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About BINA

Black hole - Ravindra Zirmire
Our Mission

Engaging bioimaging scientists across North America by creating an inclusive and supportive community to share, advance and succeed together.

Our Core Values

  • Community – building collaboration and partnership to achieve shared goals
  • Inclusion – fostering a welcoming and diverse environment to encourage participation and individual contributions
  • Excellence – working with rigor and integrity to ensure reproducible and quantitative data

Our Pillars: Interaction, Education, Advocacy, Standardization

BINA Core Values and Pillars Graphic

Our History

BioImaging North America (BINA) was formally established during the 2018 “Frontiers in Microscopy Technologies and Strategies for Bioimaging Centers Network” meeting on Janelia Research Campus. It was registered as a US non-profit organization in June 2018 and until the Spring of 2021 was an entirely volunteer-based organization. Thanks to a grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), as part of its ongoing support for  bioimaging scientists, advanced technologies and international networks of bioimaging facilities and communities, funding was provided to support two full-time administrative staff members and kick off a range of funded programs and resources, details of which can be found in the pages of this web site. 

BINA original logo

The original BINA logo was created by BINA member Christopher Wood as a ‘play on images’ with intersecting lines as an example of a group of mathematical constructs called “confocal conics” or confocal ellipses/hyperbolics. The color palette was red, green, blue as a nod to the North American communities involved. The logo and color palette were updated in Spring 2022 to the one you see now, representing a “b” with the spectrum of colors used in light microscopy and providing the illusion of an open box of possibilities.

Bioimaging North America is supported by a grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative DAF, an advised fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Kevin Eliceiri is the Principal Investigator on the award which is administered by the Morgridge Institute for Research in Madison, Wisconsin.

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