Transmitting Science and ForBio course: Introduction to 3D Imaging Technologies: Photogrammetry, Laser, CT-Scan and Micro CT-Scan for Life Sciences

Transmitting Science and ForBio are co-organizing a course on "Introduction to 3D Imaging Technologies: Photogrammetry, Laser, CT-Scan and Micro CT-Scan for Life Sciences".

This course is addressed to life sciences researchers and technicians who routinely work with complex biological structures (specimens) and need to digitise their samples for different reasons, such as digital preservation, quantitative or biomechanics analyses, etc.

The goal of this course is to explain how you can work with a range of technologies with the aim of obtaining a 3D virtual models from different sources, such as laser imaging, photogrammetry and (micro) computed tomography (CT). By the end of the course participants should be able to obtain high quality digitalizations of samples with the most commonly used techniques and also be able to edit and manipulate the digital models that are produced.

Attendees will also learn to stain with Lugol’s iodine, a specific technique for specimen preparation for micro CT scanning which maximizes soft-tissue differentiation in CT imaging datasets. DiceCT Online.

Teachers: Josep Fortuny, Institut Català de Paleontologia M. C. / Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Spain / France; Sergio Llácer, Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont, Spain; Heinrich Mallison, Leibniz Institute for Research on Evolution and Biodiversity, Germany; and Paul Gignac Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences United States of America. 

Number of participants: Places are limited to 18 participants and will be occupied by strict registration order.

Cetificate and credits: The course is 46 hours long on site. This course is equivalent to 4 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) at the Life Science Zurich Graduate School and ForBio.

Click here for more information about the course.

For those interested in registering in this course, please do so through the Transmitting Science website

ForBio will cover the registration fee for all accepted ForBio members. ForBio associates can get a 20% discount on the course fee. ForBio will cover travel and accommodation only for Norwegian ForBio members. A 30% of the course fee may be required as a confirmation of assistance for all participants, amount that will be reimbursed to ForBio members during the course.

Contact Maria Capa for more information.

Published Nov. 14, 2016 1:30 PM - Last modified Dec. 6, 2016 8:20 AM