October 12 NEMI day 2023

Dear NVvM community,

Registration for the 2023 NEMI Day is now open

We are delighted to invite you to the next NEMI Day, dedicated to collaboration and knowledge exchange among the Dutch Electron Microscopy community. This year the NEMI day will take place at the Eindhoven University of Technology on October 12 and the theme is ‘imaging processes’.  The NEMI day will encompass keynote speakers, contributed talks, a poster session and networking opportunities. 

Prior to the meeting (9:00-10:30) we organized a site visit to ThermoFisher Scientific. We encourage particularly early-career scientists to attend! 

Register here

12 May: NVBMB Spring Meeting: Structural Biology, Recent Advances.

We are delighted to invite you to the NVBMB Spring Meeting: Structural Biology, Recent Advances.

When: Friday May 12
Where: Van Swinderen Huys, Oude Boteringestraat 19, 9712 GC Groningen

The meeting is free of charge for members of the NVBMB or KNCV. The fee for non-members is € 10,-. Registration before May 1st is required. As the number of places available is limited, it is recommended to register as soon as possible

This meeting also signifies the launch of The Dutch Structural Biology Platform, which brings together scientists in The Netherlands who share a passion for structural biology. The platform aims to enhance exchange of knowledge, sharing new ideas, and creating a sense of community. 

For more details and registration please see:


Preliminary program

10:00-10:30 Registration, welcome coffee

10:30-10:40 Welcome

10:40-11:10 Daan Swarts (WUR)

11:10-11:40 Sven Hennig (VU)

11:40-12:10 Tzviya Zeev Ben Mordehai (UU)

12:10-13:30 Lunch (incl. General Assembly NVBMB: 12:30-13:00)

13:30-14:00 Westenbrink Prize Ceremony (Rebecca Halbach)

14:00-14:30 Markus Weingarth (UU)

14:30-15:00 Alexander Belyy (RUG)

15:00-15:30 Coffee break

15:30-16:00 Arjen Jakobi (TUD)

16:00-16:30 Robbie Joostens (NKI)

16:30-17:00 Steffen Brünle (UL)

17:00-18:00 Closing and drinks

26 April: NeCEN symposium

Tentative schedule:

Time Speaker  
2:00- 2:10Ariane Briegel Welcome address
2:10-2:55Martin Pilhofer Keynote 
2:55- 3:25Miguel Leungtalk
3:25- 3:45 Break
3:45-4:15Alexander Belyytalk
4:15-4:45Friedrich Foerstertalk
4:45-5:00Vera Williams Short talk
5:00-5:45Social Mixer

Hackaton Whole slide analysis

The Data Analysis/Data Management (DA/DM) workgroup recently organized the third hackathon, this time focussed on analysis workflows of whole slide image data. The full day event, held on 20 April 2023 at the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), brought together eight microscopy enthusiasts from different microscopy facilities, who worked collaboratively to explore new and innovative ways to analyze whole slide image data.

The focus of the event was on collaboration, and participants were encouraged to work together to tackle issues and share their knowledge and experience.

Participants worked on a variety of exciting projects, including using QuPath for automated image analysis, exploring deep learning-based image segmentation with Cellpose, and implementing Warpy and pixelwise H-score for quantitative image analysis. Other tools and techniques that were discussed and tested include Libvips and OMERO.

Over the course of the event, participants had the opportunity to share their work, ask for feedback and guidance, and receive input from fellow microscopy enthusiasts with different expertise and perspectives. The event ended with drinks and snacks, providing a relaxed and informal setting for participants to network and share their experiences.

The hackathon was a success, providing a valuable opportunity for microscopy enthusiasts to come together, collaborate, and learn from each other. The NVvM and the DA/DM workgroup plan to continue organizing similar events in the future to continue fostering collaboration and innovation in the microscopy community.