eSSENCE research in focus
Large-scale analysis of live cells
Obtaining quantitative data from large-scale experiments of live cells is of great importance for understanding molecular and cellular processes such as basic cellular processes in bacterial cells, and for design of personalized treatments based on cancer stem cells from patients. Live-cell experiments carried out using automated imaging systems often produce massive amounts of data containing far more information than can be digested by a human observer. A recurring task in many experiments is the tracking of large numbers of cells or particles and the analysis of their spatiotemporal behavior. The importance of using computer vision-based methods to accomplish this task is well recognized, but in practice investigators often encounter obstacles due to the lack of user-friendly software and infrastructure in terms computing resources and data storage.