Selected publications of Christophe Zimmer (June 2006)


Image Analysis for biology

Statistical detection

  • B. Zhang, J. Enninga, J-C. Olivo-Marin and C. Zimmer: Automated super-resolution detection of Fluroescent Rods in 2D, Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI 2006), April 6-9, 2006, Arlington, Virginia, USA, pp. 1296-1299. [IEEE Xplore]

Deformable models for cell tracking

  • J. Pécréaux, C. Zimmer, J-C. Olivo-Marin, Biophysical active contours for cell tracking I: tension and bending, accepted for publication in IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, Atlanta, USA, October 8-11, 2006.
  • C. Zimmer, B. Zhang, A. Dufour, A. Thébaud, S. Berlemont, V. Meas-Yedid and J-C. Olivo-Marin, On the digital trail of mobile cells, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Special Issue on Molecular and Cellular Bioimaging, vol. 23, nb. 5, pp. 54-62, May, 2006. [IEEE Xplore]
  • A. Dufour, V. Shinin, S. Tajbakhsh, N. Guillén, J-C. Olivo-Marin and C. Zimmer, Segmenting and tracking fluorescent cells in dynamic 3D microscopy with coupled active surfaces, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Special Issue on Molecular and Cellular Bioimaging, 14, 9, 1396-1410, September, 2005.[PubMed] [IEEE Xplore]
  • C. Zimmer and J-C. Olivo-Marin, Coupled parametric active contours, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 27, 11, November, 2005.[PubMed] [IEEE Xplore]
  • C. Zimmer, B. Zhang, S. Blazquez, E. Labruyère, F. Frischknecht, R. Ménard, N. Guillén, and J-C. Olivo-Marin, "Automated cell tracking tools for quantitative motility studies", American Institute of Physics Conference Proceedings, vol. 755,  pp. 177-184, ISIS International Symposium on Interdisciplinary Science, Natchitoches, Louisiana (USA), 6-8 October 2004. [AIP abstract]
  • B. Zhang, C. Zimmer, J-C. Olivo-Marin : Tracking fluorescent cells with coupled geometric active contours, Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI 2004), pp. 1223-1226, 2004.[IEEE Xplore]
  • C. Zimmer, E. Labruyère, V. Meas-Yedid, N. Guillén and J-C. Olivo-Marin. Segmentation and tracking of migrating cells in videomicroscopy with parametric active contours: a tool for cell-based drug testing, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, vol. 21, no. 10, 2002.[PubMed] [IEEE Xplore]



  • N. Dey, L. Blanc-Feraud, C. Zimmer, Z. Kam, P. Roux, J-C. Olivo-Marin, and J. Zerubia, Richardson-Lucy algorithm with Total Variation Regularization for 3D Confocal Microscope Deconvolution, Microscopy Research and Techniques, Apr 3, 69 (4), pp. 260-266, 2006. [PubMed]
  • N. Dey, L. Blanc-Féraud, C. Zimmer, Z. Kam, J.-C. Olivo-Marin and J. Zerubia, A deconvolution method for confocal microscopy with total variation regularization, Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI 2004), pp. 476-479, 2004. [IEEE Xplore]


  • Cabal, G., Genovesio, A., Rodriguez-Navarro, S., Zimmer, C., Gadal, O., Lesne, A., Buc, H., Feuerbach-Fournier, F., Olivo-Marin, J.-C., Hurt, E.C., and Nehrbass, U. SAGA interacting factors confine sub-diffusion of transcribed genes to the nuclear envelope. Nature, 441, 770-3, 2006. [PubMed]
  • Blazquez S, Zimmer C, Guigon G, Olivo-Marin JC, Guillen N, Labruyere E., Human tumor necrosis factor is a chemoattractant for the parasite Entamoeba histolytica., Infect. Immun.,74 (2), 1407-11, 2006. [PubMed]
  • E. Coudrier, F. Amblard, C. Zimmer, P. Roux, J-C. Olivo-Marin, M-C. Rigothier and N. Guillén, Myosin II and the Gal-GalNAc lectin play a crucial role in tissue invasion by Entamoeba histolytica, Cellular Microbiology, 7 (1), 19-27, 2005.[PubMed]
  • F. Frischknecht, P. Baldacci, B. Martin, C. Zimmer, S. Thiberge, J-C. Olivo-Marin, S. Shorte, R. Ménard, Imaging movement of malaria parasites during transmission by Anopheles mosquitoes, Cellular Microbiology, 6 (7), 687-694, 2004.[PubMed]
  • E. Labruyère, C. Zimmer, V. Galy, J-C. Olivo-Marin, and N. Guillén. EhPAK, a member of the 21-activated kinase family, is involved in the control of Entamoeba histolytica migration and phagocytosis, Journal of Cell Science, 116, 61-71, 2003.[PubMed]
  • V. Das, B. Nal, A. Roumier, V. Meas-Yedid, C. Zimmer, J-C. Olivo-Marin, P. Roux, P. Ferrier, A. Dautry-Varsat, A. Alcover, Membrane-cytoskeleton interactions during the formation of the immunological synapse and subsequent T-cell activation, Immunological Reviews, 189, 123-135, 2002.[PubMed]



  • K. Ferrière, C. Zimmer, M. Blanc, Quasi-interchange modes and interchange instability in rotating magnetospheres, Journal of Geophysical Research, 106, 327-343, 2001.
  • P. Louarn, B.H. Mauk, M.G.Kivelson, W.S. Kurth, A. Roux, C. Zimmer, D.A. Gurnett, and D.J. Williams, A multi-instrument study of a jovian magnetospheric disturbance, Journal of Geophysical Research, 106, 29883-29898, 2001.
  • C. Zimmer, K. K. Khurana, M.G. Kivelson, Subsurface oceans on Europa and Callisto: constraints from Galileo magnetometer observations, Icarus, 147, 329-347, 2000.[ScienceDirect]
  • M.G. Kivelson, K.K. Khurana, C.T. Russell, M. Volwerk, R.J. Walker, and C. Zimmer, Galileo magnetometer measurements strengthen the case for a subsurface ocean at Europa, Science, 289, 1340-1343, 2000.[PubMed]
  • K. Ferrière, C. Zimmer, M. Blanc, Magnetohydrodynamic waves and gravitational/centrifugal instability in rotating systems, Journal of Geophysical Research, 17, 17335-17356, 1999.
  • M.G. Kivelson, K.K. Khurana, D.J. Stevenson, L. Bennett, S. Joy, C.T. Russell, R.J. Walker, C. Zimmer, and C. Polanskey, Europa and Callisto : Induced or intrinsic fields in a periodically varying plasma environment, Journal of Geophysical Research, 104, 4609-4625, 1999.