Course Introduction

Site dedicated to the bioimaging (Bioimagiologia) course of FCUL (Fac.Ciências Univ. Lisboa)
Course coordinator
Gabriel G Martins, PhD
Assistants (2017):
Luís Marques (FCUL)
Nuno Martins + Hugo Pereira (IGC)

2nd semester Master's level. 37.5h 3ECTs
Dept Animal Biology FCUL
Course is opened to other FCUL master students although registration requires pre-approval by the course coordinator.
in 2017 the course was attended by students from Masters programs BED, BHA, EBB, BBC. 
(example images acquired/analysed during the course)

Sinopsis: Bioimagiologia is a lecture + practical course where students learn a variety of techniques used to obtain images of cells, tissues and organs, as well as embryos and adult organisms. The techniques addressed include all major light microscopy techniques (wide-field, fluorescence, confocal, multiphoton), macroscop and mesoscopy, medical imaging techniques such as ultrasound/MRI/CT imaging, as well as digital image acquisition (photography and video, temporal compression and high-speed, time-lapse and 3D/4D images), processing and analysis (densitometry, 3D image reconstructions, cell tracking, etc...) using mainly the open-source imageJ software. During the practicals, students attend demonstrations and use different types of equipment to obtain images to later process and analyse. The course also includes lectures by invited speakers and visits to microscopy labs outside UL. Classes are taught in english or portuguese depending on students choice.

Guest speakers for 2016-2017 and lecture tittles:

Hugo Botelho (FCUL) - High throughput microscopy
Nuno Matela (IBEB) - PET imaging
Noam Shemesh (F. Champalimaud) - MRI
Ana Viana (FCUL) - AFM

Equipment "demos"

Gabriel G Martins (IGC) - Widefield fluorescence, image capture and confocal microscopy
Luis Marques, Nuno Martins & Telmo Nunes (FCUL microscopy lab) - HTM e SEM
Nuno Martins, Hugo Pereira & G. Martins (IGC UIC:AI) - Advanced microscopy
Daniel Nunes & Noam Shemesh (Fund. Champalimaud) - microMRI

Ana Viana (DQB/FCUL) - Atomic Force Microscopy - AFM
Manuel Francisco Pereira + António Maurício (IST) - microCT imaging
Pedro Almeida e Marta Covo (CINEMAT FCT-UNL) - microMRI
Filipe Lopes (MUHNAC) - 3D scanner

Individual student assignments should be sent via email to teacher and also to all students using the following emails no longer than March 2nd:

they can later be downloaded from the "COURSE MATERIALS PAGE"