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EMBO Practical Course

Computational optical biology

02 – 07 October 2022 | Oeiras, Portugal

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  • Registration Deadline
  • 30 June 2022
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 30 June 2022
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 31 July 2022
  • Payment Deadline
  • 30 September 2022

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About the Practical Course

With the advancement of microscopy into digital imaging, computational analysis has increasingly become an essential component of research. However, most researchers still need training to fully exploit the quantitative characterisation of observed biological behaviour. This intensive EMBO Practical Course aims to provide innovative training in digital optical imaging, data analysis and its application to biological systems. We aim to go beyond the use of out- of-the-box, often commercial, solutions for image quantification and empower biologists to develop their own computational solutions for advanced quantitative imaging. Topics covered include computational image analysis using python, machine learning, and deep-learning application to noise-reduction, segmentation and super-resolution.







  • Registration Deadline
  • 30 June 2022
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 30 June 2022
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 31 July 2022
  • Payment Deadline
  • 30 September 2022



Registration includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Catering (Lunch/dinner)


Payments of registration should be made to the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciênca, either by PayPal or bank transfer. Instructions will become available in due course."

Selection criteria

This course will be targeted to early-career researchers and we aim to attract a diverse set of applicants, both

geographically and gender-wise, selected with the potential to spread the knowledge here obtained in mind. The

following criteria will be used to select participants.

* Career stage

* Geographic distribution

* Gender

* Previous experience with computational tools

* Active use of imaging in their research

Abstract guidelines

Abstracts should be less than 300 words

Poster specifications

A0 (841 mm x 1189 mm)

Travel grants

A limited number of travel grants are available for participants. Applicants do not need to apply separately for travel grants for this event but should indicate on the registration form if they wish to be considered for a travel grant. Selection of awardees is handled directly by the organizer who will notify all eligible participants. More information is available at EMBO Travel Grants' page.

Specific travel grants and fee waivers are available for participants of any nationality working in laboratories in Chile, India, Singapore and Taiwan. To apply, please send an email directly to the meeting organisers justifying your request.

Child care grant

EMBO Courses and Workshops offers grants to offset additional child care costs incurred by participants or speakers when participating at any EMBO Courses and Workshop funded meeting. Eligible costs include fees for a caregiver or child-care facility, travel costs for a caregiver, or travel costs for taking the child to the meeting etc. Please indicate on the registration form whether you would like to be considered for the grant. Please also describe how you intend to use the child care grant and specify the sum that you will need.



Admin: Regina Fernandes

Scientific: Tiago Paixao




Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência

Rua da Quinta Grande n6

2780-156 Oerias, Portugal


Students will be hosted in a nearby hotel and transportation will be arranged to and from the institute.


Lisbon nternational Airport is located 16km from the Venue. There are public transportation options, including subway, train, bus and taxis. From the closest train station to the venue is <10min walking.

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