Building on advancements in computer vision we now have an array of visual tracking methods that allow the reliable estimation of cellular motion in high-throughput settings as well as more complex biological specimens. In many cases the underlying assumptions of these methods are still not well defined and result in failures when analysing large scale experiments.
Using organotypic co-culture systems we can now mimic more physiologically relevant microenvironments in vitro. The robust analysis of cellular dynamics in such complex biological systems remains an open challenge. I will attempt to outline some of these challenges and provide some very preliminary results on analysing more complex cellular behaviours.
- Mathematical Biology and Ecology Seminar