ANERIS is thrilled to announce a series of three workshops centered around the use of AI technology in image processing.

Discover the potential of Artificial Intelligence in the field of image processing during the dynamic workshop series organised within the ANERIS project. These three informative sessions (AI basics for image processing, Image restoration, and Image classification and segmentation) provide a thorough exploration of AI and how it can be utilised to improve and interpret visual data.

Together with our colleagues from Euro-Bioimaging ERIC and University of Haifa, we will take participants through expert-guided sessions on:

Session 1: AI basics for image processing November 28th from 10:00 to 13:00:

Session 2: Image restoration December 4th from 10:00 to 13:00:

Session 3: Image classification and segmentation December 7th from 10:00 to 13:00:

This event co-organized by the ALPHA-RLH competitiveness cluster, Bordeaux Imaging Center (from FBI Bordeaux node) and the Interdisciplinary Institute of Neurosciences will be dedicated to advances and to the promotion of innovation in the bioimaging sector.

The main experts in bioimaging – researchers and industrialists – will be reunited around three main themes: microscopy, cell biology and image analysis, from the perspective of the main fields of application: neuroscience, oncology, bioengineering…

Designed for everyone interested in bioimaging, specialists or not, this event is open to researchers, clinicians, engineers, industrialists and students. The day will be interspersed by conferences, a poster session and moments for discussions and networking.

– Research and development organisations:

Bordeaux Imaging Center, Institut Interdisciplinaire de Neurosciences, Institut Bergonié, Institut d’Optique Graduate School, Laboratoire de Biogenèse Membranaire, Institut des Sciences Moléculaires d’Orsay, IPREM, XLIM, SATT.

– Industrials:

TreeFrog Therapeutics, Imagine Optic, Spark Lasers, Argolight, Abbelight.

Program here

Free but mandatory registration right here

The new edition of the Maxime Dahan tribute symposium will take place on December 14-15, 2023 at the Research Center of the Institut Curie, in Paris. The theme of the symposium will be “Manipulation of cellular organization by optogenetics and magnetogenetics”.

With an ever-growing set of tools and techniques to visualize cellular and sub-cellular organization, microscopy is broadly used to decipher how cells function. However, in addition to passive observation, two techniques —optogenetics and magnetogenetics— offer unique possibilities to directly perturb and control this organization using light and magnetism, yielding opportunities to study cell biology from a radically different perspective.

Maxime Dahan was a pioneer in the development and application of optogenetics and magnetogenetics. This 3rd symposium in his memory will bring together scientists from diverse disciplines to share their work and continue his legacy in this exciting field.

The symposium will take place in the Burg amphitheater, at Institut Curie, Paris. Please find attached the flyer and the program.

The symposium will be the occasion to deliver the Maxime Dahan Prize for Innovation in Methods and Instrumentation at the Interface of Physics, Biology & Medicine.

The subscription is free but mandatory, please fill out the form to register.

There will be 3 sessions of selected short talks. If you want to submit an abstract, please send it to

Deadline for registration and abstract submission: November 17

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

It will be organized at the Ecole de Physique des Houches, in the french Alps, from March 17th to 22th, 2024.

Objectives of the school :

Fluorescence microscopy techniques play an essential role in biology and medicine. A very rapidly developing field concerns nanoscale imaging (“nanoscopy”), which today ties together different fields of biology such as structural and cell biology. Similarly, “single molecule” imaging and spectroscopy techniques are in rapid development and play a central role in life science research. All fluorescence microscopy methods are based on labelling samples with appropriate markers: fluorescent proteins, organic fluorophores or nanoparticles. All these type of markers are characterized by very complex photophysical behaviors, leading to blinking, chromatic conversion, photoreactivity, etc… However, nanoscopy and single molecule spectroscopy or imaging, specifically rely on the ability to understand and control these properties.

The school we offer is motivated by the fact that more and more laboratories around the world are committed to implementing advanced microscopy techniques, especially super-resolution, with an increasing number of dedicated platforms. However, there is a lack of overall knowledge about the selection of fluorescent markers, their properties and mechanisms, and the type of artifacts they can create. The school’s objective, through interdisciplinary teaching between physics, chemistry and biology, is to overcome this gap by transferring knowledge to the participants’ laboratories. Our school also aims to make participants aware of new developments in the field in order to prepare them to become major players in the breakthroughs that may result from them.

