Project 8

Cell tracking in 3D+time images 

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Karol Mikula, co-supervisors: local: Dr. Zuzana Kriva, external: Nadine Peyrieras (P3)


Development of novel methods for cell tracking and lineage tree reconstruction from 4D images of embryo development using numerical methods for solving PDEs, parallel computing implementation & high-performance computing (HPC) strategies to be used as transferable skills.

Expected Results: New mathematical models and numerical methods for tracking objects in 3D+time images, tested and tuned on real microscopic data, implemented on modern parallel computer architectures

Specific Employability: Companies dealing with algorithm & software design, image analysis or engineering simulations


  • Academic: P3 CNRS, Dr Nadine Peyriéras, cell tracking within the zebrafish embryo. P2 UL, Dr Marcel J.M. Schaaf, Single molecule Tracking
  • Industrial: P9 Acquifer AG, Dr Jochen Gehrig, data management for image processing and analysis

Links to other projects: ESR4, 5, 6, 7& 10 for object tracking (cells & viruses), ESR11& 13 for software implementation and modelling.