Euro-BioImaging (EuBI) is the European landmark distributed research infrastructure for biological (microscopy) and medical/preclinical imaging as recognised by the ESFRI. Life scientists from academia and industry can access instruments, expertise, training and data management services at 25 internationally renowned facilities (Nodes), located in 14 countries and the EMBL. Hungary participates with 2 ratified Nodes: Cellular Imaging Hungary, and Medical and Preclinical Imaging Hungary.
The Hungarian Nodes consist of several sub-Nodes (see National Partners), which specialize in complementary methods.
The importance of imaging methods in biomedical research is growing, which has been marked by 3 Nobel Prizes in the last 20 years. These methods have undergone explosive development in recent decades in terms of resolution (super-resolution techniques, single molecule microscopy), volume of data collection (e.g., high-throughput microscopy), or data processing (e.g., the application of deep learning algorithms). No laboratory can keep pace with development on its own, which requires a division of labor.
Most important techniques available at the Cellular Imaging Hungary Node: