UMB Current EM Techniques Workshop- BioImage Analysis

The aim of the Current EM Techniques Workshop is to introduce new electron microscopy techniques and instrumentations via live demonstration and open discussions.

The theme for 2018 workshop:


The software platforms that will be featured in the 2018 program include Amira/Avizo, arivis, Aivia, Dragonfly/ORS, ImageJ/FIJI, Imaris, Image-Pro, IMOD, MIPAR, Photoshop, Slicer, and Zen

Dates: May 24 - 25, 2018

Host: University of Maryland, Baltimore, Electron Microscopy Core Imaging Facility (EMCIF)

Location: University of Maryland Dental School
University of Maryland, Baltimore
650 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore

Program organizers:

Ru-ching Hsia, University of Maryland Baltimore
Christine Brantner, George Washington University
Kedar Narayan, National Cancer Institute

 Speakers and Presentations :
Roger Wagner /Univ. of Delaware: "Two Dimensional Image Processing and Analysis-Photoshop with IPTK
Tagide deCarvalho /Univ. Maryland Baltimore County:  "From 2-D Micrographs to Physical Objects"
Kedar Narayan /CMM/NIH/NCI: "Segmentation of FIB-SEM data with 3DSlicer"
Melissa Mikolaj /National Institute of Health: "Tips and Tricks for Working with IMOD"
Michael Shih/WUCCI, Washington Univ. in St. Louis: "Introduction and Demo of Basic Segmentation in ImageJ/Fiji"
Jason Hill/Nikon "Wizards and Artificial Intelligence: Innovative acquisition and analysis software"
Geoff Perumal/Zeiss, "Zeiss Efficient Navigation (ZEN): Your software for Manual and Automated Imaging Analysis"
Tom Precht/Image-Pro–Media Cybernetics:"Automated EM Image Analysis with Image-Pro"
Luciano Lucas/DRVisionTechnologies:"Machine learning boosted 2D/3D image processing and VR data exploration in AIVIA"
Trevor Lancon /Amira-Avizo, ThermoFisher "Advance Semi-Automatic Segmentation Techniques in Amira"
Mike Marsh /Dragonfly, ORS visual "Dragonfly Makes Advanced FIB-SEM Data Processing Easy"
John Sosa & Pavel Sul/MIPAR "Bio Image Analysis with MIPAR: Fast Track to Automation, Expertise, and Results"
Molly McQuilken/arivis "Problem Solving Workflows for 3D EM Datasets Using arivis Products"
James Shaw/Bitplane  "Using Imaris for Quantitative Analysis of 3D Particle or Cell Tracking"  

Demo software download:
Final Agenda:
Printable flyer:

Instrument Demonstrations at lunch time on May 24th and 25th: 
 >>> Automatic  Specimen Processor ASP1000 by Microscopy Innovations. Info_ASP1000
(RSVP: Tom Strader,
>>> NanoSprint20 CMOS TEM Camera by  Advanced Microscopy Techniques.  Info_AMT_NanoSprint20
(RSVP: Adam Manganiello,

Registration Fee: $200
Students and Postdoc: FREE 
 Registration closed<<<

Travel: Workshop participants are strongly encouraged to use various modes of public transportation to reach UMB. If you wish to drive to the workshop, please see the parking information below. 

Parking: Parking vouchers to Pearl Street garagePenn Street garage and Pratt Street garage will be for sale at $5 each at the registration desk. Please take a ticket when driving in the garage and pay with the voucher when you exit.  

Lodging: A list of nearby hotels that offer special rates for UMB guests is available upon request. please contact EMCIF

Sponsors: Advanced Microscopy Techniques, ARIVIS, Bitplane, DRVisionTechnologies, Electron Microscopy Sciences, Hitachi, Image-Pro-Media Cybernetics, Imaris, Leica Microsystems, Microscopy Innovations, MIPAR, Nikon, ORS Visual, Tescan, Thermo Fisher (FEI), University of Maryland Baltimore, Zeiss  
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