BICCN Spring 2020 Virtual Meeting

BICCN Spring 2020 Virtual Meeting

Thank you for attending the BICCN Spring 2020 Virtual Meeting on June 3, 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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Time: Eastern

Time: Pacific

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Meeting introduction

Yong Yao, John Ngai, Mike Hawrylycz



Scientific Advances of the Mini-atlas

Fangming Xie
Nik Jorstad
Meng Zhang
Andreas S. Tolias
Tanya Daigle
Hongwei Dong
Katie Matho
Jingtian Zhou
Yang Li



Consortium Retrospective on Mini-atlas collaboration

Yong Yao
Karl Marrett
Eran Mukamel
Timothy Tickle
Maryann Martone







BICCN 2.0 Collaborative Analysis

Session lead: Yong Yao



Panel 1: Whole mouse brain census
Chair: Hongkui Zeng
Panelists: Joe Ecker, Evan Macosko, Bing Ren, Xiaowei Zhuang, Eran Mukamel

Panel 2: Circuit focus including applying all data modalities to a given circuit and/or generating molecularly annotated brain wiring diagram at meso-scale
Chair: Hongwei Dong
Panelists: Ed Boyden, Partha Mitra, Guoping Feng, Julie Harris, Z. Josh Huang, Ed Lein, Ulrich Mueller, Anthony Zador, X. William Yang, Xiaowei Zhuang

Panel 3: Identifying cell type-specific gene regulatory elements and testing cell-targeting viral constructs
Chair: Bing Ren
Panelists: Hongkui Zeng, Bosiljka Tasic, Ed Lein, Josh Huang, Evan Macosko, Joe Ecker, Jay Shendure, Jonathan Ting

Panel 4: Comprehensive cell census of developing brains and cell lineage
Chairs: Josh Huang, Paola Arlotta
Panelists: Hongkui Zeng, Arnold Kriegstein, Tomasz Nowakowski, Noah Snyder-Mackler, Jay Shendure, Hagen Tilgner

Data Blitz

Aparna Bhaduri
Xiaoyin Chen
Chongyuan Luo
Pavel Osten
Nicholas Foster
Ed Boyden
Tommaso Biancalani
Brian Herb
Hanchuan Peng
Chang Park
Jiarui Yang
Blue Lake
Lior Pachter
Hanqing Liu



Closing remarks

Michael Hawrylycz




Joining the meeting on Zoom

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