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
79098 Freiburg im Breisgau
Dr. Holger Lorenz, Head of Imaging Facility at Center of Molecular Biology (ZMBH), University of Heidelberg.
Dr. Vibor Laketa, Head of Infectious Diseases Imaging Platform (IDIP) at Center for Integrative Infectious Disease Research (CIID), University of Heidelberg.
Dr. Michael Royeck, DFG Programme Director “Scientific Instrumentation and Information Technology”.