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Supporting the Open-Source CellProfiler Codebase

Award Imaging Software Fellow


Nodar Gogoberidze

Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard


Nodar Gogoberidze, a Principal Software Engineer in the Cimini Lab at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, will support the existing open source CellProfiler codebase as part of contributing to collaborative, open source projects that will benefit the entire bioimaging software ecosystem. Nodar will focus on extending CellProfiler for nascent bioimage analysis workflows and their data and algorithmic requirements. This includes adding new capabilities within CellProfiler and increasing avenues of integration, while keeping ease of use for the end user at the forefront. Nodar will also collaborate with other developers to help support and improve the ecosystem of software tools available to the bioimaging community.

Project Description

The open-source CellProfiler has been used in a wide range of experiments, analyzing images of specimens such as cells, yeast colonies, and worms in support of research on diseases ranging from breast cancer and leukemia, to liver disease and HIV. The software has been cited over 6,200 times since being published in October 2006.