Latin America Bioimaging is a newly created network that brings together researchers, service providers, educators and commercial technology integrators in bioimaging across the region. A first community meeting was held on 8 April 2021, bringing together 170 imaging scientists and infrastructure managers from 10 countries in Latin America and beyond.

To build on this momentum and accelerate the process of bringing Latin America Bioimaging to maturity, the community in the region can learn from European allies about the pathway that was undertaken to build Euro-BioImaging ERIC (https://www.eurobioimaging.eu/).

Euro-BioImaging and Latin America Bioimaging are both partners of the Global BioImaging network (www.globalbioimaging.org), through which they collaborate on many topics including exchange of best practices, training and capacity building. Via these interactions, they have jointly identified similarities between the two regions and that lessons learnt in Europe may provide tremendous insight for Latin America.

To promote the advancement of bioimaging worldwide – and considering that many efforts are under way to support bilateral collaboration in science between the two regions (https://resinfra-eulac.eu/eu-celac-working-group/ ) – we have organized a

2.5 hours online seminar to take place on 18 June 2021 (10h00-12h30 UYT/15h00-17h30 CEST/)

that will foster exchanges between the European and Latin American bioimaging communities and the political actors involved in building Research Infrastructures.