Image Analysis Methods for Biologists

Description

Get an introduction to image acquisition and analysis for biologists – from basic techniques to the future of image analysis.

Duration : 4 weeks

Weekly study : 3 hours

100% online : Learn at your own pace

Unlimited : $23.33/month

Improve your image analysis knowledge and ability to analyse your images

The use of automatic image analysis in the biological sciences has increased significantly in recent years, especially with automated image capture and the rise of phenotyping.

This online course will help improve your understanding of image analysis methods, and improve your practical skills and ability to apply the techniques to your images.

You will explore the process of image acquisition, through to segmenting regions, counting objects and tracking movement. Importantly, we’ll also try to highlight what to watch out for when using different image analysis approaches.

Syllabus

  • Week 1

    Introduction to images and image analysis

  • Week 2

    Measuring from images

  • Week 3

    Segmentation: labelling regions in images

  • Week 4

    What next?

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

  • Improve quality of images captured for scientific experiments
  • Develop an understanding of common image analysis techniques and what goes into making an image analysis tool
  • Apply basic image processing methods to images, such as to reduce the effects of noise
  • Discuss the assumptions and challenges involved in using different image analysis approaches
  • Perform a variety of image segmentation approaches
  • Explore the future of image analysis for phenotyping, including a look at AI-based approaches
  • Investigate computer coding, using the Python language

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers in biological sciences.

The use of automatic image analysis in the biological sciences has increased significantly in recent years, especially with automated image capture and the rise of phenotyping.

This online course will help improve your understanding of image analysis methods, and improve your practical skills and ability to apply the techniques to your images.

What software or tools do you need?

The course and practicals refer to the open-source Fiji software (http://fiji.sc/). To use this you will need a computer (rather than a tablet or smartphone). Please see installation instructions at the Fiji website.

Who developed the course?

The University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham is committed to providing a truly international education, inspiring students with world-leading research and benefitting communities all around the world.

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