Image Analysis Tutorial

  • Do you analyze a lot of images in your work?
  • Avoid tedious image analysis by hand
  • Learn how the basics of image analysis, including counting and measuring objects


Please join us for a free workshop on Image Analysis in MATLAB, given by Dr. Jian Wei Tay, from the BioFrontiers Institute Advanced Light Microscopy Core at CU Boulder

Image analysis is the process of extracting meaningful information from images, with wide-ranging applications such as counting items on a factory conveyor belt, monitoring cells on a microscope, and self-driving cars. In this tutorial, we will introduce the basics of image analysis in MATLAB. We will discuss a typical image analysis pipeline to identify, count, and measure the length of cells in a fluorescence microscope image. We will also discuss imaging concepts, such as how raw image data is displayed, image types, and contrast ratios that might impact the accuracy of the analysis. While microscope images are used as examples, the MATLAB functions and concepts introduced are common to analyzing any digital image.

It is important that you have MATLAB installed on your machine and bring your laptop to the workshop. If you do not have a current MATLAB installation, please use the Software Downloads and Licensing website of the University so that you can download it and activate it with your free licence associated to the University.


The Postdoctoral Association of Colorado, Boulder has organized this series of monthly free tutorials on topics that may be useful to postdocs, students, and faculty members across different disciplines.

Everyone is invited to attend! If you'd like to offer to give one workshop, and/or have suggestions on topics that you would like to see offered, please fill out this form. We'll be adding new topics as people offer/ask for them.

Please note: These tutorials are given mostly by postdocs, but are intended for all types of audience (students, staff, and faculty are welcome!).

Bring your laptop, coffee and snacks will be provided!

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Friday, March 6, 2020 at 10:00am to 11:30am

Discovery Learning Center, 1B70
1095 Regent Drive, Boulder, CO 80309