Tag: connectome

  • Banc-Bot Guide

    Banc-Bot Guide

    Welcome to the BANC! We’re happy you’ve decided to join us to begin proofreading in the GNG (Gnathal Ganglia) of fruit fly brain and nerve cord! If you’re coming from Eyewire, or even if you are a seasoned Flyer, with this dataset we’ll be tracking progress a little differently. We’ll be using a little friend called…

  • BANC Guide for Citizen Scientists

    BANC Guide for Citizen Scientists

    Hello, intrepid explorers of the microscopic universe! FlyWire’s recent 4 year adventure into connectomics mapped the entire brain of a fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) at synapse resolution. We’re thrilled to announce the next endeavor: The BANC (Brain and Nerve Cord), a dataset generated by Jasper Phelps and Minsu Kim for Wei-Chung Lee’s Lab at Harvard…

  • FlyWire Winter ’23 Update

    FlyWire Winter ’23 Update

    It’s officially the start of the fall and winter holidays here in the northern hemisphere. Time to break out the hot drinks and relax by the warmth of the computer while you do a little connectome exploration. It’s been a while since we updated the blog (and we’ll try to do this more frequently).ere is…

  • Make Paper Figures in FlyWire

    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)!

    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

    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

    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 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

    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

    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.