you want to learn how to co-localise, deconvolve, automate, track, handle massive data, and record work-flows?

If yes, this school is for you!

This one-week school provides a hands-on introduction to image processing and analysis, with an emphasis on biologically relevant examples. Participants will learn the fundamentals of image analysis, including macro programming in ImageJ/Fiji, MATLAB, as well as a range of focused topics What you will learn You will learn the fundamentals of image analysis, including basic macro programming in ImageJ/Fiji as well as other software solutions. In the first part of the week, it will also cover the process of image formation as it pertains to image analysis: Resolution, correct exposure, point-spread functions, detector noise, Shannon’s sampling theorem, and aliasing. All with a clear focus on application in the lab. In the second half of the week there will be a number of focused topics, building on what was learnt during the first days:

  • Scripting in MATLAB
  • Tracking particles and cells in time-lapse recordings
  • De-convolution of microscopy images 
  • Stitching and registration of stacks of large image data

Deadline for application: August 15, 2017 at 12pm

Organized by the neuroscience and photonics departments and imaging facilities of Bordeaux and Quebec, Neurophotonics 2017 is the fifth edition of a successful conference series devoted to new frontiers in microscopy and neuroscience.

The meeting brings together leading developers and practitioners of advanced optical approaches to study brain function, from receptor dynamics at synapses to sensory processing in intact brains.

It will cover:

  • Optogenetics & photomanipulation
  • Image analysis & computational approaches
  • Super-resolution microscopy
  • In vivo imaging

En juillet prochain (4 au 7 juillet 2017) sera organisé à Bordeaux, le 15ème colloque de la Société Française des Microscopies. Le comité d’organisation a le plaisir de vous accueillir, à nouveau, 30 ans après le colloque de 1987, dans la cité culturelle et historique de Bordeaux, classée au patrimoine mondial de l’Unesco. Bordeaux vit actuellement un renouveau extraordinaire avec l’impressionnante transformation des berges de la Garonne, l’inauguration de la Cité du Vin, et la future ligne LGV. Ce sera en 2017, l’une des villes les plus « attractives » du monde sur le plan touristique.

Ce congrès a pour objectif de réunir une large communauté de scientifiques autour du thème des microscopies électronique, optique et à champ proche et imagerie vibrationnelle. Le comité scientifique a construit un programme attractif avec 15 sessions couvrant les applications et développements en science de la vie, science des matériaux, instrumentation et les méthodes. Les symposiums communs et les sessions en parallèle Matériaux et Biologie permettront de faire un point notamment sur les avancées dans les domaines de la caractérisation des matériaux à différentes échelles, de la matière molle, de la superrésolution, de la cryomicroscopie haute résolution, de la microscopie corrélative….

Le congrès se déroulera à l’école d’ingénieur Bordeaux-INP ENSEIRB-Matméca à Talence, accessible facilement depuis le centre-ville de Bordeaux par la ligne de Tram B. Dans ce lieu convivial, les participants et exposants auront la possibilité d’échanger librement. L’exhibition d’instruments, de techniques et accessoires sera importante. De plus, en partenariat avec l’école d’été du GN-MEBA, des microscopes de pointe pourront même être accessibles pendant la période du congrès.

Apres le vif succès de Nice en 2015, nous vous encourageons chaleureusement à soumettre vos contributions pour poursuivre cette dynamique. A très bientôt.

Cryotechnologies in electron microscopy