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From Images to Knowledge with ImageJ & Friends (Virtual) 2020

August 18, 2020

From Images to Knowledge with ImageJ & Friends (I2K) was originally scheduled for September 17-18, 2020 in Madison, WI. Due to travel restrictions, we are pleased to announce that our partners in the I2K series are holding an online version of the I2K meeting at HHMI Janelia this Nov 30-Dec 2, 2020.

This online version, similar to the past in person meetings, is open to all and will cover the vast ecosystem of open-source imaging software tools. We are excited by the online format of this newly announced I2K 2020 meeting and anticipate it will help shape the format of...

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'Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News' Features Cell Imaging Consortium

July 21, 2020

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News today featured COBA's Anne Carpenter and her group at the Broad Institute for their work launching a Cell Imaging Consortium. The consortium includes 12 pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and received funding through the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) Bits to Bytes capital program.

In the feature, Carpenter describes the motivation behind the consortium and the image-set it will produce, how the partners were chosen, and how the project will measure success. 

The consortium's...

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Domain to Data: Carpenter shares her journey from biologist towards computer science

July 10, 2020

Today, Cell Press journal Patterns published a feature by COBA's own Dr. Anne Carpenter in their "People of Data" series discussing her transition from being a biologist to leading an entirely computational group. In the piece, Carpenter offers great insight for those who may be considering a similar career shift, or for those who just enjoy reading about bridging domain and data.

Summary from Patterns: "Why would a researcher move outside their comfort zone into a different field, from...

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Survey for image analysis needs — community input needed

May 13, 2020

COBA's mission is to serve the biology community’s growing need for sophisticated software for light microscopy image analysis. We will do this in two main ways:

  1. In collaboration with biological partner labs we will create new tools and improve existing tools to make new analyses possible and existing analyses easier
  2. We will do outreach to the biology community to help spread knowledge on how to use bioimage analysis tools and approaches

In order to do both of these well, we need the most complete picture possible of what kinds of...

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COBA on YouTube

May 1, 2020

The Center for Open Bioimage Analysis is now on YouTube

Subscribe to be the first to see new COBA workshops and trainings. While you're there, don't forget to check out our playlists for helpful videos from CellProfiler, ImageJ, NEUBIAS, iBiology, and...

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Anne Carpenter Elected to AIMBE 2020 Fellows

March 24, 2020

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) announced today the election of 156 new members of the AIMBE College of Fellows in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in medical and biological engineering.

COBA's own Anne Carpenter is among those elected.

According to the official press release:

Election to the AIMBE College of Fellows is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to a...

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