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Stereology & Image Analysis

After 25 years of publishing Unbiased Stereology in paperback, the authors Vyvyan Howard and Matt Reed decided that it is time to make it more widely available. Therefore they have made the 3rd edition of Unbiased Stereology available for free download as a PDF. This is the most recent revision...

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The winner of the 2022 Outstanding Paper Award in memory of Hans Jørgen G Gundersen is Anna Pukaluk, the first author of the paper Pukaluk et al. (2022): An ultrastructural 3D reconstruction method for observing the arrangement of collagen fibrils and proteoglycans in the human aortic wall under mechanical load (Acta Biomaterialia 141, 300-314). This is an annual award, intended to recognize best papers containing original work in the field of stereology, which are judged on scientific merit, technical and general quality, expected impact, originality, and relevance to stereology.

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The International Society for Stereology and Image Analysis (ISSIA) would like to congratulate Dr. Zhiyang Yao, who was awarded the first prize at the 4th edition of the ISSIA PhD competition. His PhD thesis "Research on Compton camera imaging for proton therapy beam monitoring" was conducted unde...

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It is with great sadness that we inform you that Bente Pakkenberg, former president for the International Society of Stereology (1996-2000) and international expert in neurostereology, passed away on April 14th, 2023.

Bente Pakkenberg dedicated her professional career to stereology. She graduate...

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The International Congress for Stereology and Image Analysis is a top-level conference organized by the International Society for Stereology & Image Analysis (ISSIA) to promote stereology and image analysis in a wide range of disciplines. The 16th ICSIA will be held in Xi'an City (China) at Sh...

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Hans Jørgen G. Gundersen was born on this day 80 years ago (May 2, 1943). We keep his memory alive by calling for nominations for an annual "Outstanding Paper Award in memory of Hans Jørgen G Gundersen" initiated by the Board of the International Society for Stereology & Image Analysis (ISSIA). Th...

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Using design-based stereological methods, researchers from the Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil, and the University of Bristol Veterinary School, UK, have identified the brain structures involved in behavioural responses to cocaine. Scientists believe that the phenomenon underpins abuser...

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The winner of the 2021 Outstanding Paper Award in memory of Hans Jørgen G Gundersen is Nick Yao Larsen, the first author of the paper Larsen et al. (2021): Cellular 3D-reconstruction and analysis in the human cerebral cortex using automatic serial sections (Communications Biology 4, 1-15). This is the first instance of the annual award, intended to recognize best papers containing original work in the field of stereology, which are judged on scientific merit, technical and general quality, expected impact, originality, and relevance to stereology.

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The International Society for Stereology and Image Analysis (ISSIA) organizes a PhD competition intended to recognize a PhD conducted in the area of stereology and/or image analysis. The competition is open to PhD students who defended their thesis after September 1st 2019. In addition, it is requ...

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The Board of the International Society for Stereology & Image Analysis (ISSIA) decided to instigate an annual "Outstanding Paper Award in memory of Hans Jørgen G Gundersen". The award will go to papers containing original work in the field of stereology, which will be judged on scientific merit,...

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