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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.


Please, make the following citation in any publication related to our software:

"QuimP [1] used in this study was developed at the University of Warwick with support from BBSRC (BBR grant BB/M01150X/1).”

[1] Piotr Baniukiewicz, Sharon Collier, Till Bretschneider, QuimP: analyzing transmembrane signalling in highly deformable cells. Bioinformatics, Volume 34, Issue 15, 1 August 2018, Pages 2695-2697, doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/bty169.

QuimP is supported by the following institutions
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"We are one of seven Research Councils that work together as Research Councils UK (RCUK). We are funded by the Government's Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)."


  "The Software Sustainability Institute cultivates world-class research with software. The Institute is based at the universities of Edinburgh, Manchester, Southampton and Oxford."


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