In addition to the epidemiology presentation this morning at SUNY Geneseo's 9th Annual GREAT Day symposium, I also presented a poster with Matthew Taylor on the use of computer vision in the localization of fluorescently labeled genomes in the extremely polyploid Epulopiscium sp. Type B. As a test-case for this technology, we used the coordinates for the localized chromosomes to estimate the chromosome density for cells during different life stages. For those interested, the poster is a good read.
As a part of our presentation, we presented a 3D model of chromosomes localized from a cell that forming daughters. The model is rendered in WebGL using the three.js library with support for both mouse and Leap Motion control.
The demonstration was a hit with students and faculty alike, and our poster was selected for academic excellence and will be displayed in Milne Library until next year's GREAT Day.