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3D OPT Microscopy Grid: Bringing the Grid to the Biomedical workbench

3D OPT

Speeding up Bioimaging by 20:1. Capturing the complex and evolving patterns of genetic information determining the development of an embryo and relating them to the emerging tissue structure is critical to the understanding of the genetic interactions that underlie the processes of normal development, disease and evolution. Archival, retrieval, search and visualisation of the vast amount of 3D data are key tools of the bio-analyst. However search and analysis of this type of information is conventionally both time consuming and laborious. Now a demonstrator has been developed to show how the work of the bio-scientist can be enhanced by Grid technology. Not only does the Grid provide the scientist with faster access to data, it makes feasible the on-line processing and visualisation of the data in the scientist's laboratory. In one demonstration, processing time was reduced from 5 hours to 15 minutes.

Maturity: Initial Research
Region: UK
Type: Demonstrator
Grant Value: £48,400.00
Start Date: 01/10/2001
End Date: 31/01/2002
Project Status: completed
Funding Agency: Core


Project Members
PI
Dr Richard Baldock


Collaborating Organisations
MRC Human Genetics Unit (University of Edinburgh)
National e-Science Centre


Component(s) Project Develops
Application Services
Data Cataloguing and Provenance
Data Management Services
Grid Computational Services
Visualisation Services


Application Area(s) associated with Project
Bio-Sciences
Medical

 

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