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More, faster, bigger, but most of all better! (lecture in Dutch)

Thursday 21 February 2019
Niels Bohrweg 2
2333 CA Leiden
De Sitter hall


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Images are an important source of information in the life sciences. With microscopes we interpret what happens to a living cell, organ or a whole organism. The imaging technology has gained momentum in recent years. We get more and larger images and also in several dimensions. But how do we ensure that all those images are infomative?

In this lecture, bio-imaging expert Fons Verbeek takes a close look at microscopy imaging in the life sciences. To capture the smallest living organisms with microscopes, scientists use knowledge from several fields: biology, physics and computer science. Verbeek shows how he draws useful information from piles of complex images with all these disciplines.

This lecture is in Dutch. For more info about the lecture, please read our Dutch page.

About Fons Verbeek

Fons Verbeek is Professor of Computational Bio-Imaging in Leiden. With his background in informatics, biology and physics, he focuses on microscopic imaging in the bio-domain: visualizing small biological objects, such as bacteria, in accurate 3D models, with the help of a microscope.

Lectures by the Natuurwetenschappelijk Gezelschap Leiden

For almost 150 years, the Natuurwetenschappelijk Gezelschap Leiden has been organising high-quality scienctific lectures with renowned scientists at Leiden University. Each year at least one of these lectures is in English. Alumni, (former) employees and all other parties interested in the natural sciences are very welcome to attend.

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