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Job Opportunity: Research Software Engineer

Join the NFDI4BIOIMAGE team as a Research Software Engineer! At the Center for Scalable Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence Dresden / Leipzig (ScaDS.AI) at Leipzig University, our TA5 co-lead Robert Haase is looking for a motivated and skilled colleague.

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Collaborative Use Case Presentation with DataPLANT and NFDI4Microbiota

As part of NFDI4Microbiota's use case program, a cross-consortial use case is started in order to understand a lichen (fungus and bacterial photosymbiont; Peltigera spp. and e.g. Nostoc sp. 'Peltigera membranacea cyanobiont') and its microbiome. Public presentation on March 26th.

2024-02-20: Meet NFDI4BIOIMAGE members at SWAT4HCLS 2024 in Leiden
The Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Health Care and Life Sciences Meeting (SWAT4HCLS) in Netherlands is taking place from February 26th-29th. Registration is still open.
Our Task Area 1 project leaders, S. Kunis, and J. Moore will participate in the conference. You can take part in Biohackathon on Publishing FAIR Datasets from BioImaging Repositories.

2024-01-30: Take part in the Galaxy Image Analysis Hackathon!
Jointly organized by NFDI4BIOIMAGE and Euro-BioImaging, we invite you to bring reproducible image analysis worksflows to the cloud. Have you established worksflows that make bioimage data analysis FAIR? Help others reuse your workflows by making them available for the bioimaging community in Galaxy! The event takes place in Freiburg from February 26th to March 1st 2024. It is a hybrid event, online participation is possible. Find the information details and registration here.

2023-12-11: Joint NFDI4BIOIMAGE & DataPLANT project offered at the 2nd de.NBI Biohackathon Germany in Bielefeld.
Organized by LIN Magdeburg and the University of Cologne, the two consortia offer a hackathon project to establish interoperability between the Annotated Research Context (ARC) and the image data management platform OMERO. Strongly supported by the CEPLAS EXC, CECAD EXC, CRC-TRR341, and the RRZK@UniCologne. Check out the program and register here:

2023-11-29: NFDI4BIOIMAGE hosted its first Hackathon in multimodal image data integration.
The first successful NFDI4BIOIMAGE - TA3-Hackathon - UoC-2023 took place between November, 29th and December, 1st. All participants from various TAs (Task Areas) of NFDI4Bioimage and our DataPLANT guest actively contributed via presentation, hacking, discussion and documentation on four topics corresponding to various measures in TA3 (Task Area 3) of NFDI4BIOIMAGE. This event was jointly organised by members of CECAD Imaging Facility, CEPLAS, C3RDM, RRZK & TRR341 + support from CECAD-IT, the RRZK Cologne, and LIN Magdeburg: Eik Dahms, Niraj Kandpal, Astrid Schauss, Andrea Schrader, Monica-Valencia Schneider, Peter Zentis, Moritz Hoevels, Daniel Wickeroth, and Torsten Stöter. The workshop results are available to the community on Github: This work will serve as the basis to continue advancing this effort during the de.NBI Biohackathon in December 2023.

2023-11: Job Opportunity for a Scientific Project Manager at our international partner Euro-BioImaging ERIC in Heidelberg
Within the new EU-funded project FoundingGIDE, there is an excellent job opportunity open at Euro-BioImaging Bio-Hub at the EMBL in Heidelberg. The team is looking for a Scientific Project Manager. Check out the information and apply by Dec. 8th, 2023

2023-08-28: BioImage Analysis Training School and Symposium co-organized by our co-applicant institution TU Dresden
Co-organized by Robert Haase, task area leader in NFDI4BIOIMAGE, the Physics of Life BioImage Analysis Symposium and Training School will take place from August 28th to September 1st in Dresden: Find more information here.

2023-04-26: First in-person Steering Board Meeting of NFDI4BIOIMAGE
How exciting to finally meet with all the enthusiastic Task Area Leaders and the NFDI4BIOIMAGE project office in-person. During a two day workshop, the Steering Board, consisting of the Task Area Leaders from the Co-Applicant institutions elaborated the path to forward the implementation of the consortium. We will keep you posted on the process.

2023-03-07: Workshop Announcement: 2nd Workshop on FAIR Data in Plasma Science - May 3rd & 4th
This workshop is organized with contribution from our participating institution Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology. Find more information here

2023-03-01: Official start of the funding phase
Today, the NFDI4BIOIMAGE consortium officially starts. We are excited to start working on our planned goals. We will keep you posted with updates soon.

2022-02-06: Presentation on microscopy image data management by members of NFDI4BIOIMAGE
On February 6th, at 4 pm, our spokesperson Stefanie Weidtkamp-Peters (HHU Düsseldorf), and two consortium members, J. Hanne (GerBI-GMB e.V.) & C. Schmidt (German Cancer Research Center) will talk about "A journey to FAIR microscopy data", presenting about challenges and opportunities in bioimaging RDM, and about the projects I3D:bio and NFDI4BIOIMAGE. Host: MoMAN Ulm. Find more information and the access link to the online seminar here.

2022-11-04: NFDI4BIOIMAGE is approved by the Joint Science Conference as one of eight new NFDI consortia starting in 2023
It's official: The Gemeinsame Wissenschaftskonferenz (GWK) has now approved all eight consortia of the third call that had been previously recommended for funding by the German Research Foundation. The new consortia will start going into operation as of March 2023. We are very excited and grateful to all supporters, co-applicants, participants, and friends.

2022-06-28: Funding recommendations by the NFDI expert committee announced
The NFDI4BIOIMAGE initiative was informed to be among the seven consortia that will be recommended for funding to the joint science conference. We are excited and grateful for all the support from the bioimaging community. We are looking forward to the hopefully positive final decision by the joint science conference, which is expected in November 2022.

2022-06-10: Results of the NFDI4BIOIMAGE community survey published
Please find the results including all original data on our 2021 NFDI4BIOIMAGE community survey published on F1000Research:
Schmidt C, Hanne J, Moore J et al. Research data management for bioimaging: the 2021 NFDI4BIOIMAGE community survey. F1000Research 2022, 11:638 ( (October: Update on peer-review status: [version 2; peer review: 2 approved])

2021-11-03: NFDI4BIOIMAGE proposal submitted
On Nov. 2nd, the NFDI4BIOIMAGE initiative has submitted its proposal to become a funded consortium within the NFDI framework. We would like to express our gratitude to all co-applicant institutions, participating individuals and institutes, partners, supporters, collaborating NFDI-consortia, the DFG and many more. We are looking forward to the review phase now.