Recent publications

Authors: M. Montévil; G. Longo; G. Frezza; D. Ceccarelli
Book Chapter, In Press
Authors: M. Montévil
Journal Article, 2018
Authors: M. Montévil; A. Pocheville
Journal Article, 2017
Authors: G. Longo; M. Montévil
Journal Article, 2017
Authors: M. Montévil
Journal Article, 2017

Maël Montévil's research page

Investigations in theoretical biology


What is SAMA?

Software for Automated Morphological Analysis or SAMA is a plugin that is operated via the imaging platform, FIJI. Although the analysis is done using R, the user-friendly interface of SAMA integrates imaging and analysis in FIJI.

If you use SAMA, please refer to the associated paper [1]

SAMA aims to describe morphological aspects of many objects observed in 3d, in particular but not exclusively epithelial structures in 3d culture.

SAMA is released under the Gnu Public License.

Download SAMA (compatible with windows, mac OSX and Linux)

Download example dataset

Alternative, computer generated example dataset.

Source code for the Rbind plugin

Documentation for SAMA in pdf.


  • 22 october 2015: compatibility with version 3.5 of 3D imagej suite and better handling of errors.
  • 14 august 2015: compatibility with version 3.3 of 3D imagej suite
  • 3 may 2015: first prerelease.


  1. Paulose, Tessie, Maël Montévil, Lucia Speroni, Florent Cerruti, Carlos Sonnenschein, and Ana M Soto. (04/2016AD) 2016. Sama: A Method For 3D Morphological Analysis. Plos One, PLoS ONE, 11: 1-14. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0153022.