Reconstructing dynamics from snapshots

Stanislav Shvartsman & Carmeline Dsilva - Princeton University
Oct 15 2014 - 3:00pm
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110 Fine Hall

We will discuss data collection and data mining issues arising in the imaging studies of embryonic development, using the early Drosophila embryo as a model system. In these experiments, the progress of embryogenesis must be reconstructed from images of fixed embryos, each of which has been arrested at a different and generally unknown point of its development. This will be a two-part talk. First, we will describe the experimental system and give an overview of imaging experiments. Next, we will show how a collection of snapshots can be registered and ordered in time to produce a movie that provides a compact summary of the joint dynamics chemical and mechanical processes that control embryogenesis.