Invited Teachers

Confirmed teachers for the 2024 edition

Dominique Bourgeois, Institut de Biologie Structurale, CNRS, Grenoble, France

Claire Deo, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

Ulrike Endesfelder, Bonn University, Germany

Viktorija Glembockyte, LMU Munchen Germany

Mike Heilemann, Goethe Universitat Frankfurt, Germany

Ludovic Jullien, Sorbonne University and ENS Paris, France

Doory Kim, Hanyang University, Korea

Andrey Klymchenko, CNRS, Université de Strasbourg, France

Emmanuel Margeat, Centre de Biologie Structurale, CNRS, Montpellier, France

Ivana Nikic-Spiegel, U. Tuebingen, Germany

Franck Riquet, Lille University, France

Markus Sauer, U. Würzburg, Germany

Nathan Shaner, UCSD, USA

Alison Tebo, HHMI Janelia Research campus, USA


Dominique Bourgeois, Institut de Biologie Structurale, Grenoble, France

Claire Deo, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

Ulrike Endesfelder, Bonn University, Germany

Emmanuel Margeat, Centre de Biologie Structurale, Montpellier, France

More information and registration on:

The “Imaging life: the future” symposium will take place October 17-19 at the Corum congress centre of Montpellier (France).

Over the last 20 years, biological imaging has undergone a revolution in the spatial and temporal resolution of images, in the diversity and power of synthetic or genetically-encoded fluorescent probes and in image analysis. These advances have been transformative for many fields of biological research.

What does the next decade hold for this field?

This 2.5-day international symposium aims to foresee how future developments in light/electron/soft X-ray/multimodal microscopy and image analysis will further transform research in the biology of prokaryotes and eukaryotes. 

Seven major fields will be covered (image analysis, cancer biology, plant biology, 3D genome architecture and transcription, neuroscience, cell and development biology, infection and immunity). Two plenary lectures will complete the programme, one on imaging and image analysis at the other end of the scale spectrum, in astrophysics, the other will open up to the numerical modelling of biological processes.

Very attractive early bird registration prices are proposed until July 31st, 2023. Abstracts should be submitted by July 31st if you would like to give an oral presentation. By August 31st if you are only applying for a poster. 

More information and the registration pages can be found on the meeting’s website:

Expansion microscopy (ExM) is a relatively new super-resolution method based in the isotropic dilatation of the biological sample in order to overcome the diffraction limit of conventional microscopy. Since its development in 2014, many laboratories have been implementing and adapting the technique to their needs, and the biological applications of ExM grow exponentially.

The ExM working group from the French fluorescence microscopy network (RTmfm), with the support of France-BioImaging, is organizing a workshop on ExM at Bordeaux on October 2, 2023. During the workshop, we will cover different aspects of ExM protocols with experts in biochemistry and biology, and we will present examples of biological applications.

Invited speakers:

Marine Laporte (Institut NeuroMyoGène, Université Claude Bernard, Lyon).

Sven Truckenbrodt (E11 Bio, Alameda, California, US).

Maxence Wisztorski (University of Lille, Inserm, CHU Lille, U1192).

You can register here to enjoy the ExM community during a day, and to show you work with a poster or a short talk. We have limited seats!!! To send abstracts please contact and

Deadline for applications is July 15th 2023.

Preliminary program: download here.

1st Interdisciplinary Summer School on Chemical and Physical Probes for Biology

July 3rd to 7th

The fine understanding of molecular mechanisms in native biological systems is an important step in rationalizing, preventing and ultimately curing diseases. Photonic imaging plays an important role in this field. Quantitative imaging experiments designed to answer complex biological questions require the implementation of efficient probes and adapted imaging setups and data processing workflows.

This interdisciplinary school will provide an overview of these different chemical, physical and biological aspects. It will offer also interactive and interdisciplinary workshops to learn how to communicate effectively between disciplines as well as two half-days of hands-on.

Program and registration on:

Alors que les volumes et la complexité des données augmentent de manière sans précédent, leur suivi et partage devient de plus en plus un défi pour la communauté de la recherche en science de la vie (biologie, biomédicale…). Ce manque de traçabilité a un impact négatif reconnu sur la réutilisation des données publiées.
C’est pourquoi il est important de rendre les données « FAIR » – faciles à trouver, accessibles, interopérables, réutilisables – dès la conception des projets de recherche.

OMERO est la solution intégrée de référence pour gérer les données d’images pendant toute leur durée de vie, de l’acquisition à la publication.

Le RT-mfm du CNRS organise cette ANF avec la collaboration de France BioImaging et le EMBRC. Cette ANF est orientée vers les ingénieurs en plateforme d’imagerie et similaires. Elle a pour objectifs de former les stagiaires à la gestion FAIR de données au travers la base de données OMERO comme outil principal de gestion de données pour la microscopie et pendant tout le cycle de vie de la donnée : de l’acquisition à la publication. 

