NIS Elements Workshop

February 7-9th 2017, B117




The WUCCI, in conjunction with Nikon Instruments will be holding an image analysis workshop using the NIS Elements software on February 7-9th 2017 in the WUCCI conference room (B117) in the basement of the 4515 McKinley Research Building.

Course Description:

The NIS-Elements End User Course is targeted at existing users of NIS-Elements who may be familiar with how to acquire images with Elements, but are not familiar with its analysis or import / export features. Before learning to analyze images, students will learn what it means for images to be “quantifiable” and what limitations exist on the interpretation of image-based data. An overview of available analysis techniques in Elements will be presented along with an introduction to the analysis interface. Import and export of various file types will be discussed to allow students to use analysis features on data acquired elsewhere, and how to generate image, movie, and data output for publication and presentation. The remainder of the course will focus on interacting with multidimensional data, generating 2D and 3D measurements of objects manually and automatically, and a brief introduction to batched image analysis and/or object tracking.

The workshop will start in the afternoon of Tuesday Feb 7th and continue through Thursday Feb 9th finishing at 3pm. A full schedule will be distributed to this email list once it has been finalized.

PLEASE NOTE: a registration in this class is a commitment to attend ALL of the workshop. This is a 2 day workshop and you will only derive the full benefit by attending all of the sessions. If you are unable to attend the whole class please let us know ASAP so your spot can be released to another person as interest for the course has been extremely high.

Course Instructors:

Matt Mitschelen started his career studying the electrophysiology of neuromuscular junctions in Drosophila at Cornell University. After a break from research to teach high school biology in rural Africa with the Peace Corps, he returned to research at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. There, his background in conditional transgenics with Drosophila progressed to viral-mediated transgenics in rodents. Studies of the neuroendocrinology and vascular pathology of memory loss led him to advanced microscopy techniques including stereology. He joined Nikon about three years ago as a Senior BioSystems Applications Manager. His role is responsible for internal and external training on systems ranging from educational scopes to super-resolution and multiphoton systems. He also helps track the changing technical needs of researchers, so that Nikon’s product development stays directed toward customer needs, and helps propose solutions to customers using existing technology. A key part of doing this is teaching analysis courses like these, so researchers can turn images into data.

Sebastian Peck started his career at UC Berkeley studying microbiology. He then worked at the Nikon Imaging Center at UCSF and then was the Managing Director of the Biological Imaging Development Center also at UCSF. At the BIDC he developed custom instrumentation including multi-photon microscopes for in vivo imaging of the immune system in living animals. He joined Nikon Instruments 5 years ago as the Sr. BioSystems Applications Manager based in the San Francisco Bay Area providing training and applications support for the Northwest region. He is an expert on both NIS-Elements software and the whole suite of Nikon microscopes from pathology to Multi-photon and super resolution.