Gründungsversammlung am 28. April 2017 (v.l.): Dr. Sylvia Olberg (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg), Prof. Dr. Elisa May (Universität Konstanz), Dr. Stefan Terjung (European Molecular Biology Laboratory, EMBL, Heidelberg), Dr. Christian Liebig (Max-Planck-Institut für Entwicklungsbiologie, Tübingen), Dr. Martin Stöckl (Universität Konstanz), Dr. Roland Nitschke (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg), Dr. Nadine Utz und Dr. Stefan Helfrich (beide Universität Konstanz). Bild: Universität Konstanz

German scientific society for microscopy founded

Founding assembly took place in Konstanz - Konstanz biochemist Professor Elisa May elected chairwoman

The “German BioImaging - Gesellschaft für Mikroskopie und Bildanalyse” (GerBI-GMB, Society for Microscopy and Image Analysis) was founded towards the end of April 2017. The University of Konstanz plays a leading role in coordinating microscopy core facilities across Germany, which is why the founding assembly was held in Konstanz. The Konstanz biochemist Professor Elisa May has been spokesperson for German BioImaging (GerBI), a national network of microscopy centres founded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), since 2012. She is now also the chairwoman of the new society. The first members’ assembly held during the “GerBI Annual Community Meeting” in Fulda on 3 May appointed Professor Stefan Hell as honorary member of GerBI-GMB. In 2014, Hell, along with Professors Eric Betzig and William Moerner, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for the development of super-resolution microscopy. Read more...