The German Society of Human Genetics, formerly the "Society of Anthropology and Human Genetics", was founded in 1987. Its principal objective is the promotion of research, education and practicing in all areas of human genetics. The society organizes scientific meetings, conferences and workshops to share and discuss scientific progress. In addition, the society encourages and integrates different scientific and clinical specialties of human genetics.
Innovative Solutions for Automated Imaging
Since 1986, MetaSystems has been developing and manufacturing systems for automated microscope based imaging. Our close communication and relationships with our customers have been an essential part of the MetaSystems philosophy; the last 30 years have proven that this is a successful strategy. From humble beginnings, MetaSystems has grown into a leading solutions provider while still being connected to our roots as an independent, employee-owned, innovation-driven company.
MetaSystems’ latest innovation, Neon, is a dynamic, modern imaging platform which reliably manages cases, images, and results from single workstation environments to large multi-user, multi-site installations. The Neon imaging platform ensures that all relevant information is accessible whenever needed.
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Slide Imaging and Image Analysis for Diatom Morphometrics
Light microscopy analysis of diatom frustules is widely used in basic and applied research [...]. For image acquisition, we use a Metafer slide scanning system [...]. In position list
mode, a list of user-defined positions, spread arbitrarily over the slide, can be imaged. [...] The vertical position of objects can be determined by automatic creation of a focus map, i.e., based on interpolation between reference points, or by autofocusing at each position captured, or using a combination of both. [...] Our two-cycle microscopy and image analysis procedure starts with a low-resolution area scan [...]. The overlapping low-resolution images are stitched together to a virtual slide using the VSlide software [...]. For locating and selecting valves of interest, the low-resolution images [...] are processed by SHERPA. [...] We use the VSViewer software to import the position list provided by SHERPA [...] into the virtual slide [...]. The annotation function of the viewer enables to manually add positions of interest if some objects deemed relevant were missed by SHERPA [...]. This allows for combining (semi-)automated and manual selection of valves of interest. [...] The annotated virtual slide from step 5 contains the (X, Y) position data required for selectively imaging the valves of interest. [...]. Extending the size range reported for F. kerguelensis (quite substantially, by nearly 45% in the case of apical length) nicely illustrates the advantages of a (semi-)automated approach formicroscopic morphometry of diatom valves, primarily that it makes documenting and measuring large numbers of specimens feasible with moderate effort.
MetaSystems Distributor Meeting 2018 in Nassau, The Bahamas
The yearly MetaSystems Distributor Meeting (DM), brought into life in 2002 as a platform to gather all international partners of MetaSystems and other members of the global MetaSystems family, just ended last week. The DM is being organized in turns by MetaSystems Headquarters, MetaSystems USA (MGI), and MetaSystems Asia. Since MGI is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2018 they decided to choose a special location: Nassau, The Bahamas!
25 Years of MetaSystems Group, Inc. (MGI)
As the first abroad office of MetaSystems, MetaSystems Group, Inc. (MGI) will turn 25 years in 2019. Therefore the company, being the official organizer of the 2018 MetaSystems Distributor Meeting (DM) took advantage of this fact and Dr. Uli Klingbeil, founder of MGI, presented the history of the company on this event. As an acknowledgement of all staff members who helped turing MGI into the thriving enterprise it today is, the company celebrated its birthday on the white sands of the Bahamas, next to Nassau on New Providence Island.