During this year 2020, the MicroPICell facility from the Bretagne Loire Node acquired several imaging systems, some of which offer access to new technologies on the Nantes health research site:

  • a complete Zeiss Lighsheet 7 light sheet microscope associated to an X-Clarity clearing system and an Arivis Vision 4D Offline station,
  • a motorized Nanolive holotomographic microscope,
  • a high-end Nikon confocal microscope (resonant, spectral, FLIM, large field of view),
  • an Akoya CODEX system of multiplex fluorescent tissue labeling.
Holography offers a unique means to measure cells in their native environment: label-free, non-invasive, manipulation-free, and interference-free.

Moreover, the MicroPICell facility, in collaboration with the training organization of the CNRS, is organizing in March 2021 a training on histology: from sample preparation to markers validation by image analysis. This training (lectures, workshops) will take place over 4 days between 03/22/2021 and 04/24/2021.

Link: https://cnrsformation.cnrs.fr/stage-21290-Histologie–de-la-preparation-dechantillons-a-la-validation-des-marquages-par-analyse-dimage.html?stage=21290&axe=138

Dear Bioimaging colleagues,

NEUBIAS, the Network of European BioImage Analysts (www.neubias.org), 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:
www.neubias.org -> “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. biii.eu, 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 www.neubias.org

L’I2BC organise un atelier à destination des chercheurs curieux de se perfectionner ou de s’initier aux techniques spécifiques à la microscopie confocale.

Le programme détaillé et les modalités d’inscription sont disponibles à l’adresse suivante : http://cnrsformation.cnrs.fr/stage-17090-Atelier-de-microscopie-confocale.html?axe=72

La pré-inscription se fait en cliquant sur le bouton orange “S’inscrire” en haut à droite de la page.

Pour plus de renseignements, contacter imagerie@i2bc.paris-saclay.fr.

Comité d’organisation : Sandrine Lécart, Romain Le Bars & Laëtitia Besse.

(This training session will be taught in French only).

Formation CNRS
Objectifs :
 Apprendre les fondamentaux de la microscopie photonique
 Acquérir les bonnes pratiques
 Découvrir les techniques avancées
 Acquérir de l’autonomie sur un ensemble de techniques de microscopie fréquemment rencontrées dans les laboratoires de biologie

Inscription avant le 9 octobre 2017 via le portail de formation du CNRS, Rubrique “Connaissances scientifiques” : https://admin.core-cloud.net/ou/SMUT/PFM/Lists/OFFRE%20REGIONALE%20IdF/Programme%202017.aspx

NEUBIAS, the network for bioimage analysts, is organizing a second training school for facility staff. Training is open for all staff scientists, graduate students, post-docs or faculty who work in the context of Bioimaging facilities and provide assistance and training to users in need of Bioimage Data Analysis.

Topics, requirements, program and more: http://eubias.org/NEUBIAS/training-schools/staff/ts5-gothenburg2017/

Extended deadline for abstracts submission: May 26, 2017

The course will be an introduction to image processing and analysis, with a focus on biologically relevant examples. The attendees will learn the fundamentals of image analysis including how to do basic Macro programming in Fiji (ImageJ) for automated batch analysis of images, use different software solutions for image analysis, and will be introduced to visualisation and explorative data analysis after extraction of numerical data from images.

The teachers are Simon Nørrelykke and Szymon Stoma (IDA-ScopeM, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland), and Chong Zhang (SIMBioSys, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain).

The course is suitable not only for beginners in image analysis with no experience, but also for those who want to extend their knowledge of basic principles and more specialised tools.

We are pleased to announce the 5th EMBL Course for Bioimage Data Analysis to be held from Sunday, 14 May – Saturday , 20 May 2017. The deadline for application is March 15th, 2017.

This course will focus on computational methods for analysing images of proteins, cells and tissues, to boost the learning process of participants who have an immediate need to analyze images in their own research. For this, the course extends from basic foundations of image processing and programming to the actual implementation of workflows using scripting in ImageJ macro and MATLAB languages. We aim to gather expert knowledge to organize a world-leading course for bioimage analysis in the fields of cell & developmental biology, biochemistry and biophysics. A report written by a student in 2014 could give you some idea about the course.

The course will take place in Heidelberg, Germany at the EMBL Advanced Training Centre. Registration and motivation letter deadline is March 15, 2017. Please visit our course website for more details.
We look forward to welcoming you to Heidelberg, Germany.

Scientific Organisers,
Kota Miura, University of Heidelberg, Germany, NIBB, Okazaki Japan
Sébastien Tosi, Institute for Research in Biomedicine – IRB Barcelona, Spain
Perrine Paul-Gilloteaux, CNRS SFR F. Bonamy University of Nantes, France

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact:
Bronagh Carey
Administrative Organizer, BIAS 2017
Conference Officer
European Molecular Biology Laboratory