Established in 2008, the mission of the Quebec Bio-imaging Network (QBIN) is to promote and facilitate fruitful collaborations between researchers all over Quebec in order to strengthen and promote the province’s reach and role as a national and international leader in bio-imaging.
QBIN aims to accomplish this goal by:
- providing opportunities for financial support for researchers and trainees at all stages of their careers, to engage in multi-center and multi-disciplinary research;
- organizing a variety of meetings, seminars, workshops, and scientific days to (1) contribute to the transfer of knowledge and training of researchers, clinicians, postdoctoral trainees, and students from Quebec, and (2) encourage and facilitate collaboration between QBIN scientists, researchers from other FRQS networks, and the scientific community at the national and international levels;
- encouraging and supporting researchers to engage in science communication to a wider audience, organize public events, and create/provide resources to educate and engage members of the public to increase awareness and impact of bio-imaging research in Quebec.
The three research themes central to QBIN’s vision are:
Theme 1: The development of innovative methods of uni- and multi-modal in vivo or ex vivo image acquisition
Theme 2: The understanding of pathophysiological processes and the development of therapeutic approaches to various diseases using animal models
Theme 3: The investigation of normal and pathological function in humans
For more information, you can download the latest QBIN Charter (in French only).
As part of their 2018-2022 strategic planning, the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ) are committed to strengthening the integration of the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion in scientific assessment. QBIN fully supports this effort. To learn more about the vision of the FRQ (and QBIN) with regard to these principles, click here.