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A Two Part Amira Practical Course

Thermo Fisher Scientific, the Portuguese Microscopy Society (SPMicros) and the Portuguese Platform of BioImaging (PPBI) are pleased to announce the re-scheduling of our Amira Practical Course. The course has been divided into two events, an on-line event that took place September 14-15th, 2020 and a practical, in-person event scheduled for January 19-21st, 2021 which will be kindly hosted by the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência. These courses are open to academic scientists based within Portugal.

The main objective of this two-part course is to give the Portuguese research community a better understanding of the Amira software and enrich the applications of this tool in 2D and 3D data analysis for light and electron microscopy images.

In an effort to achieve the main course objectives each participant will:

  • receive a 30-day trial license for the first part of the course;
  • receive a list of tasks to try with the program between the first and the secord portions of the course;
  • be asked to bring some of their own data that they have already tried to segment and analyze to the secord portion of the course. This will provide an opportunity for focused troubleshooting.

Amira Practical Course Part 1

Amira Practical Course Part 1 Dates: September 14 and 15th, 2020, 13:00 - 17:30.

Amira Practical Course Part 1 Location: On-line

The first part of the course was hosted online using demonstration data sets. This part of the course was meant to introduce the course participants to the software and give them the tools to work on their own data. By using the demonstration datasets, the computer requirements are reduced allowing people to work with the program remotely.

The Program for Part 1 was:

  • September 14th – 13:00 - 17:30 - Introduction to Amira for Optical and Electron Microscopy (general presentation); Getting familiar with Amira’s GUI; Data visualization; Basic Image processing; Q&A session
  • September 15th – 13:00 - 17:30 - Basic segmentation, Measurements, Presentation and animation, Q&A session

Amira Practical Course Part 2

Amira Practical Course Part 2 Dates: January 19-21, 2021st, 2021, an all day event.

Amira Practical Course Part 2 Location: Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Rua da Quinta Grande, 6; 2780-156 Oeiras, Portugal.

In the second part of the course, it is planned to use datasets from the participants and to help troubleshoot any problems that may have arisen following the first training session. The Program for Part 2 will be defined with the participants following the September 2020 course and the number of participants will depend on the Pandemic situation.

Overall this two step training is meant to maximize the learning opportunities in the Amira Practical Course and it is highly advised that interested course participants reserve time in their schedule for work with the program between the first and the second parts of the course.

There are 10 workstations in the computer room, and the possibility for 20 participants at full capacity. However, the maximum capacity of the second part of the course will be defined based on the current status of the Sars-CoV-2 Pandemic and will follow the recommendations of the Portuguese State.

The first part of the course will be free. A small charge for part 2 will cover the costs of lunch and the logistics of hosting this course. Registration priority will be given to people who sign up for both part 1 and part 2 of the training and the fee for the course will be lower for participants who register for both portions.

Registration for the course is now closed. However, if you have further questions or wish to know if there is available seats in the course, please contact Erin Tranfield, president of SPMicros and Head of the Electron Microscopy Facility at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência.

Thank-you to ThermoFisher for sponsorship and the Portuguese Microscopy Society (SPMicros) and the Portuguese Platform of BioImaging (PPBI) for co-organization of this Practical Course.

Participants in the COMULIS COST Action Training School: A Practical Approach to CLEM learning data analysis in the advanced training rooms of the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência. The Training School was hosted at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência Feb 9-14th 2020.

We hope to have you join us online and eventually in person for this exciting learning opportunity

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