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Wednesday lecture will focus on light microscopy and informatics

Ilya Goldberg, a cell biologist and bioinformatics specialist with the National Institutes of Health, will discuss the Open Microscopy Environment (OME), a system of open-source software and information standards for optical microscopy, in an address here on Wednesday, April 21.

Goldberg’s address, titled “The Open Microscopy Environment: Image Informatics for Functional Genomics,” will begin at 3 p.m. in the Oberkotter Auditorium, Room 270, of Deming Lewis Lab (the physics building).

The event, part of the William E. Schiesser annual lecture series in Computational Approaches to Interdisciplinary Problems in Science and Engineering, is sponsored by the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science and the college’s seven academic departments.

Since 2002, Goldberg has directed the Image Informatics and Computational Biology Unit in the Laboratory of Genetics at NIH’s National Institute on Aging.

Goldberg began the OME project at M.I.T.’s department of biology, where he worked as a research fellow from 1999 to 2002. The project enabled him to combine his interests in cell biology and biochemistry with his interests in computing, a field he has studied for two decades.

Prior to his work with M.I.T., Goldberg served as a research fellow with Harvard’s department of molecular and cellular biology from 1997 to 1999.

Goldberg holds a Ph.D. in cell biology from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

The Schiesser lecture series is named for William Schiesser, the R.L. McCann Professor of engineering and mathematics. It is supported by a fund established by Schiesser’s wife, Dolores T. Schiesser.

--Kurt Pfitzer

Posted on Tuesday, April 20, 2004

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