Increasing expertise through training

Innovation is often facilitated by bringing new techniques, knowledge and applications to a problem. Increasing expertise through training can therefore drive new ideas and innovation. Build capacity in imaging expertise amongst the Nodes will also have the added benefit of streamlining user access to technologies within the Euro-BioImaging portfolio. It also has potential to make training for EBIB members more cost efficient.

Webinars and on-site trainings

In collaboration with the Euro-BioImaging Hub, we actively identify Node training needs via direct consultation with the Euro-BioImaging Nodes with the aim to facilitate training opportunities in both biological imaging and biomedical imaging. We develop specialized training offers such as

  • technology workshops at suitable Nodes, company training sites or online webinars
  • presentations and demonstrations by companies during Node-organized workshops
  • knowledge exchange workshops on emerging trends imaging and the innovation process

Workshops

The EBIB will organize at least one Euro-BioImaging stakeholder event annually, either as a satellite to a major imaging conference or as stand-alone meeting at one of our Nodes.

Workshops will be designed around a focus topic selected in consultation with the EBIB members and Euro-BioImaging Nodes and open to a small number of external participants. The events provide an overview over the Euro-BioImaging’s technology portfolio with respect to the selected topic. Euro-BioImaging Nodes will be able to showcase their related capabilities and representatives from EBIB will highlight new technologies and products. EBIB and Node case studies of previous successful industry collaborations will be prioritised for presentation. Workshops will also provide an opportunity for imaging technology providers and academic and commercial users to discuss new technology trends, new user applications and the imaging needs of the scientific community.

  • 2018 – Image Data Workshop, EMBL Heidelberg
  • 2019 – Industry meets Academia, Basel (together with LifeTime)
  • 2021 – Imaging in Drug Development, virtual (planned)

Training resources by our EBIB members

Imaging companies on our Industry Board are committed to providing the best support to imaging facility staff and instrument users, and to increasing expertise through training. In addition to offering dedicated networking and training activities for Node staff in collaboration with Euro-BioImaging, they also permanently offer a wide range of freely available resources through their own digital channels.

The tables below present an overview over the different platforms for comprehensive training material and product information offered by our Board members from general principles to specific technologies and applications.

CompanyResourceContent description
Leica MicrosystemsLeica Science Lab:
introductory articles, tutorials (light microscopy, EM, medical)
Articles and tutorials covering a wide range of microscopy technologies & lists of resources/links for further information according to topic
Leica MicrosystemsLeica on ResearchGateAlternative access to Leica Science Lab
Leica MicrosystemsLeica YouTube channelVideos covering training and marketing aspects
Leica MicrosystemsLeica and BiteSize BioFree webinars on demand, registration required
NikonBasic and advanced materials, theory and application, free eBooks Articles covering a large range of topics, detailed material on theoretical background, html5 tutorials
NikonLatest technologies by the European subsidiaries of NikonWebinars, articles, tutorials
OlympusResources centerProduct related resources
OlympusMicroscope resource centerTraining resource on microscopy
OlympusAsk the ExpertsOne-stop portal for life science microscopy queries (live & on-demand webinars, experts) - free, registration required
OlympusVideo articlesVideos on different applications
OlympusScientific articlesOpen access scientific articles with an imaging focus
Thermo Fisher ScientificBasic introduction to EMWeb article
Thermo Fisher ScientificOn demand videosFree video, registration required
ZeissOnline microscopy campus for light microscopyInteractive tutorials and articles on principles
ZeissMicroscopy Insights HubDiscover and share on-demand webinars, how-to videos, and white papers for your field of application.
ZeissAcademy MicroscopyExplore our library of learning courses / videos and tutorials to select microscopy content that best fits to your needs. Instruments and Software
ZeissNews about Microscopy at ZEISSStay up to date about new technologies, applications, and imaging methods.
ZeissMicroscopy Download CenterGet microscope software updates or hotfixes. You will be redirected to the ZEISS portal, your interface for downloading software.
ZeissMicroscopy BlogRead articles highlighting application examples, events and interesting news from microscopy users.
ZeissMicroscopist PodcastRevealing, entertaining, and personal meetings with the great microscopists of our time.
ZeissAPEERCloud-based Platform for Digital Image Processing and Data Analysis
ZeissActual online and on-site Microscopy Courses, Training and EducationSchedule of training sessions on specific applications, microscope systems and software - free, registration required (some courses might incur a fee)
Fujifilm VisualSonicsSummer school, bibliography, virtual training, virtual in vivo trainingweb resource, articles
Fujifilm VisualSonicsLearning hubVideo tutorials for customers only - free, registration required

Training at Euro-BioImaging Nodes

Euro-BioImaging offers a number of biological and biomedical imaging training courses at its Nodes. An overview over the courses on offer and contact details can be found here.

Global Bioimaging

Global BioImaging is an international network of imaging infrastructures and communities, initiated in 2015 through support by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme that brings together imaging facility operators and technical staff, scientists, managers and science policy officers from around the globe, to network, exchange experiences and build capacity internationally.

The initiative offers

  • Annual international workshops to learn from leaders around the globe in infrastructure operation and management, research policies and technology trends.
  • Focused meetings and working groups to discuss specific subjects and build international collaborations.
  • Trainings to support the professional development of managerial and technical imaging facility staff.
  • Staff Shadowing programs to allow imaging facility staff to learn from leading international peers.

For more information, visit the Global Bioimaging website.

Future plans

To guarantee highest level of quality of the courses, the Board is establishing a quality seal. This quality seal will guarantee that courses are providing independent and structured information about the imaging technology and are given by the experienced trainers that are evaluated for their work on regular basis. The quality of the courses will match the Euro-BioImaging training quality criteria, so that Euro-BioImaging and the Industry Board can easily and regularly jointly organize training activities.