Digital Microscopy Workshop


The pre-conference online workshop will take place on Monday, February 22nd 2021 from 10:00 to 14:00.


Taught by Dr. Andrea Burfeid-Castellanos, Department of Phycology, University of Duisburg-Essen.

The focus of this workshop will be on digital light microscopy, based on taxonomy and ecology of diatoms. Using your own computer from the comfort of your home you will familiarize yourself with Biigle 2.0 web-based software, make use of the measurement and annotation tools to identify diatoms from the Ruhr and make two collaborative inventories. You will compare and harmonize identifications using the LARGO* tool. Finally, the resulting and curated inventories will be downloaded to show the process from start to finish. The workshop schedule contains introducing lectures, the annotation of 1-2 diatom slides and a final discussion of the use and future of digital microscopy in both taxonomy and ecology of microscopic organisms. Questions about own images are welcome. This online workshop requires the use of a computer. No further software is necessary. Two digital slides will be provided.