Cell Biology Seminar

Monday, April 29th, 2024 - 11:15 - Baltzerstrasse 4, C161

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Dr. Virginie Uhlmann | Director of the Biovision Center at the University of Zurich | European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI)

||"Turning morphology into numbers…and streamlining bioimage analysis at scale"|| Modern microscopy generates imaging data across a vast range of spatio-temporal scales and at various resolutions, broadening the extent of observable morphological features in biological systems. Acknowledging that morphology information is present in most types of microscopy data, the Uhlmann group at EMBL-EBI develop general-purpose, modality-agnostic methods for bioimage quantification. In this talk, I will first review our efforts towards automating the extraction of quantitative morphology descriptors from a range of microscopy images, and towards proposing novel data analysis techniques to mine collections of such measurements. I will then give an overview of the BioVisionCenter, a new initiative for FAIR bioimage analysis co-founded by the University of Zurich and the Friedrich Miescher Institute. There, we aim at bridging the gap between novel computer vision method development and their broader application at scale, and ultimately allowing bioimage analysis methods to become widely usable tools.

Friday, May 3rd, 2024 - 11:15 - Baltzerstrasse 4, C161

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Dr. Ross Waller | University of Cambridge | Department of Biochemistry

|| "An evolutionary cell biology approach to parasitology" || Ross Waller completed a PhD in 2000 at the University of Melbourne working on the newly discovered remnant plastid in apicomplexan parasites Plasmodium and Toxoplasma. He undertook postdoctoral training from 2000-3 as a Peter Doherty Fellow working on Leishmania cell biology (University of Melbourne), and then from 2003-5 as a Canadian Institutes of Health Research working on molecular evolution in diverse eukaryotes at the University of British Columbia. In 2005 he joined the faculty of the School of Botany, University of Melbourne, and in 2013 relocated his laboratory to the Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge.