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Experimental and Clinical Imaging Technologies

Summer School Biomedical Imaging


  • 8 September 2023 - Summer school program is updated.
  • 6 September 2023 - Summer school program is updated.
  • 21 August 2023 - Industry day program is published.
  • 21 August 2023 - Summer school program is updated.
  • 20 July 2023 - Updated program is published.
  • 6 July 2023 - Practical sessions are uploaded in the website.
  • 4 July 2023 - Updated preliminary program is published.
  • 13 June 2023 - Practical sessions will be uploaded in July 2023.
  • 13 June 2023 - Applicants will be informed about their application status in May/June 2023.
  • 30 April 2023 - Application is closed!

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The EXCITE Summer School on Biomedical Imaging is dedicated to teaching the basics of biomedical imaging alongside an overview of applications which are vital to understand recent advances and current challenges in biological and medical imaging. A range of cutting-​edge techniques and analysis tools are discussed. Leading scientists present lectures and hold practical sessions. Opportunities to network with industry are provided. The school takes two weeks and awards 4 ECTS upon passing a written exam at the end of the second week.

Who should apply? The summer school addresses excellent MSc and PhD students as well as scientists from industry with background in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics, medical science or physics. It follows a challenging and demanding schedule. We plan to admit about 60 participants (internally and from abroad).

What will you learn? The EXCITE summer 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 modelling.

What is the structure? The summer school will provide different tracks for participants with a background in life sciences and physical sciences, respectively. The students will have lectures in the morning and hands-​on sessions in the afternoon. The highlight is a full-​day project in a topic of choice within an academic institution or institute. The program is rounded off with the EXCITE Symposium on “Imaging and modelling of neuronal computation” and an industry day.

Participation Fee: 250 CHF; includes coffee, coffee breaks, social event and buffet lunches.