11th Zurich Interdisciplinary Summer School on Biomedical Imaging September 4-15, 2017, Zurich, Switzerland
The school is dedicated to teaching the basics and wider context necessary to understand recent advances and current challenges in biological and medical imaging. Cutting-edge techniques using a wide range of image-formation mechanisms — including magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography, infrared and optical microscopy, electron microscopy and X-ray imaging — will be discussed, with a focus on multimodal and multiscale imaging methods, together with supporting technologies such as computer-aided image analysis and modeling will be discussed.
The school will provide different tracks for participants with a background in life sciences and physical sciences, respectively. Furthermore, specialized lectures will address current topics in biological and medical imaging. The students will have theoretical training in the form lectures in the morning and practical sessions in the afternoon (either hands-on lab work or lab demonstrations, depending on the field). The program will be rounded off with a practical day and an industry day.
The school follows a challenging and demanding schedule. It addresses excellent MSc and PhD students as well as scientists from industry with background in either biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics, medical science or physics. We plan to admit about 50 participants (internally and from abroad). Admission will be decided based on the applicants' curriculum vitae and a statement of purpose.
The school will be taught in English. It will be credited with 4 ECTS points. The validation will be based on an individual written exam held on Friday, September 15, 2017.
There is no conference registration fee for participants from academia. Students who have not yet started a PhD program can apply for a partial stipend. In the selection process, CV, university grades, cover letter and letters of recommendation will be considered.