Upcoming webinar explores BICCN research results

A central circle with multiple colored patches inside. The colored patches represent a visualization of the mouse MOp transcriptomic taxonomy. The colored patches are overlaid with small black dots representing mapped neuronal cells. Surrounding the central circle are pictures of various types of neurons in colors that coordinate with the patches used in the central circle (pinks on left and greens and blues on the right). Interspersed with the images of the neurons are spike graphs showing neuron electroph

Tune in this Wednesday, October 27 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT to view a webinar hosted by the Allen Institute about recent research findings from the NIH BRAIN Initiative Cell Census Network (BICCN).  

The NIH BRAIN Initiative Cell Census Network (BICCN) recently released research across 17 papers in the October 7 issue of Nature. The scientific findings unveiled a detailed map of the mammalian primary motor cortex—the result of a groundbreaking international collaboration that has set the foundation for our future understanding of the human brain.  

To continue the conversation about this research, the Allen Institute—a partner and organizing center of the BICCN, as well as member of the BRAIN Initiative Alliance—is hosting the webinar “Revealing the Mammalian Motor Cortex: Brain Initiative Cell Census Network Flagship Release” this Wednesday, October 27 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT. Leaders from the BICCN research teams will share more about their research findings, with time for further discussion during a live panel Q&A.  

Dr. John Ngai, who also served as a principal investigator on BICCN research before becoming the Director of the NIH BRAIN Initiative, will open the webinar with the Allen Institute’s Dr. Mike Hawrylycz.

The webinar will be livestreamed on Zoom and YouTube. Registration is free. Visit the event page to sign up and view the agenda. For more on the BICCN research results, visit our previous BRAIN Blog post on the topic.  

Image credit: Tolias/Nature