BioImage Informatics Finland 2019 meeting in Tampere, Finland

03 October 2019; Tampere, Finland.

BioImage Informatics Finland (BIIF) 2019 meeting took place in Tampere.

The meeting was hosted by Pekka Ruusuvuori of Tampere University of Technology. The meeting covered a range of topics within the field of imaging and microscopy with a focus on bioimage informatics.

Pasi Kankaanpää of Euro-BioImaging has presented a talk describing Euro-BioImaging, a European-wide research infrastructure offering open-access state-of-the-art imaging technologies and training.

Pasi Kankaanpää describing Finnish Advanced Light Microscopy Node infrastructure to the participants of the BIIF 2019 meeting in Tampere, Finland.

Finnish Euro-BioImaging Node welcomes job shadowing applications

30 September 2019; Turku, Finland.

The Finnish Euro-BioImaging Node consisting of light and electron microscopy core facilities in Helsinki, Turku, and Oulu welcomes Global BioImaging international job shadowing applications.

Job shadowing program offers a unique opportunity to learn behind the scenes operations of the core facilities, user access, quality assurance and management, state-of-the-art technologies, data management policies, and so forth. Job shadowing program at the Finnish Euro-BioImaging Node can take place at one or more locations (Helsinki, Turku, and Oulu) and can last up to two weeks.

The Finnish Euro-BioImaging Node has extensive experience hosting job shadowing program participants. Video interviews of job shadowing applicants are available: Dr Santosh, Dr Wah Ing, and Dr Andrew Mehnert.

For more information about Global BioImaging international job shadowing program, please visit:

Andrew Mehnert from the University of Australia visited the Finnish Euro-BioImaging Node in Turku as part of Global BioImaging international job shadowing program.

Increasing cooperation between Turku and Helsinki sites of the Finnish Euro-BioImaging Node

24 September 2019; Turku, Finland.

Suvi Saarnio, a Finnish Euro-BioImaging Node representative at the University of Helsinki visited Turku Node.

Suvi Saarnio’s visit began with the tour of core facilities in Turku Bioscience and Medisiina. Jouko Sandholm gave a tour of Cell Imaging and Cytometry core facility in Turku Bioscience. In the Medisiina, Markus Peurla provided a tour of the Medical Imaging Facility consisting of transmission electron microscope, spinning disk confocal microscope, and high throughput slide scanners. Following the tours, Suvi Saarnio discussed Euro-BioImaging user access, quality assurance and management, and training acitivities with Markku Saari and Gleb Grebnev.

Finnish Euro-BioImaging Node at Global BioImaging exchange of experience workshop IV in Singapore

13-14 September; Singapore, Singapore.

Global BioImaging exchange of experience workshop held in 2019 in Singapore saw a strong representation of the Finnish Euro-BioImaging Node.

Both the leader, John Eriksson, and the manager, Gleb Grebnev, of the Finnish Node were present at the workshop. John Eriksson gave a talk titled Common International Recommendations for Quality Management in Imaging Infrastructures as part of the working group that focused on Quality Management in Imaging Facilities. Gleb Grebnev attended the tour of the A*STAR Microscopy Platform, part of SingaScope consortium of imaging core facilities in Singapore. The tour was organized and delivered by Wah Ing Goh who also has visited Turku, Finland as part of her Global BioImaging international job shadowing program previously.

More information on the workshop including workshop programme can be found here.

John Eriksson delivers a talk at the Global BioImaging exchange of experience IV workshop describing the importance of quality management in core facilities.

Imaging Africa Workshop

11 October 2019

Microscopy and image analysis workshop is taking place in Cape Town, South Africa 13-17 January 2020.

Imaging Africa consists of a four-day workshop followed by a one-day symposium hosted at the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine in Cape Town, South Africa. The objective of this workshop is to enhance the microscopy knowledge and applications of researchers throughout the African continent.

Workshop registration:

PhD position in Cell Biology in Turku, Finland

27 August 2019

The Cell Migration laboratory, recently created in the department of Cell Biology at Åbo Akademi University (Turku, Finland) is seeking a highly motivated PhD student to join the group.

The initial grant is for one year (2000€/month) with a possibility for a two-year extension and the starting date is negotiable. The project is related to work investigating the role of filopodia and other cellular protrusions during cancer progression.

More information can be found at the following link:

Euro-BioImaging at Summer School on Finnish Archipelago

11-16 August 2019

Pasi Kankaanpää represented Euro-BioImaging during the summer school that took place on the Finnish archipelago.

The summer school organized by NordBioMed took place on the Finnish island of Seili between 11th and 16th of August. The theme of this summer school was computational biomedicine with major focus on the areas of imaging, machine learning, and precision medicine. The summer school was attended by more than 35 participants from Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, and Finnish universities.

