The Global BioImaging Working Group “Career Paths for Imaging Scientists” has been busy - first releasing their International Recommendations for Imaging Scientist Careers in Core Facilities and now with the publication of “Recognising the importance and impact of Imaging Scientists: Global guidelines for establishing career paths within core facilities” in the Journal of Microscopy. The JoM publication presents a condensed form of the international recommendations aimed at reaching the broader community.

To continue the conversations sparked by the publications and to highlight success stories and initiatives towards building sustainable career paths for imaging scientists in core facilities, the Working Group is now launching the GBI'S- Global BioImaging Spotlight Series: register at

Each iteration of this monthly seminar series will feature speakers from the different Global BioImaging partner networks or other community members advancing career paths for core facility staff. The seminar will be split between presentations and community discussions around the presented approaches, challenges and solutions.

To allow for broad attendance from the global imaging community, the seminars will be held twice on the same topic – one aimed at the Eastern hemisphere (8-9 am CEST, 3 pm JST, 4 pm AEST) and one for the Western hemisphere (5-6 pm CEST, 12 pm UYT/BRT/ART, 11 am EDT, 9 am CST, 8 am PDT). It will always take place on the last Wednesday/Thursday of the month.

The seminar series will launch on May 30th (8-9 am CEST, 3-4 pm JST, 4-5 pm AEST and 5-6 pm CEST, 12-1 pm UYT/BRT/ART, 11-12 am EDT, 9-10 am CST, 8-9 am PDT) with a presentation from Lisa Yen, Microscopy Australia, Jamie Riches, Queensland University of Technology, and Sach Jayasinghe, Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation, on “Mapping and influencing career pathways for Core Facility Staff in Australia”.

Check all upcoming GBI'S on the WG's webpage: