Time to register to the LCI microscopy course!

Dear all

It is time to enroll to the yearly light microscopy course run by the Live Cell imaging core facility (29 Jan – 17 Feb 2024): Microscopy: improve your imaging skills – from sample preparation to image analysis’ (6 credits).

  • Check the course schedule 2024 and the syllabus to see the course content and alumni testimonies.
  • Postdocs or registered PhD students can apply to the course.
  • Please read carefully the eligibility criteria in the syllabus and note that the last registration date is the 15th of November.
  • If you cannot apply to the course, you can anyway follow any of the lectures (in blue on the schedule) as they will be publicly broadcasted live on Zoom and accessible to anyone without registration. The schedule and zoom link are on the course page.

The purpose of this course is to enable PhD students and researchers who have already and recently used a microscope to acquire images of fluorescent samples, to improve their microscopy skills.

The course is NOT aimed at training people to use the LCI facility microscopes. The focus is instead on providing the students with enough theoretical and practical knowledge about their OWN sample and their OWN microscope, to enable them to:

1) prepare their sample and formulate their scientific question in a way that is suitable for data extraction from fluorescence images

2) properly use the hardware available in their lab/facility and 3) fully understand each parameter they need to set in the software in their lab/facility.

The aim is to provide the course students with the tools to acquire on ANY wide field, confocal or light sheet microscope, images of their samples that reliably answer their scientific question.

Please help us spread the word. 😃

Nordic Microscopy Symposium – 3rd-5th October

We are delighted to invite you to the Nordic microscopy symposium at the Live Cell Imaging core facility, Nikon Centre of Excellence at Karolinska Institutet, organised by BergmanLabora, Ramcon Denmark and Inter Instrument AS.

  • The symposium will highlight the great research done in the Nordics where microscopy is a key tool.
  • New exciting equipment from Nikon will be showcased including the AX/NSPARC super-resolution point confocal and the CrEST DeepSIM super-resolution spinning disk confocal.
  • We will also be launching the new Nikon Eclipse Ji benchtop assay instrument and demo the simpler CrEST Cicero spinning disk confocal.
  • The capability of these systems will be demonstrated during public sessions (3rd of October) and in private sessions (on 4th and 5th October) where you are welcome to bring your own samples.

Venue: Neo, Flemingsberg Campus, Karolinska Institute: Erna Möller Lecture hall (Symposium), Live Cell Imaging (LCI) core facility (Demos)

3rd October

    • 1000-1145       Public demo: Nikon AX R NSPARC super-resolution point-scanning confocal, CrEST X-Light V3 super-resolution spinning disk confocal, CrEST Cicero compact spinning disk
    • 1000-1145       Open house at the Live Cell Imaging core facility (Drop in. Contact Sylvie Le Guyader)
    • 1200-1300       Lunch (requires pre-registration)
    • 1300-1305       Welcome
    • 1305-1345       Zuzana Kadlecova (Cambridge Institute for Medical Research – UK): Lights! Camera! Uptake! Zooming in on Endocytosis with Quantitative TIRF-SIM Analysis.
    • 1345-1410       Nicoline Dorothea Daugaard (Dept. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, SDU – Denmark): Tracking T cells and their interactions with cancer cells in 3D using NIS-Elements General Analysis (GA3)
    • 1410-1440       LCI short talks:
      • Chiara Annunziata (Karolinska Institute – Sweden): A pipeline for the multiparametric assessment of the anti ageing effects of candidate molecules
      • Andrea Coschiera (Karolinska Institute – Sweden): Primary cilia promote the differentiation of human neurons through the WNT signaling pathway
      • Natalie Geyer (Karolinska Institute – Sweden): Multiplex RNA in situ hybridisation for liver parenchyma characterization in a metastatic context
    • 1440-1500       Coffee
    • 1500-1525       Technical talk (Nikon): Microscopy Simplified, Nordic Launch of Nikon’s new ECLIPSE Ji
    • 1525-1540       Staffan Strömblad (Karolinska Institute – Sweden): Multi-site assessment of reproducibility in high-content cell migration imaging data
    • 1540-1605       Pieta Mattila (University of Turku – Finland): Advanced imaging methods to visualize lymphocyte activation

4th and 5th October

Registration is mandatory and can be done via the following site: Nordic Microscopy Symposium – BergmanLabora.

Please share this event with friends and colleagues who may also be interested in attending.

Nikon Europe recruits an image analyst

Nikon Europe recruits an image analyst in Leiden.

See here if this is the dream job for you. 🙂

BII webinar about a great tool! TissUUmaps

The BioImage Informatics facility at Scilife organizes a new presentation on free and open-source tools: TissUUmaps, a browser-based tool for GPU-accelerated visualization and interactive exploration of millions of datapoints overlaying tissue samples.

