Faculty Tour on Image Processing

(06-04-2022) Image processing can increase the possibilities of image analysis drastically. We would like to update you about our expertise during this lunch meeting together with IPI.


When: 13 May 2022, 12.00 - 14.00h

Where: Technicum 3, blok 3, Red meeting room level 2, Ghent  

By car: It's most convenient to follow your GPS and park in parking Sint-Pietersplein, then on foot go down along Kantienberg and keep on the left side towards Voetweg. Follow Voetweg and take entrance T3 on the Voetweg

By train/bus/tram/bicycle or by foot: go to the St-Pietersnieuwstraat, go down on the Hoveniersberg towards the Voetweg. Follow the street until entrance T3.


12.00 – 12.05: Official announcement
12.05 – 12.10: Introduction to the Centre for Advanced Light Microscopy by dr. Herlinde De Keersmaecker
12.10 – 13.00: Exposition of the possibilities and expertise on image processing:
- "Digital Image processing and Analysis techniques in microscopy", Jan Aelterman, PhD
- "Expert-guided image analysis for microscopy data with machine learning", Joris Roels, PhD (VIB-UGent)
13.00 – 14.00: Sandwich lunch and network event

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What is image processing?

Image processing helps with the interpretation of the information that images contain. Today many toolboxes for image processing exist and for many applications these are sufficient. Such toolboxes are necessarily generic to keep the range of possible applications wide. However, sometimes an application needs very specific algorithms, for which the excisting toolboxes are not sufficient. IPI, the Image Processing and Interpretation Research Group, designs such algorithms as for:

  • Large data volume processing: Quasar
  • Image registration
  • Segmentation and tracking
  • Deconvolution
  • Classification (machine learning)
  • Quality assessment
  • Signal Reconstruction
  • High-level analysis (e.g. skeletonisation)



Do you have questions or would you like to receive more information? Then please do not hesitate to contact dr. Herlinde De Keersmaecker by email (Herlinde.DeKeersmaecker@UGent.be) or dr. Jan Aelterman (Jan.Aelterman@UGent.be).

Kind regards,

Herlinde and Jan