Make Paper Figures in FlyWire
FlyWire screenshots can be used in your Drosophila melanogaster publications. Here are some tips to easily set up your scene: Full screen 3D view Hover your cursor over the 3D part of the screen and hit SPACE. SHIFT+Click + Drag allows you to pan the camera. To remove the axis bars, use the keyboard shortcut: […]
Quest for the missing Photoreceptors (R cells)!
Calling all Flyers to a new quest! We’re on the hunt for unlabeled retinula cells, and we need your help to complete them! These photoreceptors extend into the retina, whereas our dataset terminates at the lamina. Therefore, it will not be possible to fully complete these cells, though we can observe large enough sections for […]
Cell Labeling/Adding Annotations
Proofreading cells is one of our main objectives in FlyWire. But as we near completion on the Fly connectome, we also need help labeling proofread cells, sometimes also referred to as cell annotation. This guide will get you started on your cell annotation journey, and provide resources to helpful tools that can assist in leveling […]
FlyWire Town Hall
Thanks to everyone who joined the FlyWire Town Hall on Nov 10, 2022. The event included a State of the Connectome (the brain is 87% proofread and we recently surpassed 100,000 neurons!), publication plans, and new tools in development. FlyWire is nearing the end of proofreading and is migrating to a push for annotations. There […]
FlyWire Citizen Science Symposium
FlyWire’s first ever Citizen Science Symposium will take place virtually on Thurs, Sept 29 at 10 am US ET / 14:00 GMT.
A Walk Through the FlyWire Lightbulb Menu
FlyWire’s Lightbulb Menu is home to a number of useful functions. Let’s check them out.
The First Auditory Connectome
A new paper was published today in Current Biology that features the first auditory connectome of any species and includes the discovery of 24 new types of neurons.
To trace, or not to trace? How to know when your cell is finished
How perfect is too perfect? Let’s go over some tricks and tips to decide when it’s time to stop proofreading.
FlyWire Help: What will my cell look like?
Take a look at the morphology of cells in the optical column, the area of the fly brain we are reconstructing.
Glossary of fly ultrastructure and morphology
A visual glossary of fly neuroanatomy.