France BioImaging is actively involved in 2 main international projects: Global BioImaging that gathers scientists from Australia, USA, India, Japan, Argentina and Europe, and Euro-BioImaging that started interim operation in May 2016. Two aspects of these projects are particularly important for us as a national infrastructure: vocational training and image data management.
Training is necessary both to ensure high quality service on Imaging Core Facilities by training the trainers and to make users aware of new technologies and methods.
Image data management raises the main topic of big data and international standards for new imaging modalities and large-scale studies, useful for significant advances in research on many topics.
Since its inception, FBI supported the organization of workshops and events in BioImaging. In January 2016, 2 new calls, named “Access” and “Tech and Meth Transfer”, have been launched. These calls are increasingly valued and we receive more and more submissions coming from different parts of the world.
The R&D division of FBI-Montpellier reports on two developments involving 3D, single-molecule localization imaging of thick specimens using multifocus technologies, and use of supercontinuum laser sources to perform FCS measurement with no cross-talk between channels.
French sites are called to apply to welcome the next France BioImaging Advanced Training 2017, one of the special events supported by FBI and the GDR-MIV. This new procedure aims at providing the highest quality workshop for international biological imaging community. The FBI-AT concept is not only a training course on state-of-the-art imaging techniques, but aims also at training people on how to build an experimental strategy from the biological questions up to the use of the accurate imaging technique. Don't hesitate to submit a proposal!