FY23 RII Core Facilities Pilot Program - February 2023 Deadline

The RII Core Facilities Pilot Program is designed to support three key types of activity within the RII-managed core facilities. Each CFPP proposal will be evaluated on scientific merit and feasibility, and should focus on one or more of the following activity types:

BINA Image Contest 2022

BioImaging North America (BINA) is excited to see your light microscopy images. The top 3 images in this year's contest will receive a monetary prize and be featured in our newsletter and on our social media! The core facility with the most users submitting entries will also receive a monetary prize, so encourage submissions from your fellow core users.

2022 Imaging Analysis Survey (international)

The Center for Open Bioimage Analysis, Bioimaging North America, and the Royal Microscopical Society have released a new and improved 2022 Imaging Analysis Survey We especially want your input if you are very new to image analysis!
Why do I say especially?

An opportunity to win a high-end scientific camera

Andor (a division of Oxford Scientific) is giving the scientific community a chance to win one of their refurbished high-performance imaging cameras, which are suitable for a wide range of applications and techniques, and for routine research through to extremely challenging experiments.

For more details see:

Call for proposals - Advanced Imaging Center at Janelia Farms - March 2022

We are again accepting proposals from scientists who would like to conduct experiments at the Advanced Imaging Center (AIC) at Janelia Research Campus! The deadline to submit a proposal is 17:00 (US eastern time), April 15, 2022.

The AIC makes imaging technologies developed at Janelia available to the scientific community before the instruments can be purchased commercially. Scientific investigators from nonprofit organizations anywhere in the world may apply to use the facility.

Microscopy Today micrograph awards competition 2022

The goal of this international competition is to identify and showcase scientific micrographs and movie clips. While there must be scientific content in the images, winning entries will also exhibit exceptional composition and other esthetic qualities. 

More details at:

RII Imaging Cores renamed

The RII Imaging Cores have been re-structured and re-named (February 1, 2022) to better reflect their function rather than their location. No instruments were relocated as part of this re-structuring.

Imaging Cores - Optical now covers the optical microscopes located in both the Marley and Life Sciences North buildings. Patty Jansma will continue to manage the microscopes in the Marley building and Doug Cromey will continue to manage the optical microscopes in LSN.

Spring Core Facilities Pilot Program (April 6, 2022)

The CFPP is designed to support three key types of activity within the RII-managed core facilities.

Advanced Microscopy Post-doctoral Fellowship at Janelia's Advanced Imaging Center

The Advanced Imaging Center (AIC) at Janelia is excited to announce an open position tailored specifically for applicants who have just recently completed their PhD degree. This position is designed with candidates who have strong focus of developing a career in imaging core facilities. There will be no independent research opportunity. There has been a paucity of training programs that integrates technical/scientific guidance with the business and managerial skills needed to run a successful core facility.

Quantitative Fluorescence Microscopy 2022 course

Enrollment for Quantitative Fluorescence Microscopy 2022 at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Maine is now open. QFM is an intensive lab/lecture course, focusing on fluorescence microscopy in all its forms, including widefield, Confocal, Multiphoton, Decon, Super resolution TIRF, FRET, 2D and 3D image processing (including time-based analysis), etc., with an emphasis on live cell methods. We also encourage students to provide their own specimens such that the hands-on components of the course are as enriching as possible.