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Biochemical Annotations of Mass Spectrometry Imaging Data

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Project Summary

Mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) provides label-free localization of hundreds of biochemicals — metabolites, lipids, exposomes, drugs and peptides — from single cells to tissue sections. This capability has opened up unprecedented opportunities in diagnosis and pathophysiology understanding of diseases such as cancers, diabetes, neurodegenerative, and metabolic disorders. However, MSI analysis is not supported by the napari ecosystem, which has left out the growing spatial metabolomics community from taking advantage of napari’s powerful visualization and image analysis capabilities.

This project will provide an interactive napari interface for metabolite and lipid annotations of mass spectrometry imaging data.


Principal Investigator
Prasad Phapale, PhD
Prasad Phapale, PhD
Co-Principal Investigator
Jianxu Chen, PhD
Jianxu Chen, PhD