Sébastien Tosi joins DBI-INFRA as the Head of the IA Core Facility

We’re excited to welcome Sébastien Tosi to the team as the Head of the DBI-Infrastructure Image Analysis Core Facility. Sébastien Tosi is going to lead the implementation of Image Analysis services to support the bioimaging facilities across Denmark.

Sébastien has over 10 years’ experience as research engineer and BioImage Analyst in the Advanced Digital Microscopy Core Facility, Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) in Barcelona. Sébastien has been especially active in lecturing and building a community in the field, notably as workgroup leader of the network of European BioImage Analyst (NEUBIAS), by organizing workshops and international training schools directed to Life Scientists, and through various open-source software contributions.

Sébastien also worked in the telecommunication industry, and he was involved in the design of several custom light sheet microscopes. Overall, he could build upon his theoretical knowledge and apply it to fruitful collaborations within projects at the crossroad between biology, bioimaging and image analysis. He authored several book chapters and articles in BioImage analysis and contributed to numerous Life Science articles.

Welcome to the team, Sébastien.

Roadmap Infrastructure grant to Danish BioImaging – 49M DKK

In 2020 DBI applied to get on the national roadmap for research infrastructure and was successful. In 2022 the success was fortunately followed up by the Ministy’s decision to fund the proposal.

Now the work has begun to make DBI a distributed and multimodal national research infrastructure, ensuring that all life scientists in Denmark have open access to the bioimaging technologies they need to boost excellence in research, educationand innovation.

On February 1st the consortium held a Kick-off meeting to begin the organization of the infrastructure. More information about the work will be posted in the newsletter and on the website – stay tuned!

Webinar series in the sphere of biomedical imaging focusing on health and disease

Global BioImaging and Australia’s National Imaging Facility (NIF) is jointly organizing a webinar series in the sphere of biomedical imaging focusing on health and disease.
The theme of the webinar series is application of biomedical imaging in health and disease featuring speakers from Euro-BioImaging Nodes and National Imaging Facility (NIF) in Australia.


17 November 2021, 10:00 Central European Time (CET)
Finnish Biomedical Imaging Node: Magnetoencephalography – from university to established and emerging clinical applications (Hanna Renvall, Finnish Biomedical Imaging Node, Aalto University, Finland)

Meeting ID: 930 5738 2029
Passcode: 046173

1 December 2021, 05:00 CET
Australia’s National Imaging Facility: In vivo MicroCT and In vivo Fluorescence Imaging at the West Australian Node of the National Imaging Facility (Diana Patalwala, National Imaging Facility, University of Western Australia, Australia)

Meeting ID: 959 9877 6017
Passcode: 526915

15 December 2021, 10:00 CET
Molecular Imaging Italian Node: Multi-modal imaging for the study of brain connectivity (Marco Aiello, Molecular Imaging Italian Node, IRCCS SDN, Naples, Italy)

Meeting ID: 967 5441 6170
Passcode: 779280


To receive a link to the recording, please register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GBI_biomedical_series and we will send you a link to the recording once it becomes available.

For more information about the series, please visit: https://globalbioimaging.org/international-training-courses/biomed-imaging-series

DBI survey on Image Analysis Needs in Life Science Research in Denmark

As part of DBIs Work Group 1 on Image analysis tools and data management we are conducting a short survey to better understand the needs and the current status of the bioimage analysis in life sciences at Danish research institutions.

Please help us by by answering the survey here

You will be anonymous by default: we will only use statistics.

If you have any questions or want to take part in developing new activities within this area please contact the leader of Work Group 1 Daniel Wüstner, SDU (wuestner(at)bmb.sdu.dk)

DFM reaches out to DBI – survey on the needs for a new traceable fluorescence infrastructure

As a GTS institute, Danish National Metrology Institute (DFM), has received support from the Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science (Uddannelses- og Forskningsstyrelsen ) to establish traceability for fluorescence measurements in Denmark. Our goal is to assist in establishing traceable, quantitative, comparable fluorescence data.

DFM hereby calls for your input into prioritizing the direction for the new traceable fluorescence infrastructure. DFM is interested in your view as to what challenges you have within fluorescence measurements as well as your present and future needs.

There are only 7 questions to answer. It will take 1-2 minutes. Please find the survey here

The survey is anonymous. We only collect the responses and no personal information. The survey closes on April 1st at 4 pm.

Would you like to hear more, or discuss your challenges with fluorescence measurements? Are you interested in a potential collaboration with DFM or a pilot study? Reach out to Research Scientist Olga Rodenko (oro(at)dfm.dk)

List of online talks and other opportunities from the Royal Microscopical Society

During these uncertain times with COVID-19, the RMS is working to help the microscopical community continue to share its knowledge and expertise remotely and are currently developing a dedicated website feature for their members to share information on a whole host of events, training, webinars and other items.

They have also added a long list of online talks and other opportunities, incl. tutorials, lectures and tips. Check them out here

NEUBIAS Academy @Home – A new series of online events targeting Bioimage Analysis Technology

Live online events targeting all levels in Bioimage analysis. Live Online Courses will provide interactivity with the audience (e.g. exercises in virtual breakout rooms), live Webinars will target larger audience with specific topics, software tools, theoretical content or critical updates, from introductions to concepts to very advanced implementations.

Questions and Answers will be moderated by experts. Webinars will be recorded and made available on Youtube NEUBIAS Channel , and a thread per event will be opened in the image.sc Forum to report Q&As and to welcome further questions/comments.

Most of the events are now on YouTube

Journal of Self-Assembly and Molecular Electronics

Open Access journal offers No Publication Fees in 2019

Self-Assembly and Molecular Electronics (SAME) is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed open access journal covering the areas of molecular electronics, self assembly and Nanotechnology, with the aim to develop novel bottom – up approaches for the design and manufacturing of functional devices. SAME encourages original cross-disciplinary full research articles, rapid communications of important new scientific and technological findings and state-of-the-art reviews, as well as methodological papers.

Journal of Self-Assembly and Molecular Electronics

Super resolution user group

Interested in Super resolution microscopy?
super resolution users group is open for registration for all of you that use or want to use Structured illumination microscopy, Single Molecule Localization Microscopy and/or Stimulated Emission Depletion Microscopy STED. This groups is intended to gather actual and future super resolution microscopy users to boost knowledge exchange between them, share best practice methods/tools/procedures and discuss rules of use for the systems at core facilities.
The first meeting will be a one day workshop, where members will be introduced the theoretical background of the techniques, the pros and cons of the applications, sample prep and image processing important considerations and practical guidelines.  Register to the group and state availability for the workshop HERE.