How to Apply

SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE

The services provided by the Finnish Advanced Light Microscopy Node in Helsinki, Turku, and Oulu are open to all academic and industrial users.

If you are from academic institutions (e.g. university, institute, resesarch centre) or industry in Finland or abroad (worldwide), begin your project with us by contacting the Finnish Advanced Light Microscopy Node to discuss your project needs and practicalities.

HOW TO APPLY TO EURO-BIOIMAGING?

Below you will find separate written instructions for academic and industrial users on how to apply to Euro-BioImaging, in particular to the Finnish Advanced Light Microscopy Node.

The video below provides an overview of the application procedure on Euro-BioImaging Web Portal.

APPLICATION PROCESS FOR ACADEMIC USERS

  1. Start your application by contacting staff of the Finnish Advanced Light Microscopy Node to discuss potential project, inquire about imaging technologies and services, and practicalities of the visit. In addition, visit the webpages of our imaging core facilities and browse a wide range of available imaging technologies and services in our core facilities.
  2. Following the discussion with our staff, submit a Euro-BioImaging application on Euro-BioImaging Web Portal by accessing “Login” page and using one of the following: institutional credentials, Gmail, LinkedIn, or Orcid account.
  3. Submitted application will be processed in two steps: 1) scientific review by external reviewer and 2) technical review by our staff.
  4. Following the successful application, the Euro-BioImaging user visits the imaging core facility to conduct an imaging experiment or sends a sample to the imaging core facility, which was previously agreed during the discussion.

Please note that there are user fees involved in using imaging technologies and services at the Finnish Advanced Light Microscopy Node. These can be found on web pages of imaging core facilities.

APPLICATION PROCESS FOR INDUSTRY USERS

  1. Start your application by contacting staff of the Finnish Advanced Light Microscopy Node to discuss potential project, inquire about imaging technologies and services, and practicalities of the visit. In addition, visit the webpages of our imaging core facilities and browse a wide range of available imaging technologies and services in our core facilities.
  2. Following the discussion with our staff, submit a Euro-BioImaging application on Euro-BioImaging Web Portal by accessing “Login” page and using one of the following: institutional credentials, Gmail, LinkedIn, or Orcid account.
  3. Submitted application will be processed in one quick step.
  4. Following the successful application, the Euro-BioImaging user visits the imaging core facility to conduct an imaging experiment or sends a sample to the imaging core facility, which was previously agreed during the discussion.

Please note that there are user fees involved in using imaging technologies and services at the Finnish Advanced Light Microscopy Node. These can be found on web pages of imaging core facilities.

BENEFITS OF USING EURO-BIOIMAGING TECHNOLOGIES AND SERVICES

There are a large number of benefits that Euro-BioImaging offers, some of which are listed below.

  1. Successful Euro-BioImaging application strengthens potential funding proposals. In the eyes of funding agencies, being part of the official European-wide research infrastructure that is Euro-BioImaging ERIC provides a significant boost to a potential funding proposal.
  2. Imaging technologies offered by Euro-BioImaging underwent proof-of-concept studies firmly establishing offered technologies as viable tools for biological and biomedical imaging.
  3. Euro-BioImaging has a massive network of imaging and microscopy specialists and researchers in 9 participating countries including Finland and 21 geographically-distributed Nodes including the Finnish Advanced Light Microscopy Node offering instrument user training and expertise in site-specific technologies as well as wide expertise in topics such as sample preparation, image acquisition, and bioimage informatics.
  4. Becoming a Euro-BioImaging user offers international experience and possibility to expand professional network.

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