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ICT for Life Sciences Forum: A Map of the Brain

Thursday, 14 Feb 2013

How can we begin to understand the way the brain works? The same way we begin to understand a city: by making a map. In this visually stunning talk, Allan Jones shows how his team is mapping which genes are turned on in each tiny region, and how it all connects up.

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, Jones 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, 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 through to work on the human brain. Following a focused business model for project planning and execution, 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.

Jones has broad scientific experience in genetics, molecular biology and development. Jones 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.

Date:
Thursday, 21 February 2013
Refreshments, 5pm-6pm
Presentation, 6pm-7pm

Venue:
Monash Biomedical Imaging (MBI)
Bldg 220, 770 Blackburn Rd
Monash University, Melbourne.

For more information and to register, please click here.