Allen Institute for Brain Science -- Optogenetics and Mice
In 2017, the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services launched the BRAIN Initiative under President Obama. The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative is aimed at revolutionizing our understanding of the human brain. One of the premiere academic institutions to partner with the HHS was the Seattle-based Allen Institute for Brain Science. The non-profit medical research organization garnered massive attention within their successful experiment, "Mouse transgenic approaches in optogenetics".
Using Dli's CEL5500 optics array, the Allen Institute used ultraviolet LEDs to project coded light patterns across a spherical surface. DLi's technology was used to configure a custom-programmable projector to evaluate the real-time stimulus response in mice. Sensors connected to the projector were used to measure the specific responses of the mice to various optical stimulus. In addition, the Allen Institute researchers used the DLi software to to develop their own API, which allows the controlled real-time capture of the stimulus data.
Watch this video all about the Allen Brain Observatory, and their experiments using DLi's CEL5500 technology.