VIRTUAL ICTS/Venture Café 3rd Thursdays Seminar: Keith Hengen (WashU Biology), Shantanu Chakrabartty (WashU Electrical and Systems Engineering) – “Of Brains and Chips”

August 20, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom conference

“Of Brains and Chips”


Neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer Disease, are widely blamed on the accumulation of toxic proteins. However, all attempts to intervene at the level of the protein have failed. Emerging tools and computational approaches are opening a door to considering diseases through the novel lens of complex systems – already, these methods are gathering significant explanatory power. We will discuss computation in large networks of neurons, and machine learning tools for decoding the underlying state of the brain.  Additionally, we will discuss neuromorphic engineering and how some of these neuroscience insights could be translated into silicon chips.

Dr. Keith Hengen will talk about neuroscience and insights his groups have uncovered from measurements from neural recordings. Dr. Shantanu Chakrabartty will talk about neuromorphic engineering and how some of the neuroscience insights could be translated into silicon chips.

For more information visit the ICTS Precision Medicine website.

The Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) Precision Medicine team invites you to an on-going collaboration with Venture Café. These sessions will be hosted on the third Thursday of every month in the @4240 building.