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The GerBI Network represents the interests of researchers, professionals and Core Facilities in Germany involved in microscopy and image data analysis. It fosters interaction and information exchanges within the community, between scientists and engineers, among academia and industry, and represents the interests of its members at funding bodies. GerBI facilitates bundling of core microscopy imaging infrastructure between German research institutes and universities and aims to improve access to specialised equipment and expertise within the microscopy community. The GerBI network promotes cooperation with organisations and groups operating in related research and technology fields in Germany and throughout the world and encourages participation of German microscopy centres in the European infrastructure project Euro-BioImaging.


GerBI facilitates a wide range of activities which support and provide further training and professional development to researchers and core facilities within the field of microscopy and image data analysis. These include; training providers and users of imaging technologies, information dissemination, annual conferences and facilitating collaboration across the German national network of Core Facilities. The GerBI network supports the common interests among its members via provision of resources, support and operation assistance to members. GerBI is also involved in public outreach on topics related to microscopy and image analysis in the life sciences.
Select from the following focus areas to find out more about the activities offered by GerBI.



  • GerBI Hotline

Resource Sharing

Coordinators of German BioImaging

German BioImaging Coordinators, Steering Committee, and Project Manager at the last Steering Committee Meeting in January 2015.

The coordinators of German BioImaging are Elisa May (Bioimaging Center of the University of Konstanz) and Roland Nitschke (Life Imaging Center at the University of Freiburg), who also acts as Industry Coordinator.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Facility Directors or the GerBI Project Manager (see below for details).

Elisa May

Prof. Dr. Elisa May
Position: Imaging Facility Director (BIC)

Roland Nitschke

Dr. Roland Nitschke
Position: Imaging Facility Director (LIC)

Office: +49 761 2032934

Project Manager of German BioImaging

Nadine Utz

Dr. Nadine Utz
Position: Project Manager (German BioImaging)

Office: +49 7531 885337

Steering Committee of German BioImaging

The Steering Committee meets regularly. Minutes are published in the News section on Main page.

Anje Sporbert

Dr. Anje Sporbert
Position: Imaging Facility Director (MCF-MDC_Berlin)

Jan Peychl

Dr. Jan Peychl
Position: Imaging Facility Director (MPI-CBG LMF)

Office: +49-351-210-2502

Stefan Terjung

Dr. Stefan Terjung
Position: Core Facility Staff (EMBL-ALMF)