Since 2016, CBIA is a part of the national research infrastructure for biological and medical imaging (Czech-BioImaging, part of Euro-BioImaging), which is a distributed infrastructure of leading imaging facilities in the Czech Republic. The infrastructure provides an open access to a wide range of imaging technologies and expertise to all scientists in the Czech Republic and from abroad.
The main role of CBIA in this consortium is to provide open access to a wide range of biomedical image analysis resources and services. For this purpose, CBIA is well equipped with state-of-the-art big data computational and data storage equipment and the CBIA staff has a broad experience in the field. The focus is thus on creating tailor-made solutions for difficult image analysis problems that biologists or physicians need to solve and that cannot be addressed using commercially available or open-access solutions. These difficult biomedical image analysis tasks are solved in the frame of common long-term projects financed from Czech-Bioimaging as well as other sources. We also provide unique (on international level) benchmarking resources (especially for cell imaging) supplemented by educational activities (courses, summer schools, tutorials at ISBI and MICCAI conferences, etc.).
Secondarily, we also provide open access to selected automated microscopy techniques, especially we focus on automated confocal spinning disk microscopy. We offer the following two setups:
If you are interested in our services, please contact Michal Kozubek to discuss your problem and to find a suitable collaboration scheme. Typically, sample image data need to be supplied or acquired and a common (usually long-term) project defined afterwards. A short project proposal must be then submitted using a Czech-Bioimaging application form.
Our Czech-BioImaging activities are supported from the program for large research infrastructures of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS) of the Czech Republic (Projects LM2018129 and CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/18_046/0016045). Please acknowledge CBIA and our funding in your publications and other outputs when using our services. The preferred wording is: "We acknowledge the Centre for Biomedical Image Analysis at Masaryk University supported by MEYS CR (LM2018129 and CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/18_046/0016045 Czech-BioImaging) for their support with obtaining scientific data presented in this paper." Alternatively, you can specify more precisely what kind of help was provided instead of „obtaining scientific data“.