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Exhibition, “Beyond Naked Eyes”

With the aim of popularizing science through its aesthetic value, we are starting a collection of fluorescent microscopy images for the upcoming interactive exhibition, “Beyond Naked Eyes” and we would very much appreciate your participation!

The “Beyond Naked Eyes” exhibition will be held twice in the autumn/winter of 2019 in ® galleries situated in the city of Amsterdam and Den Haag in The Netherlands. We would like to invite you to share images produced during your research work that you find to be aesthetically pleasing and of interest to a broader audience.

A number of images will be chosen and presented during the exhibitions. The images that do not make it to the exhibition itself, may be published on ®’s online platforms.

 

WHO ARE WE?

Tsveta Malinova and Dr. Stephan Huveneers from the Laboratory of Vascular Integrity and Microenvironment at Amsterdam UMC (AMC) http://www.huveneerslab.eu/ in collaboration with the founder Luka Lekic and Delyana Feijtes from  ® galleries

 

OUR AIM:

Fluorescence and advanced microscopy approaches are great tools for unraveling hidden cellular processes. However, it is undoubtedly clear that the images we create with these techniques have two dimensions – one laying on the scientific plane and the other being part of the artistic world. In this collaborative project we want to show the artistic dimension of bringing science and art together to reveal the beauty of our work and use it as a universal language which makes science understandable and accessible to  everyone. With this exhibition we aim to use art to transcend borders and bring researchers from all over the world together to increase public awareness of what we do and popularize science in a new aesthetically engaging way.

 

GUIDELINES FOR IMAGE SUBMISSION:

  • Deadline: December 31st, 2018.
  • Image types:
    • Fluorescent images of fixed cells;
    • time-lapse images/movies of live cells;
    • z-stacks;
    • 3D reconstructions.
  • Image specifications:
    • original .tiff files with no compression or any other decrease in file size;
    • no limitations over the number/size of submitted mages.
  • How to send:
    • via e-mail to t.malinova@amc.uva.nl (for files which exceed the allowed size limits for e-mailing, please use wetransfer.com or another similar platform).
  • What to include:
    • your name, position and institution;
    • a concise image description, including the context of your research and the technique used to capture the image.

 

Copyright protection: Copyright of the images will remain at all times with the photographer. Images will be used strictly in connection to the exhibitions and will not be used for any other commercial or marketing purposes. Image licensing will occur under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Public License.

Please, share our open call with your lab members/colleagues/facility users! We will greatly appreciate it! J

We are looking forward to seeing the artistic side of science and getting in touch with you!

Sincerely yours,

 

Tsveta Malinova,

also on behalf of Dr. Stephan Huveneers from The Laboratory of Vascular Integrity and Microenvironment in the UMC, Amsterdam ans Luka Lekic,   ® galleries, The Netherlands

Subsidie van 17 miljoen voor ontwikkeling elektronenmicroscopie in Nederland

De Nederlandse organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (NWO) kent ruim 17 miljoen subsidie toe aan het verder ontwikkelen van een Nederlands netwerk voor elektronenmicroscopie (NEMI). Het netwerk bestaat uit vijf UMC’s en acht universiteiten, met Utrecht als coördinator. Met het subsidiebedrag kunnen de wetenschappers verschillende technieken op het gebied van elektronenmicroscopie bundelen en zo meer te weten komen over de samenstelling en samenhang van de biologische en materiële microwereld.

Vacture: Department of Molecular Cell Biology, LUMC

Staflid m/v

Afdeling : Moleculaire celbiologie
Dienstverband : volledig (36 uur per week)
Met ingang van : zo spoedig mogelijk
Opleidingseis : WO
Maximum salaris : afhankelijk van opleiding en ervaring
Sluitingsdatum : totdat een passende kandidaat is aangesteld

De functie

Per september 2016 komt binnen de afdeling Moleculaire Celbiologie een stafpositie vrij (eerste geldstroom, vast dienstverband). De persoon moet leiding geven aan onze lichtmicroscopie faciliteit (https://www.lumc.nl/org/moleculaire-celbiologie/research/Facilities/Light-Microscopy), software ondersteuning bieden aan de onderzoeksprojecten, die van deze faciliteit gebruik maken en zal nauw samenwerken met de elektronenmicroscopie groep van Prof. Bram Koster.

De afdeling

Moleculaire Celbiologie verricht onderzoek naar de moleculaire regelmechanismen die ten grondslag liggen aan normale groei, differentiatie en afsterven van cellen, maar ook naar afwijkingen in deze regelmechanismen die vaak ten grondslag liggen aan belangrijke erfelijke en verworven ziekten. Voor het onderzoek gebruikt en ontwikkelt de afdeling geavanceerde technologie op het gebied van imaging, en vectortechnologie/gentransfer systemen. (https://www.lumc.nl/org/moleculaire-celbiologie),

Het profiel

Wij zijn op zoek naar een gemotiveerde en flexibele collega, die een promotieonderzoek heeft afgerond in de fysica, biofysica, biologie of een vergelijkbaar werkveld. De persoon dient ruime kennis van lichtmicroscopie en beeldbewerking te hebben. Verder strekt ruime kennis en ervaring met beeldbewerkingspakketten, zoals MATHLAB en Image-J tot aanbeveling, evenals met de ontwikkelomgeving van Visual Studio.

