ImageJ workshops

'Introduction to ImageJ/Fiji' 14 December and 'Writing macros in ImageJ' 15 December 2017. 


For the 14th time we will organize the ImageJ workshops at the University of Leicester.

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ImageJ is a public domain image processing and analysis program written in Java. It is freely available ( and used by many scientists around the world. ImageJ is written by Wayne Rasband, who is a Special Volunteer at the National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA. There is a very active ImageJ community and ImageJ is continuously improved. Fiji (Fiji stands for Fiji is Just ImageJ) is a distribution of ImageJ focused on 3D image reconstruction and analysis. The 'feel' and working of Fiji is as in ImageJ. 


Who should attend? 


The workshops are focused on anyone (scientist and non-scientist) who want to use ImageJ/Fiji to analyse their imaging data. The workshops are open to internal and external participants, including industry and business participants, who want to use or have started to use ImageJ for image analysis but are not sure how to make best use of it. During the workshops you will get an introduction into the use of ImageJ/Fiji for digital image processing focused mostly on biological examples. I will also try to answer specific questions from participants concerning image analysis of their own data. Experience with ImageJ is not required, but a basic understanding of the use of a computer/laptop is an advantage.

Please be aware, participants have to bring their own laptop!


Content and Program


Introduction to ImageJ/Fiji; Thursday 14 December
A one day introduction workshop for ImageJ/Fiji. The aim of this day is to familiarize you with the use of the ImageJ/Fiji menus, plugins and macros for digital image processing and where to find information about its use. During this day there will be lectures and hands-on sessions on the basics of ImageJ/Fiji and we will have a closer look at a selection of macros and plugins.

 ImageJ workshop image

Writing macros in ImageJ; Friday 15 December
The second day is a workshop introducing the ImageJ macro language used for automations in imageJ/Fiji. The macro language is a powerful tool to analyse large data sets. During this workshop we will see how to select a directory using the macro language, how to write a macro to analyse the data and how to reuse code. So, during this workshop you will write code using the macro language. However, programming knowledge is not required to follow the workshop.  

Participants are advised to bring their own laptop with ImageJ or Fiji installed for the hands-on sessions! No laptops will be provided during the workshop.  


Thursday 14 DecemberFriday 15 December
9.30 - 10.30: Introduction lecture 9.30 - 10.30: Introduction to macros
10.30 - 11.00: Coffee 10.30 - 11.00: Coffee
11.00 - 12.15: Hands-on session 11.00- 12.30: Hands-on session
12.15 - 13.15: Lunch 12.30 - 13.30: Lunch
13.15 - 14.15: Plugins and future developments 13.30 - 15.00: Hands-on session
14.30 - 15.30: Hands-on session 15.00 - 15.30: Coffee
15.30 - 16.00: Coffee 15.30 - 17.00: Hands-on session
16.00 - 17.00: Hands-on sessions

Dr Kees Straatman

Dr Kees Straatman
Boris Berkhout

After the workshops there will be time to discuss in the bar individual questions concerning image analysis using ImageJ/Fiji on own data.

Workshop fees:

Academic Fees Industry/business Fees
Introduction to ImageJ/Fiji
£ 75.00 £ 100.00
Writing macros in ImageJ
£ 75.00 £ 100.00
Both workshops
£ 135.00 £ 180.00

Fees include lecture notes, refreshments and lunches.


Payment methods:

Participants from the University of Leicester can use their charge code for payments. For external participants we only accept credit card payments via shop@le for the workshop fee. Accommodation (if required) will be charged separately. Once the registration form has been submitted you will receive a link to make use of the shop. For billing purpose you will be asked to create an account with shop@le


There will be 10% cancellation fee when a cancellation is received before noon 8th of December. By cancellation after this deadline a charge of £50/day will be in place. Substitutions can be made, but please inform us in writing.


Bed and Breakfast :

The workshops will be given at College Court, at walking distance from the University of Leicester and the city centre. Workshop participants can also arrange Bed and Breakfast at College Court (£ 72/night) but this has to be organized separately. You will receive more information in the confirmation email. Alternatively, local accommodation links can be found via the Quick links below. 


The workshops are organized by Dr Kees Straatman (, manager of the Advanced Imaging Facility, part of the Centre for Core Biotechnology Services from the College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology, University of Leicester.

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