Software called Micropilot may help researchers struggling to pinpoint particular cells in their microscopes. The technology, developed by European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) scientists, searches for cells with specific features.
After detecting the cells that a researcher is interested in, the software can initiate experiments, automatically recording time-lapse videos, for example, or using lasers to mark fluorescently tagged proteins and record their movement.
This looked interesting to me, but what do you think? Will this EMBL software cut down an experienced microscopist’s workload and search time?