Dutch Biophysiscs abstract deadline coming up

’Don’t miss out on the chance to present your research to your peers on the annual conference on physics of life: NWO Biophysics 2023!

Call for abstracts NWO Biophysics 2023 is now open!

The annual conference on physics of life, NWO Biophysics, is returning to NH Koningshof Veldhoven on 9 & 10 October 2023. The exciting programme will cover various scientific topics, from microscopy and cell biology to biomedical engineering. More information on this year’s keynote and plenary speakers can be found on the website.

Do you want the chance to present your research and contribute to NWO Biophyiscs 2023? The call for abstracts is now open! Submit your abstract here 👉 https://lnkd.in/ed93eGHB

Programme Committee 2023:
Rifka Vlijm (Chair) – Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Marianne Bauer – TU Delft
Marjolein Bulk – NWO
Alessandra Cambi – DCSB / Radboudumc
David Dulin – Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Ben Giepmans -NVvM / UMCG
Louise Jawerth – Universiteit Leiden
Tim Marcus – BioPM / VUmc School of Medical Sciences
Markus Weingarth – Universiteit Utrecht
Pieter Rein ten Wolde – AMOLF

FOM 2023

We would like to announce FOM2023, the next conference in the FOM series. FOM2023 will take place in Porto, Portugal, from Sunday April 2 to Wednesday April 5, 2023.

Focus on microscopy

SVI Image contest winners

The 2022 SVI Image contest winners are anounced. This year the first prize has gone to a Dr. Ioannis Alexopoulos, who used to work in Nijmegen.
And the third prize has gone to Maaike Lambers, of the Hubrecht Institute.

For all winners as well as previous winners please visit the svi site

Smart microscopy

Dear Euro-BioImaging Colleagues,

On 13th October 2022, we are organizing a one-day workshop together with the Euro-BioImaging Industry Board on the subject of “Smart microscopy” at the Imaging Centre at EMBL, Heidelberg. 

For those of you that are unable to travel, you now have the opportunity to attend the workshop virtually in a webinar format and listen to the presentations. Attendance is free, however we kindly ask you to register for the meeting here: 


About the meeting:

Smart microscopy connects bioimage analysis with computer-controlled microscopy to generate automated and adaptive imaging workflows to enable quantitative, statistically meaningful results in complex biological systems. This approach brings new challenges, such as accessing and controlling instrument hardware via suitable software, designing good workflows or handling of large, terabyte-sized data sets during operation. Our workshop brings together leading instrument and software providers with experts from our Euro-BioImaging Nodes to discuss research needs, technical requirements and existing solutions for smart microscopy in presentations and discussions. A draft agenda is attached.

Deadline for registration: 6th October 2022.


NWO Biophysics is the annual Dutch conference on physics of life. The conference presents an exciting programme covering a broad range of scientific topics varying from microscopy and cell biology to biomedical engineering. It is the very heart of Dutch research groups in these fields of expertise, creating a place to explore, push boundaries and celebrate interdisciplinary science together. The next edition of NWO Biophysics will take place at NH Conference Centre Koningshof – Veldhoven.

Participation to NWO Biophysics is open to all people working and/or studying in the field of biophysics at universities and institutes within the Netherlands. Registration is possible until Tuesday 6 September 2022, 14.00 hours CEST. Read more


NVvM Core Facility staff day

Dear NVvM members,
After a two-year break for obvious reasons, the NVvM will organize the next operator day, like we did in the Hubrecht, MUMC and in Eindhoven (Thermofisher). Herewith we ask you for your input for the program (see below) as well as a save-the-date, so feel free to suggest (your) topic/ contribution for the day. We will include the national data management efforts

NVvM Core Facility staff day – UMC Groningen – September 1st 2022

Looking forward to your presence and or contribution to the day.
Best, Ben Giepmans on behalf of the NVvM board

Goals: Collaborate to implement successful solutions at Dutch microscopy centers
Network to easier reach out to collogues at core facilities that may have a solution for your problem
Format: Short talks from you (?!) on the below focal topics.
Parallel sessions with work groups https://nvvm.microscopie.nl/workgroups/
A lunch is included (Zeiss) as well as a tour. Please rsvp if you are interested in a special microscope at the UMCG core facility (www.umic.info)
Today’s Focus: Data management, light sheet, ELMI 2023, and your theme/ workgroup interest?
Target group: Staff from Dutch microscope core facilities

Registration: Email info@microscopie.nl before August 2nd 2022

Fee: 50 EU; Free for NVvM members (membership info: www. microscopie.nl)

Venue: UMC Groningen