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Streamlining the Dutch DA/DM workflow for microscopy is a major goal for this workgroup. We focus on the use of Omero, how to reach out to international depositories like IDR and EMPIAR, and facing the challenge of light sheet microscopy data handling

So far several hackatons have been organised.
Foci analysis
Whole Slide analysis

Our aim is to make quality control (QC) easy, accessible and less time consuming for anyone owing and using a light microscope on a regular basis. For this purpose, we test and develop fast and easy implementable QC  pipelines with accessible calibration samples and open source software tools.
Furthermore, we want to educate microscope users how to implement QC in their lab, by sharing information and experience on the NVvM website and by brief hands-on sessions and seminars. 


Another important aim is to work together with companies and microscopy associations in other countries, to exchange knowledge and to come to a universal and transparent QC assessment tool to check the performance of a microscope.

Light sheet microscopy (selective plane illumination microscopy; SPIM) is highly efficient in collecting emitted photons from fluorophores/ FPs excited in sequential planes and thus will revolutionize imaging in living systems, such as cells, larvae and organoids, as well as imaging in cleared samples.

Het doel van onze werkgroep is om alle EM analisten die zich bezig houden met diagnostiek te verenigen. Wij denken dat we op deze manier makkelijker informatie kunnen uitwisselen en daarmee de kennis op een hoog niveau krijgen en houden. 1 of 2x per jaar zullen we bij elkaar komen waarbij we een interessante casus, de rondzendingen, problemen waar mensen tegenaan lopen, aankomende congressen kunnen bespreken. We streven ernaar om deze bijeenkomst elke keer op een andere locatie te houden. 

The goal is this workgroup is to bring together the electron microscopists in The Netherlands in the field of materials science EM, to share science, expertise, and experiences, and to strengthen a materials science EM community. This is a joint NVvM/NEMI workgroup that is open to everyone
including industrial partners. The workgroup meetings will be held 2-4 per year, and may be extended later with life sciences EM

Dear Intravital microscopy enthusiasts,

Are you working with, or planning to work with, intravital microscopy? Would you like to share your knowledge, gain experience, and expand your network? Then the Intravital Microscopy workgroup within the NVvM (Dutch Microscopy Organization) is something for you.

We will organize our first (online) meeting on the 15th of October 2021, for more details click here

With best regards,
Gert-Jan Bakker and Marc van Zandvoort


Sharing new developments on correlative imaging workflows, and making correlative imaging available to a broader scientific audience is the major goal for this workgroup. The workgroup aims to bring researchers with a wide expertise range covering the complete CLEM pipeline together; areas of life sciences, probe development, sample preparation, instrumentation, and image processing. The WG will also cooperate with other WGs to organize joint events. 

We will also draft a list of available CLEM workflows with application examples for each.


Dear super-resolution enthusiasts,

The 30th of June 2021 a first instalment of the workgroup for super-resolution microscopy of the NVvM meetings was held.

We would like to in invite you to our next meeting where we will focus on the application of Super-Resolution microscopy.

Kind regards,
Dimitris Kapsokalyvas, Johan Slotman

To streamline microscopy education across the netherlands, and share the education resources we are all creating to get new microscopists educated, that is the major goal of this workgroup.

The way we aim to this in first place is by sharing with each other what is being taught across the country. For this we have created a shared surfdrive folder that will allow interested people to browse the courses that are being given with lectures, practicals and potentially other information. This will allow you to see what other people are teaching and use this as inspiration for your own courses.

Shared course material


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