MIAP Zeiss OAD Workshop

An advanced workshop for microscopists, programmers and developers on Open Application Development (OAD) using the ZEISS ZEN Blue software environment.


The ZEN Blue software is a powerful and flexible microscopy software for image acquisition and analysis. Its Open Application Development (OAD) interface allows for automation of workflows to create advanced experiments that link image acquisition and analysis. This allows for example to track migrating or growing cells or change imaging parameters depending e.g. on cell morphology changes during image acquisition. This advanced 3-day workshop will give an overview of various OAD possibilities and includes lectures, discussions and hands-on sessions at the LIC microscopes. 

Open Application Development (OAD) uses powerful Python scripts inside ZEN Blue to simplify, customize and automate your workflows. The CZI-API and BioFormats allow to access CZI files from external applications. Users can analyze and exchange their data with other external applications (e.g. FiJi, Python, CellProfiler, Matlab, Excel,...). OAD allows to create "smart" experiments with Exp. Feedback and Exp. Designer and to modify the acquisition on-the-fly based on online image analysis and external inputs.

This workshop is dedicated to all researchers, research students and developers utilizing the Open Application Development (OAD) interface of Zen Blue. 

Prior knowledge in basic microscopy and basic scripting is required.

Any student / researcher / (commercial) developer utilizing the OAD interface is more than welcome to join this workshop Make sure to register early. 

Participants have the opportunity to present their OAD-related work in the scope of this workshop. Dedicated spots for talks are available and selected based on the abstract submitted.

The registration fee of 75 € per person covers lunch (finger food), refreshments and coffee & tea with some snacks and sweets for all days of the workshop. 


Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg
Life Imaging Center (LIC)
Center for Biological Systems Analysis (ZBSA)
Habsburgerstr. 49
79104 Freiburg im Breisgau


Microscopy and Image Analysis Platform (MIAP)

Tobias Wernet
e-mail: tobias.wernet@zbsa.uni-freiburg.de

Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH

Marion Lang
e-mail: marion.lang@zeiss.com



October 15th  - 17th 2018

Booking Period: August 1st – October 14th

Registration Fee:
75,00 €



Dr. Sebastian Rhode

Position:Product Manager Advanced Automated Analysis and Imaging Automation, Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH



Dr. Ingo Bartholomäus

Position:Product Manager Microscopy, Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH



Dr. Marion Lang

Position:Product Manager Open Application Development (OAD), Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH

Dr. Sebastian Rhode, Product Manager Advanced Automated Analysis and Imaging Automation, Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH.

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Dr. Ingo Bartholomäus, Product Manager Microscopy, Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH.


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Dr. Marion Lang, Product Manager Open Application Development (OAD), Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH. 


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