Published on 23.06.2023

Helmholtz Imaging Conference 2023 Recap

Group photo HI Conference 2023

Let’s take a look back at our Helmholtz Imaging Conference 2023!

Joint Day of Helmholtz Imaging & Helmholtz AI Conferences on 14 June 2023 at the Kuppel in Hamburg

On 14-16 June 2023, we hosted our 3rd Annual Helmholtz Imaging Conference in Hamburg, and we extend our gratitude to everyone who made the three-day event in Hamburg an exciting and memorable experience. Participants from various backgrounds came together for engaging talks, thought-provoking unconference sessions, and the sharing of research and ideas among peers.

Unconferencing at Joint Day of Helmholtz Imaging & Helmholtz AI

On the 1st day, jointly organized with Helmholtz AI, everyone gathered at the Kuppel in Hamburg. An inspiring venue for an inspiring program! The day commenced with captivating presentations, followed by two distinct parts. Participants had the option to choose between attending a well-curated session featuring insightful talks or joining our first-ever unconference, where they played an active role in driving discussions. This new and exciting format was further accentuated by the incredible venues chosen for the working groups, with participants gathering in unique settings such as a saloon, in close proximity to a carousel, a beach bar, and even an Autoscooter.

At DESY on the 2nd and 3rd days, we were privileged to have a remarkable lineup of speakers who delivered captivating presentations on topics related to image analysis, visualization of research data, and modern reconstruction methods in imaging. Alongside the talks, our participants engaged in a poster session, where they presented their research and exchanged ideas. Additionally, we held a highly anticipated award ceremony to honor the Best Scientific Image 2023 within the Helmholtz community, and we congratulate Lin Yang from Helmholtz Munich for winning this year’s Best Scientific Image award. Furthermore, Christian Schroer invited our participants to a fascinating guided tour at the PETRA III synchrotron at DESY where they were lucky to meet two power user groups from University of Göttingen and Hereon.

Thanks to everyone for contributing to the success of the Helmholtz Imaging Conference 2023! We eagerly anticipate the next year’s event, where we hope to reunite with familiar faces and welcome new imaging enthusiasts.

Tour at PETRA III at DESY with Christian Schroer on 16 June 2023

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To relive the conference experience, you can explore this collection of photographs in the gallery below. The photos were taken by Jörg Modrow.

We would like to extend a special thank you to our speakers, session chairs and moderator (on the 1st day) for their thought-provoking presentations and excellent moderation:

Prof. Dr. Beate Heinemann (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY), Prof. Dr. Matthias Rehahn (Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon), Prof. Dr. Matthias Tschöp (Helmholtz Munich), Prof. Dr. Fabian Theis (Helmholtz AI), Prof. Dr. Christian Schroer (Helmholtz Imaging, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY), Dr. Judith Katzy (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY), Dr. David Greenberg (Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon), Prof. Dr. Björn Menze (TU München), Dr. Annika Reinke (HI, DKFZ), Dr. Anna Kreshuk (EMBL) and Prof. Dr. Björn Ommer (LMU), Lena Messerschmidt (Helmholtz Association), Peter McKeown (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY), Dr. Fabian Hoppe (DLR German Aerospace Center), Dr. Jenia Jitsev (Forschungszentrum Jülich), Dr. Manuel Kirchen (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY) and Dr. Peter Steinbach (HZDR Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf), Prof. Dr. Dagmar Kainmüller (Helmholtz Imaging, Max Delbrück Center MDC), Prof. Jan Lellmann (University of Lübeck), Dr. Tingying Peng (Helmholtz Munich),bDr. Andrea Thorn (University of Hamburg), Eric Upschulte (Forschungszentrum Jülich), Dr. Stefano Bianco (GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences), Dr. Annette Hammer (DLR German Aerospace Center), Dr. Ahmed J. Afifi (KIT Karlsruhe Institute for Technology), Dr. Tom Kwasnitschka (GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel), Simon Schneegans (DLR German Aerospace Center), Dr. Natalia Shevchenko (HZDR Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf), Prof. Dr. Olaf Kolditz (UFZ Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research), Deborah Schmidt (Helmholtz Imaging, Max Delbrück Center MDC), Adriaan Graas (CWI Computational Imaging), Dr. Sibylle Petrak (Hellma GmbH & Co. KG), Marco Mauritz (University of Münster), Dr. Johannes Hagemann (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY), Dr. Oleh Melnyk (Helmholtz Munich), Lorenz Kuger (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY), Prof. Dr. Christina Brandt (University of Hamburg), Dr. Heidi Seibold, Dr. Paul Jäger (Helmholtz Imaging, German Cancer Research Center DKFZ), Prof. Dr. Dagmar Kainmüller (Helmholtz Imaging, Max Delbrück Center MDC), and Prof. Dr. Martin Burger (Helmholtz Imaging, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY).


Hamburg, Desy, Helmholtz AI Conference, 14 Juni 2023,
Hamburg, Desy, Helmholtz AI Conference, 14 Juni 2023,
Hamburg, Desy Tour mit Christian Schroer, Hamburg, Helmholtz Imaging_Conference, Desy, 16.06.2023
Hamburg, Desy Tour mit Christian Schroer, Hamburg, Helmholtz Imaging_Conference, Desy, 16.06.2023