NorMIC workshop - Methods in Optical Microscopy and 3D Printing for Microscopes

The NorMIC series of workshops aims to teach biological researchers (PhD students, postdocs, and young PIs) the principles of biological microscopes and image processing, and to educate them about the pros and cons of different types of microscopes and processing algorithms, alongside the potential artifacts that might come with using the technology.

The workshop will cover the basics of optical microscope image formation, common artefacts, image data management with regards to the FAIR data principle. All are taught with an emphasis on image processing. We will cover the key techniques used in image processing alongside the common tools that are either free for researchers to use or available at the University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital’s shared facilities.

3D Printing has become more and more used in laboratories, but the variety of types of printers and properties of printing materials might be intimidating for beginners. In this special edition of the NorMIC workshop, we will spend one day covering basic knowledge required to start 3D printing, although the workshop is online, our students will have a chance to send in their designs remotely for printing and receive them from your post box. 

The topics that the course will cover include: image formation, processing workflow, segmentation, filters, de-convolution, rendering and visualization, classification.

We will use the following software: Image J, Imaris, Solid Works

More information about the course and how to register is given here

This course is supported by the Digital Life Norway Research School and travel and accommodation are free for our members if you apply for a travel grant.


Xian Hu(Edna),

Published Oct. 13, 2021 1:26 PM - Last modified Oct. 13, 2021 1:26 PM