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Visualization of image data from cells to organisms

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  • Thomas Walter
  • David W. Shattuck
  • Richard Baldock
  • Mark E. Bastin
  • Anne E. Carpenter
  • Suzanne Duce
  • Jan Ellenberg
  • Adam Fraser
  • Nicholas Hamilton
  • Steve Pieper
  • Mark A. Ragan
  • Jurgen E. Schneider
  • Pavel Tomancak
  • Jean-Karim Heriche

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S26-S41
Number of pages16
JournalNature Methods
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010


Advances in imaging techniques and high-throughput technologies are providing scientists with unprecedented possibilities to visualize internal structures of cells, organs and organisms and to collect systematic image data characterizing genes and proteins on a large scale. To make the best use of these increasingly complex and large image data resources, the scientific community must be provided with methods to query, analyze and crosslink these resources to give an intuitive visual representation of the data. This review gives an overview of existing methods and tools for this purpose and highlights some of their limitations and challenges.

    Research areas

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Microscopy, Image Processing, Computer-Assisted

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