Basic Imaging Techniques (BIT 41) Workshop

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The Life Imaging Center (LIC) hosts more than 20 microscope systems. For this reason, most modern microscopic techniques can be performed in the facility. The LIC has a major focus on live cell imaging of all kind of cells, organisms and culture systems used in cell signaling research, developmental biology and neurobiology. To provide the best experience and teaching to over 250 users of the facility, the LIC offers various microscopy workshops throughout the year. This basic workshop is not limited to facility users and is equally suited for life science students, Ph.D. students, staff scientists and postdocs. The 3-day basic workshop covers basic methods of imaging techniques on widefield and 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. 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 Advanced Imaging Techniques (AIT) workshop will take place from December 5th – 7th. The agenda and registration will be announced in Summer/Fall 2018. The AIT workshop will have some requirements (substantial experience in microscopy and imaging e.g. from the BIT workshop or as experienced LIC user). If you take part in the BIT workshop you will meet those requirements and are able to participate in the AIT workshop.


For this BIT workshop, prior knowledge in microscopy, and data analysis is not required.

This workshop is open to everyone and NOT limited to LIC users.

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

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

Martin Zeeb


Workshop Details

November 21st – 23rd 2018