Events & Training

Open for (neuro)science: Tutorials and symposium

For almost 20 years, the Allen Institute for Brain Science has accelerated our understanding of how the brain works in health and disease through its unique big, team and open science approach. The public data and resources available at brain-map.org are used by tens of thousands of scientists globally each year. In collaboration with the Allen Institute’s Next Generation Leaders, we bring you a scientific symposium spotlighting our current efforts: to build a “periodic table” of brain cell types, map neural connectivity, and understand and model neuronal activity.

The program will feature the latest findings by Allen Institute scientists as well as researchers across the field who use Allen Institute data or tools for their work. Each day of the symposium will culminate with hands-on tutorials to learn how to get started with finding, accessing, and analyzing selected open resources available at brain-map.org and why those resources may be useful for your research. Leading up to the symposium, join us for more tutorial webinars leading up to the symposium to learn how and why to integrate additional open resources into your research.

This event is geared towards working scientists at the undergraduate, graduate, postdoc, staff scientist, and faculty levels, including those in both academia and industry.

Monday, 3/8/2021 - Wednesday, 3/10/2021
8:00-11:00am Pacific Time (symposium)
11:00am-12:30pm Pacific Time (tutorials)

This event will be held virtually via Zoom webinar. Registered attendees will be sent the link to join in advance of the meeting.

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Pre-symposium tutorials:

November 19, 2020
December 9, 2020
January 28, 2021
February 24, 2021

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Event Overview (All Times Pacific)

Monday, March 8 - Focus on Allen Cell Types Database:

  • Sign in, 7:30-8:00am
  • Welcome and introduction, 8:00am
  • Presentations, 8:00-11:00am
  • Allen Cell Types Database Tutorial, 11:00am-12:30pm

Tuesday, March 9 - Focus on Allen Brain Observatory:

  • Sign in, 7:30-8:00am
  • Welcome and introduction, 8:00am
  • Presentations, 8:00-11:00am
  • Allen Brain Observatory Tutorial, 11:00am-12:30pm

Wednesday, March 10 - Focus on MICrONS Explorer & CCF:

  • Sign in, 7:30-8:00am
  • Welcome and introduction, 8:00am
  • Presentations, 8:00-11:00am
  • MICrONS Explorer & CCF Tutorials (concurrent), 11:00am-12:30pm

Open for (neuro)science Symposium Committee

  • Co-Chair: Keith Hengen, Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis, Allen Institute Next Generation Leader
  • Co-Chair: Tomasz Nowakowski, Ph.D., UC San Francisco, Allen Institute Next Generation Leader
  • Saskia de Vries, Ph.D., Allen Institute MindScope Program
  • Nathan Gouwens, Ph.D., Allen Institute for Brain Science
  • Jeremy Miller, Ph.D., Allen Institute for Brain Science
  • Sharmishtaa Seshamani, Ph.D., Allen Institute for Brain Science
  • Kaitlyn Casimo, Ph.D., Allen Institute

Featured Speakers

  • Coming soon. Full agenda to be shared when all speakers have confirmed.

Tutorials

Join us for tutorials at and before the Open for (neuro)science symposium to learn about selected open resources from the Allen Institute for Brain Science, the science behind them, and how they can transform and accelerate your research.

 

Pre-symposium Tutorials

*Require separate registration

Symposium Tutorials

*Registration included with symposium

 

Symposium tutorials: March 8-10, 2021, 11:00am-12:30pm

Registration is included with the Open for (neuro)science symposium.

Allen Cell Types Database - Transcriptomics

March 8, 2021 | 11:00am - 12:30pm

The Allen Cell Types Database contains multi-modal characterization of cells from the adult human and mouse visual cortex, based on their electrophysiological, molecular, and structural properties. A key feature of this dataset is single-cell transcriptomics from tens of thousands of cells from the human and mouse brain as well as taxonomic classifications based on these cells.

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Allen Brain Observatory

March 9, 2021 | 11:00am - 12:30pm

The Allen Brain Observatory includes 2-photon calcium imaging and dense electrophysiological recordings from the visual cortex of awake mice. 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.

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Wednesday concurrent tutorials: MICrONS Explorer

March 10, 2021 | 11:00am - 12:30pm

The MICrONS Explorer contains large-scale electron microscopy (EM) reconstructions of cortical circuitry of the mouse visual cortex and corresponding functional imaging data from the same neurons.

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Wednesday concurrent tutorials: Common Coordinate Framework CCFv3

March 10, 2021 | 11:00am - 12:30pm

CCFv3 is a complete, high-resolution 3D atlas of the mouse brain meant to serve as a common reference for the neuroscience community. It enables precise co-registration of any mouse brain data from any research group onto a common 3D space, and provides fine anatomical detail to the location of individual cells.

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