Course on Machine Learning for Image Analysis

CORBEL, EMBL, German BioImaging and NEUBIAS are delighted to announce a joint blended learning course on Machine Learning for Image Analysis.


The course will be a great mix of intensive learning, extensive hands-on and community networking. 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 CEST but a recorded alternative can be provided.


Next, they will apply their knowledge on-site (EMBL Heidelberg, 29-31st October), in small interactive groups (the workshop has 16 available seats and ~8 trainer/lecturer), to both reference datasets and their own data.

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

Registration is open now. Deadline is June 15, 2018. Applicants should be familiar with Python and should bring their own data. They will be selected based on their skills and letter of motivation.


NEUBIAS (COST Action CA15124) is providing up to four travel grants for eligible applicants.


After the course participants should be able to:

Explain the fundamentals of machine learning methods suitable for image analysis

Consult others in strategies to obtain ground truth

Give advice in training and using a neural-network

Perform simple quality control on the results of one selected ML approach


More information about the course (program & trainers) and venue, are available at the course website: