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Workshop - Biofilm Image Analysis

Beyenal, Haluk beyenal at erc.montana.edu
Thu Jan 23 11:20:36 EST 2003


Workshop

Biofilm Image Analysis

http://www.erc.montana.edu/CBEssentials-SW/MicrosensorWorkshop/Workshop-image_analysis_2003.pdf

July 10 - 11, 2003

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 10 and will last for two days, until 
Friday, July 11, 2003.  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 Research Professor Haluk Beyenal



Instructors

Zbigniew Lewandowski is the workshop 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 publications 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 9, 2003.  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, credit card 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.

Cancellation

The organizers reserve the right to cancel the workshop because of 
insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If the workshop 
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 2, 2003. The participant has to pay $ 50 as an administrative fee 
if he/she cancels by June 2, 2003. 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

Professor Zbigniew Lewandowski - 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

Haluk Beyenal

Research Assistant Professor

P. O. Box 173980

Center for Biofilm Engineering

Montana State University

366 EPS Building

Bozeman, MT   59717

Telephone #:    (406) 994 2269 or 6028

Fax #:  (406) 994 6098

beyenal at erc.montana.edu



The deadline for the registration is June 9, 2003

Registration form

Workshop on Biofilm Image Analysis

July 10 ? 11, 2003

The Center for Biofilm Engineering

Montana State University

Bozeman, MT, U.S.A

Confirmation number:

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?       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

?       CREDIT CARD PAYMENT (accepted only by fax or surface mail)

o       VISA

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Send to

Haluk Beyenal, Research Assistant Professor

P. O. Box 173980, Center for Biofilm Engineering, Montana State University

366 EPS Building, Bozeman, MT   59717

Telephone #:    (406) 994 2269 or 6028

Fax #:  (406) 994 6098

beyenal at erc.montana.edu

Additional conditions

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


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