New postdoc!

We are very happy to welcome Juan Li.

Juan obtained her PhD at Wuhan University (China) studying root growth and has been working as a researcher at the Guizhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

She will be spending a year with us thanks to the support of the China Scholarship Council.

New preprint!

New results! A fresh volumetric look on lateral root initiation.

We digitized growing LR using PlantSeg analyse how volume partition  during divisions. We find that cells integrate growth and division to precisely partition their volume upon division.

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New collaborative paper

Very happy to see the publication of the manuscript describing “PlantSeg” a tool for the accurate and versatile segmentation of plant tissues into cells.

It has been a great team work together with Adrian Wolny & Lorenzo Cerrone from the labs of A. Kreshuk & F. Hamprecht (EMBL & Uni Heidelberg) as well as Kay Schneitz’s lab (Athul Vijayan, Rachele Tofanelli – TU Munich) and many others.

PlantSeg uses neural networks and diverse segmentation algorithm to segment plant cells in 3D in complex tissues. You can feed it confocal or light sheet images. We showcase its performances on lateral roots, ovules, shoot meristems, leaves and many more tissues. It works so well, that it can even segment non plant images (e.g. fly wing disc).

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