• Zielgruppen
  • Suche

Workshop: Image Processing and Analysis for Scientific Publications

Dr. rer. nat. Jan Brocher (www.Biovoxxel.de) will hold an intensive workshop (max. 15 participants, 16 hours, 2 days) for young researchers, e.g. doctoral students, scientific staff and postdocs, working or planning to work with digital images and to publish them in scientific journals. The workshop is focused on microscopy and related imaging techniques in life sciences / biology. However, it is also of general interest for all natural scientists working with digital images and respective analyses, e.g. in soil sciences or material sciences. The workshop aims to teach scientists of different research areas how to handle, process and analyze digital images starting from correct image acquisition until the incorporation into the final publication figure.

Important theory will be included about high quality digital images in general, information beyond the obvious pixels as well as a broad spectrum of methods for correct image processing and specific analytical purposes according to high scientific standards. The workshop aims to impart a better understanding about the Do's and Don'ts during digital image processing (contrast, brightness, rotations, size changes,…). Methodological insights will be provided on how to extract a wide range of information from scientific images. The limits of image processing and analyses will be pinpointed. Participants will gain extensive knowledge about the possibilities they have to analyze imaging data. Using the scientific open source software Fiji/ImageJ participants will gather hands-on experience on the following subjects:

  • how to extract a maximum of information from images (e.g. with respect to numbers of objects or areas of interest)
  • how to quantify intensities correctly
  • how to automate tedious and repetitive processing tasks.

Helpful advices will be presented how to build figures for scientific publications in a manner preserving image quality and storing processing data. Participants will be able to revisit the information gained during the course using the provided exercises and the course script. To meet participants' needs potential optional topics will be adjusted. Furthermore, specific participants' questions regarding image processing or solutions for analysis issues can be discussed individually, if communicated in advance with example images.

During the workshop's practical sessions, we will mainly use the Fiji/ImageJ professional software. No previous software knowledge required. All necessary software will be provided (open source).



Central issues and course description



Course-Nr. (HIS/LSF)Anmeldung/

Workshop  (in englischer Sprache)

Image Processing and Analysis for Scientific PublicationsDr. rer. nat. Jan Brocher