Advanced Imaging Techniques (AIT) Workshop

A 3-day advanced workshop covering sophisticated methods of imaging techniques on widefield and confocal systems and image analysis with specialized software.

Important Update:

We are very sorry that we have to inform you, that we are forced to cancel the upcoming Advanced Imaging Techniques (AIT) workshop, originally scheduled to take place on May 15th – 17th 2019. Due to reduced staff size (LIC facility staff reduced by 1 position in January 2019, MIAP staff reduced by 1 position in June 2019), vacation season and the high staff workload we have to cancel the AIT workshop. In the current situation we simply don’t have the time budget and man-power to meet our own quality standards in offering you a fantastic and valuable workshop experience.

We scheduled another AIT workshop in Fall (Q4) 2019. If you are still interested in joining an AIT workshop, we would be more than happy to receive your application once registration is open.


The Life Imaging Center (LIC) hosts more than 20 microscope systems for more than 250 individual users. For this reason, most modern microscopic techniques are available at the LIC facility. The LIC has a major focus on live cell imaging of all kinds of cells, organisms and culture systems used in cell signaling research, developmental biology and neurobiology. To provide the best experience and high-quality teaching, the LIC offers various microscopy technique workshops throughout the year. This advanced workshop is equally suited for life science undergraduate students, Ph.D. students, staff scientists and postdocs and is open for external participants. The 3-day advanced workshop covers sophisticated imaging techniques and methods (e.g. TIRF, 2P, superresolution, photomanipulation) on confocal systems and image analysis with specialized software. 

This workshop is dedicated to all researchers and research students dealing with microscopic image datasets who wish to learn how to acquire high-quality images, how to plan the experiments accordingly and how to analyse their data. The workshop includes theoretical presentations on basics in microscopy and hands-on / practical session directly at systems of the LIC facility.

We overhauled and updated the well-know AIT workshop of the LIC facility in 2018. We split the former 5-day workshop into a 3-day basic workshop, the Basic Imaging Techniques (BIT) and a 3-day Advanced Imaging Techniques (AIT) workshop
The undefinedBasic Imaging Techniques (BIT) workshop will take place from March 13th - 15th 2019. For the undefinedBIT workshop, prior knowledge in microscopy, and data analysis is not required.

However, for this AIT workshop, prior knowledge in microscopy, and data analysis is required.

This workshop is open to everyone and NOT limited to LIC users or members of the University of Freiburg or MIAP partner units.

Any student / researcher dealing with microscopy and the need for high-quality scientific images is more than welcome to join this workshop.  

The registration fee of 450 € per person includes lunch (finger food), refreshments and coffee & tea with some snacks and sweets for all days of the workshop. 


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



Microscopy and Image Analysis Platform (MIAP)

Tobias Wernet

Sylvia Olberg

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May 15th  - 17th 2019

Booking period: closed

Registration Fee:
450 €