Fluid-preserved Specimen Imaging Workshop
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.
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.
|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|
|9:30||3D Surface Scanning||Zach Randall & Ed Stanley|
|9:50||Brainstorm session #1||Sky is the limit--free of financial and other constraints: Aspirations for imaging technologies, challenges, and protocols (artificial intelligence? Machine learning? Conveyor belts?)||Emily Braker Brainstorm 1: sky is the limit: outside of the box; what if we had this (conveyer belt) ? No financial constraints; machine learning (AI);|
|1:30-5:00||Breakout group discussion|
|1:30-3:30||Breakout group discussion|
|3:30-5:00||Gather concluding perspectives/ Wrap up|