Scientific Image Processing and Analysis

Scientific Image Processing and Analysis

This workshop aims to show doctoral researchers how to handle and process digital images starting from imaging devices (such as microscopes) on via data analysis until the incorporation into the final scientific publication figure. This includes some important theory about digital images in general and their high-quality acquisition, as well as a broad spectrum of methods for image processing and specific analytical purposes according to high scientific standards.

During various hands-on sessions you will learn how to extract most information from your images and how to quantify your regions of interest. Additionally, the workshop provides methods to save time during repetitive image processing steps and while building your publication figures in a way that preserves image quality and stores processing data. You will learn about the Dos and Don’ts during digital image processing and be able to revisit the learned material using the provided exercises and script also later on.

Target group and equipment: Doctoral researcher from all disciplines who are working or plan to work with digital images; no previous software knowledge is required. The participants should use their own laptop during the workshop. All necessary software (the free professional software Fiji) will be provided.

Workshop language: English

This workshop will be offered as a cooperation between GradUS and the Graduate School SYCMA.



Workshop Information

:  Thursday/Friday, 27th and 28th February 2014

: Thursday 13.00-18.00 hrs., Friday 9.00-17.00 hrs.

: Building A2 4, Room 2.16 (SRIIa)

: 30 Euro (minus GradUS credit; see below)

: see information in the top-right corner (max. 8 participants via GradUS)



  • For each PhD student, participation in the GradUS workshops is sponsored with 50 € per semester by the presidium of Saarland University, which are considered when calculating course fees.

  • Participation in every workshop is certificated. Towards the end of your PhD, you can also get a GradUS certificate for all GradUS workshops that you took part in.

  • Childcare can be provided for doctoral researchers with children for the duration of a particular GradUS event at no charge (see website "Kinderbetreuung").

  • Deduction from income taxes: We recommend trying to deduct the fees for the GradUS workshops from the German income taxes that you might have to pay (costs for advanced training measures).


Dr. Jan Brocher
, Ph.D. in Biology at the University of Würzburg, postdoctoral researcher at the National University of Singapore and the University of Heidelberg, 2012 foundation of the company BioVoxxel.