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Gene Myers: Visualizing Neural Anatomy

Gene Myers ( is a co-inventor of the widely-used BLAST method. In this talk, he discusses a new kind of 2-photon microscope he has invented that is being used to gather 3D tissue image data at an unprecedented resolution; within a few years, it is expected to yield a complete 3D map of all dendrites and synapses within mouse brain. He discusses the upcoming challenges with the abstraction, representation, and visualization of these Petabyte-scale datasets. This talk was presented at VIZBI 2012, an international conference series on visualizing biological data ( funded by EMBO & NIH. This video was filmed and distributed with permission under a creative common license.

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