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Deep Learning for Image Analysis – EMBL Course

Date January 20, 2020 - January 24, 2020
Website https://www.embl.de/training/events/2020/MAC20-01/
Organizers European Molecular Biology Organization European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Venue EMBL Heidelberg
Meyerhofstraße 1
Heidelberg, 69117 Germany

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Course Overview

This is a blended learning course on Deep Learning for Image Analysis, consisting of 3 online sessions with associated hands-on exercises and a week-long onsite session at EMBL Heidelberg.



This course is aimed at both core facility staff and research scientists.

Prerequisites for this workshop are programming skills in Python and ideally Tensorflow, Keras or Pytorch as well as basic knowledge of machine learning theory.

Participants should provide an outline of one image analysis task they would like to work on during the on-site part of the course. Neural networks have been successfully applied to various medical and biological imaging modalities including PALM/STORM, light sheet fluorescence microscopy, high-throughput microscopy, electron microscopy, X-ray tomography. However, they require observation-outcome-pairs for training. Ideally, you will be provide annotated images for network training during the course.


Learning Outcomes

After this course you should be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of machine learning methods suitable for image analysis
  • Advise users/colleagues in strategies to obtain ground truth
  • Train and use a CNN for a bioimage analysis task studied in the course
  • Perform simple quality control on the results