Towards a connectome of the whole mouse brain
Prof. Dr. Winfried Denk (MPI für Neurobiologie, München)
We are developing the tools and methods that should allow us to scale up serial block-face electron microcopy-based circuit reconstruction, which has been successfully used to reconstruct a region of the retina, to allow the reconstruction of an entire mouse brain. We have developed a suitable preparation of the mouse brain and are in the process of integrating a scaled up microtome with a multi-beam electron microscope that has recently been developed by Carl Zeiss and which provides the acquisition speed necessary to collect the data within a reasonable time span.
Student event: Meet the speaker
We invite you to a student-only discussion-round with Prof. Dr. Winfried Denk before his Munich Physics Colloquium talk.
Be curious and feel free to ask any question.
Monday, 9 May 2016, 16:00 h
Room H537 (top floor), Fakultät für Physik der LMU, Schellingstraße 4, München