BioImaging-GR (https://bioimaging.gr/index.php/en/) is a national Research Infrastructure (RI), envisaged to provide state-of-the-art biological imaging tools and resources to the Greek biomedical community. BioImaging addresses issues of maximum interest not only for the scientific community but also for the society in general, mainly due to its momentous applications in Medicine (Molecular Medicine, Gene therapy, Drug and disease monitoring, among others). The pervasive importance of BioImaging is broadly appreciated and exemplified in the enthusiastic and robust support of Euro-BioImaging (http://www.eurobioimaging.eu/), one of ESFRI’s pan-European research infrastructures (RIs), by the European Biomedical community. BioImaging-GR is a national initiative with the aim of establishing a state of the art Biological Imaging infrastructure in Greece that will serve the Biomedical Research community in Greece and neighbouring countries.
The BIOIMAGING virtual lab was created during BioImaging-GR implemented under “Action for Strengthening Research and Innovation Infrastructures” funded by the Operational Programme” Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation” (NSRF 2014 2020) and co-financed by Greece and the European Union (European Regional Development Fund), in order to display and disseminate virtual galleries of various medical and biological materials. This virtual lab offers to the user a collection of images generated by several imaging technologies (e.g. electron microscopy, fluorescence microscopy etc.). Furthermore, BIOIMAGING virtual lab is linked with the Micro-CTvlab in which 3D virtual samples are presented and can be interactively displayed and retrieved through a web-based application.