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Tools to Facilitate High-Throughput Microconnectivity Analysis (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

ISSUED BY: National Institutes of Health

Summary/Description

The purpose of this Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative is to encourage applications that will develop and validate tools and resources to facilitate the detailed analysis of brain microconnectivity. Novel and augmented techniques are sought that will ultimately be broadly accessible to the neuroscience community for the interrogation of microconnectivity in healthy and diseased brains of model organisms and humans. Development of technologies that will significantly drive down the cost of connectomics would enable routine mapping of the microconnectivity on the same individuals that have been analyzed physiologically, or to compare normal and pathological tissues in substantial numbers of multiple individuals to assess variability. Advancements in both electron microscopy (EM) and super resolution light microscopic approaches are sought. Applications that propose to develop approaches that break through existing technical barriers to substantially improve current capabilities are highly encouraged. Proof-of-principle demonstrations and/or reference datasets enabling future development are welcome, as are improved approaches for automated segmentation and analysis strategies of neuronal structures in EM images.no

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General Information:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY NUMBER:

RFA-MH-20-135

FUNDING MECHANISM:

Grant

DATE POSTED:

April 8, 2019

LAST UPDATED:

April 9, 2019

EXPIRATION DATE:

September 30, 2020