Über James Whitby

James Whitby is the managing director of Amanuensis GmbH, a Swiss company offering project management and proposal writing services for international research projects. Prior to founding Amanuensis in 2011, he had academic careers developing instrumentation for applications in planetary science, and later for thin film analysis and chemical imaging. James has batchelor's degrees in chemistry and mathematics, and a PhD from the chemistry department of Sheffield University in the United Kingdom (1994). He has been involved with the NanoWorldMaps consortium since 2019, and is responsible for the secretariat.

3rd annual meeting of the NanoWorldMaps consortium

Von |2021-11-09T12:29:12+00:00November 9th, 2021|

On 27th October 2021, members of the NanoWorldMaps consortium from half a dozen European countries held their 3rd annual meeting (on-line).  After hearing about recent progress in large area nanoscale correlative microscopy applied to 3D images of tissue samples, the focus of the meeting was on detailing the consortium's vision for a new European Research [...]

Research Infrastructure Concept funding opportunity

Von |2021-07-12T14:28:41+00:00August 1st, 2021|

The Horizon Europe Research Infrastructures work programme includes the call "HORIZON-INFRA-2022-DEV-01-01: Research infrastructure concept development" with a submission deadline of 20th April 2022. The NanoWorldMaps consortium plans to rework our previous design study for submission to this call.

2021 Roadmap for European Research Infrastructure

Von |2021-07-22T15:49:47+00:00Juli 22nd, 2021|

The European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures  (ESFRI) has released the details of those infrastructure concepts that were added to the ESFRI roadmap in the 2021 consultation round, see this press release. We congratulate these eleven groups and we wish them luck in their future fund-raising and development. We hope to join them on the [...]

Multi-beam electron microscopy leads to new insights into brain function

Von |2021-07-12T14:23:40+00:00Juli 12th, 2021|

Two recent papers (June 2021) by groups in the USA have shown how a multi-beam electron microscope such as the MultiSEM from Zeiss, when combined with the automated ultramicrotome preparation of serial sections and powerful image segmentation algorithms can provide unprecedented data about how neurons in the brain connect to provide function - examples of [...]

Additional consortium partners sign ‚Memorandum of Understanding‘ for NanoWorldMaps Research Infrastructure

Von |2021-07-12T14:13:04+00:00Juli 12th, 2021|

We are delighted that several additional consortium members have chosen to sign the NanoWorldMaps 'Memorandum of Understanding' and we welcome our most recent members: the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems (IKTS) the Institute for Nanotechnoogy and correlative Microscopy (INAM) in Forchheim, Germany the University of Gothenburg, Sweden the software company Scalable Minds which specialises [...]

Memorandum of Understanding now in effect for NanoWorldMaps

Von |2021-02-08T13:43:42+00:00Februar 8th, 2021|

Following on from the Letters of Intent submitted by interested parties in 2019, which helped to make clear the likely applications for very high throughput electron microscopy, and potential hosts of infrastructure hubs, in January 2021 a Memorandum of Understanding concerning the NanoWorldMaps consortium has come into effect, having been signed by a quorum of [...]

2020 consortium meeting held

Von |2020-11-23T14:01:33+00:00November 16th, 2020|

A half-day 'virtual' meeting of the NanoWorldMaps consortium was held on 4th November 2020 in order to exchange scientific experience with large-area high-speed and high-resolution imaging, to discuss a governance structure for the consortium, to develop links with existing European Research Infrastructure facilities, and to consider future funding opportunities. Scientific presentations covered the use of [...]

Design study favourably reviewed, but not funded

Von |2020-09-14T11:30:29+00:00September 14th, 2020|

In late 2019, the NanoworldMaps consortium submitted a proposal for an EU funded infrastructure design study (call H2020-INFRADEV-2019-3). The concept involved an international network of several multiple-beam scanning electron microscope facilities, each supported locally by complementary sample preparation and imaging instrumentation appropriate to specific application areas, as well as central hubs for management, data-archiving and [...]

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