• 21 July 2020, Congratulations to Carlotta and Silvia!
    Congratulations to Carlotta and Silvia who attained their master's degree in Bioengineering at the University of Padova after being part of the VAMPIRE research group for several months during their ERASMUS experience!

  • 27 April 2020, Congratulations to Dr. Emma Pead!
    Congratulations to Emma Pead who successfully passed her PhD viva!
    External examiner: Dr Yalin Zheng from Liverpool.

VAMPIRE (Vessel Assessment and Measurement Platform for Images of the REtina) is a software application for efficient, semi-automatic quantification of retinal vessel properties with large collections of fundus camera images. VAMPIRE is also an international collaborative project of several image processing groups and clinical centres in Europe, Asia and the UK. The system aims to provide efficient and reliable detection of retinal landmarks (optic disc, retinal zones, main vasculature), and quantify key parameters used frequently in investigative studies, currently vessel width, vessel branching coefficients, and tortuosity.

The ultimate vision is to enable efficient quantitative analysis of large collections of retinal images acquired from multiple instruments.

Tools from the VAMPIRE suite have been used by or in collaboration with:

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You are welcome to download and use any of the tools made available on this website. However you are required:
a. To include the following agreement if you publish results achieved, in part, with the help of VAMPIRE software:
"The is made available by the VAMPIRE group at"
b. Not to redistribute VAMPIRE software or data to third parties; instead, point them to our website.

All software is made available "as is". The VAMPIRE group cannot be held responsible for any consequences whatsoever of its download, installation and use.