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Bio-Image Semantic Query User Environment

I have been involved in the development and implementation of Bisque, a web based, cross-platform and open-source system for exchange and exploration of 5D  biological images. Bisque provides a platform for data sharing, flexible metadata management, and integrated extensible image analysis and processing.
Currently, the Bisque system is used by many research and commercial institutions including:

  • iPlant: a community of researchers, educators, and students working to enrich all plant sciences through the development of cyberinfrastructure (thephysical computing resources, collaborative environment, virtual machine resources, and interoperable analysis software and data services) that are essential components of modern biology.
  • Pfizer – The Pfizer Neuroscience Research Unit is developing quantitative methods that process the images, keeping track of the processing workflow, and allowing scientists to create new work flows that seamlessly combine multimodal data.

Bisque - Bio-Image Semantic Query User Environment.

Bisque – Bio-Image Semantic Query User Environment.



  • Prof. B.S. Manjunanth, Bio-Informatics Lab and Vision Research Lab, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA


  • [2010,article] bibtex
    K. Kvilekval, D. Fedorov, B. Obara, A. K. Singh, and B. S. Manjunath, "Bisque: a platform for bioimage analysis and management," Bioinformatics, vol. 26, iss. 4, pp. 544-552, 2010.
      author = {Kris Kvilekval and Dmitry Fedorov and Boguslaw Obara and Ambuj K. Singh and B. S. Manjunath},
      title = {Bisque: a platform for bioimage analysis and management},
      journal = {Bioinformatics},
      volume = {26},
      number = {4},
      pages = {544-552},
      year = {2010}