A l’issue de la formation les stagiaires seront capables de :
    • Comprendre les principes FAIR et leur application dans la pratique
    • Comprendre les enjeux et objectifs d’un Plan de Gestion de Données.
    • Connaître les schémas de mise en place d’une infrastructure OMERO avec les différents scenarios de déploiement
    • Savoir administrer les politiques d’accès selon les différentes configurations de groupes
    • Importer des images dans OMERO
    • Être capable de décrire les images avec des métadonnées riches
    • Analyser les données sur OMERO et sauver les résultats sur OMERO en association avec les données source
    • Annoter les images en masse à partir de tableaux
    • Chercher des images en fonction des différentes métadonnées
    • Être capable de créer des figures avec OMERO-figure

    • Apprendre les options d’interfaçage avec différents logiciels (ImageJ, Napari, CellProfiler, QPath,…)
    • Publier les données

What’s up in multimodal imaging? The FBI CLEM day is renewed for a 2023 edition on March 13 at the Institut Pasteur in Paris.

This event is a great opportunity to discuss about multimodal imaging with expert presentations.
In addition to these talks, poster sessions will intersperse the day.

Registration is free but mandatory.
Please registrate before March 8, 2023 through the following link:

Program down below

Save the date! The Electron Microscopy facility of Imagerie-Gif (I2BC, France-BioImaging), the Cryo-Electron Microscopy facility (I2BC, FRISBI) and the Cimex facility of Ecole Polytechnique are organizing a 5-day workshop from October 3rd to October 7th, 2022 on Transmission Electron Microscopy to explore the architecture of a virus in all its forms.

The aim of this workshop is to propagate knowledge about transmission electron microscopy applications and to outline the advantages of transversal studies combining structural biology and cell biology. Indeed, structural biology and cell biology approaches both use TEM but are rarely merged in the same studies.

The workshop will focus on the advantages of combining both approaches, which can be easily performed with the same equipment. The workshop will focus on a biological object whose study requires such multiscale approaches: a virus. The virus will be studied in vitro to resolve its high-resolution 3D structure, and will be observed in infected cells to determine the infection and replication mechanisms in situ.

The workshop targets students and young researchers. The training will focus on a given biological object, a virus, which will be studied by two complementary approaches:

  • Single particle analysis by cryo-electron microscopy, allowing high-resolution 3D reconstruction of particles purified in vitro. This part will be performed on a 200kV TEM on the Cimex facility.
  • Cellular tomography of infected cells with observation of the virus replication sites in situ and analysis of its interaction with cellular membranes. This workshop will cover the workflow from sample preparation and resin sections realisation, to acquisition and analysis of tomograms with a 120kV TEM.

Attendees will have a theoretical and practical overview of these two complementary techniques. The practical training will be particularly emphasised, to ensure that attendees will be able to apply the knowledge acquired in the workshop for their further research projects.

Susbscription here:

Preliminary programme

Open-Neuroscience in collaboration with the Neuroscience department and the Photonic BioImaging Core of the Institute Pasteur and the University of Sussex neuroscience department is organising a FENS satellite event on Open Hardware Microscopy DevelopmentThe aim of this event is to bring into focus excellent open projects that permeate education, ease of access and data collection in advanced research environment.

The symposium will take place on July 8th at the Pasteur Institute campus in Paris (28 rue du Dr Roux). It will be divided into a morning workshop session and an afternoon series of talks. Registration is necessary to access the campus :


The workshops will be led by specialists in the field, which will also participate in the afternoon session. By the end of the session, participants will be invited to discuss what they have learned, how they could implement Open-Science microscope in their research, and/or how they could improve/modify their own setup by implementing Open tools on it and how their research protocol could benefit from it.

The afternoon session will be dedicated to a series of talks by our invited specialists. It will be split into two distinct topics/sub-sessions:

  1. Open-Source microscopy for education and improving ease of access to research equipment.
  2. Open-Source microscopy for advanced research.

It is our goal that by the end of the day, participants get a full picture of the state of the art for Open-Source Microscopy. It is hoped that development and implementation of such tools and techniques in modern research units promote science accessibility and improve data reproducibility. Furthermore, an earlier and more systematic access to advanced science tools in education could only support shaping the research minds of tomorrow.

Open Microscopy is sponsored by EMBO, TReND in Africa and France-Bioimaging.