Data and Image Analysis Special Interest Group Meeting,

SBS 12th Conference Seattle, WA

September 19, 2006, 1:00pm to 2:30pm

The following topics were addressed:

This year we used a new format for the meeting. Rather than have long presentations, which leave little time for discussions, we merged the presentation and panel concepts. The panel was self-selected; everybody who wanted was included. Every panelist made a short presentation (<= 5 slides) making one point. The presentations were followed by a general discussion.


1. James Butler, Sr. Sales Application Manager, Nikon Instruments
Comparison and Implications of Three Optical Microscopy Data Acquisition Modalities; Widefield Fluorescence, Laser Scanning Confocal and Laser Scanning Cytometry

2. Pierre Turpin, Product Application Scientist, Molecular Devices

Widefield vs. Confocal Microscopy: example of the Transfluor assay (.pdf)

3. Discussion of article: Dorothea Haasen, Michael Wolff, Martin J. Valler and Ralf Heilker "Comparison of G-Protein Coupled Receptor Desensitization-Related β-Arrestin Redistribution Using Confocal and Non-Confocal Imaging", Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening, 2006, 9, 37-47

4. Ilya Ravkin, Imaging consultant
Depth of field and thickness of cells in a widefield imaging system

5. Wayne Bowen, CSO, TTP LabTech
Whole Well Image Capture using a Laser Scanning Fluorescence Microplate Cytometer


6. Evan Cromwell, President, Blueshift Biotechnologies
Imaging and Analysis of Cell Colonies in 3D Media

7. David Basiji, CEO, Amnis
Robust Quantitation of Localized Cellular Probes

8. Leo Bleicher, Imaging Product Manager, Scitegic
Identification of Intracellular Vesicles: A Pipeline Pilot Imaging Protocol

9. Anne Carpenter, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Comparing image analysis algorithms using CellProfiler

10. Mark Collins, Sr. Product Manager, Cellomics
Towards a standard for HCS data interchange

11. Ann Hoffman, Sr. Principal Scientist, Roche Discovery Technologies
What needs to happen in this industry so that users could take advantage of the best image acquisition, image analysis and data analysis for their assays

12. Robert Murphy, Director, Center for Bioimage Informatics, Carnegie Mellon University

The future of subcellular pattern analysis (.pdf)