The annual UK Light Microscopy Facility Meeting is being held this year as a virtual meeting on the 5th and 6th of January, 2021. This meeting, which was established in 2006 to discuss managing light microscopy facilities, has grown 10-fold since the first meeting as more and more facilities have opened and the attendees have realized the power of interacting and working together. Following on from the success of the virtual community discussions held during the spring, the organizers are graciously extending a welcome to BINA members too. We are excited for our members to attend this meeting and hope it will inspire us to emulate similar, in-person meetings within our own BINA community in subsequent years!
During these meetings, UK facility managers typically find out more on the latest developments in UK Bioimaging as well as wider, international networks such as Global BioImaging. They will also discuss some of the basic elements (funding, impact measures, quality control concerns) of running a core facility as well as the latest technological and application developments that affect facilities and their users.
Popular aspects of the meeting include a number of “Technobites” from our commercial partners, as well as a limited number of “Crib Talks,” where different facility managers each year give a brief introduction to their facility. Registration is now open. If you would like to apply to present a “Crib Talk,” please submit an abstract.
VIZBI 2021 is the 11th international meeting on Visualizing Biological Data. It will be held as an EMBL virtual conference, from March 24–26. The conference will feature talks from 21 world-leading researchers showcasing visualizations transforming how life scientists view data, and driving key advances in molecular biology, systems biology, biomedical science, and ecology.
20th International European Light Microscopy Initiative Meeting
Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands
ELMI conferences were established as a unique networking opportunity providing exchange of information between European scientists working in the field of light microscopy and the manufacturers of microscopy equipment. They have become a regular meeting place of scientists who develop and apply advanced light microscopy in their research, as well as becoming a crucial conference for imaging networks and people working in imaging facilities.
The ELMI-2020 meeting will cover many techniques and applications, including sessions about: Functional & live cell imaging, Image data management and analysis, Intravital imaging, Light sheet microscopy, Correlative light and electron microscopy, and New technologies and probe.