QI is an annual two-week intensive course at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory that is focused (pun intended!) on advanced quantitative fluorescence microscopy techniques used for imaging a range of biological specimens, from tissues to cells to single molecules. The course is designed for cell and molecular biologists, biophysicists and bioengineers looking to learn quantitative imaging approaches.
We provide a thorough treatment of the complete process of quantitative imaging, from the photons emitted from the sample to the extraction of biologically meaningful measurements from digital images. Material is covered in lectures, discussion groups and hands-on quantitative exercises using commercial microscopes and open-source image analysis tools.
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