BioImaging is intrinsically a multidisciplinary discipline, and its advance must be contributed by scientists and technologists coming from very different sciences, because knowledge in probe chemistry, instrumentation engineering, physics, optics, cell and molecular biology, physiology, pharmacology, medicine, image analysis and bioinformatics is needed.
Each discipline requires its own experimental facility and specialized, state-of-the art equipment.
The aim of ItaBI is to organize all the different know-how, scientific background, experimental facilities, research experience and interests into a national network where the different "souls" contributing to the bioimaging field can interact giving shape to new concepts and applications for life sciences.
ItaBI is part of the Euro-BioImaging initiative, a large-scale pan-European research infrastructure project on the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) Roadmap. Several Italian research teams in the field of Advanced Light Microscopy (ALM) and Biomedical Imaging (BMI) have shown interest in the project, through the participation to:
- Euro-BioImaging Stakeholders Meetings
- Euro-BioImaging Work Packages
- Euro-BioImaging Proof-of-Concepts Studies