Janelia Research Open House

A rare "peek behind the curtain" for the members of the scientific community, inviting them to tour its Janelia Farms campus in Sterling, Virginia. Produced by Feats Inc. for HHMI to showcase the caliber and quality of Janelia's research.

The unique open house was followed by an intimate evening event designed to foster personal interaction among some of the greatest minds in science, including a number of Nobel laureates. Nearly 2,500 people attended the event demonstrating the science community's interest in HHMI and its work.

Ruchi Parekh

Manager, EM Connectome Annotation Team, Janelia Farm Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Dr. Parekh's professional background is in neuroscience, epilepsy research, and neuroinformatics with a strong publication record.

Her professional aspirations are to facilitate open science collaborative efforts towards the common goal of understanding the brain.

Gerry Rubin – Janelia Farm Research

Gerry Rubin, the executive director of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Farm Research Campus discusses why the leading edge research institution chose Loudoun Virginia for their $500 million + project. Blue sky thinking, creativity and highly educated workforce.

Produced by Loudoun County Virginia Government

What a fly’s brain tells us about our own minds

"The fruit fly has a very long and distinguished career in science. At a facility considered a Nirvana for scientists, researchers pursue greater understanding of biomedical processes, using test subjects like dragonflies and zebrafish."

PBS News Hour Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports on how the Janelia Farm Research Campus supports groundbreaking basic research.

Unraveling embryonic development cell by cell

"New computer software to unravel embryonic development cell by cell"

Researchers at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Janelia Research campus are using a new type of computer software to track and image how a nervous system develops in unprecedented detail. The new system is able to track individual cells during embryonic development, giving scientists a powerful to tool to create a blueprint of how brains form. Ben Gruber reports, Reuters.

Single molecules, cells, and super-resolution optics

Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 2014: Eric Betzig, Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ashburn, VA, USA.

From: The Nobel Lectures 2014, 2014-12-08.

Imaging Life at High Spatiotemporal Resolution

In this lecture, held on 3/9/15 at UC Berkeley, Nobel Laureate Eric Betzig, describes three areas focused on addressing the challenges of high resolution imaging: super-resolution microscopy; plane illumination microscopy using non-diffracting beams; and adaptive optics to recover optimal images from within optically heterogeneous specimens.

Inside the Lab: Karel Svoboda

"An Exploration of Brain Dynamics"

Get a behind-the-scenes look at a day in the lab of neuroscientist Karel Svoboda as his group at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Research Campus pushes to build a new type of microscope and uses a virtual reality system to learn how mice explore the world.

Janelia Farm

The Janelia Research Campus is a research campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute focusing on neuroscience and imaging.

Chemists, physicists, computational scientists, and engineers work in close collaboration with biologists to tackle problems in neuroscience and imaging. At the interface of these two research areas are approaches to map the structure of neural circuits and monitor their function during animal behavior.

2014 Chemistry Nobel Prize

“The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014 was awarded jointly to Eric Betzig, Stefan W. Hell and William E. Moerner "for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy".

For a long time optical microscopy was held back by a presumed limitation: that it would never obtain a better resolution than half the wavelength of light. Helped by fluorescent molecules the Nobel Laureates in Chemistry 2014 ingeniously circumvented this limitation. "Their ground-breaking work has brought optical microscopy into the nanodimension", Nobel committee......

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