Course Introduction

Site dedicated to the bioimaging (Bioimagiologia) course of FCUL (Fac.Ciências Univ. Lisboa)
Course coordinator
Gabriel G Martins, PhD
Assistants (2018):
Luís Marques (FCUL)
Nuno Martins + Hugo Pereira (IGC)

2nd semester Master's level. 3ECTs
Dept Animal Biology FCUL
Course is opened to other FCUL master students although registration requires pre-approval by the course coordinator.
in 2018 the course was attended by students from Masters programs BED, EBB and 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), macro & mesoscopy (light-sheet and optical tomography), and 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.

Confirmed guest speakers for 2017-2018 and lecture tittles:

Hugo Botelho (FCUL) - High throughput microscopy lecture
Joaquim Marques - AFM lecture
Nuno Matela (IBEB) - PET imaging lecture

...and equipment "demos"

Gabriel G Martins (IGC) - Widefield, fluorescence, confocal and 2photon microscopy
Luis Marques, - HTM, widefield micro and macro. Cameras.
Nuno Martins (IGC UIC:AI) - SpinDisk confocal, TIRF and Super-Resolution mic.
Hugo Pereira (IGC UIC:AI) - Mesosocopy with light-sheet and OPT.
Unidade de Imagiologia Hosp. Sta Maria - medical CT and MRI
IMAG Lisboa - Olaias
Daniel Nunes & Noam Shemesh (Fund. Champalimaud) - microMRI (UNCONFIRMED)
Joaquim Marquês/Ana Viana (DQB/FCUL) - Atomic Force Microscopy - AFM
Manuel Francisco Pereira + António Maurício (IST) - microCT imaging
Pedro Almeida e Marta Covo (CENIMAT FCT-UNL) - MRI imaging
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 "syllabus & materials page"