: What is image analysis and how can it help you? applicationexamples from microscopySpeaker
: Ida-Maria Sintorn, Assistant Professor, Centre for Image Analysis,
Uppsala University & SLUPlace
: KB3B3, KBC
Abstract: Digital image processing and analysis is a field in computer science dealing with images of two and more dimensions. The images can come from any source - from satellites to microscopes and everything in between.
At the Centre for Image Analysis (CBA), a joint entity between The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Uppsala University, we work with theoretical development of image processing as such but also with the goal of developing better methods, algorithms and systems for applications
primarily within biomedicine and forestry.
In this presentation I will explain central concepts in the image analysis field and how it is used in various application areas. The application examples will mainly be with images from different kinds of microscopy and from past and current projects at CBA including: virus morphology analysis
and diagnostics in TEM images; analysis of spatial relationships of point-like fluorescent signals in 2D and 3D cell images; 3D analysis of paper and wood fibre based composite materials; quantification of wood fibre
quality in UV-light microscopy images. Hopefully this will relate to research at UPSC and inspire you all to think about and discuss how image analysis can be utilized in your own research.