Building a Biomedical Imaging Network for Former Soviet Countries
The project aims to form a regional network composed of researchers from six former Soviet bloc countries, including Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine, who are interested in using imaging approaches in biomedical sciences. The activities include a cross-country landscaping survey of equipment and expertise, and formation of the regional Biomedical Imaging Society with a dedicated website and a quarterly e-bulletin.
Members will join a series of imaging workshops, invited seminars and hands-on-demonstrations on a monthly basis. The annual meeting will bring network members together for in-person interactions and to exchange ideas. The expected outcomes of the proposed activities include the increased number of biomedical researchers using imaging technologies in their work, advances in regional collaboration through better utilization of regional imaging infrastructure, and an increased number of biomedical publications based on imaging.