Tissue Quality and Pipeline for Human Brain Census

Tissue Quality and Pipeline for Human Brain Census

February 9, 2021
February 11, 2021


Virtual event: Registration

Feb 9, 2021 02:00 PM
Feb 10, 2021 02:00 PM
Feb 11, 2021 02:00 PM

Event Description: 

The NIH is looking for input on best practices and recommendations to ensure a dependable supply of high quality human brain tissue for the upcoming ramp-up of the NIH BRAIN initiative’s cell census and atlas-ing effort of the human brain. 

The virtual event sponsored by the NIH BRAIN Initiative and the NIH Blueprint will include three half-day sessions on February 9-11, 2021 and will focus on:

  1. Tissue Quality and Processing;
  2. Open consent and prospective tissue collection; and
  3. A series of break-out session for generating ideas for NIH consideration

Day 1: February 9, 2-6 pm ET
Introduction and Background: Goal and Scope of the Human Brain Census (BRAIN Initiative, Director)
Session 1: Tissue quality and processing for human census (Chairs – Lein/Tsai)

Day 2: February 10, 2-6 pm ET
Session 2: Open consent and tissue pipeline for prospective collection (Chairs – Keene/Tsai)

Day 3: February 11, 2-6 pm ET
Session 3: Break-outs, reports back, and summary