Welcome to the Virtual Microscopy Database
We are now accepting new VMD users by application.
Please note that an affiliation with a research or educational institution is a requirement for becoming a VMD user or donor. The purpose of the VMD is to support the creation and expansion of local educational infrastructures and it is not intended for general student use. Therefore, only educators and researchers will be accepted as subscribers. If you are a student teaching in a histology/pathology course, either have your faculty supervisor sign up or ask him/her to email us that you are a GSA in his/her course. This database is a work in progress and over time more and more images will become available.
With the advent and the proliferation of virtual microscopy in histology and pathology education and research, VMD was created as a centralized repository where the community of scholars and researchers can share a large selection of virtual tissue slides for enhancing education, research, and scholarship.
The VMD would not be possible without its users willing to donate and share their collection of virtual slides, the Innovation Program from the American Association of Anatomists (AAA) and members of the Digital Histology Interest Group.
If you would like to access the VMD collections, become a VMD subscriber today! Free VMD membership is available to faculty, staff or investigators with educational or research institutional affiliations.
Click Here to Become a VMD User
Read more about VMD subscription, navigating the database or donating collections by clicking on the links above.
Please allow at least 24 hours for the VMD user approval process.
If you are looking for more high-quality electron micrograph images, please check out the Nanotomy Database by Dr. Ben Giepmans from the University of Groningen in The Netherlands.
Latest VMD News:
Check out the latest new VMD collection from Nova Southeastern University
Added on 05/16/2019 07:19 PM by hortsch
Please check out the beautiful images in the latest VMD addition/new collection. Thank you Dr. Dribin for making these virtual images available to all VMD users. You can find the Nova Southeastern University collection after logging into the VMD. Not yet a user? If you are a researcher or educator, send us an application.
Thanks to the American Association of Anatomists for continuing to support the VMD
Added on 05/15/2019 07:00 PM by hortsch
At this year's EB Meeting in Orlando we received notice that the American Association of Anatomist will continue to support the VMD. Special thanks go to the association's board of directors, the past and present presidents and the AAA office under Shawn Boynes. We are still working to diversify the financial support of the VMD and add new supporters to our commercial sponsor MBD Bioscience.
The VMD Administrative Team