Bisque (Bio-Image Semantic Query User Environment) : Store, visualize, organize and analyze images in the cloud. It also allow to run workflows using a set of deployed tools, such as CellProfiler, RootTipMultin Nuclear Tracker, Microtubule tracker etc...

Bisque was developed for the exchange and exploration of biological images.

The Bisque system supports several areas useful for imaging researchers from image capture to image analsysis and querying. The bisque system is centered around a database of images and metadata. Search and comparison of datasets by image data and content is supported. Novel semantic analyses are integrated into the system allowing high level semantic queries and comparison of image content.

  • Bisque is free and open-source
  • Flexible textual and graphical annotations
  • Cloud scalability: PBs of images, millions of annotations
  • Distributed storage: local, iRODS, S3
  • Integrated image analysis, high-throughput with Condor
  • Analysis in MATLAB, Python, Java+ImageJ
  • 100+ biological image formats
  • Very large 5D images (100+ GB)
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Fit a model for the growth of yeast cells


This notebook uses the rOMERO-gateway and EBImage to process an Image associated to the paper 'Timing of gene expression in a cell-fate decision system'.

The Image "Pos22" is taken from the dataset idr0040-aymoz-singlecell/experimentA/YDA306_AGA1y_PRM1r_Mating. It is a timelapse Image with 42 timepoints separated by 5 minutes. This Image is used to fit a model for the growth of the yeast cells. The notebook does not replicate any of the analysis of the above mentioned paper.

Its purpose is mainly to demonstrate the use of Jupyter and jython with EBimage.


What it does:

  • For each time point of one movie:
    • Read the image for this time point  from the IDR
    • Threshold the images and count the cells using ebimage functions
  • Fit an exponentional model to the count of cells against time to get a coefficient of grow (exponential factor)




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Cell or particle Counting and scoring stained objects using CellProfiler


This is a jupyther notebook demonstrating the run of a code from IDR data sets by loading a cell profiler Pipeline 

It calls for data directly from the IDR, and can be ran online on a cloud based on a Jupyter Notebook. The example here is applied on real data set, but does not correspond to a biological question . It aims to demonstrates how to create a jupyter notebook to process online plates hosted in the IDR.

It reads the plate images from the IDR.

It loads the Cell Profiler Pipeline and remove the reading modules from this defaults pipeline.

It creates a csvfile and display it in the notebook.

It makes some plot with matplotlib.





Python/C++ port of the ImageJ extension TurboReg/StackReg written by Philippe Thevenaz/EPFL.

A python extension for the automatic alignment of a source image or a stack (movie) to a target image/reference frame.

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Bioconductor provides tools for the analysis and comprehension of high-throughput genomic data. Bioconductor uses the R statistical programming language, and is open source and open development. It has two releases each year, 1560 software packages, and an active user community. Bioconductor is also available as an AMI (Amazon Machine Image) and a series of Docker images.

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CSBDeep, a toolbox for Content-aware Image Restoration (CARE) in Fiji


Deep learning for fluorescence image restoration (denoising, deconvolution). Requires training on your data set but the procedure is described.




Neuroconductor is an open-source platform for rapid testing and dissemination of reproducible computational imaging software, specialized in brain medical imaging (MRI, fMRI, DTI, etc...) but that could be used on a wider range of images. The goals of the project are to:

  • provide a centralized repository of R software dedicated to image analysis;
  • disseminate quickly software updates;
  • educate a large, diverse community of scientists using detailed tutorials and short courses;
  • ensure quality via automatic and manual quality controls; and
  • promote reproducibility of image data analysis.


Based on the programming language R, Neuroconductor starts with 68 inter-operable packages that cover multiple areas of imaging including visualization, data processing and storage, and statistical inference. Neuroconductor accepts new R package submissions, which are subject to a formal review and continuous automated testing.

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EBImage provides general purpose functionality for image processing and analysis. In the context of (high-throughput) microscopy-based cellular assays, EBImage offers tools to segment cells and extract quantitative cellular descriptors. This allows the automation of such tasks using the R programming language and facilitates the use of other tools in the R environment for signal processing, statistical modeling, machine learning and visualization with image data.

EBImage is available through the Bioconductor software project ( Strengths Lightweight Suitable for automated, scripted analyses All functions are documented with examples Modular links to R and Bioconductor software, notably imageHTS and cellHTS2 Community support via the Bioconductor mailing list Reproducible (image) analysis using the Sweave report-writing system




ORION: Online Reconstruction and functional Imaging Of Neurons: segmentation and tracing of neurons for reconstruction.

A project to develop tools that explore single neuron function via sophisticated image analysis. ORION software bridges advanced optical imaging and compartmental modeling of neuronal function by rapidly, accurately, and robustly generating, from structural image data, a cylindrical morphology model suitable for simulating neuronal function. The goal of this project is to develop a computational and experimental framework to allow real-time mapping of functional imaging data (e.g., spatio-temporal patterns of dendritic voltages or intracellularions) to neuronal structure, during the very limited duration of an acute experiment.




The invention comprises a software tool, NeuronMetrics, which functions as a set of modules that run in the open-source program ImageJ. NeuronMetrics features a novel method for estimating neural “branch number” (a measure of the axonal complexity) from two-dimensional images. In addition, the tool features a novel method for modeling neural structure in large “gaps” that result from image artifacts.


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