Grant Applications for organizing Virtual/Hybrid Training Schools are open!

COMULIS is now launching a call to financially support virtual and hybrid training schools fulfilling the following conditions:

  • the training school has to take place between the 1st of June and 30th of October 2021;
  • it has to be virtual (or hybrid);
  • it has to cover topics of the COMULIS network;
  • led by a COMULIS member or someone who is willing to become one;
  • COMULIS and COST support will have to be diplayed on the program, website, or any related document to the training school;
  • fees that can be covered by this grant include the technical setup of these training schools and training material:
    • If engaging a conference organiser, technician hourly rate if required on specific openings days before and during the event to assist with technical support, attendee management and monitoring, configuration and setup, communication.
    • customer support for attendees, live-stream tech support via email and/or chat.
    • pre-recording of keynotes/teaching sessions for training schools.
    • post-event process management: video editing, recording management.
    • Rental of rooms and audio-visual material
    • Consumables purchased for Training Schools
    • Photocopying and the printing of programmes, handouts, event materials, book of abstracts, book of proceedings, flyers etc

Maximum amount of a grant is 10000 euros, that will be reimbursed on presentation of invoices strictly related to eligible fees above.

Procedure

Filling an online form https://forms.gle/tJqaLmauZDA5V58o6 with check of the above conditions, (pedagogical) program, list of organizers, speakers and trainers, dates, provisional budget including usage of the COMULIS financial support in regards of one or several of the above categories of eligible expenses.

Deadline 1st of June. Notification of acceptance: 15th of June. (if needed earlier please do tell us, and we will do our best to meet you own deadline in case of co-funding).

Criteria among eligible proposals (fulfilling the above checklist) will be based on matching COMULIS objectives (www.comulis.eu) and scientific excellence. Proposal will be ranked by grade following this criteria, and funded until the available budget is used up. Three to ten possible grants, according to budget.

Contact: Perrine.paul-gilloteaux@univ-nantes.frandreas.walter@vbcf.ac.at

Cette action nationale de formation regroupe 160 personnes, techniciens, ingénieurs, chercheurs de centres de recherches, voulant approfondir leurs connaissances en microscopie corrélative.

L’objectif de cette formation est de présenter différentes techniques de microscopie corrélative en essayant de présenter les techniques et les appareils utilisés le plus précisément possible.
Les corrélations abordées concerneront les techniques de microscopie optique classique et à fluorescence, la microscopie électronique à balayage et à transmission, le NanoSIMS, la Fluo-RX et le synchrotron.
Des présentations et des ateliers permettront de bien approfondir les outils utilisés de la préparation des échantillons à la corrélation des images.

Date limite pour les inscriptions : 15 Avril 2021

Crédit image header: Cosenza, M. R. et al. Asymmetric Centriole Numbers at Spindle Poles Cause Chromosome Missegregation in Cancer. CellReports 20, 1906–1920 (2017)

Important information for the registered participants: an email with the links to access the training videos was sent on February 15th, 2020. Please check your inbox and SPAM folder!

If you did not receive it, please send us an email to contact@france-bioimaging.org

If you registered after February 14th, 2021, you will receive an email with the links within two days.


France BioImaging (FBI) is organizing a remote training on Light-Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy (LSFM), which enable 3D imaging of biological samples with unprecedented spatio-temporal resolutions and low perturbing effects.

LSFM methods actually cover a large variety of implementations which allow imaging a wide range of sample types, from single cell to whole organs or organisms both live and fixed. These new imaging capabilities are revolutionizing the way we visualize our samples and address biological questions. However, imaging with a light-sheet microscope raises many questions about the choice of the set-up depending on the sample to image, the sample preparation and mounting protocols or the data management (storage, visualization, quantification). Thus, it can be difficult to find its way through the numerous microscope implementations, protocols and tools that have been extensively developed over the last 20 years. We therefore decided to review all those questions in a remote training.

Our goal is to help people who want to jump into the world of 3D imaging and are seeking the best solution for their samples and biological questions. In that perspective, we will provide a comprehensive picture including all the possibilities and challenges regarding LSFM.

Format:

The training will be divided in 3 parts:

  1. Theoretical courses on LSFM
  2. Practical demonstrations of several LSFM implementations available throughout the FBI infrastructure
  3. Live online question-and-answer session

For the two first parts, videos will be available on a Youtube FBI channel. The participants will have 3 weeks, from the 15th of February to the 5th of March 2021, to watch those videos and will be invited to ask questions or comment.

FBI experts will then answer all questions during a live interactive video chat on the third week of the training (5th of March where participants will have the opportunity to directly interact with the experts.

Program:

1.      Theoretical aspects of LSFM (15th to 26th of February 2021)

Here are the three main questions concerning the imaging with a light-sheet microscope: (1) what LSFM type should I use for my experiment, (2) How do I prepare and mount my sample, and (3) how to visualize and analyze my data sets. The first part of this training will address these three questions through three theoretical courses:

  • Course 1: Theoretical principles and numerous implementations overview of LSFM
    • P. Girard (Institut Jacques Monod, Paris-Centre)
  • Course 2: Sample preparation and mounting principles – highlight on clearing approaches
    • Carol Siret (CIML, Marseille)
  • Course 3: Reconstruction, Visualization and Analysis software overview.
    • Cesar Augusto Valades (Institut Curie, Paris-Centre),

2.      Practical demonstrations of several LSFM implementation and experiments (15th of February to 5th of March 2021)

In the second part of the training we will propose several videos on various systems available in the FBI laboratories and imaging platforms covering diverse types of LSFM design and applications.

Each video will feature a specific set-up and experts will present how to run an experiment on them focusing on three main aspects: (1) sample preparation and mounting methods, (2) image acquisition processes, and (3) visualization of the data-sets.

  • Lattice Light Sheet Microscope(Home-made  and 3i versions)
    • Mathieu Ducros (BIC, Bordeaux)
    • Ludovic Lecomte, Jean Salamero and Cesar Valaldes-Cruz (Institut Curie, Paris-Centre)
  • Single-objective Single Plane Illumination Microscope (soSPIM)Home-made
    • Rémi Galland (IINS, Bordeaux)
  • Dual inverted Single Plane Illumination Microscope (diSPIM)3i (Marianas)
    • Elric Esposito et Julien Fernandes (Institut Pasteur, Paris-Centre)
  • MuviSPIM – Luxendo
    • Sylvain De Rossi (MRI, Montpellier)
  • Ultramicroscope – LaVision Biotech
    • Carol Siret/Mathieu Fallet (CIML, Marseille)

3.      Questions & Answer interactive session (March 5th, 2021)

An online video session will conclude the training where FBI experts will answer all participants’ questions. You can ask questions either in advance in the comment box of the Youtube video, or during the Q&A session in a chat box. The Q&A session will be divided in sections, each related to a specific video.

To register:

In order to register to the Light-Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy remote training, please fill out the registration form available here.

Registration is free but mandatory in order to receive the links to the training videos.

Extended deadline: February 19th, 2021

We look forward to your participation !

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”

http://eubias.org/NEUBIAS/training-schools/eci/ts8-edinburgh-2018/

http://eubias.org/NEUBIAS/training-schools/staff/ts9-edinburgh-2018/

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)

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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