International Training Courses for Core Facility Staff

During the last two decades, facility management has developed as a new career opportunity for scientists in numerous public research institutes and universities around the globe.

However, a clear curriculum or educational program for facility staff is still missing in most places. The Global BioImaging network aims at addressing this gap by either organising or promoting training courses for imaging core facility staff, with particular reference on the subjects of facility management and image data tools.

The goal is to develop a new educational program for facility staff while stimulating networking and international cooperation.

In the course of 2016 and 2018, thanks to European H2020 funding, Global BioImaging has organised 5 training courses on the topics of:

  • Management and Operation of Imaging Core Facilities
  • Challenges in Image Data Management and Analysis
  • BioImage Analysis (co-organization by Global BioImaging and Japan's ABiS)

While aiming at organising more courses in the future, Global BioImaging currently advertises training opportunites for managers and staff as indicated in the table below.

Global BioImaging has also developed an international recommendation on training courses for facility staff, which can be downloaded from the attachments on the side. The recommendation has been prepared by an international panel of experts and describes a general out-set of training courses for core facility staff, with a focus on imaging facility management and administration.

Courses & Workshops

Location Course / Workshop Date
London Focus on Microscopy 2019 14 Apr 2019 17 Apr 2019
Bangalore Bangalore Microscopy Course 2019 15 Sep 2019 22 Sep 2019
EMBL Heidelberg Volume Electron Microscopy by Automated Serial SEM 20 Oct 2019 25 Oct 2019