Tag Archives: 3D-image-processing


Huygens Professional

Our image processing workstation is now equipped with Huygens Professional (desktop). Compared to our Huygens Remote Manager (HRM) the HuPro allows for more flexibility and provides some additional functionality.

The new HuPro desktop version of the Huygens software is intended to accelerate the optimization of the deconvolution parameter and do advanced image restoration using measured point spread functions (in contrast to the theoretical PSF).

This new license replaces the Huygens Essential that was previously accessible via remote desktop connection.


Imaris 9.3

Imaris 9.3 is available. Find out more about the software on the Bitplane website.

The first apparent change will be the end of the arena. Instead of its own database, there is now the possibility to add ‘observed’ folders to Imaris to facilitate the access to your ims-files.
The first time Imaris is launched, you will be prompted to use the migration assistant, that allows to extract existing images from the arena. You can find a short tutorial in this video.

You might also wonder look in vain for functionality like filtering or background subtraction under  Menu > Image Processing. Now instead there is a new icon in the toolbar:


This will bring up the following window where you can chain together all the basic pre-processing operations together for the different channels of your dataset.


The complete list of novelties can be found on the ‘what’s new‘ page. You might also be interested in the change-list in the release notes.

We installed this latest version on our number crunchers.


Bioimage-Informatics Clinic

In 2018, effective immediately, we like to introduce the Bioimage-Informatic-Clinic.

This means that once a week our door is open for you to seek council for image and data analysis and general topics around microscopy data. Topics include: image restoration, deconvolution, volume reconstruction, image alignment (registration), 3D image processing, object segmentation, object tracking, object quantification, co-localisation analysis, batch processing, data visualisation, data analysis pipelines, data management and many more.

Every Tuesday afternoon from 13:00 – 17:00  you can bring your microscopy data (external HD or the server address) and your questions  to PER02 1.406.
Visitors will be attended to on a first come first served basis (no need to arrange a meeting). Come around, hang-out and let’s crunch some numbers.


New Image Analysis Workstation

For those who spent a lot of time waiting for the computer to finish some image analysis task, we acquired a new desktop computer that might help remedy this loss of time. This new computer has a hardware configuration for large datasets that require computationally intensive processing.
You can find more details on number cruncher’s page. This workstation is henceforth available for all facility users.

Huygens Workshop 15. September 2017

You would like to get the best out of your image data, try to push the resolution? If this is the case you should sign up for the upcoming Huygens  workshop. During this one-day-workshop you can learn about image restoration and how you can apply it to your own image data here at the University of Fribourg.

Find all the details of the workshop on the event-page.


Imaris Workshop


At the University of Fribourg we use Imaris to process and analyse multidimensional image data-sets issue from epi-fluorescene microscopy.  In particular we use it’s advanced functionality for 3 dimensional (optically sectioned) image data and perform volumetric analysis.

We organise a worksop with representatives of Bitplane for you, to discover the possibilities of the software and train yourself as a user.

Further information:


date: 4. July 2017 from 9:00-17:00
location: PER II, F230
participation conditions: UniFr staff, free of charge, registration required

Participants are free to only attend the presentation of Imaris or to work through the entire workshop.


Time Description
 09:00-10:30 presentation of Imaris (functionality, use cases)
 10:30-10:45   coffee break
 11:00-13:00 introduction to Imaris (basics)
13:00-14:00   lunch break
14:00-15:30 hands-on workshop
15:30-16:00   coffee break
16:00-17:30 hands-on workshop



… is closed

New IT Infrastructure Launch

We would like to invite you to the launch presentation for the platform’s new IT infrastructure next Wednesday April 1st at 12:15. No joke.
The presentation will take place in the large Auditorium 0.110 Auditorium in Plant Biology.

We will talk about some new acquisitions the Bioimage Light Microscopy Facility has made recently that should help you with the management and the processing of your microscopy data.
Firstly and most importantly there is a new web-client for the batch processing of deconvolution jobs, the Huygens Remote Manager (HRM). We’ll demonstrate how this piece of software can be integrated easily in your workflow to improve the quality of your measurements from confocal microscopes. Secondly we’ll to give you a preview of OMERO. We are currently  in the middle of the final testing and would like to give you a glimpse of what is about to come. Finally we’ve just got the new licenses for Imaris 8. This might also be an opportunity to speak about the future requirements of the functionality and license numbers of this software.

SVI_huygens_presentation_smaller omero_web-client-screenshot