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Flybrain Neuron Database, a comprehensive online database of the Drosophila brain neurons

ANC Seminar Series
Speaker: 
Pro Kei Ito

Morphological and functional knowledge of the neurons of the Drosophila melanogaster brain has been accumulated drastically, thanks to the recent improvements in visualization techniques. Identified neurons, however, have been reported in diverse publications with inconsistent formats, making it very difficult to acquire comprehensive overview about what is known and what remains uninvestigated. To address this problem, we developed an online database, called Flybrain Neuron Database, which aims to collect information about all the Drosophila brain neurons reported so far.

Date and time: 
Tuesday, 19 January, 2010 - 11:00
Length: 
60 minutes
Location: 
IF431
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Neuroinformatics and Grid Techniques to Build a Virtual Fly Brain

The world of healthcare could be transformed by realistic models that capture the processes and disorders of the human brain – but creating these involves overcoming immense scientific and technological challenges. The aim of this Theme is to begin with a simpler, more tractable problem: simulating the brain of a fly.

Acronym: 
FlyBrain
Value: 
£75,000
Dates: 
Sat, 09/01/2007 to Thu, 12/31/2009
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Towards a Virtual Fly Brain

Speaker(s): 
Presentation Type: 
talk

Research into human and animal health covers a vast array of biological components and functions. Yet strategies to simulate entire biological systems across multiple levels, by integrating many components and modelling their interactions, are largely undeveloped. Integration all the way from molecules to behaviour is a huge challenge. We will explore how this challenge can be approached by considering the components and interactions between these requited to build a virtual fly brain.

Date and time: 
Tuesday, 9 September, 2008 - 10:30
Location: 
e-Science All Hands Meeting 2008, Edinburgh, UK
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