Characterizing Stem Cell Colonies

A fundamental research problem in stem cell biology is characterizing cell motility and a cell’s response to its external environment, which are related to pathologies such as cancer and cardiovascular diseases. In order to gain additional insights into these phenomena, we must analyze cell behavior at different scales: this involves analyzing entire cell colonies while being able to zoom into any cell from each colony. We need advanced visualization hardware for inspecting, sub-setting, measuring and linking image and image feature information. The Augmentarium serves as a platform for inspecting every stem cell colony at low and high resolutions over time, to characterize individual colony properties and their mutual interactions in a stem cell culture.