Event Details

Date:
Monday, 18 February 2013
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room:
Auditorium, Level 7
UQ Location:
Queensland Brain Institute (St Lucia)
URL:
http://www.alleninstitute.org/
Event category(s):

Event Contact

Name:
Mr Reeza Nazer
Phone:
66353
Email:
r.nazer@uq.edu.au
Org. Unit:
Queensland Brain Institute

Event Description

Full Description:
Speaker: Dr Allan Jones
Allen Institute for Brain Science

Title:
Mapping gene expression and connections in the CNS: Tools and Data from the Allen Institute for Brain Science

Abstract:
The Allen Institute for Brain Science is a non-profit research organization dedicated to providing tools and data for the larger research community. Since 2003, the Allen Institute has created a suite of large-scale data efforts along with a web portal to view and analyze the data. These efforts include gene expression atlases of the developing and adult mouse brain and spinal cord, developing and adult human and non-human primate gene expression studies, and more recent efforts on connectivity atlases of the mouse brain. The presentation will cover an overview of the Allen Institute, its current projects and infrastructure, a few data highlights, and a look at future directions.

Biography:
Dr Allan Jones joined the Allen Institute in 2003 to help start up the organization as one of its first employees. Bringing extensive expertise in project leadership and high-throughput genomics operations from prior management positions at Merck and Co., Rosetta Inpharmatics and Avitech Diagnostics, he was instrumental in recruiting an integrated interdisciplinary team, building the Institute’s scientific operations from the ground up and successfully driving the Allen Mouse Brain Atlas to completion in 2006. Working closely with the founders, scientific advisors, and business advisors, Dr Jones provided strategic leadership and vision through the expansion of the Institute’s portfolio of large-scale, high-impact initiatives from the mouse brain atlas to work on the human brain. Following a focused business model for project planning and execution, Dr Jones has driven multiple projects from conception to delivery as free, public resources, gaining support from the NIH, as well as various foundations and other funders to further expand the Institute’s offerings. Dr Jones has broad scientific experience in genetics, molecular biology and development. He holds a B.S. degree in biology from Duke University and a Ph.D. in genetics and developmental biology from Washington University School of Medicine.

Directions to UQ

Google Map:
Directions:
To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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