Jan. 25, 2019

NEUBIAS – Conference of European BioImage Analysts

Luxembourg, February 2–8, 2019

Successful image-based life science research relies on the tight interplay between experimental data acquisition, data handling, analysis, and interpretation. Only when all disciplines are working hand-in-hand, a synergistic effect can be achieved. The Network of European Bioimage Analysts (NEUBIAS, Cost Action CA 15124) offers a platform to facilitate collaborations across diverse disciplines ranging from image acquisition to interpretation and quantitative treatment.

The annual conference is the NEUBIAS key-event, featuring two parallel Training Schools, a working meeting (Taggathon), and a Symposium. One Training School is tailored to the needs of early career investigators, while the 'Bioimage Analyst School' calls experts in bioimage analysis for an exploration, that combines the best part of the previous two years based on feedback from students: advanced component training, workflow deconstruction, and student projects. The Taggathon contributes with an ongoing curation of online resources that help to navigate the complex landscape of bioimage analysis resources. With its 250 participants from over thirty European and international partner countries (Australia, Singapore, USA), the symposium fosters interactions between all stakeholders, including life scientists, image analysists, microscopists, soft- and hardware developers, as well as industrial partners. It is a unique forum to exchange the newest findings and is defining and redefining new trends in diverse fields ranging from imaging technologies and applications, cutting-edge developments in bioimage analysis, machine learning, data mining, and data storage. Keynote speakers for the 2019 symposium are Ivo F. Sbalzarini (TU Dresden, Germany), Susan Cox (Kings College London, UK) and Kevin Eliceiri (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA). Similar to the previous editions, the symposium features the NEUBIAS signature sessions: the Open Source Software Lounge, the Call for Help, a digital poster session, Short Term Scientific Mission reports and panel discussions. Newly introduced for 2019, the symposium is preceded by a half-day satellite meeting, workshop-style sessions for bioimage analysts to exchange unique ideas and techniques on workflows and define best practices.

The NEUBIAS 2019 conference is hosted by the University of Luxembourg and locally organized by Andreas Girod (Life Science Research Unit, LSRU) and Aymeric Fouquier d’Hérouël (Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine, LCSB).

Training Schools and Taggathon are taking place at the Belval campus of the University of Luxembourg from February 2 to 5, followed by the symposium which is hosted at the historical Abtei Neimënster in the lower old town of the country's capital on February 6 to 8, 2019.

The organizers are looking forward to a wealth of communication, experience sharing, science & fun in the heart of Europe.

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