The relationship between anatomy and function has inspired scientists to tediously map individual neuronal connections in the brain. Combining powerful computational algorithms with advanced serial electron microscopy, researchers have embarked on a herculean task to map every single connection in different animal brains.
In this virtual symposium brought to you by The Scientist, an expert panel will discuss their efforts to chart billions of neuronal connections, which provides unparalleled insights into neuronal cell biology, signal processing, and behavior.
1:10 PM – Petascale Connectomics and Beyond: Opportunities and Challenges Jeff Lichtman, MD, PhD
1:35 PM – A Primate Connectome Towards Understanding Cognition Rui Xu, PhD
2:00 PM – Neural Circuit Motifs for Vector Navigation and Goal-Directed Action Selection: Connectomic Insights From Drosophila Brad Hulse, PhD
2:25 PM – Drug Discovery for Neurodegenerative Diseases Based on Insights From Anatomy and Connectivity Julie Harris, PhD
2:50 PM – Dive Into the Connectome of the Octopus Learning and Memory System Flavie Bidel, PhD
3:15 PM – Open panel Q&A session Sejal Davla from The Scientist's Creative Services Team will be joined by the entire panel in an open question and answer session where presenters will address questions posed by the audience.
Friday, February 25, 2022
1:00 - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
This webinar will also be available on-demand.
Meet the speakers
Jeff Lichtman, MD, PhD Professor Molecular and Cellular Biology Center for Brain Science Harvard University
Rui Xu, PhD Research Scientist Brain and Cognitive Sciences McGovern Institute for Brain Research Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Brad Hulse, PhD Research Scientist Janelia Research Campus
Julie Harris, PhD Vice President Preclinical Biology Cajal Neuroscience
Flavie Bidel, PhD Research Associate Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior University of Minnesota
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