External meetings, courses & surveys in the field

NEUBIAS Symposium, Luxembourg 6-8 Feb 2019

Abstract Deadline closing soon!

The NEUBIAS 2019 Symposium (6-8 Feb 2019), part of the NEUBIAS conference (2-8 Feb 2019), is being held in Luxembourg.

The Abstract extended deadline is approaching, closing on November 16th, 2018.

We welcome contributions for oral and posters communications on topics like (but not limited to…) Bioimage Analysis for Life science: Developments and applications, Machine Learning / Deep Learning, Bioimage Data Mining, (Big) Data Storage, tracking and segmentation, open source software, etc…

We also would like to draw your attention to several signature sessions of the symposium, especially implemented by NEUBIAS to foster community networking and innovation:

  • Open Source Software Lounge: 3h live demos of open tools
  • Industry Digital Posters: 2h demos to expose SMEs and freelancers developments to the community   
  • Call4Help: to invite life scientists to expose their Image Analysis problem to a crowd of experts in plenary audience
  • Satellite Meeting for Image Analysts: to exchange on problems and workflows (on Feb 5th afternoon).
  • And more: panel discussion, company talks & Techbites, Poster sessions, etc…

All details here: http://eubias.org/NEUBIAS/neubias2020-conference/luxembourg-2019/


Microscopy Imaging Center Symposium 2018

From Organoids to Organisms - Multiscale imaging

University of Bern


Date:  Friday 30.11.2018, 10.00 am - 4.30 pm


Langhans Auditorium

Institute of Pathology, University of Bern

Inselspital, Entrance 43A


Approved for 0.5 day credit for continued education in animal experimentation.


Detailed program: (PDF Flyer)

Registration (lunch planning! max. participants: 160, left: 87)

Please register until 09.11.2018: http://www.mic.unibe.ch/symposium.php



November 12-14, 2018, IMG CAS in Prague, CZ

The major objective of the course is to introduce available superresolution fluorescence microscopy methods to potential users: PhD students and Postdocs with research interests in biology.

The course is focused on three super-resolution techniques in fluorescence light microscopy:

  • Structured illumination microscopy (SIM)
  • Stimulated emission depletion microscopy (STED)
  • Stochastic optical reconstruction microscopy (STORM)

The course covers theoretical background of all presented super-resolution techniques. Each practical session is designed like a demo and continuous to a hands-on.

Looking forward to see you in Prague!



Equality, Diversity and Inclusion workshop for Research Infrastructures

Registrations are open for the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion workshop for Research Infrastructures.

This workshop will bring together representatives from different Research Infrastructures to share and learn from real-world experiences in the context of the Research Infrastructure environment. There will opportunities to:

  • increase knowledge and understanding of the full spectrum of equality, diversity and inclusion
  • hear from and exchange experiences with other RIs on their status, challenges and practical solutions
  • share and identify best practices, tools and resources
  • reflect, discuss and work directly with other RI colleagues on a specific aspect of equality, diversity and inclusion
  • create or revise an RI-specific action plan

The workshop will be hosted by EMBL- European Bioinformatics Institute, near Cambridge UK on 29th-30th October 2018. Deadline for applications is 7th September. For more details and to apply click here.




The German young Molecular Imaging Community (GyMIC) is happy to announce the upcoming GyMIC symposium – the MoBi’18 – at Göttingen

The meeting will take place at the MPI for Experimental Medicine from the 15th to 16th of November and will focus on the advances of molecular imaging, novel contrast agents and technologies including preclinical and clinical research. We will not only have lectures from leaders in the field of molecular imaging, but also offer good ample opportunity especially for young attendees to present their own work in form of oral and poster presentations.

For further information, abstract submission and registration please see the attachments, visit http://www.e-smi.eu/index.php?id=gymic or write an email to info@mobi2018.de.

Please be encouraged to forward this information to anyone who might be interested in joining MoBi’18 and do not hesitate to contact the organizers for further information.

WHEN? 15-16 November 2018

WHERE? Göttingen - Max-Planck-Institute of Experimental Medicine

WHY? The MoBi is an informal, young-scientists-driven, low-cost meeting providing a very easy entry into the broader, international imaging community of the ESMI. It is a casual platform where young and more senior imaging scientists meet, put their findings up for discussion, exchange knowledge, and enlarge their professional network.

WHO? Junior AND senior researchers are highly welcome to enhance discussions amongst the groups, disciplines and "generations".


Abstract Submission: 13 September 2018

Early Bird Registration: 1 October 2018




Jens Frahm, Göttingen

Oliver Bruns, Munich

Giuliana Tromba, Trieste

Silvio Rizzoli, Göttingen

Willem Mulder, New York/Amsterdam

Ali Erturk, Munich



Machine Learning for Image Analysis

Course Overview

This is a blended learning course on Machine Learning for Image Analysis, consisting of three online sessions with associated hands-on exercises prior to the workshop, a three day face-to-face workshop at EMBL Heidelberg and two optional online sessions with associated hands-on exercises after the workshop. The course is jointly organised by CORBEL, EMBL, German BioImaging and NEUBIAS (COST Action CA15124).

The course will be a great mix of intensive learning, extensive hands-on and community networking in the field of Machine Learning for Image Analysis.

Up-front online sessions: Participants will review the fundamentals of machine learning in three up-front webinars complemented by online tutorials. The webinars will take place on 2nd, 9th and 16th October 2018, 12:00 – 14:00 but a recorded alternative can be provided.

On-site workshop: Next, they will apply their knowledge at an on-site workshop (EMBL Heidelberg, October 29-31), in small interactive groups (the workshop has 20 available seats and ~8 trainer/lecturer), to both reference datasets and their own data. Topics to be practiced in these groups include: 2D and 3D segmentation with convolutional neural networks, Content aware image restoration, simulation of ground truth data, labeling strategies and transfer learning. Participants will be asked to pick one group for the practical sessions.

Follow-up online sessions (optional): After the on-site workshop, two optional advanced training webinar, complemented by a online tutorials, will be given on 9th and 16th November 2018. These will focus simulation of data, transfer learning and boosting.

Application deadline: June15 2018

For additional information please visit the course webpage: https://www.ebi.ac.uk/training/events/2018/machine-learning-image-analysis