Users can visualize markers and regions, explore spatial statistics and quantitative analyses of tissue morphology, and assess the quality of decoding in situ transcriptomics data. TissUUmaps provides instant multi-resolution image viewing, can be customized, shared, and also integrated in Jupyter Notebooks. TissUUmaps was created in collaboration between BIIF and the Wählby lab. You can read more about it and test the software on its web page: https://tissuumaps.github.io/
During the seminar, we will go through basic usage of TissUUmaps: installation, loading images, markers and regions, change visualization settings, and how to load / save / share projects. The webinar will be given by Christophe Avenel and will take place on March 3rd, 09:00-10:00 (instead of our normal Call4Help session). There will be time for questions and discussion, so we hope this event to be very interactive. Please register here.

The LCI microscopy course 2022 is now open for registrations!

It is now time to apply to the intensive LCI microscopy course Jan/Feb 2022: Microscopy: improve your imaging skills – from sample preparation to image analysis

The aim for this course is to improve the microscopy skills of students and researchers who have already used a microscope to acquire digital images of fluorescent samples but feel that their knowledge is limited.

All the lectures at the LCI microscopy course will also broadcasted live online, free of charge and there is no need to register.

All details about the course including course schedule, how to apply, and how to follow the lectures are found here.

Scroll down to read the kind testimonies of our dear students! 😊

Hope you enjoy the LCI facility microscopy course 2022!

2 Bioinformatician jobs at Scilife lab

The BioImage Informatics facility is our favorite image analysis facility at ScilifeLab! 🙂

They are looking for 2 bioinformatician working with microscopy images. Here is the first job ad. And here is the second one.

Please spread the word! 🙂

Online image analysis course

You can join the Switzerland’s Image and Data Analysis School, ZIDAS 2021.

This one-week school provides a hands-on introduction to image processing and analysis, with an emphasis on biologically relevant examples.

This school is for you if…

*   you are a life-science researcher with a pressing need to quantify your light-microscopy images.

*   you are uncertain about how to: Best calculate co-localisation, do deconvolution, automate the counting of cells, track objects over time, handle massive amounts of image data, record your image-analysis workflows in a reproducible manner.

More information can be found here: https://2021.zidas.org/

What can Artificial Intelligence do for you?

Check out the Nikon Artificial Intelligence (NIS.ai) webinar series to understand how Ai can help you in your microscopy experiments.

The NIS.ai Webinar Series will take place on Tuesdays at 14:00hrs and we are delighted to announce the first two talks:

  • June 29th 14:00 – Dr Carlo Beretta from Heidelberg University on “How to build a Bioimage Analysis Workflow with multiple image analysis tools”
  • July 6th 14:00 – Dr Marko Popovic from Nikon Centre of Excellence in Amsterdam on “Quantitative pathology”

Program and free registration: here.

Artificial Intelligence tools

Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning and Neuronal Networks are taking over the world, including microscopy. Within the next couple of years, you might well end up wondering how you got anything done without them!

Having an idea how Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning and Neuronal networks work means that you will be able to come up with ideas about how they can help you in your research.

The Neubias (Network of European image bioanalysts) webinars and meetings are a good place to learn.

Here are 2 upcoming webinars about tools to train and use AI algorithms.

BII webinars and Global Bioimaging lectures

Lots of interesting courses and webinars about microscopy in these corona times. The BioImage Informatics facility at Scilife will present how useful it is to build imaging pipelines with Fiji/imageJ.

April 6th, 10:00-11:00: “ImageJ/Fiji – Make Your Own Macros – Overview”. This is not to teach how to script but to give you an overview of the scripting possibilities in ImageJ/Fiji. Please register here.

Version 2.0 of TissUUmaps is now released: TissUUmaps allows fast interactive display of tissue slide images and uses an overlay to display any sort of marker data on top. Be it spatially resolved gene expression, per cell data, or regions of interest. TissUUmaps is developed in the Wählby-Lab, with involvement of BIIF, and was first published in https://doi.org/10.1093/bioinformatics/btaa541.
Try out TissUUmaps and interact with a in-situ-sequencing dataset on a brain slice!

Advanced Methods in Bioimage Analysis, Online EMBO Practical Course, 26 Jun – 2 Jul 2021; Registration Deadline: 5 Apr 2021
This advanced course concentrates on teaching cutting-edge concepts and tools for quantitative image analysis, and will seek to upgrade the competencies of future bioimage analysis experts on both theoretical algorithm advancements as well as on practical implementation skills. BIIF is part of the scientific organization team. Register here.

Global BioImaging-ZEISS webinar series in Light Microscopy

Check here to see some nice general microscopy webinars by Global Bioimaging, the global pendant to Euro Bioimaging:

  • Tuesday, 30th March at 15:00 CEST: Introduction to Confocal Microscopy.
  • Tuesday, 20th April at 15:00 CEST: Multi-colour imaging – where are the limits & what are the opportunities?
  • Tuesday, 11th May at 15:00 CEST: Super-resolution: What is it? How can you do it? What does it enable?
  • TBA: From 2D to 4D imaging – how switching to a sheet of light has revolutionised volume acquisitions in Life Science.
  • TBA: Methods for Clearing your specimens – what are the options and which should you choose?
  • TBA: Automation in modern microscopy: easy ways to prevent costly accidents and enable your users with tools for easy experimental set up.
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