The European Network for Cell Imaging and Tracking Expertise (ENCITE) held its first Scientific Symposium on "Imaging Cellular Decisions" at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel in March this year. The Symposium gathered the interested research community within Europe and Israel exposing the latest advanced technologies that provide temporal and spatial information on cell fate in living organisms to more than 120 participants.
The symposium focussed on the cellular imaging tool box exploring both Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and optical imaging methodologies. In conclusion, the organisation has decided that a multi-disciplinary effort is critical in furthering scientific understanding of biological processes in living organisms at the cellular and molecular level. The success of this meeting resided in its ability to "bring together people who rarely interact - physicists, biologists and chemists", all of whom deal with different aspects of cellular imaging. Further information can be found by visiting www.eibir.org