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BayesFlow: latent modeling of flow cytometry cell populations

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BayesFlow: latent modeling of flow cytometry cell populations
Background: Flow cytometry is a widespread single-cell measurement technology with a multitude of clinical and research applications. Interpretation of flow cytometry data is hard; the instrumentation is delicate and can not render absolute measurements, hence samples can only be interpreted in relation to each other while at the same time comparisons are confounded by inter-sample variation. Despite this, most automated flow cytometry data analysis methods either treat samples individually or ignore the variation by for example pooling the data. A key requirement for models that include multiple samples is the ability to visualize and assess inferred variation, since what could be technical variation in one setting would be different phenotypes in another. Results: We introduce BayesFlow, a pipeline for latent modeling of flow cytometry cell populations built upon a Bayesian hierarchical model. The model systematizes variation in location as well as shape. Expert knowledge can be inc...
Kerstin Johnsson, Jonas Wallin, Magnus Fontes
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Type Journal
Year 2016
Where BMCBI
Authors Kerstin Johnsson, Jonas Wallin, Magnus Fontes
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