[visionlist] Fruit Fly Brain Observatory (FFBO)

We would like to announce that we have released a unique open source

platform for investigating fruit fly brain function, in both healthy and diseased

brains. Our early version of the FFBO is at: http://ift.tt/2h0VcXz

The Fruit Fly Brain Observatory(i) integrates within a single database, genetic, anatomical,neurophysiological data with computational models. It provideslocation, morphology, connectivity and biophysical properties ofevery neuron,(ii) is equipped with powerful executable tools for circuit generation,numerical simulation and user-friendly query and visualization,(iii) automatically generates models of the fly brain that can besimulated efficiently using multiple Graphics Processing Units.There are three main features of the FFBO:NeuroNLP, NeuroGFX and NeuroAPPs.NeuroNLP is natural language user interfacefor querying the NeuroArch fly brain database.NeuroGFX is a programming interface that automaticallytranslates biological and modeling data into executablecode that can be run on a local or cloud-based GPU servers.NeuroAPPs host integrated healthy and diseased modelsapplications of the fruit fly brain.

Our project The Fruit Fly Brain Observatory http://ift.tt/2h3tL0o

is  one of six finalists in the Open Science Prize Competition

http://ift.tt/1OHx2Ae. We are a collaborative effort

between Columbia University, National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan,

and University of Sheffield, UK.

It would be great if you can let people know about the competitionand get them to hopefully vote for us at http://ift.tt/2i9afnn)



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