Workshop: Building Napari Widgets and Plugins


Event details

Date 19.10.2023
Hour 10:0016:30
Speaker Dr Kevin Yamauchi, Dr Guillaume Witz, Dr Loïc Royer
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language English
10h00-10h30 Welcome, Coffee
10h30-11h30 Introduction of Napari, The Story of Napari: Past, Present and Future by Loïc Royer
11h45-13h00 Lunch
13h00-16h30 How to build Napari widgets and plugins in Python by Kevin Yamauchi and Guillaume Witz

Pre-requisites: knowledge of Napari and Python

Registration required

Kevin Yamauchi Biography: 
Kevin Yamauchi is a postdoctoral scholar at ETH Zurich. He develops computational methods for quantifying tissue architecture from imaging and spatial omics data. Using these methods in collaboration with biologists and theoreticians, he studies the physical mechanisms that shape and constrain tissues. Additionally, he is on the steering council and core development team of napari, a performant, multidimensional image viewer.

Guillaume Witz Biography: 
Guillaume Witz is a senior scientist at the Data Science Lab of the University of Bern. After several years of research in biophysics and microbiology, he now supports researchers who work with imaging data across various fields (biology, geography etc.) by developing custom analysis software for them. He also regularly organises trainings for scientists in data analysis and visualisation, machine learning etc. with a specific focus on the Python scientific computing ecosystem. Guillaume has been an enthusiastic early adopter of napari which he uses daily to develop user interfaces to make image processing methods more accessible to scientists.

Loic Royer Biography: 
Royer first studied engineering, math, and physics in his native France. He then obtained a master’s degree in artificial intelligence, specializing in cognitive robotics, followed by a Ph.D. in bioinformatics from the Dresden University of Technology in Germany. As a member of Gene Myers’ lab, first at HHMI’s Janelia Research Campus and then at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, he developed the first “self-driving” multi-view light-sheet microscope. Royer is fascinated by a seemingly simple but quite complex question: How do organisms develop from a single cell into a fully functional body with billions of self-organizing cells that form tissues and have different functions? He believes that solving this question will require expertise across computer science, advanced microscopy, and biology. To that end, Royer’s pluridisciplinary team designs and builds novel state-of-the-art light-sheet microscopes, develops deep learning-based image processing and analysis algorithms, and is using these technologies to build a time-resolved and multimodal atlas of vertebrate development, using zebrafish as model organisms.

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  • EPFL Center for Imaging 


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