Anima is an image analysis workflow platfrom built on top of Anduril.

Anima acts as a superplatform for the existing imaging applications, and can run components and software written in Java, Bash (i.e. any binary), Perl, Python, R, or Matlab. In addition Anima provides API to the batch environments of Fiji, CellProfiler and ImageMagick.


Please cite us if using Anima:

  • Anima: Modular workflow system for comprehensive image data analysis. Ville Rantanen, Miko Valori and Sampsa Hautaniemi, Front. Bioeng. Biotechnol. doi: 10.3389/fbioe.2014.00025
  • Publication at Frontiers
  • BibTeX entry


Visualization of an analysis measuring the intensity profile of a protein marker on the blue line (nucleus-to-nucleus):

Anima is a Latin word, describing breath, wind, air, the breath of life, vital principle, and soul. Read more at Wikipedia. In addition, it’s an abbreviation from ANduril IMage Analysis.