National Institute of Standards and Technology

2015 BioImage Informatics Conference: Keynote Speaker

Stephen Smith

Dr. Stephen Smith, a Senior Investigator at the Allen Institute for Brain Science

Title: Toward Photonic Connectomes


Understanding information processing by the brain’s synaptic networks is expected to require models of network connection topology, the diverse firing properties of individual neurons, and the diverse functional dynamics of individual synapses. Worldwide, many efforts are under way to constrain such models based on electron microscopy, optophysiological and electrophysiological experimentation. This lecture will explore ways that super-resolution fluorescence imaging methods may help to integrate and extend synaptic network models based on these distinct methodologies.

Date created: April 10, 2014 | Last updated: