MAPPING THE BRAIN: With 100 Billion Cells, Is This an Impossible Task?

The UCLA Institute for Quantitative & Computational Biosciences

invites you to a special virtual event

With 100 Billion Cells, Is This an Impossible Task?

Join us for an illuminating conversation with

Roy Wollman, Ph.D.
Professor, UCLA Integrative Biology & Physiology
and Chemistry & Biochemistry

Jingyi Jessica Li, Ph.D.
Professor, UCLA Statistics, Biostatistics,
Computational Medicine and Human Genetics

Hong-Wei Dong, Ph.D.
Professor, UCLA Neurobiology
Director, UCLA Brain Research & Artificial Intelligence Nexus (B.R.A.I.N.)

with introductory remarks by

Alexander Hoffmann, Ph.D.
Director, Institute for Quantitative & Computational Biosciences
Thomas M. Asher Professor of Microbiology, UCLA Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. PT

Webinar Registration

Our brains process information to navigate rush-hour traffic, learn to compete on Jeopardy, and imagine unknowns in art and science. These amazing capabilities depend on a network involving tens of thousands of different types of neurons with specialized functions. A major bottleneck to better understanding brain functions is that we still do not have a brain map showing what types of cells occupy different locations in the brain and how they are all connected to each other. Though an estimated 100 billion cells exist in the brain, these presenters are undaunted. Following presentations and discussions, attendees will be invited to ask questions of the speakers during a moderated Q&A.

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