Center for Bioimage Informatics (CBI)

Researchers at St. Jude enjoy access to a wide array of state-of-the-art imaging technologies to accelerate discovery. The Center for Bioimage Informatics (CBI), launching in July 2019, will help researchers use these imaging technologies to their fullest.

Available to all St. Jude researchers, CBI will help researchers extract accurate, usable information from the increasingly large, complex data sets generated by today’s rapidly advancing imaging technologies. The center will be operated by full-time staff with expertise in processing, registration, and segmentation of biological imagery, as well as machine learning, computer vision, image-based data quantification and data visualization.

On-staff experts will be available for one-on-one consultations and provide assistance from the project planning stage through data analysis and presentation. Combining the latest techniques in image data management and high-performance computing with open-source, custom-developed and commercial image processing software, the center will provide a range of services to support image-based studies, including:

  • Image data organization and management
  • Image processing
  • Image registration
  • Image segmentation and object tracking
  • Image data visualization and quantification
  • Custom algorithm development

To continue to build the expertise of our research teams, the center will also offer regular training courses on topics such as:

  • Basics of image processing (Fiji and CellProfiler)
  • Advanced image processing (Matlab and Python)
  • Quantitative approaches to image processing
  • Bioimage analysis ethics and presentation

By facilitating and streamlining image-based studies, CBI will help St. Jude researchers apply the full power of today’s sophisticated imaging technologies to answer critical research questions.