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EasyEDA update – online circuit design

We posted about EasyEDA years ago. They’re going strong. They’ve updated the software, and added an online, free Gerber viewer. They’ve also branched out and sell components.

New online forum for Labrigger

Here are the new Labrigger forums, running on Discourse. Background: Justin Kiggins asked about having a Slack channel for Labrigger. The poll indicated majority support, so we agreed to set it up. Alexander Chamessian suggested using Discourse instead of Slack, we investigated and found it was cheaper and had better organization for this type of

Labrigger on Twitter

FYI: Labrigger also has a Twitter feed, which has content that doesn’t show up on this web page.

Optical Revolution meeting, Sept 6-10, Woods Hole

The 71st Annual Symposium of General Physiologists is entitled “The Optical Revolution in Physiology: from Membrane to Brain“. It features some great scientists including: Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Atsushi Miyawaki, Eric Betzig, Vivian Gradinaru, Na Ji, and more. It will be held September 6-10, 2017, at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA. The early deadline

March for Science – Apr 22

OSA – Optical Society of America SfN – Society for Neuroscience March for Science

Nature is diluting their brand

From MIT. Hat tip to J.S. More print-outs: Flyer in the Physics building Kawaii psychophysics

Pre-preprint: blogging a project

SLAB is trying something new with one project in the lab. Prior to drafting a preprint, we’re blogging the project and sharing the results and analysis. We invite anyone to comment on the work.

Allen Institute’s Brain Observatory data set

The Allen Institute has released the first set of data from their Brain Observatory project. Many of you already know about this, but I wanted to post about it to encourage people to take a bit of time to check out the data set themselves. They have a github page with materials that can help

SLAB is hiring postdocs – neurobiologists and engineers

Just a reminder to anyone looking for a postdoc position: check out the “Now Hiring” link above. We’re looking for people who are pure neurobiologists, pure engineers, or any mixture of the two. Graduate students that are interested in the lab are also encouraged to contact us, especially if they might be graduating soon. We

H.G. Wells and tissue clearing

This passage from H. G. Wells’ The Invisible Man (1897) is an interesting way to introduce the concept of index-matching for tissue clearing. By making sure all of the material interfaces (e.g., lipids, intracellular solutions, and extracellular solution) have the same index-of-refraction, one can render a body transparent. And here is another fact you will

Postdoc opening in Paris, Schmidt-Hieber lab

Christoph Schmidt-Hieber’s new lab at the Pasteur in Paris will open later this year and he has an opening for a postdoc to study neural circuits for navigation and memory. Labrigger has covered Christoph’s open source work before, on mouse VR and electrophysiology. Here is a link to that part of his web page.

Postdoc position with Duguid in Edinburgh

A world-class in vivo patch clamp electrophysiologist, Ian Duguid, is recruiting to his lab. Ian provides excellent training, and his lab is in a tremendous setting: Edinburgh. Ian’s also one of the current leaders of the famous CSHL Ion Channels course. By the way, his web site also has some interesting machine drawings and other

Meeting in Belgium on Read-Modify-Write Neural Circuitry

Neuro-Electronics Research Flanders is having its annual Neurotechnology Symposium May 2nd and 3rd, 2016 in Leuven, Belgium. This year the focus is on “Read- Modify- Write” technologies for interfacing with neural circuits. Confirmed Speakers: Dora Angelaki, Baylor College of Medicine, U.S.A. Polina Anikeeva, MIT, U.S.A. Antal Berényi, University of Szeged, Hungary Megan R. Carey, Champalimaud

DARPA: read 10^6 neurons, write 10^5 neurons

DARPA wants a dream neural interface. They can wait 4 years, but they want a complete plan now (abstracts due Feb 25, full proposals April 14). This is a direct quote from the announcement for the Neural Engineering System Design (NESD) program. Successful NESD proposals must culminate in the delivery of complete, functional, implantable neural

Intersectional strategies: CRE-DOG

Intersectional strategies are rapidly growing in sophistication. Unfortunately, it still takes time to generate mice and make crosses as needed, so short cuts are handy. The CRE-DOG technique, from Connie Cepko’s lab, induces expression in cells that are already expressing GFP. No Cre needed. If you have a fusion protein line or a BAC transgenic