I'm speaking at the "Biomedical Applications" course and related panel at the SIGGRAPH 2010 conference in Los Angeles on July 26th. The slides are available online
I presented a poster on the NeuroLex.org project in Boston, July 9th and 10th as part of the Bio Ontologies workshop
. I've attached my poster from that session to this page.
I got to speak at the UCSD Neurosciences Spring Retreat on May 22nd, 2010! I hope to post this talk online soon.
As part of my work for the INCF
's Program on Ontologies for Neuronal Structures
, I attended a workshop in Boston, MA from 1/26/2010 to 1/30/2010, working with various scientists in Neuroinformatics to establish standards for the representation of neurons and brain regions.
I was invited to give a 20-30 minute talk at the American Society for Cell Biology's 49th annual meeting
this December, in a special interest subgroup. Here's the session title and abstract:
Exploring Cell Biology at the Frontier of 3D Visualization
Cell biology reveals the complex choreography of cells and molecules, but most of this science is too small to be directly observed or takes place at dynamic rates beyond our normal perception of time. 3D visualization of cells and molecules has become an increasingly important component of exploring and communicating biological mechanisms to the public, students and scientific peers. Dynamic visualizations, such as animations, are able to synthesize diverse structural, dynamic and locational data derived from a variety of research sources and data sets , and can thus act as a visual hypothesis for a particular molecular or cellular process. Beyond the bench, 3D visualizations are powerful tools that are being used in classrooms and in the mass media to educate and entertain.
I'll be speaking alongside a really amazing group of people:
If you had five minutes on stage, what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically every 15 seconds?
STEPHEN LARSON - Reverse engineering the brain, online
Neuroscience is undergoing a revolution in information technology. New online tools bridging neuroscience and computer science have the potential to bring scientists, students, educators, and even the public together to reverse-engineer the structure and function of the brain. This talk will provide a brief overview of this trend and what can be expected coming down the road.
Larson is a Ph.D candidate in Neuroscience at UCSD and discussed the potential of combining both neuroscience and computer science to provide the academic and public communities with more information and a better understanding of the human brain. As soon as he mentioned developing a “Google Map of the Brain,” I was sold.
On Sunday, August 16th, my presentation was made a featured presentation on the front page of SlideShare