Image Treatment and Analysis in Microscopy - in coll. with CUSO MPS

11 February 2022

Venue: University of Geneva

IMPORTANT INFORMATION concerning COVID safety measures: participants must provide a certificate of vaccination or a negative test to participate to the course.
Masks have to be wore during the practicals.



Images produced in microscopy need to be treated adequately so that they can be exploited. In many instances, measurements and quantifications can (and should) be performed on these images. The objective of the course is to give participants keys to perform these operations as efficiently as possible, focusing on the use of the open-source software Fiji.

The course is accessible to beginners.
The pre-requisites are to have (even minimal) experience in microscopy, and to come to the course with a laptop that can run Fiji
(i.e. not extremely outdated and with at least 2GB of RAM).

The course includes short lectures and guided exercises on the following topics:

  • ethics in image manipulation,
  • processing and presentation of images,
  • measurements,
  • colocalization analysis,
  • segmentation,
  • writing macros to (semi-)automate processing steps.



General information

Dates: 11 February 2022

Schedule: 9.00-17.00

Venue: University of Geneva, building Sciences III, Room 0059

ECTS: 0.5 (Research tools)

Evaluation: Full attendance and active participation

Information: Please contact the doctoral program coordinator (administration)

Registration fee: the course is free

Travel expenses: For participants of the Interuniversity doctoral program in organismal biology (DP-biol ): see reimbursement conditions; for participants of the CUSO doctoral program in Molecular Plant Sciences: see CUSO MPS website

Make sure you sign the attendance sheet.


  • This course is free and open to all PhD students, however until 21 January 2022 priority is given to "Interuniversity doctoral program in organismal biology" and CUSO doctoral program in Molecular Plant Sciences participants who need microscopy skills for their current or future projects.
  • Post-docs are welcome as long as places are available.
  • Maximum number of participants: 10 people (minimum 6 people).
  • 5 places available for CUSO MPS students, 5 places available for DP-Biol students.
  • A waiting list will be prepared to ensure that there are no empty seats.

Registration through the web only: open on the CUSO MPS website here.

Cancellation fee: before deadline: free of charge, after deadline: CHF 30.

Deadline: 14.01.2022