Ons aanbod

U werkt in een dienstverband van 36 uur per week. Bent u een nieuwe medewerker dan krijgt u in eerste instantie een aanstelling voor een jaar met uitzicht op vast dienstverband.  Uw salaris is afhankelijk van uw opleiding en ervaring. Het LUMC biedt u zeer gunstige arbeidsvoorwaarden. Zo hebt u recht op 8% vakantiegeld, een eindejaarsuitkering, een pensioenregeling bij het ABP en een onregelmatigheidstoeslag (indien van toepassing). Daarnaast kunt u deelnemen aan de gunstige collectieve ziektekostenverzekering van de Universitair Medische Centra. Bovendien biedt het LUMC u goede faciliteiten op het gebied van scholing, kinderopvang en loopbaanadvies, en kunt u gebruik maken van diverse verlofregelingen en andere extra’s.

Meer informatie

Voor vragen of meer informatie over deze vacature, kunt u contact opnemen met de heer prof. dr. H.J. Tanke, hoogleraar moleculaire celbiologie, tevens afdelingshoofd, telefoonnummer: 071 526 9200 of e-mail: h.j.tanke@lumc.nl. Voor deze vacature kunnen referenties worden opgevraagd.

Solliciteren

Hebt u interesse in bovenstaande functie en voldoet u aan de profieleisen, dan nodigen wij u van harte uit te solliciteren.

U kunt uw sollicitatie alleen met behulp van het sollicitatieformulier insturen, sollicitaties via e-mail worden niet meegenomen. Met het formulier kunt u bijlagen meesturen (zoals uw motivatiebrief en cv). Uiteraard worden uw gegevens strikt vertrouwelijk behandeld.

Als we van plan zijn om u in dienst te nemen, vragen wij u om een Verklaring omtrent het gedrag (VOG). Deze verklaring is verkrijgbaar bij de afdeling Burgerzaken van de gemeente waar u staat ingeschreven. U krijgt de kosten hiervoor vergoed.

 

Nobel Prize winner William E. Moerner keynote lecturer at NVvM meeting

Nobel Prize winner William E. Moerner will give the keynote lecture at the Annual NVvM Meeting/DutchBiophysics 2015. WEMoernerHis principal research interests are physical chemistry, single-molecule biophysics and super-resolution imaging. Moerner uses single-molecule optical spectroscopy and imaging, a set of ultrasensitive far-field and near-field laser techniques that allows researchers to detect and probe the optical properties of individual molecules. In this way Moerner explores local behaviour inside a solid, a liquid, or in a biomolecular system such as a single protein or enzyme in a living cell. In 2014, Moerner was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on microscopy techniques.

For more information about the annual NVvM meeting click here.

Launch website Dutch microscopy labs

Date: 02/13/2012

Microscopic imaging plays a crucial role in biological sciences, undergo rapid technological developments and is strongly developed in the Netherlands. In spite of its excellence, microscopic imaging efforts in the Netherlands, as well as in many other European countries, are fragmented and lack national and international visibility.

To overcome this problem, the Euro-BioImaging Consortium has been created (http://www.eurobioimaging.eu/) as part of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI). NL EuroBioimaging AM brings together microscopy centers and research groups involved in the development and application of microscopy techniques in the Netherlands. It is a platform for exchanging information, expertise and methodologies, and for creating access to the advanced microscopy infrastructure for the scientific community in the Netherlands. NL EuroBioimaging AM builds on the strong Dutch microscopy tradition, which stems from Zacharias Jansen and Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. By linking to EuroBioimaging, we aim to participate in building the European wide infrastructure for generating access to a broad range of cutting edge imaging technologies required for biological and biomedical research, as well as materials science and related research areas.

In the fall of 2011 the NVvM has invited all microscopists in the Netherlands to register to a new website. This website should give for each microscopy lab and centre a short description of the equipment and expertise available locally. In order to stimulate external researchers, lacking microscopy equipment and/or knowledge, to include (other) microscopy in their own research, a search option is available to look for labs with appropriate technology and expertise. We have received many responses from the Dutch Microscopy Centres and Microscopy Labs, resulting in the new website, now available at: http://www.microscopie.nl/eurobioimaging/ In case your laboratory is not represented at the website and you feel it should be included, you can still register at this site.

Euro-BioImaging Project

Date: 05/09/2011

Euro-BioImaging Project

Euro-Bioimaging, http://www.eurobioimaging.eu, is one of four new biomedical sciences projects included in the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) roadmap update (published in December 2008), Euro-Bioimaging aims to become a European Research Infrastructure (RI) that will address the requirements for biomedical imaging stretching from basic biological imaging to medical imaging.

Euro-BioImaging will address the imaging requirements of both basic and medical imaging communities by creating nodes in many ESFRI member states that will deploy imaging infrastructure in a coordinated and harmonised manner and thus address the fragmentation of such efforts currently present in Europe.

Via the combination of technological and strategic objectives, Euro-BioImaging will provide key elements of successful infrastructures: supporting research, training and innovation in biomedical imaging across Europe.

Recently, NVvM is associated with the Euro-Biomaging project. The ultimate goal of this initiative is to create the governmental and financial framework for the Dutch research infrastructure that will make advanced imaging techniques fully available for the broad biological community.

On June 22nd, 2011, a meeting will be held with the aim to provide information on the Euro-BioImaging project and to give the representatives of institutions and research groups in the Netherlands involved in imaging and microscopy an opportunity to meet and discuss the best way to organize the national BioImaging program.

Meeting Invitation & Program

Contact: Anna Akhmanova