BICCN Fall 2020 Virtual Meeting

BICCN Fall 2020 Virtual Meeting

Thank you for attending the BICCN Fall 2020 Virtual Meeting on October 23, 2020. Please find important information on the meeting agenda, joining the meeting with Zoom, and how to get assistance during the meeting.

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Meeting introduction

Michael Hawrylycz, Yong Yao, and John Ngai



Introductory talks by new awardees

  • Ed Boyden - Multiplexed Nanoscale Protein Mapping Through Expansion Microscopy and Immuno-SABER
  • Fei Chen - A high resolution molecular and lineage atlas of the mouse brain using Slide-seq
  • Evan Macosko - A cellular atlas of the primate and human basal ganglia
  • Dawen Cai - Development of a scalable strategy for reconstructing cell-type determined connectome of the mammalian brain
  • Yongsoo Kim - Establishing Common Coordinate Framework for Quantitative Cell Census in Developing Mouse Brains
  • Nenad Sestan - Developmental cell census of human and non-human primate brain
  • Bing Ren and Josh Huang - Large-scale discovery and validation of cell type enhancers for viral targeting and circuit manipulation



BICCN 2.0 Collaborative Proposals: Updates and Progress

BICCN Collaborative Proposals: Updates and Progress

Focusing on molecularly annotated wiring diagrams of the mammalian brain, Hongwei Dong



Optional demos

Demo 1: Visualizing and Analyzing Multi-Omic BICCN Data Using NeMO Analytics, Ronna Hertzano



Demo 2: Expansion microscopy and how it can be used to enable nanoscale multiplexed imaging of proteins, RNAs, and cellular morphologies, Ed Boyden

Demo 3: Single cell methylome sequencing data in a web app, Hanqing Liu

BICCN Collaborative Proposals: Updates and Progress

Gene regulatory elements, Bing Ren



BICCN Collaborative Proposals: Updates and Progress

Single cell resolution of the developing mouse brain, Paola Arlotta







BICCN Collaborative Proposals: Updates and Progress

Whole mouse brain atlas, Hongkui Zeng



BICCN Collaborative Proposals: Updates and Progress

Brain cell 3D proteomic atlas, Kwanghun Chung



Optional demos

Demo 1: An overview of Terra: the BCDC Cloud computing Environment, Tim Tickle and Brian Herb



Demo 2: C3: Cloud Mobile Platform for Image and Neuron Annotation, Hanchuan Peng

Demo 3: Joint profiling of histone modifications and transcriptome in single cells from mouse cortex and hippocampus, Bing Ren

Demo 4: Using the scisorseqr package to understand the cell-type specific and spatial signatures of alternative splicing, Anoushka Joglekar

Human/NHP cell types

Ed Lein and Arnold Kriegstein



Forum on cell types and standards

Standards and standardization for the BICCN, Owen White

Capturing and Standardizing Cell Type Knowledge for the Community, Mike Hawrylycz



Happy half hour Informal networking and discussion breakout rooms 5:00-5:30pm 2:00-2:30pm


Joining the meeting on Zoom

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During the meeting:

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Assistance before or during the meeting

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