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Advances in Cellular and Molecular Bioimage Computing

Monday, April 2, 2018 - 11:00am EDT

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Advances in Cellular and Molecular Bioimage Computing

Speaker: Erik Meijering, Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands


A main challenge of biomedical research in the postgenomic era is to understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms of life in health and disease. Advances in biomolecular labeling and microscopic imaging technologies are having an enormous impact on this research by enabling visualization of biological processes with very high sensitivity and specificity. They also facilitate the discovery of new biomarkers for early diagnosis and preclinical validation of novel treatments in small-animal models as a first step towards clinical implementation. Current studies into cellular and molecular dynamic phenomena are generating vast amounts of multiparametric spatiotemporal imaging data, containing much more relevant information than can be analyzed by human observers. The aim of my research group is to develop state-of-the-art computational methods to enable reliable large-scale quantitative analysis of such data. Specifically we develop new solutions for image restoration, super-resolution, detection, segmentation, classification, registration, and tracking problems in this area. In this talk I will give examples of methods we have developed for cell and particle tracking, motion analysis, and neuronal reconstruction.


Erik Meijering is an Associate Professor at Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, where he leads a research group focusing on computational bioimage analysis. He received a MSc degree in Electrical Engineering from Delft University of Technology (1996) and a PhD in Medical Image Analysis from Utrecht University (2000), both in the Netherlands, and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (2000-2002), Switzerland, prior to joining Erasmus. He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and served/serves on the IEEE Technical Committees on Bio Imaging and Signal Processing (BISP) (2005-2010 as member and 2018-2020 as chair) and Biomedical Imaging and Image Processing (BIIP) (since 2007). He was/is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging (since 2004), the International Journal on Biomedical Imaging (2006-2009), the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (2008-2011), has co-edited various special journal issues related to bioimaging, and has co-organized various conferences in the field, notably the IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2015, 2018). He also served/serves on a great variety of international conference, advisory, and review boards.