A Course on Bio-Image Analysis Using Matlab
Course description follows:
The Image and Data Analysis Core and the Nikon Imaging Center at HMS invite you to apply for a week-long introductory, hands-on course/workshop on biological image analysis using Matlab.
The course is divided in 3 sessions:
- Monday, Sep 18, 1-3pm: overview of image processing/analysis basics that should be useful to most projects
- Wednesday, Sep 20, 1-5pm: students work on their projects while instructors are available to help
- Friday, Sep 22, 1-4pm, presentation and discussion of students' projects.
Familiarity with basic Matlab scripting is required (e.g., write for/if/switch/while statements, manipulate arrays/matrices, plot data, write functions).
As a guideline, here are some examples of projects that fit the scope of the course:
- segmenting nuclei/cells, and measure their geometric properties (e.g. area, eccentricity)
- detecting and counting spots for all images in a folder; write results on tables
- detecting filaments (e.g. neurites); measure total length
- developing a graphical user interface to test thresholds in real-time
- segmenting an object from background using machine learning techniques
Prospective students should submit an online application [ http://nic.med.harvard.edu/matlab/ ] by 12pm on Fri Sep 8. Students who are accepted into the course will be notified by Wed Sept 13.