The third meeting of the Bridging Nordic Microscopy Infrastructures (BNMI) network will take place at the Dr. Holms Hotel, Geilo, Norway at April 9-12, 2024. The goal of the BNMI network symposium is to bring the Nordic imaging infrastructures closer together, to strengthen our collaboration and to encourage networking between application scientists, developers and industry in order to improve the quality and impact of microscopy in the Nordic countries . With this meeting the BNMI aim to encourage interactions among the different Nordic imaging facilities and create interactive networks in life science imaging. BNMI offers an exciting scientific program as well as social program. The social program will include cross-country skiing, alpine skiing, bowling, shuffleboard, spa and if the weather allows it, outdoor Après–ski. List of exciting topics: The invited distinguished speakers are: Venue: Dr. Holms Hotel, Geilo, Norway Dates: April 9/10-12, 2024 Registration deadline: February 8, 2024 Abstract submission…

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Finnish Advance Microscopy (FiAM) Node received the Academy of Finland “FIRI 2023: roadmap research infrastructures 2021–2024” funding. A total of 7,2 million euros will be granted to the FiAM Node over the period of 2024-2026. Decision can be found here. The FIRI funding will be used to strength and upgrade the technological capabilities and services of imaging core facilities that are part of the FiAM Node in Helsinki (University of Helsinki), Turku (University of Turku & Åbo Akademi University), and Oulu (University of Oulu). FiAM Node led by Turku BioImaging is one of the most popular service unit of the large European landmark infrastructure Euro-BioImaging. FiAM’s services are very important also for numerous Finnish health and drug development companies. With the FIRI funding FiAM Node will establish an extensive set of the newest microscopy methods, capable of high-resolution 3D imaging also from living samples. FiAM will also establish 3D image…

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We are happy to announce that the first EU-funded canSERV call is open and is now accepting applications to support cancer research projects. The researchers can apply for FREE SERVICES at several European Research Infrastructures, including Euro-BioImaging ERIC. Deadline for proposal submission is January 4th, 2024. Within this canSERV call, our Finnish Advanced Microscopy Node (FiAM) is providing open-access imaging technologies and expert services to both academic and industrial users: Multimodal Advanced Light Microscopy (includes image analysis), Super-Resolution Microscopy, Electron Microscopy and CLEM, Mesoscopic Imaging, High Throughput Microscopy/High Content Screening Some important highlights: All external users even those from Finland are eligible to apply for FiAM services via the canSERV call Projects applying for less than 3 services and with an overall budget of less than 15 000 euros, will be reviewed in fast-track. This means they will not have to wait for the January 4th, 2024 deadline to enter…

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Turku Cell Imaging and Cytometry Core Facility has teamed up with the Oxford-Zeiss Centre of Excellence at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology at the University of Oxford to organize  a joint “Practical Course on Deep Tissue Imaging”. This course will take place in Oxford, UK on November 6-10. Course Description:Deep imaging (>50 μm) in biomedical samples such as thick tissue sections, spheroids, and organoids with fluorescence microscopy has become a much more common quest by bio-medical researchers. Yet, such imaging is very challenging as a consequence of difficulties with deep penetrative staining, and with optical limitations including light penetration, light scattering, and refractive index mismatch. The aim of this course is to collectively explore the use of a range of state-of-the-art fluorescence microscopes that are available within the Oxford – ZEISS Centre of Excellence at the University of Oxford, in order to gain a better understanding of the advantages and…

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Turku BioImaging, in collaboration with Zuzana Čočková (Charles University, Prague) and Francisco Lopez-Picón (Turku PET Centre) developed the Mouse Brain Alignment Tool (MBAT), a Python-based software for processing autoradiographic (ARG) images of mouse brain tissue sections and analyzing them using topographical data from the Allen Institute’s Mouse Brain Atlas. The ARG images of mouse brain were from a study that investigates brain damage caused by COVID-19. This project was funded by the ISIDORe project of Euro-BioImaging through the Finnish Advanced Microscopy Node. In June 2023, Zuzana visited Turku BioImaging (TBI) and developed the software together with Junel Solis, one of TBI’s image data analysts. The image is taken by Joanna Pylvänäinen. “The developed pipeline for analysis of ARG images will increase reliability and reproducibility as well as enable end-users to focus on image analysis without technical interruptions”, explains Junel. The source code repository will soon be made public and open source. The project results were…

