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Open Dissemination of Novel Imaging Tools for the Research Community

Award Imaging Scientist

Funding Cycle Cycle 2


Uri Manor, PhD

Salk Institute for Biological Studies (Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Core)


Dr. Uri Manor is an imaging scientist with a strong background and experience in computational methods and cell biology. As Director of the Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Core, he provides training, education, and computational support to Core users. His recent work pioneering novel imaging tools has led to the development of deep learning software and fluorescent nanobody probes, broadly benefitting the imaging community. He is passionate about the open dissemination of scientific discoveries, tools, and technologies. He is eager to help democratize the next generation of biological imaging methods for the wider biological community.​

Project Description

Advances in biology and computer science are contributing to rapid advances in imaging that will only accelerate. Currently, artificial intelligence (AI) is breaking barriers for microscopy image processing and analysis, and the next frontier is to integrate AI into the microscope itself. Through AI and novel imaging probes, Dr. Uri Manor will integrate big data from multiple sources, such as sequencing and imaging, to achieve a truly holistic understanding of biology and enable researchers to better understand the basic processes that underlie health and disease.