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Unique identifier OMICS_21859
Alternative name Volume-object annotation system
Software type Application/Script
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Input format TXT
Operating system Unix/Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Programming languages C++
Computer skills Advanced
Stability No
Maintained No


  • Invertebrates
    • Caenorhabditis elegans
    • Drosophila melanogaster


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Analysis of in vivo single cell behavior by high throughput, human in the loop segmentation of three dimensional images

BMC Bioinformatics
PMCID: 4659165
PMID: 26607933
DOI: 10.1186/s12859-015-0814-7

[…] imple, two-step idea. Cells are first detected, and these detections are then used to seed a segmentation algorithm. Detection can be performed manually (using a 3D browsing interface similar to e.g. VANO []) or by a machine learning algorithm trained from a set of manual annotations used to bootstrap the procedure. We chose a machine learning procedure, somewhat similar to e.g. Ilastik [] and dis […]


Towards 3D in silico modeling of the sea urchin embryonic development

PMCID: 3877407
PMID: 24386014
DOI: 10.1007/s12154-013-0101-x

[…] digital atlas of the first larval stage (L1) with single-cell resolution was obtained from confocal images of 15 individual worms []. Gene expression and cell fate were then investigated [] with the volume-object annotation system []. More recently, NucleiTracker4D (available at was used for the semiautomatic tracking of nuclei imaged by laser sca […]


Pattern Recognition Software and Techniques for Biological Image Analysis

PLoS Comput Biol
PMCID: 2991255
PMID: 21124870
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000974

[…] rofiler-Classifier provides an example of this iterative selection and classification refinement . For 3-D images, objects for classification can be selected and annotated using tools such as OMERO , VANO , and V3D , which can allow ROI or image-based annotations of large and complex 3-D microscopy images, including combinations of 3-D, multi-channel, and time-lapse.It is important to note that wh […]


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VANO institution(s)
Janelia Farm Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ashburn, Virginia, VA, USA

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