Chen Institute for Neuroscience Director's Seminar: Gerry Rubin

Monday, November 1, 2021
4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Generating and using wiring diagrams of brains: Lessons from the Drosophila connectome.
Gerry Rubin, Senior Group Leader, Janelia Research Campus,

Please join us for a seminar with Gerry Rubin, from the Janelia Research Campus, as part of the Chen Institute for Neuroscience Director's Seminar Series on Monday, November 1, 2021, at 4:00PM PT in Chen 100.

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Title: Generating and using wiring diagrams of brains: Lessons from the Drosophila connectome.

Abstract: I will describe efforts to map, at electron microscopic resolution, the wiring diagram of a complete Drosophila nervous system. From the perspective of science policy, I will point out striking parallels between this ongoing project and past projects to sequence complete genomes. I will give examples of biological insights gained from analyzing the Drosophila connectome and of the many ways connectomic information empowers neuroscience research.

For more information, please contact Chen Institute by email at Chen.Inst@caltech.edu.