The Superworm Group
Back Row: Nat Wetzel, Silvester Czanner, Stu Pomerantz, Mike Spring, Demian Nave, Cindy Gadd and David Deerfield.
Front Row: Art Wetzel, Huawei Weng, Zeynep Altun, and Dave Hall.
Not pictured: Cori Bargmann, Rick Fetter and Robyn Lints.
We are proposing to create an image archive and communication database of electron micrographs of the worm obtained from
"thin sections" of the animal for the worm community. This resource would consist of a comprehensive set of digitized images
covering all portions of the adult wild type hermaphrodite, as well as additional sections from other stages, the male and
the mutants (e.g., L1). The archive will be accessed via a browser that would allow an individual to perform interactive,
arbitrary slice viewing of the entire worm dataset (10-80 TBytes) at various scales, store locally the original slice data,
as well as to create and maintain public and private annotations that can be linked to specific voxels, cells or tissues
(when segmented or identified). The browser will also provide reconstructed 3D volumetric data for regions of interest.
Threaded discussion groups will be installed to facilitate collaborative interactions.
Source of TEM data will include archival images from the MRC, AECOM, Cal Tech and others. Provisions will be made to allow
uploading of datasets for private analysis.
For instructions on how to get the PSC Volume Browser to see worm datasets, click here (coming soon).
Sun Jun 27 20:32:07 EDT 2004