Cutting-edge imaging technologies are crucial to help researchers address the grand societal challenges such as understanding and fighting disease. But technological progress alone - without increased interaction between technology experts and biologists – is not sufficient. That is why the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) provided 17 million USD in funding for 17 CZI Imaging Scientists, bringing together biologists, computer scientists, engineers, and more and helping biomedical science to push forward even more quickly to cure disease.
Within this context, Global BioImaging, an international network of imaging infrastructures and communities, has benefitted from a 1.3 million USD grant from CZI, in order to design and implement new training courses, invest in an international job shadowing program and intensify international capacity building efforts.
These missions support the overarching of mission of Global BioImaging to bring 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.
This week, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Imaging Scientist and Imaging Software Fellows community will meet remotely to create training resources and discuss the key challenges facing imaging scientists and how to address them.
Global BioImaging is pleased to participate in this event with a presentation that will address training opportunities within the current COVID-19 context and beyond, as well as how to promote even further the use of transformative imaging technologies for the benefits of discoveries in the life sciences and beyond.
About the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Founded by Dr. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg in 2015, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is a new kind of philanthropy that’s leveraging technology to help solve some of the world’s toughest challenges — from eradicating disease, to improving education, to reforming the criminal justice system. Across three core Initiative focus areas of Science, Education, and Justice & Opportunity, we’re pairing engineering with grant-making, impact investing, and policy and advocacy work to help build an inclusive, just and healthy future for everyone. For more information, please visit www.chanzuckerberg.com.