Identifying the colour of bacterial colonies using DBSCAN in OpenCFU

In my PhD work, I've had to count a lot of dots on Petri dishes. It is a pretty mundane task but still very important. The majority of dishes I see look something like this: Each dot is a colony of E. coli bacteria, and there are two strains grown there in competition with each … Continue reading Identifying the colour of bacterial colonies using DBSCAN in OpenCFU

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Uploading to the local App Engine development server

For a while I've been working with Google's App Engine to power a new web site. Following some recent changes that were made to the database, I needed to host a local copy of the database in the development server for testing. In theory this isn't too hard, I was able to find the instructions … Continue reading Uploading to the local App Engine development server