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

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

Functional Imaging Workgroup Meeting Thursday 16 February 2023

Microscopy can give beautiful images showing the structure of organisms, tissues & cells or the localization of fluorescently labeled molecules therein. However, by using techniques like FRET, FLIM, FRAP & FCS or tools like fluorescent biosensors & optogenetics also functional information from the studied molecules can be obtained via the microscope.

As part of the NL-BioImaging initiative, we will start organizing work group meetings to strengthen the field of functional imaging in the Netherlands. The aim of the first meeting is to get insight in the researchers & groups that want to participate in this work group, find out what we can learn from each other and discuss e.g. possible organization of joint courses and the need of invited guest lectures.

Therefore, we would like to invite everyone who is interested to join and to provide a short presentation (10-15 min) representing your research group. The first functional imaging work group meeting will be held on Thursday 16 February 2023 from 14.00-17.00 h in Wageningen. After the presentations there will be room for a brainstorm/discussion about different aspects of functional imaging. If you are interested in joining this workgroup meeting please let us know by sending an e-mail before Friday February 3rd 2023, such that we can make a program for the afternoon.

Kind regards,
Mark Hink and Jan Willem Borst

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.