Computer Science Department
School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
Interactive Search of Adipocytes
Adam Goode, Mei Chen*, Anil Tarachandani**, Lily Mummert*,
In the field of lipid research, the measurement of adipocyte size is an important but difcult problem. We describe an imaging-based solution that combines precise investigator control with semi-automated quantitation. By using unxed live cells, we avoid many complications that arise in trying to isolate individual adipocytes. Instead, we image a small drop of live adipocyte suspension under a microscope, and then quantitate the image using an open-source software tool called FatFind. Since we have developed FatFind on the open-source Diamond distributed search platform, it inherits the scaling, parallelism and remote access attributes of Diamond. This paper reports on the design, implementation, and evaluation of FatFind.
*Intel Research Pitsburgh