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California's Emerging Scientist
Imaging Workshop

An All-expenses-paid Microscopy and Image Analysis Workshop

Location: University of California-Davis, USA

Course Dates: July 30 - August 3, 2023

Application Deadline: May 17, 2023

This 5-day workshop is offered by the University of California-Davis in partnership with the Advanced Imaging Center at HHMI - Janelia Research Campus.

With an emphasis on hypothesis-driven experimental design, students will learn both the fundamentals of microscopy and analysis as well as how to properly devise and execute microscopy experiments to quantitively test complex biological questions.

This workshop is available to students, faculty, and researchers from the following universities:

  • San Francisco State University

  • UC Davis

  • CSU Stanislaus

  • CSU Sacramento

  • CSU East Bay

  • Sonoma State University

  • CSU Fresno

  • CSU Chico

  • Cal Poly Humboldt

  • San Jose State University

The expenses of California's Emerging Scientist Imaging Workshop are entirely covered for all attendees.


Extensive hands-on microscopy practicals across a variety of imaging platforms

This workshop will cover the following:

  • Microscopy

    • Introduction to optics​

    • Transmitted light microscopy

    • Widefield fluorescence microscopy

    • Confocal fluorescence microscopy

    • Enhanced resolution microscopy (Image Scanning Microscopy)

    • Survey of emerging advanced technologies

  • Image Processing​

    • Fundamentals of digital images​

    • Basic principles of image processing

    • Object segmentation

    • Machine learning

  • Quantitative Analysis​​

    • Colocalization​

    • Ratiometric image analysis

    • Intensity and morphometric measurements

    • Motion tracking and modeling


Image processing and analysis training for quantitative fluorescence microscopy

Students will not only learn the tools and skills necessary to perform a suite of quantitative analyses, but also the importance of imaging ethics and proper reporting to ensure reproducibility.

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