Dec. 02, 2017

NEUBIAS – Meeting of European BioImage Analysts

Szeged, Hungary, January 27 – February 2, 2018

Recent advancements in microscopy resulted in producing never seen volumes of images and high precision data. This created fantastic opportunities to analyze and more systematically to understand the gearing of biological systems. It also resulted in a greater need for computational resources and expertise. As a response, European scientists recently established NEUBIAS (Network of European BioImage Analysts, Cost Action CA 15124). NEUBIAS introduced a new society concept, which fits the current interdisciplinary research eras better, putting major efforts on multi-directional knowledge sharing and communication among various types of experts in the field.

Szeged, the city of festivals, the city of sunshine -- a pretty university town in Southeastern Hungary -- will be the location of the next NEUBIAS conference from Jan 27th to Feb 2nd, 2018. The BIOMAG research group led by Peter Horvath at the Biological Research Center of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (BRC HAS) will host the conference together with the other main center for imaging informatics, the Image Processing and Computer Graphics Department of the University of Szeged. The group is excited because Hungarian research grant agencies recently introduced new funding sources and bioimaging was one of the major focuses. This initiative greatly sparkled bioimage analysis research in Szeged too.

The organizers have put together a top-notch program, consisting of training schools, a Taggathon and a Symposium. The two training schools are targeted to a) early career investigators, and for b) more advanced bioimage analysts. A Taggathon will be held and will support the development of webtool resources to navigate the complex landscape of BioImage analysis tools. The Symposium welcomes three Keynote speakers Gaudenz Danuser, Marleen de Bruijne and Gene Myers. Like last year the Symposium will feature the NEUBIAS signature sessions, the OsSL (Open source Software Lounge), the Call for Help, STMs reports  and panel discussions. The organisers are looking forward to a wealth of communication, experience sharing, and fun, while supporting early career researchers by connecting Developers, Analysts, Instruments Specialists, and Life Scientists. 

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