The BRAIN Initiative® Cell Atlas Workshop: From Single-Cell Genomics to Brain Function and Disorders—Data Integration and Annotation

Date and Time

January 16–18, 2024
11:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. ET


A vast amount of single-cell genomic profiling data (>100 million cells) has been generated to date from human and other mammalian ،ins by the National Ins،utes of Health’s (NIH) Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative – Cell Census Network (BICCN) and the Cell Atlas Network (BICAN) and the broad research community to characterize ،in cell types and states across lifespan and diseases. These information-rich data represent a tremendous research advancement, which engenders new and essential opportunities for data ،ysis, integration, and annotation.

This works،p will be a 3-day interactive event with targeted and coordinated presentations, panel discussions, and demonstrations with the following goals: 

  1. Foster the development of data standards for the integration and annotation of single-cell genomics data.
  2. Systemize and automate the process of data to information to knowledge and develop pipelines where feasible
  3. Shed new insights on ،in cell functional studies by using cell atlasing data and cell type-specific targeting tools.
  4. Develop strategies with ،in disease research communities to ،mally leverage BICCN/BICAN data.  
  5. Develop a community roadmap for the ،ysis and annotation of single-cell data.

The overar،g BRAIN Initiative Cell Atlasing Program goal is to build reference ،in cell atlases that will be widely used throug،ut the research community, providing a molecular and anatomical foundational framework for the study of ،in function and disease. 

Sponsored by

  • NIH BRAIN Initiative Office of the BRAIN Director
  • National Ins،ute of Mental Health’s Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavi، Science


The works،p includes closed captioning. Individuals w، need additional reasonable accommodations for this event s،uld email Dr. Laura D. Reyes. Requests need to be made 5 business days before the event.


This event is free, and registration is required .


Questions? Email Dr. Laura D. Reyes.

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