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ELMI was created in 2001 to establish a unique communication network between European scientists working in the field of light microscopy and the manufacturers of their equipment.

Image Processing and Analysis online course, starting on 3 December 2018, edX.org

Dear colleagues,

we are glad to announce the first edition of our Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for Image Processing and Analysis available on edX.org (Starting date: 03. December 2018).

This course aims to cover basic principles of image analysis with emphasis on applications in life sciences and light microscopy. It includes theoretical and practical aspects of image analysis/processing, and covers the underlying basics. Furthermore, it highlights best practices to avoid common pitfalls and sources of bias. The software backbone of the course is Fiji/ImageJ. When necessary, other software of interest will be pointed out. However, all principles taught here are applicable within any image analysis package. Each week the course will cover particular aspects necessary to build up an image analysis workflow. The ImageJ Macro language will be used to showcase image analysis automation, which is readily understandable to non-programmers. The idea of this course is to enable participants to autonomously create and modify simple image analysis workflows on their own. This course requires no particular engineering or programming background, but knowledge of basic biology and microscopy are an asset to understand the motivation behind the concepts and exercises.

We kindly ask you to spread this message at your institute.

Thanks in advance and do not hesitate to contact us in case of questions or suggestions.


Best regards

O. Burri, R. Guiet and A.Seitz


Image Processing and Analysis for Life Scientists

Basic image analysis for life scientists with a non-engineering background. The main goal is to teach how to address and solve scientific questions by state of the art image analysis strategies.