HOLM 2017, Luxembourg

HOLM 2017
Hands-on Light Microscopy Workshop (HOLM), February 20-24,2017, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

The goal of this workshop is to educate scientists about the power of modern light microscopy methods in all disciplines. Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy lectures about basic principles in microscopy as well as cutting-edge methods and applications. During daily hands-on sessions, participants will have access to microscopy equipment as well as analysis tools.

We are happy to support this event by hosting Corinne Lorenzo (ITAV, Toulouse), and we will, of course, be present with arivis Vision4D and arivis InViewR to show you the latest innovations in image analysis, large data handling and virtual reality.

arivis Vision4D: Analysis of tracks
At this event, we will present strategies to visualize and analyze large multichannel 3D images with arivis Vision4D. We will show how to handle even TB-sized data sets with full interactivity at any step of image processing. The Analysis Pipeline approach enables the novice user to quickly run a pre-existing or newly built analysis application, while the image analysis expert is still empowered if desired to create even complex analysis routines. Users can freely combine different operators for filtering, segmentation and other analysis tasks in a simple and clear analysis pipeline. Self-defined analysis pipeline is interactively calculated and results are visualized instantaneous.

arivis InViewR: Gesture controls
In addition, we will present the use of virtual reality to investigate 3D and 4D microscopy data sets. The unique approach from arivis enables you to travel through your images and interact with them more naturally. You can look in all directions, behind or along structures, position yourself anywhere within your specimen and perform 3D measurements much more intuitively than ever before. For the first time, we combine virtual reality hardware with volumetric rendering approaches to immerse you in your 3D microscopy data. Your original image data is rendered, so the real pixel intensities are ready for you to examine, change thresholds, opacity, etc. Because you’re in the actual data, not a surface model, you can more easily develop creative analysis strategies and interactively implement them with our powerful arivis Vision4D analysis tools.

About HOLM

Over the course participants will have access to state-of-the-art microscopy equipment and analysis tools under guidance of academic as well as industrial imaging professionals. Practical sessions take place in small groups, allowing participants to gain first-hand experience with the presented instruments. A series of basic and advanced lectures in microscopy, given by experts in the field, convey and refresh necessary theoretical insights and present specific applications of cutting-edge methods. Aim of this workshop is to increase the awareness of both young & established life science scientists towards this rapidly developing technology, which, more than ever before, has become indispensable for competitive live science research. Its impact is shown by the fact that most publications in relevant, leading journals involve light microscopy approaches to a high degree. In lectures given by a selection of invited speakers, members of UL and product specialist of the participating companies, the participants will learn about

  1. all the relevant theoretical basics of light microscopy, necessary for the understanding and appropriate use of this technology
  2. the currently available technologies and their applications, ranging from simple transmission to super-resolution approaches
Duration: 
Monday, 2017, February 20 to Friday, 2017, February 24