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Lecture: Computer Vision and Computational Optics for Bioimage Informatics

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We invite you to attend a special lecture by Dr Gene Myers, a world leader in BioImage Informatics. Dr Myers, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden, is visiting Monash University, and will present his latest research that utilises state-of-the-art optical microscopy coupled with image informatics.

Since 2002, the Myers lab has focused on analyzing and extracting information from images obtained by various forms of microscopy: they posit that such data will reveal more about the function of the entities encoded in the genome then any other approach and will eventually become a prevailing paradigm of investigation, like sequence-based discovery is today. In support of this concept, the group further develops its own customized microscopes.



Thursday 19th October.

Campus Cinema, Ground Floor (West), 21 Chancellors Walk, Campus Centre, Clayton

4 - 5pm Lecture: Computer Vision & Computational Optics for Bioimage Informatics

5 - 6pm Refreshments & meet the speaker, John Monash Bar (above the Cinema)

This event is FREE: please REGISTER (for each event) and arrive early to secure your seat (only 200 seats avaliable), and be seated by 4pm sharp.

Parking: see further below



Lecture

The talk will demonstrate that combining state-of-the-art microscopy with great informatics will allow truly digitized models of cells, tissues, and organisms through time overlaid with information about the genetic and proteomic states of each cell. Combining digital atlases with optical observations of labeled entities will accelerate the life sciences by allowing the visualization of these systems from any vantage point, thus leading to many discoveries such as the nature of the genetic control of fly wing development.

The Myers group develops novel hard segmentation and tracking methods using AI techniques, combined with specialised microscopes they build using advanced imaging componentry (adpative optics, ultra high-speed cameras, spatial light modulation) to improve resolution and optimise volumetric imaging. Several examples of current projects that combine these approaches, an emerging trend they term Computational Optics, will be presented to exemplify the quality of results.

About the Speaker

In 2012 Gene Myers joined a growing group of computational biologists in Dresden as the founding director of a new Systems Biology Center, being built as part of an extension of the Max-Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG). Previously Gene had been a group leader at the HHMI Janelia Farm Research Campus since its inception in 2005. Gene came to the JFRC from UC Berkeley where he was on the faculty of Computer Science from 2003 to 2005. He was formerly Vice President of Informatics Research at Celera Genomics for four years where he and his team determined the sequences of the Drosophila, Human, and Mouse genomes using the whole genome shotgun technique that he advocated in 1996. Prior to that Gene was on the faculty of the University of Arizona for 17 years and he received his Ph.D in Computer Science from the University of Colorado in 1981.

His research interests include the design and analysis of algorithms for problems in computational molecular biology, image analysis of bioimages, and light microscopy with a focus on building models of the cell and cellular systems from imaging data. He is best known for the development of BLAST -- the most widely used tool in bioinformatics, and for the paired-end whole genome shotgun sequencing protocol and the assembler he developed at Celera that delivered the fly, human, and mouse genomes in a three year period.


Parking

All Monash University campuses have metered parking areas, apart from Parkville, which is easy to get to by public transport.

Visit our maps page to see how to get to any of our Melbourne campuses and to download a map, showing parking areas at each campus. Wherever you park, be sure to obey the signs to avoid a fine.

Many of our parking meters accept coins and credit cards but some are coin only. You can also download the paybyphone app to pay for all-day parking and hourly parking at Berwick, Clayton, Caulfield (multi-level car park only), and Peninsula from your smartphone.

Clayton Metered Parking Locations

South-East Three (SE3), 64 Scenic Boulevard

North-One (N1), 10 Research Way

A$2.00 per hr, or $10 all day.

Links: http://www.monash.edu/people/transport-parking/permits/metered-free

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