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.

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.

Betzig and Hess: Developing PALM Microscopy

During their 20-year friendship, Eric Betzig and Harald Hess, now at Janelia Farm/HHMI, worked together and separately, in academia and industry, before eventually joining forces to develop the first super-high-resolution PALM microscope.

They tell us the story of this journey and emphasize how their unusual and varied backgrounds provided the skills to complete the project.

Resolving Everything: Harald Hess

Harald Hess of the Janelia Research Campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute describes his path in basic physics, industry and biology and how the challenge of resolution in microscopy has guided and inspired his research.

Produced by the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory

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.

Platform for large-scale neuroscience

"A platform for large-scale neuroscience"
Jeremy Freeman (HHMI Janelia Farm Research Campus)

Filmed and recorded live at Spark Summit 2014 in San Francisco at the
Westin St. Francis.

CSHL Keynote Series, Hidehiko Inagaki

"Neuronal mechanism of state control in Drosophila melanogaster" from the Neuronal Circuits meeting 4/5/2014

Presented by Hidehiko Inagaki, HHMI Janelia Farm
Part of Cold Springs Harbor Laboratory Keynote lecture series

Tools for studying neurons: Loren Looger

"Tools for studying neurons, the only important cells in the brain" from the Glia in Health & Disease 7/19/2014

Presented by Dr. Loren Looger, HHMI Janelia Farm
Part of Cold Springs Harbor Laboratory Keynote lecture series

Your 500-Million-Year-Old Brain

The genetic roots of our brains can be seen in the amphioxus, a modern relative of 500-million-year-old creatures. These small eel-like animals teach us about brain evolution.

Published on Aril 24, 2014 by HHMI Biointeractive

Eric Betzig, PhD – Janelia

Physicist and neuroscientist based at the Janelia Research Campus. Awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for "the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy".

Eric Betzig develops novel optical imaging tools in an effort to open new windows into molecular, cellular, and neurobiology. Betzig is focusing on improvements in five areas: Spatial Resolution, Temporal Resolution, Labeling Technology, Deep-Tissue Imaging, and Noninvasive, Data-Rich Imaging.

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