BioImaging Austria CMI

CMI receives substantial Horizon-2020-Funding for COST Action COMULIS.

BioImaging Austria (CMI) and its consortium successfully applied for a COST Action supported by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020 - with Andreas Walter, CMI Operating Director, as Main Proposer and Chair of the Action. Over 4 years, more than half a million Euros will be available to researchers from over 30 countries to foster & advance Correlated Multimodal Imaging in Life Sciences (COMULIS) via networking tools, such as workshops, conferences, training schools, scientific mission and dissemination activities. If you are interested in joining COMULIS or receiving more information about the network, please follow the link or contact its Chair Andreas Walter: http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/ca/CA17121

 

The COST Action COMULIS aims at:

  • Fueling urgently needed collaborations in the field of correlated multimodal imaging (CMI).
  • Promoting and disseminating its benefits through showcase pipelines.
  • Paving the way for its technological advancement & implementation as a versatile tool in biological & preclinical research.
COMULIS will consolidate bioimaging efforts, establish commonly-accepted protocols and quality standards for existing CMI approaches, identify and showcase novel CMI pipelines, bridge the gap between preclinical and biological imaging, and foster correlation software through networking, workshops and open databases. The network will raise awareness for CMI, train researchers in multimodal approaches, and work towards a scientific mindset that is enthusiastic about interdisciplinary imaging approaches in life sciences.

CMI Workshop on Image Registration & Correlation

This CMI Workshop on Image Registration & Correlation gave insights into volume image registration and image correlation across modalities in theory and hands-on sessions. The Workshop was attended by 20 participants with diverse backgrounds in preclincial imaging, biology and physics.


BioImaging Austria/CMI thanks our host and main lecturer Stephan Handschuh from Vetmeduni Vienna, Robert Brandt from Thermo Fisher Scientific for his introduction to the Thermo Scientific™ Amira™ Software and insights about special applications & digital volume correlation, and Katja Bühler from VRVis for her theoretical & mathematical introduction to advanced correlation. Looking forward to welcoming you to our next workshop on Image Correlation!

 

CMI Workshop on Image Registration & Correlation   CMI Workshop on Image Registration & Correlation


CMI Imaging in the Life Sciences (ILS) Meeting 2018

The Imaging in the Life Sciences (ILS) Meeting 2018 is organized by BioImaging Austria-CMI and will take place on September 20th-21st at the Vienna Biocenter Campus, Research Institute of Moelcular Pathology, IMP Lecture Hall. The program can be downloaded here.

 

Registration for the ILS Meeting is free, but mandatory. During the ILS Meeting, the Austrian BioImaging Industry Board will offer free ABIB Lunch Seminars on state-of-the-art imaging technologies and their biomedical appication. Poster submission and registration for the ILS Meeting & ABIB Lunch Seminars are open now!

 

Imaging in the Life Sciences ILS Meeting

 

Imaging in the Life Sciences ILS Meeting


Workshop on Image Registration & Correlation.

This Workshop on Image Registration & Correlation is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about volume image registration and image correlation across modalities in theory and in hands-on sessions. Topics include rigid and affine transformations, elastic transformations, intensity-, landmark- & surface-based registrations, and digital volume correlation – all of which are demonstrated using real-life examples. Prior knowledge in image correlation is not necessary; basic familiarity with imaging and imaging software is an asset.

 

The workshop is hosted by BioImaging Austria/CMI that specializes in correlative imaging; Thermo Fisher Scientific that offers ready-to-use software solutions for data correlation with Thermo Scientific™ Amira™ Software; VRVis, a center for virtual reality and visualization with high expertise in data reconstruction; and Vetmeduni Vienna that has hosted similar workshops previously.

 

The program and further information can be downloaded here.

 

Please register at http://www.bioimaging-austria.at/web/pages/training.php by June 1st.

 

CMI Workshop on Image Registration & Correlation.

 

CMI Workshop on Image Registration & Correlation.


CMI Get-Together: 5th Imaging Stammtisch at TU Wien

The fifth informal CMI get-together (CMI Stammtisch) took place on Thursday, March 15th with more than 25 participants at the Technical University Vienna. In 3 short talks, we were introduced into Mass Spec Imaging by Martina Marchetti-Deschmann, Super-Resolution Microscopy by Gerhard Schütz, and X-Ray Flurorescence Spectrometry by Christina Streli. Afterwards, we had the opportunity of a guided tour through both the Mass Spec & Super-Resolution Imaging Laboratories of Martina Marchetti-Deschmann and Gerhard Schütz. We concluded the evening with interesting conversations about life sciences and life science imaging.


PhD position in quantitative multimodal optical imaging at the Medical University Vienna

A PhD position is available at the Drexler Lab. The project will focus on multimodal imaging by combining optical coherence microscopy and photoacoustic microscopy for preclinical small animal imaging. More information can be found here.


