Fruitfly Brain Scanning Worldprize


Fruitfly Brain Scanning Worldprize

$1 MILLION (Prize amount to be confirmed. Announcement expected for next year)

Brain mapping is a set of neuroscience techniques predicated on the mapping of (biological) quantities or properties onto spatial representations of the (human or non-human) brain resulting in maps.

Brain mapping is specifically defined, as the study of the anatomy and function of the brain and spinal cord through the use of imaging, immunohistochemistry, molecular & optogenetics, stem cell and cellularbiology, engineering, neurophysiology and nanotechnology. Brain imaging is the use of various techniques to either directly or indirectly image the structure, function, or pharmacology of the nervous system.

Recently a research team explored the automated reconstruction of an entire fly`s brain neuron by neuron. Another team infused a fly`s brain Cells and synapses with heavy metals to mark the outlines of each nêutron and its connections. To generate images They hit approximately 7062brain slices witha beam of electrons.

Fruitfly Brain Scanning Worldprize

The solution can include:

This competition calls for advances in fly brain scanning Technologies for new and more complex experiemnts that can identify how a relatively simple brain works , its connections and effects for ultimately help applications in the human brain.


Proposals must be in writing, maximum 40 pages including images, charts and diagrams