Computer Vision for Microbiology
Bruce Maxwell, Allyson Cheever, and Daniel Nolan
I'll present a science division funded project we started this summer in cooperation with Frank Fekete in Biology. The project involves exploring what is possible through visual analysis of bacterial colonies. We developed an imaging setup, software interface, and several automatic and semi-automatic analysis methods that duplicate or enhance analysis currently done manually. The visual analysis methods are faster, non-destructive, and provide more accurate quantitative analysis than current practices in microbiology.