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.
Digital images of high quality and quantity are now the norm in biomedical sciences. Ten to twenty years ago, when many current professors trained as students or post-docs, this was not yet the case as most microscopes were, at best, equipped with low-resolution digital cameras, celluloid-film (analogue) cameras, or no camera at all.
This rapid change is rarely reflected in the curricula of life-science university departments and they offer few, if any, courses in image processing and analysis. Understandably, courses in image-analysis (computer-vision) in the computer-science departments tend to have different aims, work on different image-data, and pre-suppose literacy in at least one programming language, rendering them all but irrelevant for the life-scientist working in the laboratory.
To bridge this gap, between what the life-scientist needs and what courses she/he is normally offered, we have created this school for image analysis. No former experience with programming is assumed, nor will much indeed be needed; only a strong desire to learn what can be done and how to do it is required.
You will learn the fundamentals of image analysis, including basic macro programming in ImageJ/Fiji as well as other software solutions.
For additional information please check the school page.
Application deadline 30 April 2022 (23:59 CET)