News Article #23

QBI Newsletter October 2022

Fri, Oct 21, 2022 7:13 PM

Dear colleagues,

Welcome to the next newsletter of the Quantitative BioImaging Society.

We have updates for you regarding the upcoming Spatial Analysis for Biological Imaging Workshop. Please see below for details.

Forthcoming events:

   Spatial Analysis for Biological Imaging

  • This is a two-day workshop that will be held from Wednesday, March 29, 2023 to Thursday, March 30, 2023 at the Department of Mathematics, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London. The workshop is hosted and supported by the Quantitative Sciences Research Institute, Imperial College London, in partnership with the QBI Society. The organizers are Ed Cohen (Dept. Mathematics, Imperial), Daniel Davis (Dept. Life Sciences, Imperial), and Raimund Ober (University of Southampton, QBI Society).
  • Aim: Imaging technologies play an ever increasing role in biomedical and clinical investigations as they allow the observation of important spatial processes. While such imaging approaches have undergone major technological developments through, for example, the development of novel detectors and sample preparation approaches, the analysis of the resulting data has often lagged behind. This is even more problematic as the amount of data that can and is being generated is very large. Methods for spatial analysis, including spatial statistics, machine learning, and topological data analysis, hold significant promise to be able to resolve many outstanding analytical problems. The purpose of this workshop is to provide a means for leading researchers in bioimaging, digital pathology and histology to present their latest findings and also to, for the first time, bring these communities together as it is expected that exchange of ideas could be of major benefit to all sides.
  • Confirmed invited speakers: Carolina W√§hlby (Uppsala University). Dylan Owen (University of Birmingham), Thibault Lagache (Institut Pasteur), Anthea Monod (Imperial College London), Anca Grapa (Institute of Cancer Research, London).
  • Abstract submission: Attendees of the workshop are encouraged to submit abstracts on their latest findings in relation to methods for spatial analysis (including spatial statistics, machine learning, and topological data analysis) and their applications in biomedical and clinical investigations. Abstract submission will open in November via the QBI Society website.
  • Registration: Registration will open in November via the QBI Society website.
  • Registration fee: TBD
  • Capacity: In-person attendance will be limited to 60 attendees. We are also planning to include the possibility of remote participation.
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Solicitation for ideas for events: We are looking forward to receiving ideas for events for QBI to (co-)host. We welcome suggestions for workshops as well as for future annual conferences. Importantly, we would also like to encourage ideas for novel events. Please send an email to

Online video archive: On our society website we have videos of most of the presentations at the latest QBI conference. Many of the videos also provide surveys or tutorials of important topics for microscopy. Please visit to view these videos.

Jobs listings page: We would like to remind you of our jobs page. Here openings can be advertised. They will also be announced on the QBI Twitter account.

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Looking forward to hearing from you!

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