A workshop for all researchers who wish to prepare and publish microscopic data with integrity.
Scientific fraud has become a serious concern in life sciences, as in all segments of science. Microscopic image presentation is a serious and, unfortunately, common source of fraud in life science publications. As image editing is commonplace during data analysis and presentation, even unwanted changes quickly lead to irregular and often illegal figures.
Therefore, image editing and presentation are not always easy. This workshop will provide all scientists and students with the proper tools and knowledge to avoid common pitfalls, to spot imaging fraud, and to prepare sound images to prevent fraud.
This workshop is dedicated to all researchers and research students publishing microscopic image data who wish to do so in a lawful manner and who wish to learn about common pitfalls and how to avoid them. The workshop includes presentations from imaging and facility experts in the field, from the DFG (major funding body in Germany) and from a renowned journal specialist, as well as open question sessions and multiple hands-on sessions.
Prior knowledge in microscopy and data analysis is not required. Any student / researcher dealing with images to present scientific data is more than welcome to join this workshop.
Please note that we offer 40 client computers with dedicated virtual environments. You can still bring your own laptop with your own Fiji/ImageJ installation, but you don't have to.
The registration fee of 50 € covers lunch (finger food), refreshments and coffee & tea with some snacks and sweets for all days of the workshop.
Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg Lehrpool und E-Prüfungszentrum Werthmannstr. 4 79098 Freiburg im Breisgau
Dr. Holger Lorenz, Head of Imaging Facility at Center of Molecular Biology (ZMBH), University of Heidelberg.
Holger is a cell and molecular biologist educated at the Universities of Göttingen and Munich (LMU), Germany. After his graduation at the LMU, he did his postdoc research at the National Institutes of Health, NIH, USA, in Dr. J. Lippincott-Schwartz’s lab with a focus on advanced light microscopy of subcellular processes. In 2008, he joined the Center of Molecular Biology (ZMBH) at the University of Heidelberg to set up a new core facility for advanced imaging. He serves as the head of the core facility to support researchers with light microscopy (up to superresolution) and image analysis/processing applications. Holger has a long track record of teaching digital image analysis to under- and postgraduates. His courses cover all aspects of image processing ranging from the use of existing analysis tools to goal-oriented, bespoke software programming. Many of his courses have a dedicated focus on ethics in bioimaging addressing the importance of both correct scientific conduct and quantitative image analysis. Holger’s team has also created InspectJ, a freely available software to detect image manipulations.
Dr. Vibor Laketa, Head of Infectious Diseases Imaging Platform (IDIP) at Center for Integrative Infectious Disease Research (CIID), University of Heidelberg.
Vibor obtained his PhD at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg, Germany where he worked on automated microscopy setups for high-content screening approaches and their application in investigating diverse cellular processes. After the PhD he continued his research as a staff scientist at the EMBL where he operated at the interface between advanced light microscopy, robotics, chemical biology and cell biology. In 2013, he joined the Department of Infectious Diseases (now Center for Integrative Infectious Disease Research, CIID) in Heidelberg to establish the microscopy infrastructure (Infectious Diseases Imaging Platform (IDIP), https://www.idip-heidelberg.org/) under the enhanced biosafety conditions (BSL2 and BSL3) to enable microscopy-based research on infectious human pathogens. As head manager of IDIP he is mentoring the advanced light microscopy-based research projects in CIID and German Center for Infection Research (DZIF). He has long experience in teaching various aspects of light microscopy technologies and digital image handling.
Dr. Michael Royeck, DFG Programme Director "Scientific Instrumentation and Information Technology".
General Responsibilities: Scientific Instrumentation for Proposals in Agriculture and Forestry, Veterinary Medicine, Plant Sciences and Zoology, Process Engineering and Fluid Mechanics, Materials Science, Materials Engineering, and Polymer Research
Instrumentation: Atom and Molecule Beamlines, Medical Sonography Equipment, Microscopy and Imaging Systems, Netze, Netzkomponenten und Netzwerkarchitektur an Hochschulen und Universitätsklinika, Operationsroboter und Endoskopie