Research for People
Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT
Software for high content drug research using live cells
At the European Lab Automation Congress, held in Hamburg on June 6 and 7, Fraunhofer FIT demonstrates the new Zeta software for cell division analysis, which we developed for the Bayer Pharma AG. In the quest for new cancer drugs, this software supports the full workflow from cell detection to visualization and exploration. As live cells are studied, the results have a higher biological significance and allow characterizing active agents more precisely.
Fraunhofer FIT Annual Report 2012 available
Twitter for crisis communication: Study shows benefits for the police
A study, currently presented in Paris at the international conference CHI 2013, shows how the police can use social media in crisis in order to promptly communicate with affected residents. Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT, the Rotterdam School of Management and the COT Institute in The Hague analyzed 6672 Twitter messages exchanged between the population and the police during the riots in the summer of 2011.