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Enhancing Global Access: interview with CZI grantee Mahmoud Maina

Posted by , on 24 January 2024

BIOIMAGING NETWORK IN WEST AFRICA Mahmoud Maina is an Associate Professor at Yobe State University in Nigeria and Independent Research Fellow at the University of Sussex. He is the founder and Director of the biomedical Science Research and training Centre (BioRTC) at Yobe State University. His project aims to establish a West African Bioimaging Network

Enhancing Global Access: interview with CZI grantee Paul Hernandez

Posted by , on 24 January 2024

ADVANCING BIOIMAGING CORE SERVICES WITH ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Paul Hernandez is a mathematician who develops algorithms for image analysis. Currently, he is pioneering the use of machine learning and deep learning techniques for image analysis. He is an imaging scientist awardee of the CZI cycle 2 call. His project aims to develop accurate and high-throughput AI

Enhancing Global Access: interview with CZI grantee Claire Brown

Posted by , on 24 January 2024

TRAINING AND MENTORING IMAGING SCIENTISTS AND BUILDING IMAGING COMMUNITIES Claire Brown leads the Advanced Bioimaging Facility (ABIF) in Canada, and she has helped build research and training networks across Canada (Canada Bioimaging) and North America (BINA). Her project aims to develop technology training courses, train-the-trainer programs to train imaging scientists in a range of skills

Enhancing Global Access: interview with CZI grantee Cristina Guatimosim

Posted by , on 24 January 2024

BIOIMAGING NETWORK FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH Cristina Guatimosim is leading the Bioimaging Network of Minas Gerais in Brazil (BioIMG Net). This is a pioneering model that aims to increase accessibility through several initiatives: acquisition of state-of-the-art instruments, capacity building, sponsoring workshops and other training opportunities, and engaging with public schools and the general

Enhancing Global Access: interview with CZI grantee Mark Scimone

Posted by , on 24 January 2024

A NEW PROTOTYPE FOR IMAGING CORE FACILITIES As his project for the Cycle 1 imaging scientist call, Mark Scimone proposed a new prototype of what the standard imaging core facility could be. This includes facilitating collaborations between vendors, researchers and cores; generating structured microscopy and optics education courses which also introduce new research technologies; and recruiting new

Enhancing Global Access: interview with CZI grantee Christian Tischer

Posted by , on 24 January 2024

SUPPORTING IMAGE ANALYSIS AND COMPUTATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE Christian Tischer is a specialist in microscopy and image analysis. He worked for 10 years at EMBL’s Advanced Light Microscopy Facility, and since 2018 leads EMBL’s Center for Bioimage Analysis. His project is multi-pronged, including driving forward the establishment of standard file formats for imaging data, developing a unified

Enhancing Global Access: interview with CZI grantee Federico Lecumberry

Posted by , on 24 January 2024

BIOIMAGE ACQUISITION AND PROCESSING CORE: BUILDING SKILLS IN BIOMEDICINE Federico Lecumberry is a professor at the Faculty of Engineering at Universidad de la República in Uruguay. Their project, called IMAGINA, aims to develop the community’s skillset in computational bioimaging processing and analysis software, and develop original novel algorithms and software for imaging. Through their work

Enhancing Global Access: interview with CZI grantee Alenka Lovy

Posted by , on 24 January 2024

DEVELOPING A LATIN AMERICAN LIGHT-SHEET BIOIMAGING HUB Alenka Lovy is a principal investigator at Universidad Mayor in Chile. She is also the leader of LiSIUM (the Light Sheet Imaging Unit at Universidad Mayor). Her CZI project aims to connect multiple labs in the region, including institutions in Chile, Brazil, and Uruguay, to implement light sheet

Enhancing Global Access: interview with CZI grantee Uri Manor

Posted by , on 24 January 2024

OPEN DISSEMINATION OF NOVEL IMAGING TOOLS FOR THE RESEARCH COMMUNITY Uri Manor is an imaging scientist with a background in cell biology and computational methods. His project focuses on building new probes to improve and accelerate research, and on using artificial intelligence to break barriers in the way we do microscopy.  What was the inspiration

Enhancing Global Access: interview with CZI grantee Diego Delgado

Posted by , on 24 January 2024

CONNECTING THE MEXICAN BIOIMAGING COMMUNITY Diego Delgado is a principal investigator based in Ensenada Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education (CICESE). He is the leader of the Mexican Bioimaging Workshops, and now the newly created Mexico Bioimaging network. CZI has been fundamental for their project in enabling expanding access to microscopy. For instance, through