Fitting Plate-reader Curves with Julia

PlateReaderCore and PlateReaderCurves are Julia packages for fitting and visualizing results from optical plate-readers and similar equipment. The presentation will introduce these packages and describe my experience developing and deploying them.

Optical plate-readers record time-courses of optical readout, typically absorbance or fluorescence. They are used in biology labs for measuring cell growth and enzymatic reactions. I developed the Julia packages PlateReaderCore and PlateReaderCurves for my work with this type of data. Previously, I have developed similar functionality in R, and I'll describe how I have experienced the shift to Julia.