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Université Libre de Bruxelles

Fluorescence microscopy kidney cells segmentation and tracking.

Company description

LISA - Image is involved in research and development in two main topics of applied sciences : image analysis and computer graphics.

In the field of image analysis and pattern recognition, LISA - Image develops new methods for object segmentation in digital images, based on classification and decision theory, as well as for tracking mobile objects in image sequences. Developed algorithms and applications cover 2D and 3D problems and are most of the time related to medical problems such as: automatic in vitro 2D & 3D cell tracking for characterization of cell migration and proliferation, characterization of pigmented skin lesions, tissue-based biomarkers, pulmonary emphysema and articulation cartilage. We are currently offering a number of intership and master thesis projects. 

Job description

In order to understand the biology of Human kidney cells in the context of kidney disease we need to develop techniques to analyze images taken with confocal and wide-field microscopes. From these images or movies we would like to analyze:

1) Area of the cells

2) Velocity and trajectories of the cells

3) Size of organelles such as mitochondria 

In this project, automated segmentation of kidney cells and mitochondria needs to be performed in order to quantify cells areas and velocity and trajectories of the cells. These characteristics of different cells can give us valuable information for treatment of various kidney diseases.

The applicant should satisfy the following requirements: choice of image processing subjects, experience in programing languages (preferably MATLAB or ImageJ or C++ or Python).  


Searched Profile

  • Experience and interest in computer vision (image processing & machine learning)
  • Programing skills: preferably experience or eagerness to learn Matlab or C++ or Python or ImageJ
  • Good knowledge of English
  • Creative
  • Well-organized

We offer

We offer an oportunity to work in a stimulating enviroment in one of the best Belgian universities in a highly popular field of computer vision. Additionally, a multidisciplinary topic of the internship is motivativating, interesting, and offers a good experiance for vast oportunities in the job market for both academia and industry. You will be guided and helped by experienced universtiy researchers, and you will have oportunity to work with highest quality images made using the lastest technology medical scanners. 

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