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Primeur weekly 2015-12-21

Focus

e-Infrastructure brings computational experts and application developers together to cope with avalanche of data ...

Crowd computing

400 core PicoCluster demonstrated ...

Quantum computing

Quantum cryptography to prevent data 'hacking', new AXA Research Fund chair awarded to ICFO of Barcelona ...

Focus on Europe

IBM opens Watson IoT global headquarters and extends power of cognitive computing to a connected world ...

PRACE announces Summer of HPC 2015 award winners ...

Call opened for 2016 International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences ...

Middleware

Better tools for scientists - improved memory debugging, deeper profiling and new platforms in Allinea's 6.0 release ...

Allinea DDT enables new frontiers in CFD research at Argonne ...

Hardware

Intersect360 Research launches invitation to participate in HPC processor study ...

BittWare joins the OpenPOWER Foundation ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise brings network monitoring software to virtualized network infrastructure ...

Researchers harness power of Thunder supercomputer at AFRL Supercomputing Resource Center ...

Applications

Registration for ASC16 Student Supercomputer Challenge now open ...

Scientists compose complex math equations to replicate behaviours of Earth systems ...

UZH scientists predict activity of human genes ...

LCAM centre among the best in Europe ...

Better therapies due to computer models: TU Dresden engineers develop simulations of the human heart ...

TOP500

Exxact GPU cluster ranked in the TOP500 list of world's most powerful supercomputers ...

The Cloud

ClusterVision Trinity runs UberCloud HPC application containers ...

AT&T and IBM expand their strategic relationship in managed application and managed hosting services ...

LCAM centre among the best in Europe

15 Dec 2015 Amsterdam - The van Leeuwenhoek Centre for Advanced Microscopy (LCAM), a collaboration of the Netherlands Cancer Institute, the AMC-UvA and the UvA's Faculty of Science, is according to Euro-BioImaging one of the leading microscopy centres in Europe. The centre has therefore been officially endorsed as a node of this European consortium.

Euro-BioImaging is an emerging European partnership seeking to use Europe's wide-ranging bioimaging expertise as efficiently as possible. With this quality seal, LCAM has attained the highest qualification in the development and application of advanced microscopy and imaging analysis and the provision of technology to users. A total of 28 European microscopy centres were declared nodes.

According to director Dorus Gadella, "It is Europe's only designated 'flagship node' in functional imaging microscopy". He explained: "Functional imaging is the direct visualization and quantification of molecular processes in living cells with fluorescent biosensors. For instance, the interaction, movement and conformation changes of biomolecules and structures in cells. Or how external signals are processed by cells and how DNA is transcribed in the cell nucleus."

The declaration of the 28 European microscopy centres is a momentous step in the realisation of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructure (ESFRI) Euro-BioImaging Roadmap. The ESFRI is a strategic instrument to develop the scientific integration of Europe and to strengthen its international outreach. The Euro-BioImaging consortium aims to build an infrastructure of wide-ranging, state-of-the-art imaging technologies. Thanks to its open access structure, it will in future provide life scientists in Europe and beyond with access to sophisticated facilities for biological, molecular and medical research.

ESFRI quality seals have been awarded to nine centres in the Netherlands, placing our country, the technique's birthplace, among Europe's bioimaging leaders. With this European recognition, the prominence of the Dutch research tradition in this field has been confirmed. The Dutch centres are united in the NL BioImaging Advance Microscopy roadmap, coordinated by the University of Amsterdam.
Source: van Leeuwenhoek Centre for Advanced Microscopy - LCAM

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2015-12-21

Focus

e-Infrastructure brings computational experts and application developers together to cope with avalanche of data ...

Crowd computing

400 core PicoCluster demonstrated ...

Quantum computing

Quantum cryptography to prevent data 'hacking', new AXA Research Fund chair awarded to ICFO of Barcelona ...

Focus on Europe

IBM opens Watson IoT global headquarters and extends power of cognitive computing to a connected world ...

PRACE announces Summer of HPC 2015 award winners ...

Call opened for 2016 International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences ...

Middleware

Better tools for scientists - improved memory debugging, deeper profiling and new platforms in Allinea's 6.0 release ...

Allinea DDT enables new frontiers in CFD research at Argonne ...

Hardware

Intersect360 Research launches invitation to participate in HPC processor study ...

BittWare joins the OpenPOWER Foundation ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise brings network monitoring software to virtualized network infrastructure ...

Researchers harness power of Thunder supercomputer at AFRL Supercomputing Resource Center ...

Applications

Registration for ASC16 Student Supercomputer Challenge now open ...

Scientists compose complex math equations to replicate behaviours of Earth systems ...

UZH scientists predict activity of human genes ...

LCAM centre among the best in Europe ...

Better therapies due to computer models: TU Dresden engineers develop simulations of the human heart ...

TOP500

Exxact GPU cluster ranked in the TOP500 list of world's most powerful supercomputers ...

The Cloud

ClusterVision Trinity runs UberCloud HPC application containers ...

AT&T and IBM expand their strategic relationship in managed application and managed hosting services ...