Introduction to ImageJ (FIJI)

Code: BMS6114, Offered By: Microscopy Techniques


OPEN TO: Research students in the faculties of Science, Medicine, Dentistry & Health and Engineering

1st and 2nd year research students

Researcher Development Framework Categories:
A1) Knowledge base
A2) Cognitive abilities
C2) Research management
D1) Working with others


Students will be introduced to the free software platform ImageJ that enables users to open, process and analyse microscopy data from any platform currently available in the LMF.  The aim of this session is to show new users how to adjust the brightness and contrast of their images, how to reslice/re-order multidimensional images, threshold samples for analysis, and perform basic measurements.  Should users have specific questions concerning the analysis of images they may bring their own images along


To produce scientists from a broad range of disciplines who understand the principles of light microscopy, are aware of recent advances in LM techniques and theory, and understand and can apply basic techniques in image processing.


The students will acquire new insights into and awareness of significant recent advances in light microscopy through an understanding of the underlying principles. They will demonstrate their understanding of the principles of image processing through manipulation of images of their own.


The course will involve lectures, workshops and practical exercises provided by members of the University of Sheffield Light Microscopy Facility and academics. Students will be expected to work independently and in groups.


Attendance will be monitored but no assessment will be made. Feedback will be given during each session and at the end of the practical exercise.

Other Information

Staff Contact

Dr Darren Robinson  


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