zurich, Switzerland

Biomedical Imaging

when 31 August 2020 - 11 September 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee CHF 200

The EXCITE summer school is dedicated to teaching the basics and wider context necessary to understand recent advances and current challenges in biological and medical imaging. Cutting-edge techniques using a wide range of image-formation mechanisms — including magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography, infrared and optical microscopy, electron microscopy and X-ray imaging — will be discussed, with a focus on multimodal and multiscale imaging methods, together with supporting technologies such as computer-aided image analysis and modelling

Course leader

EXCITE Zurich involves experts and sepcialists from Swiss research institutions and centers in the field of biomedical imaging.

Target group

The summer school addresses excellent MSc and PhD students as well as scientists from industry with background in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics, medical science or physics. It follows a challenging and demanding schedule. We plan to admit about 60 participants (internally and from abroad).

Course aim

The summer school will provide different tracks for participants with a background in life sciences and physical sciences, respectively. The students will have lectures in the morning and hands-on sessions in the afternoon. The highlight is a full-day project in a topic of choice within an academic institution or institute. The program is rounded off with the EXCITE Symposium on “Digital Twins: generating predictive models from imaging data” and an industry day.

Fee info

CHF 200: Registration fee covers welcome coffee, coffee breaks, social event and buffet lunches; after acceptance and your confirmation to the course, you will receive a bill for the whole course fee of 200 CHF.


International students who have not yet started a PhD program can apply for a stipend (500 CHF).