NEW! TS6 Szeged, Feb 2018

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Training School for Early Career Investigators (TS6), Szeged 2018

  • Szeged, Jan 27-30th (Sat-Tue), 2018 
  • Number of available seats for trainees:  25
  • Number of available trainers to assist them >10


  • Principles, techniques and ethics of digital image processing (DIP);
  • Building practical workflows to analyse 2D, 3D & time-lapse bioimages
  • Introduction to workflow automation: record & reuse commands, scripting of workflows/pipelines
  • Extracting and validating quantitative numerical data from bioimages
  • Solve your own problem, code your workflow and explore different tools with help from Analysts

More info & testimonials about previous edition here…


  • Applicants should have own data to bring to the school which they have started already analyzing, and be able to explain what they need to learn about image analysis to advance their research (explained in application form) –  some basic-level experience with a tool like ImageJ is advisable, but not required.
  • Must fill valid application form before June 2nd – follow link at end of this page
  • Must explain motivation (paste into registration form), mentioning level of proficiency and interests, and propose a mini-project with goals for the school (e.g., a specific image analysis tool or workflow they are interested in getting help from our expert trainers)
  • Must be able to attend all days/times of the course (no exceptions!)
  • Must be able to guarantee payment of administrative fees well in advance of school dates
  • Must comply to administrative conditions and confirm travel&hotel at least 1 month in advance– read conditions at end of application form!

Trainers (confirmed, more to be invited)

  • Fabrice Cordelières – Image Analyst & Microscopy Specialist @CNRS/Bordeaux Imaging Center, France
  • Giovanni Cardone  BioImage Analyst @ MPI Biochemistry Martinsried, Germany
  • Jean-Yves Tinevez, BioImage Analyst, Pasteur Institute – Paris, France
  • Kota Miura – Image Analyst @University of Heidelberg, Germany & NIBB, Okazaki Japan
  • Paulo Aguiar – PI & BioImage Analyst @ INEB/i3S,  Porto
  • Peter Horvath – PI & Developer @Biological Research Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
  • Ofra Golani BioImage Analyst @ Weizmann Institute Rehovot, Israel
  • Sébastien Tosi BioImage Analyst @ ADM IRB Barcelona
  • Simon Noerrelykke  BioImage Analyst @ ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Programme (preliminary)

(Morning coffee breaks @10:30, lunch at @12:30, afternoon breaks @16:00 and dinners at ~19:30)

Day 1 “Intro”

  • Welcome session
  • 9:00 …

Day 2 “Topics”

Day 4 “Choose your toolbox, Work on your data and Present your results”

  • 9:30 Work on own project
  • Present and discuss results
  • School ends and particpants are transferred to symposium.

What is, and what is not included for trainees?

  • Upon selection of 25 trainees, all participants are provided with catering (coffee break, lunch and dinner, excluding breakfast) and all course materials in electronic format (including lectures & exercises).
  • Travel & accommodation are not included for trainees (see below how to travel to venue and hotels nearby), except for those awarded travel grants (limited number available!).

Venue & contacts

More information about the Venue, Organization, Accommodation is available here (more details to follow):

University of Szeged, Institute of Informatics

The Institute of Informatics was established in 1990 as part of the Faculty of Science and Informatics at the University of Szeged. Its main task is to teach modern computer science and information technology and to take part in innovative and research-and-development projects. The Institute offers BSc, MSc and teacher training programs and also provides basic education of informatics at several other programs of the Faculty of Science and Informatics at the University of Szeged.

Students have the chance to travel, work or do research abroad, to study one or two semesters at foreign universities, and are also welcome to join the research projects going on at the Institute.

MSc graduates interested in research can join one of the many exciting research projects of our PhD School of Informatics, established in 2002.

Besides performing educational tasks, the Institute implements research-and-development and innovative projects with institutional and industrial partners.

The Institute publishes an English language journal, Acta Cybernetica (, which is an important forum and output of research activity and PhD training.


Local Transport

Hotel Tisza and Hotel Art ate both walking distance (10 minutes and 4 minutes) from the Training Schools’ venue. From Hotel Tisza you can also take the tram (line 1 or 2) for 2 stops to the TS venue (from Széchenyi tér to Aradi vértanúk tere).


The Biological Research Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

The Biological Research Centre (BRC), Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Szeged is an outstanding institution of the internationally acknowledged Hungarian biological research. The Biological Research Centre was founded in 1971. The 4 institutes of BRC – the Institutes of Biophysics, Biochemistry, Genetics and Plant Biology – employ about 260 scientists whose work is hall-marked by highly appreciated international scientific publications and patents. The research topics include several fields of molecular and cell biology from the industrial utilization of bacteria through controlled improvement of cultivated plants to the problems of human health and environmental protection. BRC is mainly a scientific basic research centre, but scientists of BRC play an initiative role in the foundation and promotion of biotechnological companies, as well as in educational duties. The successful activity and high-level scientific research pursued in BRC were also acknowledged by the European Molecular Biological Organization (EMBO) and in 2000 the European Union awarded the title of “Centre of Excellence“ to BRC.


Local Transport

On Széchenyi Square take buses (60, 60Y, 72) driving to the direction “Újszeged”. You have to get off at Stadion (“Sportcsarnok” in Hungarian), which is very close to BRC. You can chose trolley buses (5,7) as well at Széchenyi Square to reach BRC at „Újszeged”. In that case you have to get off at the final stop („Gyermekkórház” in Hungarian). Ticket costs 400 HUF and can be purchased at the driver.


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 before June 30th, and grants will be executed after the Training School (daily signature on attendance sheets compulsory for grant winners). The grants are attributed at a fixed rate of 750€ to cover for travel and accommodation.

 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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