Open Application Development (OAD) and Automated Microscopy

A 3-day advanced workshop for microscopists and programmers on Open Application Development (OAD) using the ZEISS ZEN Blue software environment


Open Application Development (OAD) and Automated Microscopy. Smart Image Acquisition Strategies and Automation

20th - 22th June 2017

at the Center for Biological Systems Analysis (ZBSA) Freiburg University


Microscopy and Image Analysis Platform (MIAP), Freiburg
Life Imaging Center (LIC) at the Center for biological Systems Analysis (ZBSA), Freiburg

About the workshop: 

The ZEN Blue software is an open, flexible and powerful image acquisition platform that allows controlling a wide range of microscopes from ZEISS. Nowadays the automation of workflows and the smart linkage of image acquisition and image analysis are crucial (e.g. tracking migrating or growing cells, changing imaging parameters such as cell morphology changes). To fulfill those demands the ZEN Blue platform offers various features and options, which are combined inside a novel concept called Open Application Development (OAD).

The main components of OAD are:

  • Open CZI image data format
  • Python Scripting
  • Interfaces to ZEN
  • Experiment Feedback

The advanced workshop will give an overview about the various options allowing to automate workflows. Three use cases will be presented in talks. Different examples will be explained in detail and programmed during the hands-on sessions. The workshop is supported by two experienced programmers from Carl Zeiss Microscopy. The third day will be dedicated to test the programmed macros on 6 different microscope setups, which are driven by the ZEN Blue software.


The registration fee of 75€ covers finger food and refreshments (invoiced after the workshop)

Download further information and the preliminary program

Online registration is open now!! Click here

Registration deadline: June, 10th 2017

Due to the intense practical sessions the course will be restricted to a maximum of 20 participants

We hope to see you soon! Your MIAP Coordination Team

June 20th  2017 - June 22nd  2017