P2 training and_life_as_a_postdoc_(kota_miura)

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P2 training and_life_as_a_postdoc_(kota_miura)

  1. 1. Training and Life as a Postdoc (in case of Kota) EMBL-EBI / DKFZ Bioinformatics Career Day Kota Miura (miura@embl.de) Centre for Molecular and Cellular Imaging, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany May 24, 2012 DKFZ, HeidelbergKota Miura (miura@embl.de)
  2. 2. Overview of CMCI (2006 - ) Image Processing & Analysis… Teaching in many places: EU (EMBO courses), Germany, Japan, - Teaching Courses France, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Finland, Sweden, Singapore, Spain - Organize seminars - Consulting & Collaborations - Developments - Research
  3. 3. Consulting & Collaborations Recursive Model Project Model 1 Experiments -> Microscopy -> Image Processing -> Image Analysis Project Model 2 Microscopy Experiments Image Analysis Image Processing
  4. 4. Centre for Molecular and Cellular Imaging (CMCI) @EMBL The Concept of CMCI network Facilities Research Units e.g. ALMF 1. Tree-like human resources structure in EMBL 2. Association of researchers crossing over different labs and units  “CMCI as a meta-system, network” EMBL Cell Bio. & Biophysics Dev. Bio. Genome Units GroupsKota Miura (miura@embl.de) CMCI
  5. 5. Background 1989 – 1993: International Christian University (Tokyo, Undergraduate) social behavior of monkeys, macaca (field research ) cucumber stomata development (video microscopy) 1993 – 1996: Osaka University (Osaka, Master) single cell migration, physarum 8 years of graduate school!! 1996 – 2001: Zoological Institute, LMU (Munich, Ph.D.) multicellular migration, dictyostelium phototaxis 2001 – 2005: Cell Biology and Biophysics, EMBL (PosDoc, Heidelberg) phototaxis + vesicle dynamics + image analysis + simulation 2005 – : Centre for Molecular and Cellular Imaging, EMBL (Heidelberg) Image processing & Analysis, SimulationsKota Miura (miura@embl.de)
  6. 6. Zoological Institute, LMUKota Miura (miura@embl.de)
  7. 7. - What attracted you to this position?- I like to analyze things. My job fits to this. Computer is a great tool for analysis.- What do you enjoy most about your job?- Satisfies curiosity in many directions. In depth discussion with people.Resulting beautiful plots. Coding is like gardening.- What skills are useful in your role?- Knowledge on biology, physiology, analytical chemistry, programming. Manymore skills I need but missing still.

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