!NEW TS5 Gothenburg, Sept 2017

2nd Training School for Facility Staff (TS5), Gothenburg 2017

  • Gothenburg- September 11-14th (Mon-Thu), 2017 
  • Number of available seats for trainees:  25
  • Number of available trainers to assist them: ~12
  • Deadline for applications: TBA


    • BioImage analysis and programming foundations
      • ImageJ macro language; Macro recorder, editor & macro language; variables & strings;user-defined functions; loops & conditional execution; batch processing and automation
      • Filtering, segmentation, post-processing & measurement
      • Matlab basics; import, processing and basic analysis; Matlab programming
    • Applications
      • Cell nuclei segmentation
      • 3D Colocalization analysis
      • 3D tubular network analysis of blood vessels
      • Directionality analysis of EB1 movement along microtubules
      • 3D data visualization and registration
    • “Present you problem… code your workflow”!

    The official course textbook is “Bioimage Data Analysis”, a freely downloadable textbook where more details about most of these topics can be found. Trainees are encouraged to bring it either printed or accessible in a tablet/e-book reader.


  • Staff scientists, graduate students, post-docs and faculty, who work in the context of Bioimaging facilities and provide assistance and training to users in need of Bioimage Data Analysis. We expect some experience in handling image data, and a good level of familiarity with imageJ/FIJI; this course is not appropriate for complete beginners! (NEUBIAS is offering also a Training School for Early Career Researchers) Very basic programming knowledge is a plus, but not a requirement.
  • Although not required, it is advisabl to bring own data and applicatns must have a well explained need for image analysis, and a high potential for knowledge dissemination.
  • Must be able to bring own laptop to the course; >=4Gb RAM, 10Gb HD space, ethernet port and 1Gb GPU.
  • Must fill valid application form – follow link at end of this page
  • Applicants are required to write a letter of motivation (paste into registration form), mention their current level of proficiency and interests, and propose a mini-project with goals for the course (e.g., a specific image analysis tool or workflow that they are interested in getting help with from our expert trainers)
  • Must be able to attend all days/times of the course (no exceptions!)
  • Must comply to administrative conditions and send confirmation of travel arrangements – make sure to read conditions at end of application form



Schedule (provisional)


What is, and what is not, included?

  • Upon selection (25 trainees), all participants are provided with catering (coffee break, lunch and dinner, excluding breakfast) and course material in electronic format and on pen-drives.
  • Participation to the NEUBIAS Symposium (15-17th of February, right after the Training School) is included for all training school participants – sessions + coffee breaks + lunches; bus Transfer to the Symposium on Feb 15 is also included.
  • Gala dinner at the Symposium will be offered for applicants who submit an abstract before November 30th!
  • Travel and Accommodation are not included (see below how to travel to the venue and hotels nearby).
    • However, there are 3 grants available – check form for more information.
  • Check the application form for more details (link below).

Venue & contacts (both training schools and Taggathon)

Centre for Cellular Imaging, Sahlgrenska Academy
University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Hotels near the Venue (Training school & taggathon venue):


Contact information

Local Organization:

  • Julia Fernández-Rodríguez

ECI Training School programme:

  • TBA 

Travel Grants

NEUBIAS will offer competitive Travel Grants to a number of the Trainees applicants affiliated to institutions in COST member countries or Near-Neighbour Countries or approved European RTD Organisations (check definitions in COST Vademecum here). Please check in the application form how to apply for those grants by filling the additional fields enabling to submit a justification. The grants are supported by COST (funding body of the NEUBIAS Action). Eligibility and reimbursement modalities will follow the criteria/general COST policies (check the Vademecum here). Granted trainees will be notified by December 20th and grants will be executed after the Training School (daily signature on attendance sheets compulsory for grant winners). The grant amounts to ~900€ for travel and accommodation, to be reimbursed against real expenses and upon acceptance, and after participation, according to COST rules (check the Vademecum here).

 Selection Criteria (for all, including granted Trainees):

Trainees will be selected strictly on the basis of their scientific motivations, as described in their motivation letter. Upon selection, NEUBIAS will seek proof of the candidates status as “early career investigator” and of being actively working on the project(s) as described in the motivation letter. Gender balance and geographical distribution will be taken into consideration according to COST policies, and only after pre-selection of eligible/suitable candidates and in the case that applicants are too numerous as compared to the number of available seats. Evaluations of the applications is operated by “double anonymous” (no mention to name, institution, country) review by the Training Schools Evaluation Committee of NEUBIAS.


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