Pasi Kankaanpää from Euro-BioImaging had delivered a number of talks featuring topics including Euro-BioImaging mission and organization, the services and imaging technologies provided by the Finnish Euro-BioImaging Node in Finland, and the ethics in image analysis.

More information including course material can be found on NordBioMed’s page.

Pasi Kankaanpää describing Euro-BioImaging to summer school participants.

ELMI 2020 will take place in Netherlands.

2 July 2019

The location of ELMI 2020 meeting was revealed to be in Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands during this year’s ELMI meeting. ELMI 2020 will take place 9-12 June 2020.

ELMI meeting is an annual scientific meeting that connects academics working in the field of light microscopy and manufacturers of microscopy equipment and software. Annually, it is attended by more that 300 participants from the academia and industry and is one of the biggest microscopy events in Europe.

For more information about ELMI 2020 meeting, please visit:

BioImage Analysis Basics and Ethics lecture

June 12 2019

Pasi Kankaanpää of Euro-BioImaging delivered a lecture marathon on June 12 in Turku as part of Basics Concepts of Bioimage Analysis Course.

A vast range of image analysis topics were covered including fundamentals of image analysis, available image analysis software, quantitative microscopy workflow, and ethics in image analysis. More than 50 attendees were present during this lecture.

Basic Concepts of Bioimage Analysis course

12-14 June 2019

Course covering theoretical concepts and hands-on training in image analysis took place in Turku organized by the Finnish Euro-BioImaging Node and Turku Doctoral Programme of Molecular Medicine (TuDMM).

There were more than 50 attendees of the lecture marathon “BioImage Analysis Basics and Ethics Lecture” on 12 June delivered by Pasi Kankaanpää, Euro-BioImaging. The two-day training covering concepts of image analysis and hands-on training were delivered by Christian Tischer, EMBL Heidelberg.

Euro-BioImaging satellite meeting

6 June 2019

Representatives of the Finnish Euro-BioImaging Node, Gleb Grebnev and Markku Saari, have attended a Euro-BioImaging satellite meeting that took place at ELMI 2019 meeting. Gleb Grebnev has gave a flash talk on the activities, success stories, and organization of the Finnish Euro-BioImaging Node.

Representatives of Euro-BioImaging Nodes from other countries have also delivered flash talks describing the activities of their respective Euro-BioImaging Nodes.

Representatives of Euro-BioImaging Nodes at the Euro-BioImaging satellite meeting during ELMI 2019 in Brno, Czech Republic.

ELMI 2019 Meeting

4-7 June 2019

19th International European Light Microscopy Initiative meeting (ELMI 2019) saw a large participation of the Finnish delegates. Helsinki BioImaging was represented by Kimmo Tanhuanpää, Mika Molin, and Jussi Kenkkilä, Turku BioImaging by Markku Saari and Gleb Grebnev, and Oulu BioImaging by Veli-Pekka Ronkainen. Elnaz Fazeli and Jaroslav Icha from the University of Turku were also attending the conference. Markku Saari represented the city of Turku as the city candidate for ELMI 2021 meeting location. Gleb and Markku have also attended Euro-BioImaging satellite meeting representing the Finnish Euro-BioImaging Node with Gleb providing an overview of the Finnish Advanced Light Microscopy Node and its imaging capabilities. Elnaz and Gleb also had a poster presentation each describing their respective research or the Finnish Euro-BioImaging Node.

The Finnish delegates from Helsinki, Turku, and Oulu at ELMI 2019 meeting in Brno, Czech Republic.

Oulu BioImaging Day

27 May 2019

8th Oulu BioImaging (OBI) day, organized by Veli-Pekka Ronkainen of Light Microscopy facility in Biocenter Oulu, included a full day of scientific and promo talks also saw the participation of the Finnish Euro-BioImaging Node in the form of a talk delivered by Gleb Grebnev describing Euro-BioImaging structure and function as well as Euro-BioImaging activities in Finland in the form of multi-sited and multimodal Finnish Euro-BioImaging Node.

OBI day schedule.

New Finnish Node website is launched!!!

01 April 2019

The new website for the Finnish Euro-BioImaging Node has been launched!

Access state-of-the-art imaging technologies in Finland in the cities of Helsinki, Turku, and Oulu. A vast array of imaging technologies are available to all academic and industrial users including super-resolution imaging (3D STORM, 3D STED), CLEM, mesoscopic-scale imaging, and label-free imaging technologies. User assistance, instrument user training, and other services are also provided by the Finnish Euro-BioImaging Node.