The CSIRO Biotech Imaging team has a proven track record in developing innovative solutions to practical problems . Our core expertise is in the automated extraction of quantitative information from complex images. Our solutions provide real benefit to our clients in such diverse industries as biotechnology, health, infrastructure monitoring and mineral exploration. Our robust development process is focussed on delivering commercial solutions. Our group (of 12 mathematicians, statisticians, computer scientists and engineers) has extensive publications in image analysis.

CSIRO’s Biotech Imaging team is applying a growing portfolio of image analysis technologies to problems like:

  • measuring and classifying the shapes of nerve cells exposed to drug treatments
  • reliably diagnosing melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer
  • detecting contamination in tablets
  • determining the extent of crack damage in roads and other surfaces.

We are currently developing cellular screening tools for location proteomics, neurobiology and microbiology. HCA-Vision allows researchers to accurately measure cell changes and improve their understanding of biological systems and processes.


Primary Contact

Dr Pascal Vallotton (PhD)
Stream Leader
CSIRO Mathematical & Information Sciences
Phone: 61 2 9325 3208
Fax: 61 2 9325 3200