Information resources

Microscopy primer - all about microscopy, fluorescence etc.

Confocal Listserver - browse discussions on (confocal) microscopy subjects

EAMNET - Teaching modules on microscopy techniques, teaching courses and downloads of microscopy related software packages

ELMI - The European Light Microscopy Initiative is a communication network between European scientists working in the field of light microscopy and the manufacturers of their equipment.

Open Access text book on BioImage Data Analysis.

Spectra of fluorescent dyes

Fluorescent protein properties and switchable fluorescent protein properties (NIC@UCSF)

Spectra of fluorophores, lightsources, filters and detectors (Semrock)

Fluorescence dye and filter viewer (Carl Zeiss)

Fluorescence spectra viewer (Invitrogen)

Fluorescence spectra viewer (BD Biosciences)

2-Photon cross-sections (Cornell University)

Cell-staining simulation tool (Life Technologies)


ImageJ - Freeware image processing software based on Java (Windows, Mac, Linux)

Fiji - Image processing package based on ImageJ

Cellprofiler - Open source image analysis for large datasets

Cellcognition -  Open source image analysis for large datasets

EAMNET Downloads - Software packages, macros and plugins for image processing

VisBio - visualization and analysis of multidimensional image data

BioImageXD - free open source software for analysis, processing and 3D rendering of multi dimensional microscopy images  

EasyFRAP (Rapsomaniki et al 2012, University of Patras, Greece)

FrapCalc (IgorPro procedure to analyze FRAP data by K. Miura, EMBL)

FRAPAnalyser (A. Halavatyi, M. Yatskou, E. Friederich, University of Luxembourg)

BioImaging Initiatives

Euro-BioImaging - Research Infrastructure for Imaging Technologies in Biological and Biomedical Sciences, on the ESFRI roadmap

German BioImaging - Biological Imaging Facilities in Germany

Swiss BioImaging - Biological Imaging Facilities in Switzerland

Bioimaging UK - an organic organization of UK scientists that develop, use, or administer imaging solutions for life sciences research

Swedish Bioimaging network - The Swedish BioImaging Network aims to facilitate collaboration between researchers in Sweden working in bioimaging and related fields.

France Bioimaging - Biological Imaging Facilities in France

Italy BioImaging - Biological Imaging Facilities in Italy

Spanish BioImaging (REMOA) - Biological Imaging Facilities in Spain

Portuguese BioImaging - Biological Imaging Facilities in Portugal