Basic Workshop
Advanced Workshop

The shown course models are the two standard courses.
Modular changes and combinations are possible according to your needs


Why education in scientific image handling, processing and analysis is important!

The immense publication volume in life sciences is constantly increasing. New methods including diverse imaging techniques and the further technical innovation and advance e.g. in modern microscopy contribute to faster data acquisition in progressively less time.

Nevertheless, drawing final conclusions from acquired data is still the responsibility of the individual scientists and working groups. In the light of this increasing acquisition speed and amount of data in today’s scientific environment it is indispensable to be aware of background knowledge regarding data processing and comply with scientific standards to obtain non-altered and meaningful data sets as bases of our interpretations. Moreover, every scientist should adhere to the respective scientific ethics and good laboratory practice to sustain the significance and credibility of scientific data in the future.

Most young students in life sciences right at the beginning of their scientific careers often are not fully aware of the possibilities, limits and problems of digitized imaging data. Therefore, it is essential to teach especially young academics in an early stage of their career a comprehensive knowledge about image handling, basic processing and analysis. This should combine an efficient workflow with high scientific quality in the future.

Moreover, one essential part in scientific publication is to present data in form of figures. Therefore, a least biased choice of representative images from an experiment is already the first critical step (besides proper experimental design and image acquisition). Thereafter, images are often subject to editing. The reason/intention for the image editing should already be questioned. Is it applied to improve visibility of features, to direct the observers view to specific regions, to get rid of “ugly background” or dirt from the sample preparation or to underscore points for or against a hypothesis?

Mostly, image editing (as well as image analysis) is done based on good intentions but influenced by natural bias (e.g. our visual system [1]) and often a lack of sound knowledge in image processing techniques. Not seldom, this leads to alterations in the image data which very quickly might be considered as misrepresentation of data. The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) figured out that from all cases they opened in 2007-2008 for investigation against potential scientific misconduct 68% included image data manipulation [2].
Of consideration is the fact that images we take in science ARE precious data and need to be handled as such [3].

In the last years the awareness in this field increased and the number of journals explicitly stating strict image data related guidelines and enforcing compliance is (too) slowly increasing.
Additionally, several whitepapers with a common tenor of suggested guidelines for image processing of scientific images are available [4], [5], [6], [7], [8].

Besides those guidelines the education of young scientists in image processing, analysis, handling of scientific images and publication ethics is essential. BioVoxxel is dedicated to communicate skills in good scientific practice regarding digital images to the scientific community to help preventing unintentional image data alterations.


BioVoxxel Workshop Calendar

Here you will find all the upcoming BioVoxxel workshop dates

September 2022

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Wednesday September 7
  • Basic, IGGL, Gießen
    Basic, IGGL, Gießen

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Thursday September 8
  • Basic, IGGL, Gießen
    Basic, IGGL, Gießen

    Test Description

Friday September 9
  • Basic, IGGL, Gießen
    Basic, IGGL, Gießen

    Test Description

Saturday September 10
Sunday September 11
Monday September 12
  • Advanced IRTG 914 / MPI, München
Tuesday September 13
  • Advanced IRTG 914 / MPI, München
Wednesday September 14
  • Advanced IRTG 914 / MPI, München
Thursday September 15
Friday September 16
Saturday September 17
Sunday September 18
Monday September 19
Tuesday September 20
Wednesday September 21
  • Basic GSLS WÜ
Thursday September 22
  • Basic GSLS WÜ
Friday September 23
  • Basic GSLS WÜ
Saturday September 24
Sunday September 25
Monday September 26
Tuesday September 27
Wednesday September 28
  • Basic, TRR259 (Köln/Bonn/Düsseldorf)
Thursday September 29
  • Basic, TRR259 (Köln/Bonn/Düsseldorf)
Friday September 30
  • Basic, TRR259 (Köln/Bonn/Düsseldorf)

October 2022

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  • Basic, MDC, Berlin
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  • Basic, MDC, Berlin
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  • Basic, MDC, Berlin
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  • MDC extra day process automation (IJ Macros)
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Wednesday October 26
  • Advanced, IGGL, Gießen
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  • Advanced, IGGL, Gießen
Friday October 28
  • Advanced, IGGL, Gießen
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November 2022

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  • Advanced, GSLS WÜ
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  • Advanced, GSLS WÜ
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  • Advanced, GSLS WÜ
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  • Münster IMPRS, Advanced
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  • Münster IMPRS, Advanced
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  • Münster IMPRS, Advanced
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  • Basic, Regensburg, RNA Biology
Thursday November 17
  • Basic, Regensburg, RNA Biology
Friday November 18
  • Basic, Regensburg, RNA Biology
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  • Basic, MPI AGE Köln
Wednesday November 23
  • Basic, MPI AGE Köln
Thursday November 24
  • Basic, MPI AGE Köln
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Wednesday November 30
  • Basic, GGNB, Göttingen

December 2022

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  • Basic, GGNB, Göttingen
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  • Basic, GGNB, Göttingen
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  • Basic, IMPRS, MPI Dortmund - Module 1
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  • Basic, IMPRS, MPI Dortmund - Module 2
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  • Basic, IMPRS, MPI Dortmund - Module 2
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  • Basic, HELENA, Munich
Tuesday January 31
  • Basic, HELENA, Munich

February 2023

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  • Basic, HELENA, Munich
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  • Basic, Graduiertenakademie, Jena
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  • Basic, Graduiertenakademie, Jena
Wednesday February 8
  • Basic, Graduiertenakademie, Jena
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  • Advanced, GRADE, F
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  • Advanced, GRADE, F
Wednesday February 15
  • Advanced, GRADE, F
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March 2023

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  • Basic, OLTECH, Oldenburg
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  • Basic, OLTECH, Oldenburg
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  • Basic, OLTECH, Oldenburg
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  • Basic, MEDRSD, Düsseldorf (auf Deutsch)
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  • Basic, MEDRSD, Düsseldorf (auf Deutsch)
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  • Basic, MEDRSD, Düsseldorf (auf Deutsch)
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  • Basic CRC1430 (SFB) Duiseburg-Essen
Thursday March 23
  • Basic CRC1430 (SFB) Duiseburg-Essen
Friday March 24
  • Basic CRC1430 (SFB) Duiseburg-Essen
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April 2023

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  • Basic, MEDRSD, Düsseldorf (in English)
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  • Basic, MEDRSD, Düsseldorf (in English)
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  • Basic, MEDRSD, Düsseldorf (in English)
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May 2023

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  • Basic, GRANAT, Hannover
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  • Basic, GRANAT, Hannover
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  • Basic, GRANAT, Hannover
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  • Basic, GRANAT, Hannover
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  • Basic, MEDRSD, Düsseldorf (auf Deutsch)
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  • Basic, MEDRSD, Düsseldorf (auf Deutsch)
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  • Basic, MEDRSD, Düsseldorf (auf Deutsch)
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References

[1] Seeing the Scientific Image

[2] Science journals crack down on image manipulation

[3] Digital Images Are Data: And Should Be Treated as Such

[4] Guidelines for Best Practices in Image Processing

[5] Avoiding Twisted Pixels: Ethical Guidelines for the Appropriate Use and Manipulation of Scientific Digital Images

[6] Digital Image Ethics – University of Arizona (by Douglas Cromey)

[7] What’s in a picture? The temptation of image manipulation

[8] Manipulation and Misconduct in the Handling of Image Data

[9] Seeing the Big Picture – Scientific Image Integrity under Inspection