In collaboration with the Science IT Support (ScITS) unit, the MIC offers to the imaging community support for all questions related to image acquisition, processing, storage etc. You can get help for a wide range of requests, from a simple introduction to Fiji to custom software for image processing. The next section offers a non-exhaustive list of examples of the type of issues you can get help with. For larger projects including IT infrastructure, users might get additional help from the swiss research IT project EnhanceR via ScITS. You can address your requests to Guillaume Witz preferably via email. Please include in your request a short description of your problem and, if relevant, an example dataset (for large files, you can use e.g. the filesender service of SWITCH).
In addition to support, trainings in the field of image processing are offered within the MIC trainings. The ScITS unit also provides trainings in areas of more general nature (e.g. using the UBELIX cluster, programming in Python or R) that might be relevant for MIC members.
Guillaume Witz has joined the Science IT Support unit of the University of Bern in September 2018 with the specific task of supporting MIC scientists. He obtained a M.Sc in physics and a Ph.D. in biophysics from EPFL, studying DNA biophysics with atomic force microscopy and numerical simulations. He then switched his research field to biology and spent several years studying the bacterial cell cycle using live cell light microscopy at Harvard University and the Biozentrum Basel. During that time he developed software solutions and pipelines to analyze large multi-dimensional data for segmentation, 3D reconstruction, tracking etc. using e.g. Fiji, Python, high-performance computing and machine learning.