How volumeEM (vEM) can help map neuronal circuits

Posted by , on 2 March 2022

by Nadine Randel, University of Cambridge, UK DOI:10.5281/zenodo.6320414 Challenge The nervous system processes sensory information and generates different behavioural outputs accordingly. Synaptic resolution wiring diagrams form a basis for our understanding of how the brain works. Such a connectome provides the synaptic connectivity between all neurons and allows to identify all potential neuronal pathways which

Meet the people behind Volume EM community (part 2)

Posted by , on 28 December 2021

In this second post, we continue talking with some of the scientists involved in the Volume EM initiative. If you missed the first part of these series of interview, you can find it here. Raffa Carzaniga and Errin Johnson, Training Working Group What are the aims of your WG? The main aim of the vEM

Meet the people behind Volume EM community (part 1)

Posted by , on 21 December 2021

Volume Electron Microscopy or volume EM (vEM) is a relatively new term that brings together several recently developed imaging approaches that use scanning and transmission electron microscopy (SEM and TEM) to allow the interrogation of cell and tissue ultrastructure in 3D, at μm to mm volume scales and nm resolutions.​ In this blog series ‘volume