Category Archives: Bioimaging Utrecht

BioImaging Utrecht spring meeting and demo systems

On Tuesday May15th from 15:00-17:00 lectures by Lukas Kapitein and Nalan Liv will be given on Light Sheet Microscopy (Sibarita style)  and Correlative live-cell and 3D electron microscopy of sub cellular membrane compartments respectively.

Location: HUBRECHT Auditorium 

In addition, microscopy demos are organized. A Luxendo inVi-SPIM lightsheet microscope will be at the Hubrecht from the 15th to the 25th of May. Contact Anko de Graaff if you want to try the machine with your samples  ( .

A second system that will be demonstrated is the GEH Deltavision Ultra, it will be in the UMCU CMC (H02.1.22  -Stratenum ) from 14th to the 17th of May. Contact, Allan Hemmingsen of GEH ( to try this system.


BioImaging Winter meeting and Imaris Workshop

BioImaging Utrecht will have a winter meeting on Wednesday 21st of February  from 10:00 to 11:00. It will be followed by an IMARIS workshop at the Stratenum (MCR). Georgia Golfis will outline the program at 11:00 -12:30 (Rm STR3.108) and she will train groups to work with own datasets in the afternoon. The next day, Thursday the 22nd a workshop to all  Imaris users will be given (RM STR 2.106). Registration for the workshop is required by mail to Livio (L.Kleij@umcutrecht.n). Highly recommended for Imaris users!! (Announcement PDF).


BioImaging Utrecht events autumn 2017

The BioImaging Utrecht  community (link) has a number of events planned that are highly recommended.

Hardware Microscopy demonstrations.

Demonstration of the re-scan confocal (link) at the UMCU was only last week (contact Corlinda if you want to know how good it was). Additional product demonstrations are planned:

29th of September:
CeniBra / Yokogawa representatives will give talks on a spinning disk desktop machine, the CQ1 (link) that should be well suited to image and analyse organoid containing volumes.

4th of October
Leica will host lectures (link) on their high end imaging systems on the 4th of October (especially their new DMi8S TIRF live imaging setup) – Lukas Kapitein and Philip Tinnefeld will lecture on TIRF use in their labs, no doubt spectacular work will be shown. Hands-on workshops will continue the next day.

The Utrecht Image Contest (link)

This year Utrecht microscopists are again invited to send in their most beautiful and/or artistic image in jpg format to compete for the prestigious title of the best Utrecht Microscopy Image in the Electron Microscopy or Fluorescence microscopy categories. In addition, a printout by pArt of Science (link) and a prize of 200 Euro (provided by Carl Zeiss) can be won. Please supply image with microscope information and a brief scientific description to :

ImageJ/FIJI workshop (BioImaging Utrecht_ImageJ beginners 2017)

At this workshop, image analyses experts in the Utrecht imaging community will train you to learn using ImageJ/FIJI and give you an idea how to start analyzing (microscopy) images in general. Highly recommended for microscopists. Good to realize that image analyses will usually make your image acquisition better and will help you focus on the actual measurement of imaging process. Registration deadline October 1st (ImageJ_beginners_registration form 2017).

BioImaging Utrecht Spring meeting on 3D imaging- Tuesday 16th May at 3-5 pm.

The theme of the upcoming spring meeting of the BioImaging Utrecht society is:  time resolved 3D imaging of large samples. Please find the announcement poster (here) to print and display. Presentations on using light sheet microscopy in brain development and introducing Anne Rios’ work on imaging the 3D architecture of developing breast cancers.

Place: David de Wied building Rm M2.01
Date and time: Tuesday 16th of May at 15:00.

April 4: ImageJ Advanced workshop

The Bio-Imaging Utrecht community organizes an ImageJ/FIJI workshop for experienced users on Tuesday the 4th of April. Previous sessions were very well appreciated and they allow you to interact with experts in IJ coding. You can learn image analyses automation and the experts can help you find, tweak and apply the proper plugin(s) for you specific question. It is highly advised for microscopists who use FIJI but have problems overseeing the large analyses possibilities offered by the platform. Register using the form attached here (deadline 17th March) 

BioImaging Utrecht Fall Meeting 2016: Tuesday 29th of November

The BioImaging community in Utrecht has its quarterly meeting on Tuesday November the 29th.  Gerhard Blab will talk about the possibilities and mistakes in image analysis anddifferent microscope manufacturers will talk about and demo small microscopes in the Stratenum Building. At the end, the Imaging contest winners will be announced. <flyer>

Date: November 29th 2016
Location:  UMCU, Stratenum Building.  Vondelzaal (Rm. 3.108)
Time: 15:00-17:00 (+drinks)

Thursday October 27th: Opening STED imaging facility at the BIC

A minisymposium is organized to celebrate the opening of a STED imaging facility at the Biology Imaging Center (BIC) of the Department of Biology at the Utrecht University.

Great speakers will highlight the use of this super resolution microscopic technique in their research lines from 14:00 onwards and the official opening will start at 16:15.

Location: Kruyt building (Room O.622).

Detailed program is listed here.

BioImaging meeting Tuesday November 24

The BioImaging Utrecht autumn meeting is announced to be at Tuesday the 24th of November and will be held in the UMC Stratenum building (Rm 3.108) from 15-17 hrs. Learn about cryoSEM, CLEM and label free microscopy by ptychography  (PDF). In addition, the winners of the image contest 2015 will be announced. You can still vote for the best pictures until Friday the 13th of November at 17:00 hrs here.