Events & Training

BioImage Informatics 2019

Join us for BioImage Informatics 2019, an annual meeting in the processing, analysis, and extraction of information and knowledge from biomedical images. This year's conference will take place at the Allen Institute from October 2-4, 2019, and will be organized by Mike Hawrylycz from the Allen Institute for Brain Science and Winfried Wiegraebe from the Allen Institute for Cell Science. 

Advances in biological cell and tissue labeling and automated microscopy and imaging have revolutionized how biologists visualize molecular, cellular, and compartmental structures and study their respective functions. Huge volumes of multi-dimensional bioimaging data are now being generated in almost every branch of cell biology and neuroscience, particularly through dynamic imaging and electron microscopy applications. The interpretation and analysis of these image datasets in a quantitative, objective, automatic and efficient manor is a major challenge in current computational biology. The field of bioimage informatics also encompasses both hypothesis- and data-driven exploratory approaches, with an emphasis on how to generate biological knowledge and insights.

BioImage Informatics is an annual meeting in the processing, analysis, and extraction of information and knowledge from biomedical images. The meeting was established in 2005 and has met annually with key leaders in the field and an annual attendance of approximately 200 computational scientists. Previous meetings have been held in Banff 2017, Singapore 2016, NIST USA, 2015, Leuven Belgium, 2014, and Dresden, Germany 2012. The meeting has been influential in the field and is attended by strong researchers and students interested in this informatics domain. With the advent of machine learning applications in cellular resolution science, the significance of these tools and techniques is of increasing value.

BioImage Informatics 2019 meeting themes include:

  • Applications of machine and deep learning to analysis of cellular structure and related function
  • Reconstruction and analysis of neuronal structure and networks
  • Morphological image analysis and its contribution to cell type and cell state and creation of atlases
  • Quantification of dynamic images and transport phenomena
  • Automation of data acquisition and analysis
  • Dynamic cell imaging and biological processes

Registration Cost:

  • General Registration: $350
  • Postdoc Registration: $200
  • Student Registration: $150
  • Late Registration: $400 (after August 21)

*Registration is currently full. Please contact events@alleninstitute.org to be added to a registration waitlist.
 

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Event Overview

Wednesday, October 2:

  • Registration and breakfast, 8:00-9:00am
  • Welcome and introduction, 9:00am
  • Morning sessions, 9:00-12:20pm
  • Networking lunch (provided), 12:20-1:30pm
  • Afternoon sessions, 1:30-5:15pm
  • Poster session, software demos and reception, 5:15-7:00pm

Thursday, October 3:

  • Registration and breakfast,8:00-9:00am
  • Morning sessions, 9:00-12:35pm
  • Networking lunch (provided), 12:35-1:35pm
  • Afternoon sessions, 1:35-5:15pm
  • Poster session, software demos and reception, 5:15-7:00pm

Friday, October 4:

  • Registration and breakfast, 8:00-9:00am
  • Morning sessions and closing remarks, 9:00am-12:15pm

Keynote Speakers

  • Anne E. Carpenter, Ph.D., Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
  • Gaudenz Danuser, Ph.D., UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Susanne Rafelski, Ph.D., Allen Institute for Cell Science
  • Emma Lundberg, Ph.D., KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • R. Clay Reid, Ph.D., Allen Institute for Brain Science

BioImage Informatics 2019 Local Planning Committee

  • Co-chair: Mike Hawrylycz, Ph.D.,
    Allen Institute for Brain Science
  • Co-chair: Winfried Wiegraebe, Ph.D., Allen Institute for Cell Science
  • Forrest Collman, Ph.D.,
    Allen Institute for Brain Science
  • Gregory Johnson, Ph.D.,
    Allen Institute for Cell Science
  • Lydia Ng, Ph.D.,
    Allen Institute for Brain Science
  • Kaitlyn Casimo, Ph.D.,
    Allen Institute

BioImage Informatics Steering Committee

  • Manfred Auer, Ph.D., Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
  • Anne E. Carpenter, Ph.D., Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
  • Mike Hawrylycz, Ph.D., Allen Institute for Brain Science
  • B. S. Manjunath, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Gene Myers, Ph.D., Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
  • Hanchuan Peng, Ph.D. (Chair and Meeting Founder), Allen Institute for Brain Science
  • Jean-Christophe Olivo-Marin, Ph.D., Institut Pasteur
  • Badri Roysam, D.Sc., University of Houston

Pre-Conference Workshop

A pre-conference workshop, "3D Quantitative Visualization of Fluorescently Labeled Cells," will be held on October 1 at the Allen Institute in Seattle, WA. Attendance at the workshop will be by application.

This workshop will cover the 3D visualization, analysis, and presentation of intracellular structures in fluorescence microscope images, and will be taught by members of the Allen Institute for Cell Science team.

Due to the hands-on nature of this workshop and focused, small group discussions, we will limit the number of participants to less than 30. We encourage trainees and bench scientists interested in 3D visual analysis to apply.  We are eager to host a diverse audience at this workshop and will be providing travel awards to a few attendees based on scientific area of interest and financial need.

Applications are due by Friday, July 26, 2019. There is a $50 fee to apply to attend, which will be refunded if your application is not approved for the workshop.
 

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