Nico Stuurman, Ph.D. will be presenting the webinar "μManager: Open source software for microscope image acquisition" on Wednesday, July 23 at 12:00 pm ET. Nico is a Research Associate in the laboratory of Ron Vale at the University of California San Francisco where he is involved in microscopy and computer programming.
Research microscopes are usually equipped with digital cameras and motorized equipment such as shutters, stages, and filter wheels, necessitating computer control. Several commercial solutions exist, which are often tied to specific hardware, are often available only on Windows, are difficult to extend and incorporate in novel workflows, and do not allow for inspection of the source code. We therefore developed μManager, a freely available open source software package for control of motorized microscopes, which runs as a plugin to ImageJ. μManager is cross-platform (Windows, Mac, and Linux), hardware agnostic (it works with an ever growing number of microscopes and peripherals and device support can be written by anyone), extensible (through scripting and plugin interfaces, as well as hooks to other environments such as Python and Matlab), and is easy to use.
In this webinar I will give some background about the purpose and capabilities of μManager, demonstrate the most common ways μManager is used to acquire microscope data, highlight a few of the μManager plugins that extend its functionality, and show what is involved in configuring a microscope system.
This webinar will be useful for microscopists considering the use of μManager as well as for μManager users who want to learn more about the capabilities of the software.