About the ELMI

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.

PhD student on Microscopy Image Analyses, UMC Groningen, The Netherlands

Job description

You will focus on the image processing aspects. The primary goal of this research is to advance AI solutions for the acquisition and efficient automated analysis of petabyte-sized data. You will develop and implement AI solutions for the analysis (segmentation, annotation, quantification) of multi-modal microscopy data. You will be part of a national multidisciplinary collaboration including (Delft University of Technology (TUD), UMC Groningen (UMCG), UMC Utrecht (UMCU), and commercial partners Delmic and Technolution; and contribute to the development of innovative solutions for high-throughput multi-beam electron microscopy. In the first half of the project, focus will be on acquisition and data handling, as well as getting familiar with the biomedical data (most frequent workplace UMCG) and appropriate data analysis approaches. The focus in the second half will be merely on image analysis (mostly working at TUD).

Working environment

The Department of Biomedical Sciences of Cells and Systems (BSCS) of the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), aims at understanding basic functions and processes of the cell and systems, and how they lead to diseases if disturbed. We strive for identification and, if possible, exploitation of targets to prevent or cure diseases, and to promote healthy aging. The BSCS teams are working with different model systems, using cutting-edge technologies, and share their knowledge and expertise to accelerate discoveries in central research areas of life and medical sciences. The BSCS and the UMCG are located in Groningen, a vibrant student town in the northern Netherlands. PhD students are enrolled in the Graduate School of Medical Sciences of the University of Groningen.

About the program

Developing new pharmaceuticals, understanding how cancer cells respond to chemotherapy, or building ever more powerful computer chips – all this, and more, requires imaging at the smallest possible scales. 3D Nanoscale Imaging (3DNI) is a national research program that develops technology for super-fast 3D imaging of atoms, molecules, and cells. To achieve this goal, the researchers engineer novel light and electron microscopy technology. Combining these with computer algorithms and artificial intelligence unveils details smaller than the wavelength used for microscopy. More information on https://www.nwo.nl/en/researchprogrammes/perspectief/perspectief-grants/3d-nanoscale-imaging-3dni

For additional information please check the job offer.
Closing date 13 November 2023