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. 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.

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Read more about VMD subscription, navigating the database or donating collections by clicking on the links above.

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Latest VMD News:

Coming Soon to VMD, a 3D histology collection from our colleagues in Germany!
Added on 04/26/2018 04:13 PM by lleebio
The first-ever collection of 3D histology collection was donated to the Virtual Microscopy Database by a team of investigators from Ludwig-Maximilians Universitat Munchen!  The VMD is thrilled to establish this international collaboration and the generous donation which will undoubtedly advance histology education on a global scale. 

The 3D virtual tissue dataset allows users to not only navigate the slide in a traditional X- and Y-axis but it also allows a Z-scan, thus providing a full simulation of optical microscopy experience.  

The German team handed over the external hard drive containing 180 3D virtual tissue slide collections to the VMD administration team and Dr. Wojciech Pawlina  



Histology Spotlights at the annual AAA Conference 2018
Added on 04/26/2018 03:52 PM by lleebio
The AAA conference at the Experimental Biology meeting in San Diego concluded yesterday. 

The meeting was a huge success for anatomical sciences educators, researchers, and scholars. There was also a large focus on histology education, integration, and histological research.  Here are some highlights.  

If you were unable to attend this year, please consider joining your histology colleagues at next year's annual meeting in April in Orlando, FL!  Please join AAA and its digital histology interest group (DHIG) to keep up-to-date on all histology-related event planning!  

For more AAA conference related micro-blogs, search #anatomy18 on Twitter and follow @LLCoolProf, one of the conference twitter correspondents. 

Annual Digital Histology Interest Group Luncheon at AAA:  Over 20 DHIG members took the time out of their busy conference schedule to break bread together.  New or veteran members, we all bond over the love of histology and a common goal of advancing histology education - we leave as old friends and look forward to the future gathering. 



A platform session organized by Drs. Karen Pinder, Jennifer Eastwood, and Stefanie Attardi highlighted many innovative and creative ways of integrating histology with gross anatomy, embryology, and pathology.  (photo features from left to right: Darren Hoffmann, Nathan Swailes, Jennifer Eastwood, and Stafanie Attardi - all DHIG of AAA members) 



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