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Tracking B Cells from Two-Photon Microscopy Images Using Sequential Monte Carlo

  • David Olivieri
  • Ivan Gomez Conde
  • Jose Faro
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 93)

Abstract

A python based software package that implements Sequential Monte Carlo (SMC) tracking is used for extracting dynamical information of a large collection of individual cells from two-photon microscopy image sequences.We show how our software tool is useful for quantifying the motility of B cells involved in immune response and for validating computational immunologic models. We describe the theory behind our algorithm and discuss the architecture of our software. Finally, we demonstrate both the functionality and utility using a practical example from videos of the germinal center reactions.

Keywords

Sequential Monte Carlo Germinal Center Reaction OpenCV Library Principal Class Reference Histogram 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Olivieri
    • 1
  • Ivan Gomez Conde
    • 1
  • Jose Faro
    • 2
  1. 1.Computer ScienceU. VigoSpain
  2. 2.Fac. BiologyU. VigoSpain

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