Showtime 2020

SMLM Cluster analysis • Webinar • 26 August 2020

Register and/or Submit an abstract

A special “Cluster analysis showtime” session will take place as part of SMLMS 2020. It includes a free online webinar on August 26th, followed by an onsite session at SMLMS 2021.

Cluster Analysis Showtime 2020

The “Cluster analysis showtime” targets newcomers to SMLM who wish to analyse their data for the first time, experts in SMLM quantification and spatial point pattern statistical tools, as well as scientists interested in clustering strategies in general.

The 2020 webinar will provide not only guidelines, tools for comparison and insight into existing cluster analysis methods, but also a unique platform to identify challenges that remain to be addressed in an open floor panel discussion with experts (analysis tools developers and their open critics).

We invite you to submit abstracts for this very special event, until July 15th, 2020, with a particular interest on in-progress or newly published work. For further information, please contact the organizers: J. Griffie ( and D. Sage (

“To cluster or not to cluster?” – that is the challenge!

Cluster analysis Showtime is providing data sets to try your latest cluster analysis tools on!

The aim is firstly to provide fair comparison between existing methods, that will be presented during the seminar, over a range of biologically relevant data sets. But, it is also to give the opportunity to developers to assess how their latest ideas might compare to these existing methods. Importantly, it is a necessary step towards comprehensive user guidelines.

You can access all the required information to take part as well as the data sets by uploading the following zip file.