BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF CUTTING-EDGE BIOIMAGING FACILITIES AND COMMUNITIES
REVOLUTIONS IN IMAGING TECHNOLOGIES AND DIGITAL IMAGING DATA
Modern biology and medicine are undergoing a profound transformation. New, cutting-edge imaging technologies are driving this change by enabling researchers to visualize and measure – with a precision never reached before – molecular and cellular functions as well as the metabolic processes in live organisms. Emerging from these imaging advancements comes another revo-
-lution – digital imaging data.The wealth of digital imaging is rising exponentially, opening up new areas of research and allowing diverse disciplines to interlink. Whether it is imaging technology or data advancements, new challenges and opportunities are rapidly growing.
THE GLOBAL BIOIMAGING NETWORK
Global BioImaging is built upon the recognition that scientific, technical and data challenges are universal and not restricted by geographical boundaries. Founded in 2015, supported by a European Commission international collaboration award to EMBL (European Molecular Biology Laboratory), Global BioImaging has grown to become an international network of imaging infrastructures and communities.
Global BioImaging brings together imaging facility managers and technical staff, scientists and science policy officers from around the globe, to join forces and build capacity internationally. It provides a unique opportunity for international discussion and cooperation to tackle the practical challenges as well as the strategic questions linked to operating open access infrastructures for cutting edge imaging technologies in the life sciences. Global BioImaging organises:
- Annual international workshops to learn from leaders around the globe in infrastructure operation and management, research policies and technology trends.
- Focused meetings and working groups to discuss specific subjects and build international collaborations.
- Trainings to support the professional development of managerial and technical imaging facility staff.
- Staff shadowing programmes to allow imaging facility staff to learn from leading international peers.
With upcoming workshops in Singapore and Japan, this is an exciting time for the Global BioImaging. If you would like to find out more do not hesitate to get in touch: