Toward cellular resolution atlases of the mammalian brain
IMB Distinguished Seminar by Michael Hawrylycz
Michael Hawrylycz, Ph.D, Sr. Director, Informatics, Allen Institute for Brain Science, Seattle, USA.
About the lecture
Progress in higher throughput single cell profiling techniques in neuroscience has allowed for the potential for cellular resolution atlases of the mammalian brain. The necessary multiple components of these atlases include the transcriptome, morphology, electrophysiology, epigenetic and other modalities and have advanced the field from mesoscale tissue profiling to cellular level characterization of the brain. We survey work in the mouse and human toward this goal at the Allen Institute, the Human Cell Atlas, and within the recently formed NIH Brain Initiative Cell Census Network.
About the speaker
Mike Hawrylycz joined the Allen Institute in 2003. He is responsible for the direction of the data analysis and annotation effort. Hawrylycz has worked in a variety of applied mathematics and computer science areas, addressing challenges in consumer and investment finance, electrical engineering and image processing, and computational biology and genomics. Hawrylycz received his Ph.D. in applied mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He subsequently was a post-doctoral researcher in the Computer Research and Applications Group at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. More information here.
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