BICCN Spring 2022 Virtual Meeting

BICCN Spring 2022 Virtual Meeting

The BICCN Spring 2022 Virtual Meeting will be held on Monday, June 6, 2022.

Please find important event information below, including the meeting agenda and how to get assistance during the meeting.

Register by May 31

Active grants: Spring 2022

Join on zoom

Meeting ID: 977 4210 4539
Passcode: 149997


Monday, June 6, 2022



Time: Eastern

Time: Pacific

Zoom meeting opens to participants




Introduction: goals for meeting, comments on BICCN productivity, 5 year overview

Yong Yao, NIH
John Ngai, NIH
Mike Hawrylycz, Allen Institute for Brain Science

12:00-12:15pm 9:00-9:15am

BICCN WG 2.0 Updates

Moderator: Mike Hawrylycz, Allen Institute for Brain Science



Mouse Whole Brain Atlas

Eran Mukamel, UCSD, Hongkui Zeng, Allen Institute for Brain Science

12:15-12:30pm 9:15-9:30am
Proteomic Brain Atlas

Elizabeth Hillman, Columbia University, and others

12:30-12:45pm 9:30-9:45am
Developing Brain Atlas

Tom Nowakowski, UCSF

12:45-1:00pm 9:45-10:00am
Anatomy and Morphology

Hongwei Dong, UCLA

1:00-1:15pm 10:00-10:15am
Enhancer Working Group and DREAM Challenge

Bing Ren, UCSD

1:15-1:30pm 10:15-10:30am





New BICCN Investigators

Moderator: Carol Thompson, Allen Institute for Brain Science


Brain Observatory Storage Service and Database (BossDB)

Brock Wester, Johns Hopkins University

1:45-2:00pm 10:45-11:00am
Spatially resolved multi-omics profiling of the human brain hippocampus

Rong Fan, Yale University

2:00-2:15pm 11:00-11:15am
Single cell synaptic connectivity in mouse visual cortex

Forrest Collman, Allen Institute for Brain Science

2:15-2:30pm 11:15-11:30am





BICCN Insights, Outcomes, and Future Directions

Moderator: Lydia Ng, Allen Institute for Brain Science



A paradigm shift from DNA- to RNA-based cell type technology

Josh Huang, Duke University

2:45-3:00pm 1:45am-12:00pm
Molecular insights from single-cell mouse brain atlas

Hongkui Zeng, Allen Institute for Brain Science

3:00-3:15pm 12:00-12:15pm
The challenge of matching cell types

Richard Scheuermann, J Craig Venter Institute, and Jesse Gillis, University of Toronto

3:15-3:30pm 12:15-12:30pm
Insights from and future directions for human and cross-species comparative single cell atlasing

Ed Lein, Allen Institute for Brain Science

3:30-3:45pm 12:30-12:45pm
Using single-cell and spatial transcriptomics to study human brain development Aparna Bhaduri, UCLA 3:45-4:00pm 12:45-1:00pm
The logic of neuronal diversity in the brain: How well does that periodic table analogy hold?

Andreas Tolias, Baylor College of Medicine

4:00-4:15pm 1:00-1:15pm





Early Career Researcher BICCN Collaborative Awardees

Moderator: Lauren Kruse, Allen Institute for Brain Science



Developmental events drive cell type identity in the cerebral cortex

Katie Matho, CSHL

4:25-4:35pm 1:25-1:35pm
DNA Methylome and 3D chromatin landscape of cell types across the mouse brain

Hanqing Liu, Salk Institute

4:35-4:45pm 1:35-1:45pm
Identifying robust features of neuronal identity

Stephan Fischer, CSHL

4:45-4:55pm 1:45-1:55pm
Celebrating the BICCN Mike Hawrylycz, Allen Institute for Brain Science 4:55-5:00pm 1:55-2:00pm
Adjourn - 5:00pm 2:00pm
Virtual social Join us for a social to celebrate the accomplishments of the BICCN! 5:00-5:30pm 2:00-2:30pm


Joining the meeting on Zoom

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