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NBIC/SIB Summerschool

Quantitative imaging and modelling of biological processes

2 – 6 August 2010, Science Park Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Motivation and Format

The ability to directly observe how biological systems "work" at a molecular level would help in finding answers to many biological questions. Current imaging technologies enable the acquisition of massive numbers of images, yet a timely and accurate analysis of such data can only be done with appropriate computational methods. Systems biology, with its aim of integrating complex measurements in order to understand the functioning of biological systems, is expected to make heavy use of imaging data.

Recognizing the importance of bioimaging for systems biology, the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and the Netherlands Bioinformatics Centre have joined forces to organise the first NBIC/SIB Summer School focussing on "Quantitative imaging and modelling of biological processes". The topics that will be covered by leading scientists in the field include: Fundamentals of biomedical image processing and image annotation, Image-based modelling and simulation, Imaging of specific cellular compartments, cell motility, morphogenetic processes and small animals.

List of confirmed speakers

  • Fundamentals of image analysis
    Badrinath Roysam (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York)
    Optical microscopy image segmentation, cell & organelle tracking, feature computation, and statistical analysis
    Ivo Sbalzarini (ETH Zurich)
    Image-based modelling and simulation
    Gene Myers (Janelia Farm Research Campus)
    Image-based neuro-anatomy
  • Molecular Level
    Dorus Gadella (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
    Quantitative Imaging of Molecular Interactions and -Conformation in Living Cells
    Yaron Shav-Tal (Bar-Ilan University, Israel)
    In vivo trafficking of mRNAs from nucleus to cytoplasm
  • Cellular Level
    Jan Ruijter (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
    3D-imaging of morphogenetic parameters in embryology
    Anne Carpenter (Broad Institute, Cambridge)
    Using CellProfiler to identify and measure objects in images
  • Organ/Organism Level
    Boudewijn Lelieveldt (Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands)
    In vivo imaging of small animals

Course programme

The tentative programme can be found here:

Information and Registration

An online registration form is available here.

We have arranged central accomodation facilities for all participants. Please indicate on your registration form if you need accomodation during the Summer School.

For more information you can contact Celia van Gelder.