After a LONG hiatus, Open MIC reconvened with a lecture on Rigor and Reproducibility in Imaging Experiments given by yours truly (Jen Lee). This was a lecture I had originally prepared for first year grad students as part of a new module funded and required by NIH training grants. The other lectures in the series… Read More Meeting Recap: Rigor & Reproducibility in Imaging Experiments
Last week, Open MIC @ Berkeley hosted a holiday party to celebrate the winners of the 2nd annual Molecular Imaging Center Image Contest. Members of the MIC community gathered to eat, drink, and be merry while watching a slide show of all 41 entries from the contest. About 30 minutes into the party, I had the pleasure of… Read More 2016 Image Contest Results & Holiday Party
From May 21-27, 2017, the Zeiss Berkeley Brain Microscopy Innovation Center will open its doors for an advanced course on state-of-the-art optical tools, imaging systems, and analysis methods that are being developed for the study of neuronal circuits. Each day will be divided into lectures and hands on laboratory experience using emerging BRAIN Initiative neurotechnologies, including optogenetics, calcium imaging,… Read More Time to Apply for the Berkeley 4D Advanced Microscopy of Brain Circuits Course
Registration is officially open for the 14th Annual Advanced Imaging Methods (AIM) Workshop, organized by the CRL-Molecular Imaging Center at UC Berkeley, with major support from Boston Electronics, Becker-Hickl, and Zeiss Microscopy. The event will take place from January 25-27, 2016 at the Berkeley City Club. This year’s AIM program is full of stellar speakers… Read More Register Today for the Advanced Imaging Methods Workshop
On Tuesday, August 23rd, Ben Smith of UC Berkeley’s Vision Sciences Program took us through a two-hour introductory crash course on how to write macros for ImageJ. The room was packed with people and laptops as we learned the ins-and-outs of the programming language, variables, functions, arrays, and setting up loops. To teach us about terminology… Read More Meeting Recap: ImageJ Macro Writing 101
Mark your calendars – Open MIC meetings are back on August 23rd! Ben Smith, the Microscopy Specialist for the Vision Sciences Program at UC Berkeley, will lead a session on “How to Write Macros for ImageJ” at 4pm in Life Sciences Addition Room 347. Come and learn how to make variables, functions, and arrays work for… Read More Next Meeting: How to Write Macros for ImageJ
We’re excited to announce the 2nd Annual MIC Image Contest! Last year’s contest entries were amazing, and we’re looking forward to many more beautiful images this year. Below are the rules, prizes, etc. for the contest. Any questions should be sent to Jen Lee. Good luck! ** 2016 MIC Image Contest – Sponsored by Zeiss Microscopy Rules:… Read More Announcing the 2nd Annual MIC Image Contest!
Here’s a little news item we wrote for the new Airyscan Fast Module, now available on Trinity. Personally, I’m super excited to see how this new technology will help our users push the boundaries of imaging!
On May 24, 2016, Holly Aaron of the Molecular Imaging Center led a discussion on Image Processing, Part 2 of our multi-part series on Quantitative Imaging. (For a synopsis of Part 1, Image Acquisition, see here.) Starting with an introduction on how our images are quantized by the computer/software, Holly then went on to discuss… Read More Meeting Recap: Image Processing
On Tuesday, April 26th, researchers from all over campus came to discuss “More Than Just a Pretty Picture: Acquiring Images for Analysis.” Jen Lee from the Molecular Imaging Center led the discussion on the basics of image acquisition, including an overview of detectors, how to obtain an image with high signal-to-noise ratio, and a survey… Read More Meeting Recap: “More Than Just a Pretty Picture”