2020 Online Bernstein Network Conference Workshop

Bernstein Network Online Conference Workshops

Join Allen Institute scientists for a pre-conference workshop on the Allen Brain Observatory. Bernstein Network Online Conference registration is free but is required to attend.

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Leveraging Open Datasets from the Allen Brain Observatory for Computational Neuroscience

This program will teach participants how to take advantage of Allen Brain Observatory data via hands-on tutorials and a showcase of scientific talks. Our publicly available datasets include both 2-photon calcium imaging and dense electrophysiological recordings from the visual cortex of awake mice. The data has been collected under highly standardized conditions using rich visual stimulus sets to facilitate comparisons across experiments and recording modalities. These readily accessible, well-documented datasets can be used by the community to test new analysis methods, evaluate models of neural function, or generate ideas for targeted studies.

We will begin by introducing participants to the scientific motivation and technical details of the Allen Brain Observatory experiments. We will then demonstrate how to use the AllenSDK, an open-source Python library that provides a convenient interface for data retrieval and analysis. A hands-on tutorial will prepare participants to dive in to their own analysis of these neural recordings. In the second half of the workshop, invited speakers from both inside and outside the institute will provide examples work that has already been carried out with Allen Brain Observatory data.

Workshop details

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
2pm-10pm CET/5am-1pm PT

Agenda

Session

Speakers

Time: CET

Time: Pacific

Workshop begins

 

2:00pm

5:00am

2-photon dataset tutorial

Saskia de Vries

2:00-3:25pm

5:00-6:25am

Neuropixels dataset tutorial

Josh Siegle

3:30-5:00pm

6:30-8:00am

Break

 

5:00-5:30pm

8:00-8:30am

A large-scale, standardized physiological survey reveals functional organization of the mouse visual cortex

Michael Buice

5:30-6:00pm

8:30-9:00am

Hippocampal-visual cortical coupling during offline states

Huijeong Jeong

6:00-6:30pm

9:00-9:30am

Distributed cortical subnetworks revealed with multi-area electrophysiological recordings

Xiaoxuan Jia

6:30-7:00pm

9:30-10:00am

Statistical assessment of interactions among multiple brain regions from Neuropixels recordings

Rob Kass

7:00-7:30pm

10:00-10:30am

Break

 

7:30-8:00pm

10:30-11:00am

Is the role of noise to help generalization?

Stefan Mihalas

8:00-8:30pm

11:00-11:30am

TBA

TBA

8:30-9:00pm

11:30am-12:00pm

Comparing neural responses in mouse visual cortex acquired with electrophysiology and two-photon imaging

Josh Siegle

9:00-9:30pm

12:00-12:30pm

Panel discussion

All speakers

9:30-10:00pm

12:30-1:00pm