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Cell Painting Image Collection

biology cell imaging cell painting fluorescence imaging high-throughput imaging imaging life sciences microscopy


The Cell Painting Image Collection is a collection of freely downloadable microscopy image sets. Cell Painting is an unbiased high throughput imaging assay used to analyze perturbations in cell models. In addition to the images themselves, each set includes a description of the biological application and some type of "ground truth" (expected results). Researchers are encouraged to use these image sets as reference points when developing, testing, and publishing new image analysis algorithms for the life sciences. We hope that the this data set will lead to a better understanding of which methods are best for various biological image analysis applications.

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CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication


Managed By

The Broad Institute

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Usage Examples


Resources on AWS

  • Description
    Images, extracted features and aggregated profiles are available as a S3 bucket
    Resource type
    S3 Bucket
    Amazon Resource Name (ARN)
    AWS Region
    AWS CLI Access (No AWS account required)
    aws s3 ls --no-sign-request s3://cytodata/

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