QuimP is software for tracking cellular shape changes and dynamic distributions of fluorescent reporters at the cell membrane.
QuimP's unique selling point is the possibility to aggregate data from many cells in form of spatio-temporal maps of dynamic events, independently of cell size and shape. QuimP has been successfully applied to address a wide range of problems related to cell movement in many different cell types. Currently it is being transformed into a more general purpose tool for studying transmembrane signalling, with major improvements in terms of usability and scalability. BBSRC support its development to turn QuimP into a sustainable open source resource for the biomedical research community.
QuimP consists of a set of plugins for ImageJ, originally developed by Till Bretschneider. Richard Tyson made major contributions to add a unique tool for mapping cell contours. Piotr Baniukiewicz is the current lead developer taking QuimP to the next level.