In order to understand an image of a biological sample and what it represents, one needs to understand its metadata. Metadata is the information behind the image that shows the experimental procedure, image acquisition settings, and the analysis performed on the data in order to obtain the represented image. Dr. Jason Swedlow explains what constitutes image metadata, and provides examples on how to catalog, organize, analyze, and share the metadata of biological images.
Types of metadata, OME, BioFormats, Omero, Data management, CellProfiler
- What is image metadata and why is it important?
- What’s the difference between proprietary and open file formats?
- What’s the value of using data management tools?
Dr. Jason Swedlow is a professor at the University of Dundee in Scotland, and co-founder of the Open Microscopy Environment (OME) project. Swedlow obtained his bachelors in Chemistry from Brandeis University (1982), and completed his PhD in Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco (1994). He continued his scientific training as a postdoctoral fellow… Continue Reading