Overall Objectives
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Highlights of the Year
New Software and Platforms
New Results
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Section: New Software and Platforms


Keywords: Systems Biology - Bioinformatics

Functional Description

In close collaboration with Kirill Batmanov, Cédric Lhoussaine and Cristian Versari from the LIFL (CNRS/Lille Univ) and with Pascal Hersen (MSC lab; CNRS/Paris 7), we developed CellStar, a tool-chain for image processing and analysis dedicated to segmentation and tracking of yeast cells in brightfield time-lapse microscopy movies. To estimate algorithm quality we developed a benchmark made of manually-verified images illustrating various situations. On this benchmark, CellStar outperformed 5 other state-of-the-art methods. The tool-chain is implemented in MATLAB and is provided together with the Python Yeast Image Toolkit benchmark tool.