Databinge

databinge

  • Time: 4:00-5:30pm each Friday
  • Location: Koerner F103
  • Food: Pizza at 4:30pm

Open to all UBC labs. Databinge is an interactive drop-in meeting for neuroscientists with the goal of furthering training and collaboration. Supported in part by the DMCBH and the Canadian Neurophotonics Platform, our goal is to promote collaboration and emphasize practical know-how via the use of UBC licensed and open-source software and sharing of protocols. Each Friday we will have an open house in which interested labs can have a data show-and-tell, problem solving session, and/or technique presentation including interactive analysis using the facilities of the NINC. We encourage the use of MatLab, ImageJ, Python, and LabView as well as cloud-based data storage/software archiving to facilitate sharing amongst labs.

Upcoming databinges

Past Databinges

26-September-2019 Cancelled

Cancelled due to Climate Strike.

 

 

20-September-2019 Voltage Imaging

Voltage imaging and report on the 2019 Frontiers in Neurophotonics Summer School.

Slide Presentation

 

 

13-September-2019 CSHL Statistical Methods for Functional Genomics

Report on the CSHL Statistical Methods for Functional Genomics course.

Slide Presentation

 

 

6-September-2019 JupyterHub

Introduction to the new JupyterHub on the DMCBH computer cluster.

Slide Presentation

 

 

31-May-2019 Neurophotonics Raspberry Pi preview

Hands on workshop with pis. To be presented at Neurophotonics Summer School in QC.

Slide Presentation

 

 

26-Apr-2019 Optical sensors for metabolism

2-photon imaging.

Slide Presentation

 

 

18-Apr-2019 (Thursday) Mesoscale Calcium imaging analysis

calcium imaging analysis with Matlab.

 

 

5-Apr-2019 Jupyter & binder

Introduction to Python tools, Jupyter Notebook and Binder.

Slide Presentation

 

 

29-Mar-2019 Jess & the Simple Western platform: why you should (almost) never have to perform a traditional western blot ever again

Meeting Report.

 

 

22-Mar-2019 Designing and using advanced multiphoton imaging systems in neuroscience

Meeting Report.

Slide Presentation

 

 

15-Mar-2019 Comprehensive Imaging

Functional imaging of an entire neuron.

Slide Presentation

 

 

8-Mar-2019 Serial-Scanning Laser for High-Throughput Optogenetic Stimulation

Opto for automatic experiments.

Slide Presentation

 

 

1-Mar-2019 CHIPs for sub-cellular Ca2+ Analysis

Code for analyzing astrocyte calcium signals among other things.

Slide Presentation

 

 

8-Feb-2019 Berkeley Advanced Imaging Methods workshop

Meeting report.

Slide Presentation

 

 

30-November-2018 Fiber Photometry

Learn about the Raymond lab's new fiber photometry rig.

Slide Presentation

 

 

16-November-2018 Post SfN discussion

Share what amazed you most at SfN 2018.

 

 

9-November-2018 Deep Lab Cut

Come learn about a new machine learning approach for movement tracking.

 

 

26-October-2018 SLAP Microscope

Come learn about a new approach for fast 2p imaging.

Slide Presentation

 

 

19-October-2018 SQL Database

Come learn how to organize your data.

Slide Presentation

 

 

12-October-2018 Neural Networks

Come join the discussion on artificial neural networks.

Slide Presentation

 

 

5-October-2018 Canadian Neurophotonics Platform

Ellen Koch will tell us about the current state of neurophotonics and what she learned at the course in Laval last summer.

Slide Presentation

 

 

28-September-2018 Advanced Research Computing resources at UBC

Representatives from Advanced Research Computing at UBC will be joining us to talk about available High Performance Computing and data storage resources available to researchers on campus at UBC and through WestGrid and Compute Canada.

Slide Presentation

 

 

21-September-2018 Imaging Structure and Function in the Nervous System- Highlights and Emerging Technologies

Tristan Dellazizzo Toth will tell us about his experience at the Cold Spring Harbor course he took this summer.

Slide Presentation

 

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08-June-2018 Raspberry Pi Tutorial

A presentation of general input output control with a raspberry pi for experimental setups. https://github.com/jamieboyd/neurophoto2018

Slide Presentation

 

 

16-Mar-2018 Janelia Meeting Report Frontiers in Microscopy Technologies

Discussing an overview of the Janelia Spring Conference on Frontiers in Microscopy Technologies and Strategies for Bioimaging Centers Network.

Slide Presentation

 

 

09-Mar-2018 mCLust spike sorting

Tetrode sorting using Mclust to improve sorting over single cells significantly as well as over stereotrodes.

Slide Presentation

 

 

02-Mar-2018 MinION sequencing

MinION, the only portable real-time device for DNA and RNA sequencing

Not Available

 

 

23-Feb-2018 Video Rate FLIM

Fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy at video rate speeds.

Not Available

 

 

16-Feb-2018 CRISPR

An overview of how CRISPR functions, its role and the possibilities that it opens.

Slide Presentation

 

 

02-Feb-2018 Gibson Cloning

Joining fragments of DNA.

Slide Presentation

 

 

17-Nov-2017 SFN Tech Pitch

$50 Starbucks gift card to best SFN tech pitch (other than Deisseroth or Boyden labs since we all know how great they are), $25 for the second place. 5 minutes max, no slides only talking and white board, at least 5 pitches lined up for contest to occur.

Not Available

 

 

03-Nov-2017 DREADDs

Designer Receptors Exclusively Activated by Designer Drugs.

