The conference series “Trends in Microscopy” (TiM) was initiated by the German Research Foundation (DFG) in 2005 and has since then taken place approximately every other year in Freiburg, Ulm, Bonn, New York, Berlin, Braunschweig, Würzburg, Freiburg, Dresden, and Düsseldorf. It addresses German and international researchers who work in the field of light and electron microscopy on both, development of instruments and methods as well as novel applications, and provides a company exhibition area. In 2016, TiM was for the first time co-organised by the German BioImaging Network, and is since 2018, the biennial meeting of the by then newly founded "German BioImaging - Gesellschaft für Mikroskopie und Bildanalyse e.V." (German BioImaging - Society for Microscopy and Image Analysis, GerBI-GMB).
2020: TiM changes format! In 2020, TiM-GerBI-GMB Spring School will be an intense microscopy training camp offering hands-on workshops, introductory lectures as well as scientific talks from distinguished guest speakers. https://www.gerbi-gmb.de/tim2020/