Biofilm Image Analysis - Workshop -

Beyenal, Haluk beyenal at erc.montana.edu
Thu Feb 28 12:48:18 EST 2002


Biofilm Image Analysis
- Workshop -
http://www.erc.montana.edu/

July 25 - 26, 2002
The Center for Biofilm Engineering
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT, U.S.A



Overview

Analysis of digitized biofilm images  is a critical tool in  quantifying
biofilm structure.
The goal of this workshop is to provide the participants with the knowledge 
necessary to perform biofilm imaging, and  to interpret  biofilm 
images.  The workshop is offered  by the Biofilm Structure and Function 
Research Group at the Center for Biofilm Engineering, Montana State 
University. Members of this group have extensive experience in  acquiring 
and interpreting biofilm images,  and in extracting numerical parameters 
characterizing biofilm structure, from such images.  For detail description 
of our activities, please see http://www.erc.montana.edu/.

Agenda

The workshop will start  Thursday, July 25 and will last for two days, 
until Friday, July 26, 2002.  Daily activities will include lectures and 
laboratory sessions. The lectures will cover biofilm structure and  image 
analysis of biofilms.  The lab sessions will cover acquiring biofilm images 
and using  the ISA, biofilm image analysis software developed by the 
Biofilm Structure and Function Research Group.

Lectures

Biofilm structure and function: the need for  quantifying biofilm structure
Digital image technology and image analysis techniques

Lab sessions

Imaging biofilms
Quantifying biofilm images using of the  ISA software developed by the 
Biofilm Structure and Function Research Group Interpreting the structural 
parameters extracted from biofilm images

Instructors and Organizers

The workshop is organized and instructed by:

Professor Zbigniew Lewandowski
Professor Gary Harkin
Assistant Professor Haluk Beyenal

Instructors
Zbigniew Lewandowski is the course director and a professor in the Civil 
Engineering Department and in the Center for Biofilm Engineering at the 
Montana State University. He is also the principle investigator of the 
Biofilm Structure and Function research group at the Center for Biofilm 
Engineering.  He has 15 years of experience in biofilm studies, and has 
co-authored more than 60 papers in the area.

Gary Harkin is a professor in the Computer Science Department at the 
Montana State University.  He has conducted research in collaboration with 
the Center for Biofilm Engineering in image processing and biofilm analysis 
for 12 years.  He has over 20 years of experience in image processing and 
pattern recognition and has co-authored 9 papers in these areas.

Haluk Beyenal is a research assistant professor  of Chemical Engineering in 
the Center for Biofilm Engineering at Montana State University.  He has 
conducted research on biofilms since 1990 and on biofilm structure and 
function since 1996.  He has co-authored more than 25 publication on biofilms.

Location
The workshop will be held at the Center for Biofilm Engineering at Montana 
State University.
The campus is located at the center of the Bozeman area, in the beautiful 
Gallatin Valley, nestled in the Northern Rocky Mountains. Directions and a 
map of the area will be sent to you with your registration materials.

Accommodations
Participants are encouraged to stay at one of the following hotels due to 
their close proximity to the Montana State University campus.

Best Western - City Center Motel, 507 W. Main St., Bozeman, MT (406) 
587-3158 (within walking distance of the campus)

Holiday Inn - 5 Baxter Rd., Bozeman, MT     (406) 587-4561  (the hotel will 
provide transportation to the campus)

Fee and registration
The number of participants is limited and reservations will be accepted on 
a first come, first served basis. Therefore, pre-registration is 
necessary.  In order to pre-register, please call or e-mail Haluk Beyenal 
(contact information is given below).  Once pre-registered, you will 
receive a confirmation number.  No payments will be accepted without a 
confirmation number!  The payment must be received by June 10, 2002.  The 
cost of the workshop is $1,500, which includes the workshop materials, a 
free copy of the ISA software, a  farewell dinner,
continental breakfast each  morning, and coffee during breaks.  Each of the 
attendees will receive a free copy of the ISA program, which was developed 
to quantify biofilm images. The fee may be paid by check, money order, or 
purchase order (payable to Center for Biofilm Engineering).

To register please complete the registration form and return it with the 
fee to Haluk Beyenal.

The deadline for the registration is June 10, 2002

Registration form
Course on Biofilm Image Analysis
July 25 - 26, 2002
The Center for Biofilm Engineering
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT, U.S.A

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Method of payment
?       Enclosed is a check in the amount of $1500, payable to the Center 
for Biofilm Engineering
?       Enclosed is a purchase order made payable to the Center for Biofilm 
Engineering.
?       Enclosed is a money order made payable to the Center for Biofilm 
Engineering

Additional conditions
The registrants are responsible for accommodations, meals, and 
transportation. The organizers are not liable in the case of an accident. 
It is therefore important that the participants carry appropriate health 
and travel insurance.

Send to:

Dr. Haluk Beyenal
Center for Biofilm Engineering
P. O. Box 173980
Room 366 EPS
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717-3980
Tel     : 1 (406) 994 2269
Fax     : 1 (406) 994 6098
Email   : beyenal at erc.montana.edu

Cancellation
The organizers reserve the right to cancel the workshop because of 
insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If the program 
is cancelled, the organizers will refund all registration fees, but can not 
be held responsible for any other related costs, charges, or  expenses, 
including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies.

Refunds will be made for cancellations by registrants received in writing 
by June 3, 2002.
The participant has to pay $ 50 as an administrative fee if they cancel by 
June 3, 2002. After that, the participant or organization will be held 
responsible for the fee. Anyone who is registered but cannot attend may 
send a substitute.

For more information, please contact one of the following;

About program content
Zbigniew Lewandowski
Professor - Civil Engineering
Center for Biofilm Engineering
Montana State University-Bozeman
366 EPS - P.O. Box 173980
Bozeman, MT 59717
Phone   : (406) 994 4770
Fax:  (406) 994 6098
E-mail  : zl at erc.montana.edu

About registration
Dr. Haluk Beyenal
Center for Biofilm Engineering
366 EPS - P.O. Box 173980
Bozeman, MT 59717
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717-3980
Tel     : (406) 994 2269
Fax     : (406) 994 6098
Email   : beyenal at erc.montana.edu

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