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GerBI team forYoung Microscopists And Image Analysts (YMIA)

Posted by , on 30 March 2023

Dear young researchers, on behalf of the recently established team Young Microscopists and Image analysts (YMIA) under the The German Society for Microscopy and Image Analysis (BioImaging-Gesellschaft für Mikroskopie und Bildanalyse e.V. GerBI-GMB), we would like to cordially invite all interested actively working and aspiring microscopists and image analysts for the YMIA general meeting on the

Annotating 3D images in napari

Posted by , on 30 March 2023

This blog post revolves around generating ground truth in 3D images for segmentation. Therefore, we will define what ground truth is and how we can generate it using napari in a time-efficient way. We will also learn about difficulties of annotating alone or in groups and address possible solutions for both. Challenges of image segmentation

Latin American Women in Microscopy: special issue for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Posted by , on 11 February 2023

The FocalPlane blog of interviews to Latin American scientists who specialize in microscopy was “born” with various aims in mind. One of the main aims is to shed light into the people behind the microscope –scientists from Latin America – their life and career paths, their contributions to science, and their expectations and hopes for

Enter CoolLED’s ‘Image in an Image’ competition

Posted by , on 10 February 2023

CoolLED is running its fantastic ‘Image in an Image’ competition again this year, and it has recently opened for entries.

Scottish Microscopy Society’s ‘Christmas Cracker’ winner

Posted by , on 18 January 2023

Congratulations to Jamie Whitelaw, winner of the Christmas Cracker category in the Scottish Microscopy Society’s image competition. FocalPlane were delighted to sponsor this festive category, and we asked Jamie about the story behind his stunning image.

Crick BioImage Analysis Symposium (CBIAS) 2022 - a review

Posted by , on 14 December 2022

Did you want to participate in the Crick BioImage Analysis Symposium (CBIAS) but missed it? Are you planning to join us next year for CBIAS2023 but unsure if it would be relevant for you? We’ve asked three of this year’s participants to tell us about their experience and collated their reports here! We’ll hear from

Enter the Scottish Microscopy Society’s Christmas Image Competition

Posted by , on 30 November 2022

The Scottish Microscopy Society’s (SMS) Image Competition is back, this year with a Christmas twist. There are four categories, each with a £50 prize to be won. FocalPlane are delighted to be sponsoring the Christmas Cracker category, where you can submit images or videos with a seasonal flavour.

Community Manager and Online Editor

Posted by , on 18 October 2022

Journal of Cell Science and its publisher The Company of Biologists are seeking to appoint a new Community Manager to run our microscopy community website, FocalPlane. Launched in 2020, FocalPlane is a curated and centralised platform for the microscopy community to share news and techniques, discuss issues relevant to the field and read about the

Imaging Cell Dynamics meeting

Posted by , on 17 October 2022

Join Journal of Cell Science at their 2023 meeting on Imaging Cell Dynamics taking place 14 -17 May 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal. FocalPlane Scientific Advisory Board member Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz is one of the organisers and fellow board members Ricardo Henriques and Christopher Leterrier are amongst the invited speakers. The meeting represents a unique opportunity to bring together many different

60 years of Fluorescent Proteins

Posted by , on 4 October 2022

In talks about fluorescent proteins I usually include a timeline of events related to Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP). The timeline highlights some of the key moments in the history of fluorescent protein discovery and engineering. I am generally fond of timelines, since they provide a way to pay tribute to the pioneers, and other researchers