Slide Presentation

 

 

20-Oct-2017 Illustrator/Inkscape

Using software such as Inkscape and Illustrator to create vector graphics for figures.

Slide Presentation

 

 

13-Oct-2017 Blender

A talk on the benefits of rendering for creating figures and basic understanding of algorithms to calculate pixel colour value.

Slide Presentation

 

 

02-Jun-2017 Summer Workshop on the Dynamic Brain

An in-depth overview of the Summer Workshop on the Dynamic Brain

Slide Presentation

 

 

09-Jun-2017 HPC

Short tutorial on how to use linux/unix tools to run code on the centre's new computer cluster

Slide Presentation

 

 

26-May-2017 The Shell

The Unix Shell

Lesson

 

 

19-May-2017 Linux Survival Guide

A guide on using Linux.

Slide Presentation

 

 

12-May-2017 Bayesian Stats

A theory in which the evidence about the true state of the world is expressed in terms of "Degrees of Belief" know as Bayesian Probabilities.

Slide Presentation

 

 

28-Apr-2017 Stats Primer

Basic statistical tests like the t test are used by almost all neuroscientists but how do they work and allow us to make inferences from our data? What are the assumptions? What are the differences between commonly used t tests?

ZIP with demo files and slide presentation

 

 

21-Apr-2017 Resamapling, Bootstrap, and Permutation Testing Part 2.

A discussion of resampling techniques to estimate standard error and confidence intervals as well as do hypothesis testing. These methods are very useful for exploring your data and make few assumptions about the underlying distribution.

ZIP with demo files and slide presentation

 

 

07-Apr-2017 Resamapling, Bootstrap, and Permutation Testing Part 1.

A discussion of resampling techniques to estimate standard error and confidence intervals as well as do hypothesis testing. These methods are very useful for exploring your data and make few assumptions about the underlying distribution.

ZIP with demo files and slide presentation

 

 

31-Mar-2017 RStudio

RStudio is a free and open-source IDE for R, a programming language for statistical computing and graphics.

ZIP with demo files and slide presentation

 

 

24-Mar-2017 Data Analysis

A discussion of key guiding principles for any rigorous and honest data analysis. These principles were fueled by years of analyzing mostly behavioral and electrophysiology data, but should extend to all analyses. Topics include: Why Bayesian analyses are (now) awesome, why Frequentist analyses are useful, why Frequentist statistical philosophy is nonsense, and the critical importance of failure.

Slide Presentation

 

 

17-Mar-2017 Graph Theory

Learn about how graphs can help you understand brain networks and how you can use computers to analyse the produced graphs.

Slide Presentation

 

 

10-Mar-2017 AAVs

Adeno-Associated Virus!

Slide Presentation

 

 

03-Mar-2017 Computer Vision

Crash course on Computer Vision.

ZIP with demo files and slide presentation

 

 

24-Feb-2017 Light Sheet Microscopy

Light Sheet Microscopy.

Not Available

 

 

17-Feb-2017 GCaMP

Imaging brain activity with Calcium Imaging.

Slide Presentation

 

 

10-Feb-2017 Mouse Genetics

Everything you wanted to know on mouse genetics.

Slide Presentation

 

 

03-Feb-2017 Machine Learning

Machine Learning with MatLab.

ZIP with demo files and slide presentation

 

 

27-Jan-2017 FLIM

Fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy.

Slide Presentation

 

 

20-Jan-2017 Spike Sorting

Sorting Spikes.

Not Available

 

 

09-Dec-2016 Deconvolution

Deconvolution. Sharpening images.

Not Available

 

 

02-Dec-2016 Lab View

Developing with Lab View.

Not Available

 

 

25-Nov-2016 Raspberry Pi

Basics on Raspberry Pis and their Cameras.

ZIP with demo files and slide presentation

 

 

04-Nov-2016 ImageJ Macros

Simple ways to automate your image analysis using the indispensable ImageJ.

Slide Presentatioin

 

 

28-Oct-2016 3D Models with Solidworks

Learn the basics of 3D modelling in Solidworks.

Slide Presentation

 

 

21-Nov-2016 App Development in Python

Tips and tricks to building a scientific app using PyCharm.

Slide Presentation

 

 

14-Nov-2016 Mendeley and Ref Management

How-to guide to manage papers and references with Mendeley.

Slide Presentation

 

 

07-Oct-2016 Git and Github

Learn git for software version control.

Slide Presentation

 

 

30-Sep-2016 Animations and Illustrations

A discussion of different software (notably inkscape and blender) used to create animations for science communication.

Not Available

 

 

23-Sep-2016 Intro to Databinge

Open to all UBC labs. Databinge is an interactive drop-in meeting for neuroscientists with the goal of furthering training and collaboration. Supported in part by the DMCBH and the Canadian Neurophotonics Platform, our goal is to promote collaboration, emphasise practical know-how via the use of UBC licensed and open-source software, and sharing of protocols. Each Friday we will have an open house in which interested labs can have a data show-and-tell, problem solving session, and/or technique presentation, including interactive analysis using the facilities of the NINC. We encourage the use of MatLab, ImageJ, Python, and LabView as well as cloud-based data storage/software archiving to facilitate sharing amongst labs. Located at Koerner F103, anyone interested can drop-in and experience Databinge. Presenters offer demo files to aid in the understanding of large topics, and pizza is handed out at 4:30pm every meeting.

Check the calendar for upcoming meetings!