Bioimaging, high-resolution images for the analysis of cellular phenomena
Two researchers from the Politecnico awarded by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Giorgia Tortora, PhD student of the second year, and her Supervisor, Professor Andrea Bassi, from the Department of Physics of the Politecnico di Milano have been awarded by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative(CZI), a California philanthropy that supports research for the advancement of bioimaging technologies.
Both the award-winning projects provide for the improvement and expansion of new functionalities of the software already created by our researchers in the biological field, allowing a significant advancement of bioimaging technologies: the aim is to facilitate the development of new microscopy techniques and optical nanoscopy by reconstructing high-resolution images (even beyond the diffraction limit of light). The software can be used for the analysis of cellular and biological dynamic phenomena.
The software will be freely available (open source), in the form of plugins on the napari platform, created with Python code, which allows scientists to view and analyze multidimensional images in an effective and intuitive way even without having previous knowledge in the field of software writing. Development will focus on ensuring the quality of existing plugins by improving documentation, user support, usability, and reliability, and adding new key features for cell biology analysis.