Fluid-preserved Specimen Imaging Workshop

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General Information

When: March 3-4, 2020 (Travel: March 2nd & 5th)
Where: Dickinson Hall, University of Florida; Gainesville, FL
Organizers: Dave Blackburn, Jill Goodwin, Gil Nelson, Emily Braker, Zach Randall, and Molly Phillips
Expected number of participants: 20


This is an invited workshop of fewer than 20 attendees and will focus on high level discussions of the solutions, challenges, and bottlenecks as well future enhancements and improvements required to advance the quality, imaging efficiency, and research use of fluid-preserved specimen images. This is not a typical iDigBio imaging training workshop. We hope to come out of this event with results to define the course forward for expanding and enhancing the use of fluid-preserved specimen images across all domains.

Logistic Information

Airport: Gainesville Regional Airport
Airport transportation: hotel shuttle, taxi, uber, lyft
Workshop hotel: Holiday Inn (walking distance of workshop venue)
Workshop venue: Dickinson Hall, University of Florida
Invited participant support: Hotel cost covered; flight and per diem expenses reimbursed.


Details of agenda will be updated and finalized at a later point, however we anticipate using the format below.

Day 1
8-8:30 Check in, coffee, breakfast
8:30 Workshop Overview and Framing Gil Nelson
8:50 A Glimpse at the Future of Specimen Imaging Dave Blackburn
style="background-color:#ffffc7;" 9:10 Photogrammetry Nelson Rios
9:30 3D Surface Scanning Zach Randall & Ed Stanley
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-12:30 Speakers
12:30-1:30 Lunch (provided)
1:30-5:00 Breakout group discussion
Day 2
8-8:30 Coffee, breakfast
10:15-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-12:30 Speakers
12:30-1:30 Lunch (provided)
1:30-3:30 Breakout group discussion
3:30-5:00 Gather concluding perspectives/ Wrap up