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ASCB-EMBO 2018 Poster: Deep learning enabled neurite segmentation and circuit analysis in retina dev

Updated: Apr 17, 2020


This poster will be presented by Luciano Lucas, PhD on Sunday December 9th from 12:30 - 3:00 PM. Poster number P1047.

The platform presented in this poster is a part of our latest release, Aivia Cloud. Request a demo to try it out: https://www.drvtechnologies.com/demo


Abstract:

The human brain is composed of approximately 100 billion neurons that collaborate to interpret our senses and control our thoughts and actions. Neurons are known to form circuits with specific functions, yet the brain’s wiring diagram remains largely unknown which greatly limits our ability to determine how degenerative diseases affect it and thus impedes the development of targeted therapies. Recently, the complete brain of the fruitfly was imaged using state of the art electron microscopy and parts of its connectome were mapped manually. However, on average each neuron took 11 hours to be traced. Tracing all 100 billion neurons in the human brain would take about 550 million years. To solve the problem, deep learning ba