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SVI courses and training sessions

Please contact our Sales Department at sales at svi.nl for more information on course content, dates and prices.

We offer highly-rated Huygens imaging trainings at our SVI headquarters in Hilversum, The Netherlands. With these trainings we aim to target complete imaging workflows: from how to acquire images properly towards applying the correct restoration and analysis tools for obtaining the best possible results.

Generally, these intense training sessions consist of two full days of presentations and workshops, and they are offered two times a year (Spring & Fall). Only a small group of participants is allowed so as to ensure that every participant receives full attention. During the course there is enough time reserved to talk to the SVI staff and to discuss data that the participants can bring with them. Sessions are suited for both beginning and advanced microscopists. If requested, we can offer an extra third day of training on Scripting.

More information on a particular session can be found under Program Svi Courses.

Touched subjects include Introduction to image acquisition, Deconvolution, PSF, Pro's and con's of various methods of image acquisition in relation to deconvolution, Imaging artifacts and how to recognize and correct them, Visualizing and analyzing large datasets, Searching and organizing microscopy data efficiently. Upon request tailored courses can be given.

After attending one of these courses, you know how to recognize imaging artifacts and how to get the best out of your image data.

Remote workshops are offered to introduce deconvolution and the Huygens software to our customers and their users. This service is part of the Maintenance and Upgrade (M&U) contract. New licenses always include a full year of M&U, and additional years can be purchased.
Many Huygens customers organize imaging courses, and our SVI specialists are happy to contribute with a remote presentation on deconvolution and a Huygens workshop. Temporary Huygens licenses are available for course members to let them actually have a hands-on with the Huygens software.

On-site workshops and courses are provided at conferences and research institutes all over the world. A few courses are given annually. If you are interested in a course at your Institute or in its vicinity, you can contact our Sales Department at sales at svi.nl.

Quotes from the attendants:

  • "I had expected a lot, but what I got was well beyond my expectations. After all this years working with a microscope, this course really deepened my knowledge. Thank you! (September 2017)."
  • "I wished I had followed this course much earlier. I have meanwhiles recommended it to several people (September 2017)."
  • "This was an excellent course and very hands on. It has the best integration of lecture/apply it yourself of any imaging course I have attended or been part of. The diversity of speakers was refreshing and provided a nice level of enthusiasm as many individuals presented lectures on things they had a role developing. (October 2016)."
  • "The SVI Huygens training course is one of the best image processing and analysis courses that I have attended. Some of the reasons for this is the friendly and including atmosphere provided by a highly skilled and service-minded staff. The course had an excellent mix between theoretical and practical sessions, where all questions brought up during the course received full attention and was addressed in a very good manner. I also liked that there was several presenters, so that for each topic an SVI expert presented hers/his special area of interest/research, making the talks compelling and comprehensive (October 2015)."
  • "Enjoyable and very interesting. The enthusiasm of the presenters was infectious, and they were all well-prepared and knowledgeable. I was particularly impressed with the level of individual attention during the hands-on sessions: amazing to have a ratio of 1:1 for staff to participants. (October 2015)."
  • "Overall, I must say this 2-day course is highly useful to me as it covers many useful information. Thank you very much for all your work! (October 2015)."
  • "Thank you all for the course, it was really interesting and informative training for me. In some moments it could be a little bit slower, but in general the training was OK (October 2014)."
  • "Thank you very much for the slides and the great workshop from all of you guys at SVI (October 2014)."
  • "I enjoyed the course and appreciated the quality of the presentations and presenters; skill-full and friendly (May 2014)."
  • "Overall, I think I haven't learned so efficiently for quite a while. Due to style of presentations, hands-on, small group and quality of presenters. Excellent! Thanks for the good time! Enjoyed your course from basics to scripting massively! (May 2014)"
  • "thank you also for the training, we were impressed and satisfied - it was our pleasure to take part the course in your headquarter (May 2014)".
  • "The Course was much more interesting than I expected. I was positively surprised by the good preparation of the presenters and their ability of transmitting the key concepts - even to those who do not have any experience with deconvolution. Hands-on session was incredibly useful!"
  • "Great course, I learned a lot. Especially the hands-on sessions were very useful."
  • "Thank you for the excellent course that you had given. I had learned a lot about deconvolution."
  • "In total we found the workshop very productive. I think the students learned a lot and also we learned something new. So, thank your very much again for your two sessions and also your time you invested before."
  • "Thank you for the excellent course that you had given. I had learned a lot about deconvolution."
  • "...we were very impressed by the presentations. He really managed to get us into what deconvolution can do for our images and to explain all the complicated algorithms without showing one mathematical equation. This was absolutely brilliant. ... This workshop was excellent."
  • "Congratulations!!! The course was really easy to follow, the subjects were interesting and the pace really appropriate."
  • " Great course given by very helpful, enthusiastic and skilled people."
  • " I spent a wonderful time, and the training course was super useful. I enjoyed the course a lot and recommend it to everyone."

One of our staff members (on the right) is discussing images that the participants brought with them.
One of our staff members (on the right) is discussing images that the participants brought with them.

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