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Turku BioImaging together with the Field of View Research Program organizes the 1st edition of Turku Imaging Day, which will take place on Tuesday 3rd of October, 2023! Turku Imaging Day brings together researchers interested in imaging and aims to strengthen and grow the imaging community in Turku. The main pillars of the Turku Imaging Day are: 1) Excellent, easy-to-follow, scientific talks all about imaging; 2) Networking and making new connections; 3) Evening Get-Together to turn your new connections to new friendships. There are different options to participate in the event: I) Flash Talk Competition: Are you an efficient and concise speaker? Introduce your research in two minutes using slides that only contain images; no text allowed. II) Poster Competition: You don’t fancy being on the stage? Present your research in a more relaxed setting during the lunch break. You can make brand new posters or recycle already used ones as long as they relate to imaging. III) Matchmaking Session: Do you miss a…

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CytoData symposium and hackathon brings together researchers interested in image-based profiling of biological phenotypes. The symposium including workshops, presentations and a poster session is scheduled for the first two days of the event (Oct 23-24) followed by a hackathon for developers during the last two days of the event (Oct 25-26). The themes of the symposium are Single-cell profiling and Spatial profiling. CytoData 2023 is the annual event of the CytoData Society hosted by Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), University of Helsnki and University of Turku. Symposium Dates & Venue: October 23-24, 2023. University of Helsinki City Center Campus, Main Building Hackaton Dates & Venue: October 25-26, 2023. University of Helsinki Meilahti Campus in the Biomedicum complex. Confirmed speakers Anne Carpenter, Broad Institute Berend Snijder, ETH Zurich Leeat Keren, Weizmann Institute of Science Loïc Royer, Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Wei Ouyang, KTH Royal Institute of Technology Symposium Chairs Lassi Paavolainen, Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), University of…

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The second meeting of the Bridging Nordic Microscopy Infrastructures (BNMI) network will take place at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark at August 22-25, 2023. The aim of the meeting is to bring together scientists who develop or utilize biological imaging methods, the Nordic imaging core facilities, and representatives of industry to discuss projects and present the latest imaging technologies and processing methods. List of exciting topics and distinguished invited speakers includes: Super resolution microscopy, Christian Eggeling (Friedrich Schiller University Jena) Spatial transcriptomics, Kim Thrane (KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm) and Sinem Saka (EMBL) Electron Micoscopy and Correlative imaging, Christel Genoud (University of Lausanne) and Judith Klumpermann (UMC, Utrecht), SRS and Raman imaging, Andreas Zumbusch (University of Konstanz) and Val Brunton (University of Edinburgh) Light sheet microscopy, Jan Huisken (Georg-August-University Göttingen). Image analysis, Jon Sporring (University of Copenhagen). Registration and more information can be found here Venue: Univerity of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark Dates: August…

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Euro-BioImaging Nodes were gathering for their first in-person All Hands Nodes Meeting 2023 at EMBL in Heidelberg, April 17-19. There was great opportunity to know more about the Euro-BioImaging family with the presentations and poster sessions from Nodes and partner organizations. Our Finnish Advanced Microscopy (FiAM) Node was presented by Jiri Funda and Dado Tokic. It was a very nice meeting with the opportunities for discussion and networking. Looking forward to next meeting in Torino!

The Field of View Research Program, Turku BioImaging and Cell Imaging and Cytometry Core jointly organize the workshop “FROM IMAGE ACQUISITION TO ANALYSIS AND DATA STORAGE: available resources and good practices” on Wednesday 29.3. at 14:00 in BioCity Turku.  At the workshop, you will learn how to navigate in the complex landscape of bioimaging techniques and how to properly execute all the steps of imaging workflow from image acquisition to data management. In addition, after the workshop, you will be familiar with the available resources at Cell Imaging and Cytometry Core and Turku BioImaging facilities and will know the responsible persons in the facilities. Please register latest by 21.03.23 here: https://link.webropolsurveys.com/S/E203560F01B43341 When: March 29th at 14:10 Where: BioCity Turku, Tykistökatu 6A, Turku

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