20 Jan Building a better bioimaging community
Building a better bioimaging community: Chan Zuckerberg Initiative supports international partnership
Kevin Eliceiri, Morgridge Institute investigator and professor of biomedical engineering and medical physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is the lead investigator on a $1.2 million grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) in support of the imaging expertise network known as BioImaging North America (BINA).
BINA brings together the bioimaging community in Canada, the United States and Mexico. They work closely with individuals and core facilities to formulate meaningful partnerships that provide guidance, assistance, training opportunities, data sharing and technology dissemination to the community. Eliceiri also serves on the executive committee of BINA, along with lead members from eight other research entities.
“We wanted to have a well-organized training and dissemination network across the United States and our North American partners,” says Eliceiri. “In part, it was inspired by all the wonderful things happening in Europe and Australia where there already were consortiums, such as Euro Bioimaging where many European countries got together to do such a training network. BINA to date has largely been a grass roots effort here in North America to create an imaging training and expertise network, and the CZI funding will greatly help foment our activities.”