Overall Objectives
Research Program
Application Domains
Highlights of the Year
New Software and Platforms
New Results
Partnerships and Cooperations
XML PDF e-pub
PDF e-Pub

Section: New Software and Platforms


Keywords: Systems biology - Bioinformatics

Functional Description

In close collaboration with Kirill Batmanov, Cédric Lhoussaine and Cristian Versari (LIFL, CNRS/Lille Univ), with Szymon Stoma (Inria; now ETHZ), and with Pascal Hersen (MSC, CNRS/Paris7), 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 tools. The tool-chain is implemented in Matlab and is provided together with the Python Yeast Image Toolkit benchmark tool.