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  • Eric Betzig

    Physicist and neuroscientist based at the Janelia Research Campus. Awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for “the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy”.

    Eric Betzig develops novel optical imaging tools in an effort to open new windows into molecular, cellular, and neurobiology. Betzig is focusing on improvements in five areas: Spatial Resolution, Temporal Resolution, Labeling Technology, Deep-Tissue Imaging, and Noninvasive, Data-Rich Imaging.

  • BRAIN Initiative Overview

    The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative is aimed at revolutionizing our understanding of the human brain.

    The BRAIN Initiative will accelerate the development and application of new technologies to produce dynamic pictures of the brain that show how individual brain cells and complex neural circuits interact at the speed of thought. These technologies will open new doors to explore how the brain encodes, stores, and retrieves vast quantities of information, and shed light on the complex links between brain function and behavior

  • 2014 BRAIN Initiative Awards

    NIH announced its initial $46 million investment for the BRAIN Initiative reseach on September 30, 2014.

    These projects lay the groundwork for visualizing the brain in action. More than 100 investigators in 15 states and several countries will work to develop new tools and technologies to understand neural circuit function and capture a dynamic view of the brain in action.

    Funding opportunites for fiscal year 2016 were announced on Janurary 13, 2015.

  • BRAIN Multi-Council Working Group

    On Wednesday, March 4, 2015, the BRAIN Multi-Council Working Group met at the Neuroscience Center Building.

    The meeting agenda included discussion of BRAIN research supported by NIH, neuroethics, and presentations on BRAIN-related activities supported by the four additional Federal agencies involved in The BRAIN Initiative: DARPA, NSF, the FDA, and IARPA.

    The meeting was open to the public and videocast can be accessed from this post.

  • NIH Institutes and BRAIN Initiative

    National Eye Institute
    National Institute on Aging
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    National Institute of Mental Health
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

  • Affiliated Partners & The BRAIN Initiative

    In addition to the National Institute of Health’s 10 Institutes and other programs spearheading the BRAIN Initiative, numerous other Federal agencies, companies, universities, private research centers, and universities are participating.

    Over $300 million has been pledged to support the BRAIN Initiative. The five participating federal agencies are NIH, NSF, DARPA, FDA and IARPA. Major non-governmental commitments have come from numerous participants including the original private sector partners – Allen Institute, HHMI, and Kavli Foundation.

  • 2014 Chemistry Nobel Prize

    “The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014 was awarded jointly to Eric Betzig, Stefan W. Hell and William E. Moerner “for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy”.

    For a long time optical microscopy was held back by a presumed limitation: that it would never obtain a better resolution than half the wavelength of light. Helped by fluorescent molecules the Nobel Laureates in Chemistry 2014 ingeniously circumvented this limitation. “Their ground-breaking work has brought optical microscopy into the nanodimension”, Nobel committee……

  • BRAIN Initiative Workshop: Early Access to Neuromodulation and Recording- 6/3-6/4

    TITLE: NIH BRAIN Initiative Workshop: Industry Partnerships to Facilitate Early Access to Neuromodulation and Recording Devices for Human Clinical Studies

    TIME: 12:00:00 PM DATE: June 3 and 4, 2015

    PLACE: Neuroscience Center Building (NSC)

    Live NIH Videocast (archived after seminar)

  • NIH Neuroscience Seminar- June 1, 2015

    TITLE: Rethinking Depression and its Treatment: Perspectives from Studies of Deep Brain Stimulation

    AUTHOR: Helen Mayberg, M.D., Emory University

    TIME: 12:00:00 PM DATE: Monday, June 1, 2015

    PLACE: Porter Neuroscience Research Center

    Live NIH Videocast (archived after seminar)

  • NIH Neuroscience Seminar- June 8, 2015

    TITLE: What goes out must come in: coupling of synaptic exo- and endocytosis

    AUTHOR: Jurgen Klingauf, Ph.D.

    TIME: 12:00:00 PM DATE: Monday,June 8, 2015

    PLACE: Porter Neuroscience Research Center

    Live NIH Videocast (archived after seminar)

  • NIH Neuroscience Seminar- June 15, 2015

    TITLE: Photo-control of endogenous ion channels and neurotransmitter receptors in the CNS

    AUTHOR: Richard Kramer, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

    TIME: 12:00:00 PM DATE: Monday, June 15, 2015

    PLACE: Porter Neuroscience Research Center

    Live NIH Videocast (archived after seminar)

  • BRAIN 2015 Weekly Hangout on Air

    AIR DATE: Starting Late Summer 2015

    I- BRAIN Initiative Website
    II- Neuromodulation & Control Workshop




@BrainMapping onAir Tweets

  • BRAIN 2015 Digest – 3/16 to 3/20

    The focus for the week of 3/16 to 3/20/15 was on creating posts for each BRAIN Initiative September 2014 grant.

    We also assembled posts that compiled all the grants within the following categories:
    Census of Cell Type
    Tools for Cells and Circuits
    Next Generation Human Imaging
    Large-Scale Recording-Modulation – New Technologies
    Large-Scale Recording-Modulation – Optimization
    Understanding Neural Circuits

  • BRAIN 2015 Digest – 3/9 to 3/13/15

    The focus for this week was on curating high level overview posts of The BRAIN Initiative.

    Posts include
    BRAIN Initiative Overview
    Advisory Committee to Director
    BRAIN Awards and New Funding Opportunities
    NIH Institutes and The BRAIN Initiative
    BRAIN Multi-Council Working Group
    BRAIN participants beyond NIH

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