tag: neuroscience

Joining the International Brain Laboratory


International Brain Laboratory I have joined the International Brain Laboratory, a virtual laboratory gathering 21 neuroscience teams around the world. Half of the researchers are experimentalists, collecting data in the same experimental conditions, while the other half are theoreticians, analyzing the data. I'm working on the data architecture group allowing experimenters to organize and store their data, and theoreticians to make detailed queries for their analysis.

New paper in Nature


We've just published Fully integrated silicon probes for high-density recording of neural activity in Nature. The paper (signed by 35 authors) describes the results of a large research project involving the Allen Institute, University College London, HHMI's Janelia Research Campus, and imec, a nanoelectronics research center in Belgium.

New paper in Nature

Hiring a scientific developer


Update: the position has been filled.

We're looking for an outstanding Python programmer to help us develop data sharing platforms and software for neuroscience data. This is a large collaboration between ~50 neuroscientists from 20 labs around the world.

New paper in Nature Neuroscience


We published a new paper in Nature Neuroscience about our spike sorting method. This paper is accompanied by an open source software suite named klusta, which includes automatic and manual programs for extracting spikes from large multielectrode recordings.

Paper in Nature Neuroscience

The BRAIN initiative


The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies initiative has been officially unveiled on April 2, 2013 by the President Obama. There had been quite excitement and interrogations in the few weeks before as the President had mentioned a large-scale research project about the brain in his State of the Union. Very few details were given before the official announcement, and it was reported that this would be a decade-long, multi-billion dollars project seeking to map the (eventually human) brain's activity by recording every single spike from every single neuron. When presented like that, this project's goals did not seem more realistic than the EU-funded Human Brain Project which aims at simulating the human brain at all spatiotemporal levels within ten years.