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.