Table 1

Resources in Brunn


A PlateType defines the size of a plate.


A PlateLayout defines which wells are used for dilution series, blank and controls. It also defines all calculation functions.


A MasterPlate defines which substances with which concentrations are in which wells.


A Compound is a substance whose effects are of interest.

Cell Line

A Cell Line represents a cultured cell type that is grown outside the body. Can be bred for specific properties such as drug resistance

Patient Cell

A Patient Cell represents tissue samples from a patient.


A Plate corresponds to a real life plate and is what result data is coupled to.

Plates in Brunn are built in a stepwise process where the result of each step is stored in the database as one resource type.

Alvarsson et al. BMC Bioinformatics 2011 12:179   doi:10.1186/1471-2105-12-179

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