Course: FLIM not only for biologists, November 18-20

Registration for the practical course FNOB (FLIM not only for biologists) has been opened.

Learn about principles of nano-second time-resolved fluorescence detection. Course covers demonstrations of various hardware setups, exploration of FLIM applications in biological imaging, and multiple FLIM data analysis techniques.

  • Dates: November 18-20, 2024
  • Program and registration: For more information, please visit the website: FNOB2024

Spring courses at IMCF – registration OPEN

Join us for our upcoming courses:

EM-Sample Preparation Series

  • Dates: April 22-25, 2024
  • Gain insights into the intricate techniques of biological sample preparation essential for ultrastructural analysis using Transmission or Scanning electron microscopy. This hands-on course covers sample harvesting, chemical fixation, contrasting, resin embedding, ultra-thin sectioning, negative staining, critical point drying, plunge freezing, and more.
  • Program and registration: For more information, please visit the website: EMSPS2024

Napari for Beginners – Image Analysis Course

  • Dates: May 27-28, 2024
  • Is Napari the new ImageJ/FIJI? Dive into this beginner-friendly course on Napari, the Python-based open-source software for image processing and analysis. Explore its functionalities and why it’s gaining popularity.
  • Program and registration: For more information, please visit the website: NAB2024

February 13, 2024 IMCF User meeting

We cordially invite you to a regular meeting where we will present news and discuss future plans with our current and prospective users. Do not miss the opportunity to check out our new instruments in person!

Program: Please find the detailed program and more info in the attached PDF here.

Registration: Register for the meeting here.

Looking forward to your participation!

Your IMCF team

Autumn Courses on Advanced Imaging Techniques

Registration for two exciting courses on advanced imaging techniques is now open, offering a unique chance to delve into the world of microscopy.

SMMM (Single Molecule Microscopy and Manipulation): October 9-13, 2023
3D-CLEM: Imaging Function and Ultrastructure: November 13-16, 2023

For more details and to register, visit the SMMM and 3D-CLEM course pages.

IMCF Picture of the Year VOTING is OPEN

We need your help in selecting the most captivating piece of art from the twelve winning Pictures of the Month! Your votes will determine the top three pictures that will receive the Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards. These awards are generously sponsored by Nikon in collaboration with CSMS.

Cast your vote by visiting the following link: Vote here

Please note that the deadline for voting is June 25, 2023, and only one vote is allowed per person.

Thank you for taking the time to vote!

Best regards, IMCF team

Czech-BioImaging call for research projects

Dear colleagues, 

We are pleased to bring to your attention that the call for the Czech-BioImaging Open Access support for the period of July 2023 – June 2024 has been opened. Deadline for submitting applications is 15th April 2023.

This grant call promotes open access to the core facilities participating in the Czech-BioImaging research, including the IMCF here at BIOCEV. Don’t miss an opportunity to apply for financial support for your microscopy-based research projects – especially projects that require development and application of advanced imaging methods! 

For more information and the application rules, please, visit:


Your IMCF team

Nikon and CrestOptics Spinning disk DEMO

Dear colleagues,

We would like to invite you to the demonstration of the Nikon microscopic system which will be installed at our core facility at BIOCEV. It is Nikon Eclipse Ti 2 X-Light V3 inverted research spinning disk microscope with DeepSIM super-resolution module. 

The demonstration will take place on 30th November and 1st December. We will start with a theoretical lecture on Wednesday and the practical demonstrations will follow. You are kindly invited to test the system with your own samples.

The registration deadline for practical demonstrations is 25th November.

Please, find more information in the attached flyer here.

Best regards,

Your IMCF team

June 8, 2022 Picture of the Month opening

We are pleased to announce the opening of a Picture of the Month competition.

The aim of this periodic (monthly) event is to share your beautiful microscopy images with the community and encourage the communication between groups on interesting topics they are working on. More information and guidelines can be found here.