About Open Imaging

Open Imaging is a new company set up by the µManager development team to further develop µManager and provide µManager-related services.

µManager (Micro-Manager) is an open source software package for microscope image acquisition and device control. µManager has been developed in Ron Vale's lab at the University of California, San Francisco, since 2005. As academic grant funding for µManager development ends in fall, 2015, we (the development team) have moved to Open Imaging, where we will continue this valuable project.

Open Imaging is committed to keeping µManager free and open source, which means that development and distribution of the software will be supported by paid services that we provide starting on October 1, 2015, including our subscription-based µManager User Service Program.

Contact Us

Please send an email to info@open-imaging.com.

Our Team

Mark A. Tsuchida, Ph.D., Cofounder, CEO & Co-CTO
Mark became a full-time member of the µManager team at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in 2013, bringing with him a strong background in software engineering, microscopy, and cell biology and a passion for software tooling for science. In addition to making important improvements to µManager at the software infrastructure and device control level, Mark has made significant efforts to improve the team's ability to assist users remotely with troubleshooting.
Chris Weisiger, Cofounder & Co-CTO
Chris is an experienced software engineer with over 5 years of experience with microscopy software development. He joined the UCSF µManager Team in 2014, and has been spearheading a project to overhaul and revamp µManager's scripting and plugin programming interface and its image viewer and data handling subsystems, with the goal of creating a robust foundation for future extensions by both the µManager team and plugin developers.
Nico Stuurman, Ph.D., Cofounder
Nico is original co-creator of µManager and has devoted a significant amount of his time since 2005 to the development of the software as well as building and assisting its community of users and promoting the use of open technology in microscopy. Nico is a staff scientist in Ron Vale's lab at UCSF and an internationally recognized microscopy expert who, in addition to being a highly productive researcher, has taught numerous microscopy courses.
Ronald D. Vale, Ph.D., Cofounder
Ron is a professor at UCSF and an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He was awarded the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award in 2012. In addition to running a highly successful lab that has made significant contributions to the understanding of molecular motors and T-cell signaling mechanisms. Ron has founded a many community and outreach projects, including µManager, iBiology, and Microscopy4Kids.