Universität Wien FIND

300416 UE 3-D Imaging and Modeling Using MicroCT (2020W)

10.00 ECTS (6.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 8 participants
Language: English



Organisational meeting: Tuesday 6 Oct., 11.30-12.30, You may attend ONLINE (via Moodle), or IN PERSON in the Imaging Lab, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1090 Vienna, Dept. of Evolutionary Biology, Theoretical Biology Unit, 2. Ebene, 3. Spange (those on the waiting list should attend also). There is no disadvantage to attending online.
Further meetings will be ONLINE.
The project work can be conducted on the student's own schedule (department computers will be available).


Aims, contents and method of the course

Students will learn methods for image analysis using ImageJ, Amira, or other software as needed; carry out projects using x-ray microtomographic (microCT) or other 3D images of biological samples; and write a research report in the format of a scientific paper. Students may bring their own projects or work on an assigned project. Techniques can include applications of image processing and analysis software to 2D and 3D images, 3D image reconstruction and visualisation, and image measurement and analysis. Projects can be on organismal morphology (comparative, developmental, evolutionary), functional or structural analysis/modeling, image computing or informatics, or other topics according to student interests.
This course time is not blocked, so the project work can be carried out according each student's own schedule.
Course website: http://imagingclasses.blogspot.co.at/

Assessment and permitted materials

Based on participation (30%), project content and presentation (30%), and final report (40%).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students will carry out a small research project and present their results, while learning techniques and applications of 3D microscopic imaging.

Examination topics

In-class discussions, independent reading, and small-group work with instructors.

Reading list

Literature specific to each project will be chosen by the instructors and students during development of the projects.

Association in the course directory

BZO 12, MZO 2

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