Molecules to Human (M2H): an interdisciplinary intercontinental imaging workshop

Global BioImaging together with African BioImaging Consortium (ABIC), Africa Microscopy Initiative (AMI), Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF), Biomedical Science Research and Training Centre (Bio-RTC) based in Kobe, Nigeria, Biomedical Imaging Organization for South East Europe (BIO-SEE), the Consortium for Advancement of MRI Education & Research in Africa (CAMERA), Euro-BioImaging ERIC and Latin America BioImaging (LABI) have partnered to organize a 2-week workshop called Molecules to Human (M2H) boot camp aimed at bridging microscopy and biomedical imaging communities together.

The M2H boot camp will provide theoretical and hands-on training in light and intravital microscopy, label-free imaging, and preclinical Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). In addition to imaging concepts, topics such as sample preparation and image analysis will also be featured in this boot camp. In total, 24 participants will be invited to attend this boot camp. The applications to attend the training will be invited from imaging scientists from all over the globe with regional representation ensured by the organizers. It is anticipated that the application to participate in this training opportunity will be open in June 2023.

This 2-week boot camp will take place in Europe hosted at one or more Euro-BioImaging imaging facilities called Euro-BioImaging Nodes. The successful Euro-BioImaging Node(s) will be chosen in an open call for a training site among Euro-BioImaging Nodes with the details of the open call soon to be announced. This boot camp will be offered free of charge thanks to the generous support by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) who are fully covering the costs of this event including the costs of travel and accommodation of all participants as well as invited faculty.

For the news regarding the application for the M2H boot camp, please keep an eye out on the websites of the networks and initiatives involved in this project (see above) as well as the following twitter accounts: ABRF, ABIC, AMI, Bio-RTC, CAMERA, Euro-BioImaging ERIC, Global BioImaging and Latin America BioImaging.