Free webinar - The Brain Atlas: A road map through the complex protein signature of the brain
Attend our AAAS/Science-hosted webinar “The Brain Atlas: A road map through the complex protein signature of the brain” and learn more about the Brain Atlas, part of the Human Protein Atlas (HPA), from the scientists behind the project. Register today!
In our previous blog post, we introduced the new Brain Atlas, a subsection of the Human Protein Atlas (HPA) open-access database. The Brain Atlas explores the protein expression in the mammalian brain by visualization and integration of data from three mammalian species (human, pig, and mouse). It provides an overview of the intricacies and the complex protein signature of all the proteins expressed in the mammalian brains with a special focus on genes differentially expressed between brain regions and brain cells interesting from a functional point of view. Besides, the Brain Atlas compares how the proteins expressed in the brain relate to the proteins expressed in other tissue types of the human body.
Why a new Brain Atlas?
Several free accessible databases explore and map the brain. The most famous is provided by the Allen Institute for Brain Sciences. However, these databases usually focus on single species, they are often out of date, isolated, and not integrated with different sources to create a complete overview.
The HPA Brain Atlas explores the protein expression in three mammalian brains: human, pig, and mouse by means of antibody-based immunohistochemistry and -omics approaches. These data integrate and complement other available sources such as FANTOM5 and GTEx giving rise to a comprehensive resource that fits well with the needs of modern science.
The Brain Atlas: free webinar on 20 November 2019 - 12:00 p.m. ET
Register to our free AAAS/Science-hosted webinar “The Brain Atlas: A road map through the complex protein signature of the brain”.
Webinar speakers are Professor Mathias Uhlén (Director of the Human Protein Atlas), and Dr. Evelina Sjöstedt (Postdoc, Human Protein Atlas, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm).
During the webinar the speakers will focus on:
- Explaining the data generation and the features of the Brain Atlas
- Discussing the process for the identification and characterization of both brains- and regional- specific proteins and how they overlap
- Understanding the different strategies for profiling proteins in the mammalian brain.
After the broadcast, there will be time for questions.
If you are a researcher, a student, a teacher interested in understanding and learning more about the Brain Atlas don’t miss this opportunity!