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 (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, MIEBB 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, organs, embryos and adult organisms. The techniques addressed include all major light microscopy (wide-field, fluorescence, confocal, multiphoton, super-resolution), macro & mesoscopy (light-sheet and optical tomography), and medical imaging techniques such as ultrasound/MRI/CT imaging, and pre-clinical imaging. We also adress digital image acquisition (including techniques such as temporal compression and high-speed video, 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 2018-2019 and lecture tittles:

Hugo Botelho (FCUL) - High throughput microscopy
Joaquim Marques - AFM lecture
Daniel Nunes (F.Champalimaud) - microMRI  - Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Nuno Matela (IBEB) - PET imaging

...and equipment "demos"

Gabriel G Martins (IGC) - Widefield, fluorescence, confocal/2photon, mesoscopy (light-sheet & OPT)
Luis Marques, - HTM, widefield micro & macro. Cameras.
Joaquim Marquês/Ana Viana (DQB/FCUL) - Atomic Force Microscopy - AFM
Nuno Martins (IGC UIC:AI) - SpinDisk confocal, TIRF and Super-Resolution mic.
Daniel Nunes (Fund. Champalimaud) - microMRI
Unidade de Imagiologia Hosp. Sta Maria - medical CT and MRI
Clínica Europa (Carcavelos)IMAG Lisboa - Olaias (unconfirmed)
Manuel Francisco Pereira + António Maurício (IST) - microCT imaging (date TBA)
Pedro Almeida e Marta Covo (CENIMAT FCT-UNL) - MRI imaging (unconfirmed)
Filipe Lopes (MUHNAC) - 3D scanner (unconfirmed)

Individual student assignments should be sent via email to teacher and also to all students using the following emails no later than Feb 27th 2019.

they can later be downloaded from the "syllabus & materials page"