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Newsletter #3 - March 2022





Summer School on Essentials in Image Analysis for Scientists



June 27 - July 1 Montreux



A hands-on introduction to the key concepts in image analysis for your everyday research! Open to PhD students from all EPFL doctoral programs (1ECTS). More info here.


Call for Interdisciplinary Projects in Imaging

Stay tuned, our next call opens on April 1, 2022! More info.




Meet Our Imaging People #3


Nanoparticles in motion thanks to high speed observation





This video series presents the actors in imaging at EPFL. Our guest is Prof. Ulrich Lorenz from the Laboratory of Molecular Nanodynamics.




News from EPFL's Imaging Community


Cosmic web orchestrates the progression of galaxies - SB According to a recent study headed by EPFL’s Laboratory of Astrophysics, the cosmic web plays a much bigger role than previously thought. Full article.


New imaging method gives live glimpse into how cells work - STI By combining two microscopy methods, EPFL researchers give an unprecedented insight into the cellular processes that occur for instance during infection. Full Article.


Artificial intelligence and big data can help preserve wildlife - ENAC/SV A team of experts in artificial intelligence and animal ecology have put forth a new, cross-disciplinary approach intended to enhance research on wildlife species. Full Article.


Deep learning: a framework for image analysis in life sciences - EPFL Center for Imaging. A lack of standardization of deep learning models and the use of these algorithms by non-experts are potential sources of bias. Scientists from the EPFL Center for Imaging and the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) offer practical tips and guidance. Full Article


Omicron's secrets revealed under a microscope - SB/SV and Dubochet Center Thanks to the high-power electron microscopes at the Dubochet Center for Imaging (DCI), EPFL scientists were able to observe the configuration of the Omicron variant’s spike protein at a near-atomic scale. Full Article.






Seminar Series. Learn from the best.



Listen to world-renowned experts in imaging and learn about the key trends, opportunities and challenges in the field.


More information on the EPFL Seminar Series in Imaging.


Save the dates of the next webinars:


Prof. Jeffrey Fessler

Prof. Jeffrey Fessler

University of Michigan, on Computational Imaging.

April 21, 2022 at 17:00 CET

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Prof. Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb

University of Cambridge, on Mathematical Imaging.

May 12, 2022 17:00 CET




Visit from the ETHZ Scientific Center for Optical and Electron Microscopy





On November 24, a delegation from the ETHZ Scientific Center for Optical and Electron Microscopy (ScopeM) visited the EPFL Center for Imaging. They visited and met the staff of several of our imaging platforms, including the Dubochet Center for Imaging, the CIME and the BIOP: an opportunity for fruitful discussions.




Scientists with an artistic soul: this call is for you!

An exhibition of scientific pictures from all research domains will take place in the Fall, and the EPFL Center for Imaging is calling for your best shots! More info coming soon, but submissions can already be sent to



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