Austrian BioImaging Industry Board (ABIB) Kick-off Meeting

The Industry Board was established to bring together all relevant Austrian stakeholders involved or interested in imaging and image processing in Austria, and to foster their exchange. With the foundation of the ABIB, CMI can provide a platform for concerted and coordinated efforts and information exchange between life scientists, imaging scientists, computer experts, and industry. This will drive innovation and establish a direct dialogue between industry and academia.

 

All participating companies signed the Membership Agreement during the Kick-off Meeting - with more companies expressing their interest. Bodo Falke from Leica and Alain Pitiot from Ilixa got elected President and Vice-President of the ABIB. ABIB consists of the following companies and startups:

 

Carl Zeiss GmbH

Contextflow GmbH

Leica Mikrosysteme

Ilixa GmbH

Nikon CEE GmbH

ImageBiopsy Lab GmbH

OLYMPUS Austria GmbH

Nexperion e.U.

Thermo Fisher Scientific - Amira

NGFI GmbH

Thermo Fisher Scientific – FEI Deutschland GmbH

piur imaging GmbH

TissueGnostics GmbH

SCARLETRED Holding GmbH

Group photo of all (seemingly happy) company representatives. Bodo Falke from Leica, the new ABIB President, signing the Membership Agreement.
Signed ABIB Membership Agreement.

CMI Informal Get-Together: 4th Imaging Stammtisch Vienna at PIL - MedUni Vienna

The fourth informal CMI get-together (CMI Stammtisch) took place on Thursday, September 7th with more than 25 participants. After a talk by Prof. Dr. Thomas Helbich and Dr. Lukas Nics about the Preclinical Imaging Laboratory (PIL) and multimodal imaging, we had the opportunity of a guided tour through the PIL. We concluded the evening with interesting conversations about imaging, life sciences and life science imaging. The next get-together will take place at the Technical University of Vienna on March 15th.


Workshop in 3D SIM Super-Resolution by VBCF & GE Healthcare

The VBCF Advanced Microscopy and GE Healthcare are hosting a workshop in 3D Structured Illumination Super-Resolution Microscopy on September 18th. The workshop takes place at VBCF and comprises both lectures and hands-on sessions. More information can be found here.


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8th Regional Biophysics Conference RBC 2018

The 8th Regional Biophysics Conference will take place in Zreče, Slovenia, from May 16th to 20th. This conference has a long tradition of fostering regional cooperation, exposing young researches and reviewing recent advances in experimental, theoretical, and applied biophysics. More information can be found here and on the webpage: http://www.rbc2018.si/


Austrian-Canadian Science Day at BMWFW

The Science Day (September 22nd till 23rd) will be featuring a matchmaking workshop for the Horizon 2020 Call Topic: 'SC1-BHC-05-2018: International Flagship collaboration with Canada for human data storage, integration and sharing to enable personalised medicine approaches'.

 

When: September 22nd, 1 pm - 2:30 pm

Where: Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW), Room 322, Freyung 3, 1010 Vienna

Registration: https://www.b2match.eu/at-can-stidays2017/pages/20334-agenda


BioBrillouin Meeting Vienna

Vienna will host the 1st Conference on Brillouin Light Scattering Microspectroscopy for Biological and Biomedical Research and Applications on September 13th till 15th. Please find more information at www.BioBrillouin.eu and here.


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Masters Thesis in Brillouin Microspectroscopy for Biological/Biomedical Applications

VBCF and the Advanced Microscopy Facility are inviting applicants for a 12 Month Masters thesis to assist in the realization of a novel Brillouin Microspectroscopy platform for biological/biomedical applications. More information can be found here.


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Workshop on Generation and Interpretation of HREM Data

MedUni Vienna and the Division of Anatomy host a workshop on generation and interpretation of HREM data from normal and mutant E14.5 mouse embryos in the DMDD programme on October 20th till 22nd. For further information click here. Please register via the following link: http://www.bioimaging-austria.at/web/pages/training/by-cmi-technology-units.php


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PhD positions in Preclinical Imaging at the Medical University Vienna

The Medical University of Vienna is looking for highly motivated and talented students with a passion for science and interest in working in our Preclinical Imaging Laboratory (PIL). Please apply to Thomas Helbich and Sabine Leitner (Cc). More information can be found here.

 


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CMI Informal Get-Together: 3rd Imaging Stammtisch Vienna at Vetmeduni

The third informal CMI get-together (CMI Stammtisch) took place on Thursday, June 29th. After a talk by Martin Glösmann and Stephan Handschuh about the VetCore Imaging Facility and microCT in correlated imaging and a talk by Sibylle Kneissl about the Clinical Unit of Diagnostic Imaging, we had the opportunity of a guided tour through the Imaging Facility and the Clinicial Unit. We concluded the evening with interesting conversations about imaging, life sciences and life science imaging. The next get-together will take place at the Medical University at the Preclinical Imaging Lab on September 7th.

