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The Center for Living technologies congratulates Nian Vervoort for winning the poster prize at the Science for Life conference. The conference was held at the Jaarbeurs Utrecht on 14 November, 2022.

Nian presented the poster titled “Generalizing in silico labeling for live cell imaging and expansion microscopy“. This research is part of her Master’s thesis and is jointly supervised by scientists Wilco Nijenhuis (Utrecht University) and Sam van Beuningen (UMC Utrecht). The study uses an existing computational workflow of in silico labelling to provide insight on how different types of training data affect the performance and generalization capability of the model. Also, it has translated the workflow from diffraction limited microscopy to tenfold robust expansion microscopy (TREX).

Science for Life is a collaboration of research groups from Utrecht University and the UMC Utrecht, in the fields of molecular, cellular and pharmaceutical sciences as well as plant biology. They operate in close interaction with the Hubrecht Institute and Princess Maxima Center and aim to build a campus-wide community for fundamental life scientists, fostering high-level interdisciplinary research. More information can be found at https://www.uu.nl/en/research/life-sciences/science-for-life-conference/about