Services & Facilities

Software development

The TDS actively develops and maintains software to analyse both images and their resulting data:

  1. Several ImageJ macros are maintained that are useful for some screening microscopes (Perkin Elmer Opera, Yokogawa CV7000) and change some image formats
  2. KNIME HCS tools are modules necessary for analyzing screening data with KNIME. These include plate viewers, normalization algorithms, population analysis node, quality control methods etc
  3. To enhance the flexibility of KNIME, several scripting languages have been integrated into KNIME (R, Python, Java) to rapidly develop code and generate a GUI for non computer literate scientists. Many templates are maintained for special plotting functions, statistical testing, distance measures etc.

Conference organization

The TDS frequently participates in the organization of conferences. Current conferences are:


  • ELRIG, Drug Discovery 2-3 September 2015 near Manchester.
  • SBI2, Society of Biomolecular Imaging and Informatics annual meeting, Boston


  • High Content Screening Conference, 27-30 June 2016 Dresden


  • Marc Bickle is on the advisory of Cellectricon SA, the High Content Screening Group of Astra Zeneca
  • Marc Bickle is on the European Council and Education Committee of SLAS Europe
  • Marc Bickle is on the editorial board of JBS