 


10th Imaging in the Life Sciences Meeting

The 10th Imaging in the Life Sciences Meeting was supported by the Vienna Business Agency and hosted by the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Experimental and Clinical Traumatology on June 8th. The meeting was attended by more than 100 imaging experts, life scientists and company respresentatives. In total, 20 posters were presented and we heard 14 exciting talks about the state-of-the-art of imaging, microscopy, image analysis, and correlated multimodal imaging.

 

 


10th Imaging in the Life Sciences Meeting - June 8 @LBI for Traumatology

Join us for the 10th Imaging in the Life Sciences Meeting which is hosted by the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Experimental and Clinical Traumatology on June 8th. The meeting will take place in the Lecture Hall (Vortragssaal) of the Lorenz Böhler Hospital, Donaueschingenstraße 13, 1200 Vienna (same address as LBI for Traumatology). This will be a unique opportunity to meet and discuss with leading imaging and life science researchers and experts from Austria and Europe. Please register here - and also have a closer look at our exciting program.


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CMI Informal Get-Together: 2nd Imaging Stammtisch Vienna at MedUni

The second informal CMI get-together (CMI Stammtisch) took place on Thursday, March 2nd. After a talk by Stefan Geyer about High Resolution Episcopic Microscopy (HREM) and an HREM-tour through the Center for Anatomy and Cell Biology at the Medical University, we concluded the evening with interesting conversations about imaging, life sciences and life science imaging. The next get-together will take place at the University of Veterinary Medicine on June 29th.

 

 


10 PhD positions in a H2020-ITN-funded training program (super-resolution imaging)

The European Network on Anti-Cancer Immuno-Therapy Improvement by modification of CAR and TCR Interactions and Nanoscale Geometry (EN-ACTI2NG), formed by 12 academic, clinical and industrial institutions from Spain, Austria, Germany, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom offers a multidisciplinary training for 10 early stage researchers in the development and analysis of engineered tumor-specific immune receptors (pdf). The PhD project TUW Single molecule mobility and protein-protein interactions in CAR T-cells will be hosted by the Insitute of Applied Physics at TU Vienna under the supervision of Gerhard Schütz. Single molecule tracking and superresolution microscopy will be used to quantify the interactions between different membrane proteins at milliseconds time resolution.


1st Austrian Workshop on Ultrashort Echo Time (UTE) Imaging at VBCF

The Preclinical Imaging Facility at VBCF and CMI are announcing the 1st Austrian Workshop on Ultrashort Echo Time (UTE) Imaging, which will take place on March 2nd 2017 at the Vienna Biocenter, IMP seminar room 1.1.6. This workshop is part of the Austrian and Czech imaging communities initiative with the idea to foster mutual collaborations & training activities and exchange of knowledge & technologies.  
 



Advanced Workshop on Cryo-Electron Tomography

The Electron Microscopy Facility of the Vienna Biocenter Core Facilities (VBCF) and  Nex­pe­rion - Solutions for Electron Microscopy (Vienna, Austria) are  pleased to announce a jointly organised international

 

Advanced Workshop on Cryo-Electron Tomography

Vienna, Austria, Europe
May 6/7, 2017: Optional Pre-Course
May 8–12, 2017: Workshop

 

For more info, please visit: https://www.nexperion.net/cryotomo2017


Multimodal Pilot Projects

The first multi-modal pilot projects started within the CMI. Correlative pilot projects comprise for example blood vessel tracking with MRI, OCT, µCT and HREM, and studies of micro-calcifications in the vascular system with PET, µCT, Mass Spectrometry Imaging and Fluorescence Microscopy.


CMI - Official Partner of ATTRACT

CMI Austria has become an official partner of ATTRACT -  a new, open, pan-EU initiative to accelerate the development of detector and imaging technologies for market through a process of co-innovation among European research institutes, SMEs, companies and universities (http://www.attract-eu.org/).


CMI Informal Get-Together: 1st Imaging Stammtisch Vienna at VBCF

The first informal CMI get-together (CMI Stammtisch) took place on Thursday, December 1st. After a talk by Thomas Heuser and a tour through the VBCF Electron Microscopy Facility, we concluded the evening with interesting conversations about correlative imaging and the meaning of life. The get-together will take place quarterly on the first Thursday of the month.


New Operating Director of CMI

We are very pleased and happy to welcome Dr. Andreas Walter, the new operating director of CMI. He is a trained physicist and enthusiastic microscopy expert with substantial expertise in developing and applying multi-modal imaging. For more information, please refer to his CV.