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26-09-2019

Written byRandi Munch Krogsgaard

Biopeople's biomarker focus has resulted in the establishment of several working groups related to biomarkers

Biopeople has a focus on biomarkers as demonstrated by the project ’Biomarkers as an emerging growth area’. During this year the biomarker focus has resulted in the establishment of several new working groups related to biomarkers, included ’ Autoimmune diseases working group’, ’Personalised Medicine working group’ and ’Bioimaging working group’. Through these working groups, Biopeople provides a targeted support of national knowledge sharing and collaboration between researchers from universities, hospitals and Danish companies.

Working group reaches out to universities and companies
The Bioimaging working group, led by Jane Nøhr, Biopeople includes members from the universities of Copenhagen and Aarhus respectively as well as the companies Novo Nordisk and Gubra. The working group has a close collaboration with the Danish Bioimaging Network. This network is a consortium of Danish universities, research institutions and commercial enterprises that have a common interest in Bioimaging as a tool in life science. The Danish Bioimaging Network wants, as Biopeople, to advance research collaborations, share expertise and best practice as well as bioimaging research infrastructures within medicine and life science nationally and internationally.

Open workshops with a focus on imaging technology
The first initiative of the bioimaging working group is a range of workshops, open to all stakeholders from both the industry and academia is. Initially these workshops will focus on Light Sheet Microscopy, an advances way of creating images in 3D of organs as whole or larger samples of tissue. Eric Betzig, professor of physics, molecular and cell biology at the University of California, developed light Sheet Microscopy about 10 years ago. Eric Betzig received together with two colleagues the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of super soluble fluorescence microscopy. Light Sheet Microscopy may be used for diagnostics and test of medicines and the group wishes to develop new protocols and share knowledge about best practice for these purposes. More workshops are in the pipeline as for instance a workshop on image analysis. The working group announces future workshops on https://Biopeople.EU/Calendar

Members of Biopeople’s Bioimaging working group

Jane Nøhr, PhD. Cluster Manager, Biopeople, head of the Bioimaging working group.
Contact: jane.noehr@biopeople.ku.dk

Camilla Ingvorsen, PhD., Senior Scientist, Novo Nordisk

Clara Prats, PhD. Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences Centre for Healthy Ageing. Head of Light Microscopy, Core Facility for Integrated Microscopy. Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen

Jacob Hecksher-Sørensen, PhD., Principal Scientist, Gubra

Jens Randel Nyengaard, Professor, Head of Department, Microscopy, Aarhus University

Marie Nicole Sorivelle, Senior Advisor, Integrative Structural Biology Cluster, University of Copenhagen

Clara Prats, PhD. Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences Centre for Healthy Ageing. Head of Light Microscopy, Core Facility for Integrated Microscopy, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen:

Clara Prats, PhD. Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences Centre for Healthy Ageing....

“I accepted the invitation to be part of the working group because I want to contribute to boosting the public-private collaboration within bioimaging. Such a collaboration is essential for the development and innovation in this field, and it fits very well into the objective of our work in the Danish Bioimaging Network.”

Jacob Hecksher-Sørensen, Principal Scientist Gubra:

Jacob Hecksher-Sørensen, Principal Scientist Gubra:

”My hope is that we through the working group may succeed to spread and increase the understanding of the opportunities when using 3D imaging. Bioimaging gives us fantastic opportunities to describe the pathology of diseases, and at the same time we have the possibility of getting a totally unbiased qualification of the effect of medicines.”

Jens Randel Nyengaard, Professor, Head of Department, Microscopy, Aarhus University:

Jens Randel Nyengaard, Professor, Head of Department, Microscopy, Aarhus University:

Membership of the Bioimaging group may hopefully provide me with an overview over and insight in the various imaging groups within biology and medicine in the academic world as well as in the business world. This may hopefully provide the basis for new collaborations within my own research area, and hopefully i may contribute to knit Denmark together, for us to use out resources in a better way to gain more funding and to approach complicated research questions.”

Marie Nicole Sorivelle, Senior Advisor, Integrative Structural Biology Cluster, University of Copenhagen:

Marie Nicole Sorivelle, Senior Advisor, Integrative Structural Biology Cluster, University of...

“There are events, opportunities and networks in the field of bioimaging, which senior and junior researchers at the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences may not be aware of and can benefit from. Being involved in this group provides me with first hand intimate knowledge of such events, opportunities and networks as well as a platform from which I can influence the development of events and opportunities in the field.”

About Danish Bioimaging Network

Danish Bioimaging Network is included in the ’Danish Roadmap for Research infrastructure’ under the heading ’Better health’. The ’Danish Roadmap for Research infrastructure’ is a catalogue of proposals for the strategically and scientifically most important research infra structures to invest in.

The Danish Bioimaging Network hold its annual meeting on 22-23 October 2019 at Aarhus University. Read more at https://www.danishbioimaging.dk/

Danish Bioimaging Network Annual meeting in October

The Danish Bioimaging Network hold its annual meeting on 22-23 October 2019 at Aarhus University. Read more at https://www.danishbioimaging.dk/

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