The 1st EuBI Core Facility Staff meeting organized by the WP7 leaders (FBI-Bordeaux and Coordination) took place on the 30th of October, before the start of MiFoBio 2016 in Seignosse. Among achieved deliverables and diverse topics that were presented and discussed by 30 attendees from all over Europe, let us mention:
Results and analysis of surveys on training activity and training sites for Core Facility Staff and User, within the European landscape;
Procedures for training access;
Procedure for training sites and course validation;
Proposition of new and necessary “trainings” including virtual (e-training), soft and management skills courses, and hands-on training.
Thanks to the presence of WP8 lead (emerging technologies) T. Zimmerman and EBIB (EuBI Industry Board) representative C. Thumser, definition and propositions for training on new and emerging technologies and methods were also tackled during the meeting.
Next year, FBI (WG4b, BI-IPDM) will start providing new Data Management services to FBI users & members. Three priorities have been identified: opening a Public Image Data Repository & hosting image data sets from publications acknowledging FBI; support to the WG1a “High Resolution and single molecule tracking” in benchmarking activity; building a metrology-oriented database. Stay tuned!
The Bordeaux Imaging Center has been busy. It is settling in a brand new building, it has concluded a partnership with the Cajal Advanced Neuroscience Training Program to develop special imaging training for neuroscience, and is developing a new light sheet microscope to tackle the challenging task of super resolution imaging inside living samples.
Besides supporting the organization of scientific events and training in BioImaging, FBI proposed to fund projects from any users outside France-BioImaging, who would like to use the infrastructure. “Access” requests can be submitted electronically at any time. Another call is dedicated to “Technology & Methodology Transfer projects”, aimed at speeding up dissemination of new technologies and methods developed within the Infrastructure. Both are reviewed monthly by the Executive Board of France-BioImaging.