Online Resources

Optical Imaging Core

Courses and Workshops

iBiology Microscopy Courses
These short lectures (about 30 minutes) span all major topics in light microscopy and are given by leaders in the field. The courses also feature labs demonstrating specific techniques at the microscope and short tips.

Nikon MicroscopyU
Nikon offers a comprehensive web-based resource for technical information about all aspects of microscopy.

Quantitative Fluorescence Microscopy
MDI Biological Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine

Quantitative Imaging – From Cells to Molecules
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Special topics courses
Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Mass

Online Utilities and Apps

Resource Documents

Scientific Volume Imaging Support Wiki
This online database contains information about 3-D microscopy, deconvolution, visualization and analysis. It also serves as a support system for users of SVI Huygens deconvolution and analysis software.

ImageJ Book

Image.sc Forum


Imaging contests

The Vizzies (NSF)

  • Categories for all types of scientific illustration, micrographs, videos and educational aids such as videos or apps

Nikon Small World

  • First prize: $3,000 and a trip to Nikon’s headquarters in Japan
  • No instrumentation requirement

Cell Picture Show
A frequently updated showcase of the best submitted scientific images

Koch Institute Image Awards
Winning images will be displayed at the Koch Institute Public Galleries