Dr. David Breen presents paper at VDA '13

wing cell image
The image presents a result from the reconstruction method where the wing disc's apical cell faces have been color-coded as a function of their areas.

February 6, 2013 — Dr. David Breen, associate professor of computer science, presented the paper "3D Surface Reconstruction and Visualization of the Drosophila Wing Imaginal Disc at Cellular Resolution" at the SPIE Conference on Visualization and Data Analysis held in Burlingame, CA, February 4-6, 2013.

The paper describes a set of techniques that produces 3D geometric models of the wing imaginal discs of larval Drosophila melanogaster, along with a polygonal mesh that represents the cell faces on the model's apical surface. Co-authors of the paper include Drexel CS PhD candidate Linge Bai, Dr. Thomas Widmann of the Center for Genomics and Oncological Research, Dr. Frank Jülicher of the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems and Dr. Christian Dahmann of the Dresden University of Technology.