Biological Image Analysis and Visualization: Ongoing Projects and Future Perspectives

Who and when?
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dorit Merhof from the Institute of Imaging & Computer Vision at RWTH Aachen, is going to visit our university on Thursday, December 17th. Her talk will start at 3:00 pm in the Visual Computing Lab C 061.

Topic: Biological Image Analysis and Visualization: Ongoing Projects and Future Perspectives
Innovative imaging and screening technologies have become fundamental to scientific progress across all disciplines of natural and life sciences. However, the actual bottleneck often lies in the handling and analysis of the vast amounts of complex data generated through these technologies, which requires expert knowledge for analysis and visualization.

Interdisciplinary research between biologists and image processing specialists aims at developing dedicated algorithms for automated analysis and for interactive exploration of complex, large and/or high-dimensional scientific data repositories. Since analysis and visualization have become a real bottleneck in biological sciences, this data provides interesting and challenging research questions from a computer science point of view.

In this talk, a review of interdisciplinary projects addressing the analysis of challenging biomedical image data such as super-resolution microscopy images or realtime analysis of biological video data is provided. Finally, future challenges for biomedical image analysis are discussed.

Vita:
Dorit Merhof received her Diploma in computer science (2003) and her PhD degree in biomedical image analysis (2007) from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. After two years with Siemens Molecular Imaging, Oxford, UK, she joined the University of Konstanz, Germany, as an assistant professor for Visual Computing. Since 2013, she is full professor at the Institute of Imaging & Computer Vision at RWTH Aachen University, Germany. Her research interests include acquisition, processing and visualization of image data originating from various biomedical and industrial applications.

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