Arno Klein, PhD Presented Five Posters at an International Neuroinformatics Congress in Munich

Research Assistant Professor Arno Klein PhD presented five posters at the 2012 Congress of the International Neuroinformatics Coordination Facility (INCF) in Munich Germany, September 10 to 12, 2012.

Two of the presentations were demonstrations of Mindboggle, a software platform that Dr. Klein and his team developed to improve quantification and visualization of brain imaging. The software automatically identifies, labels and quantifies regions of the human brain in PET, MRI and other images. One presentation was on labeling and shape analysis of brain features derived from MRI data. The second was a demonstration of online interactive three-dimensional visualization of these data. 

A third related poster with Jason Tourville PhD, introduced a new cortical labeling protocol which the authors developed “to set a new standard of labeling accuracy and consistency.” Dr. Klein and his colleagues manually labeled magnetic resonance images of 101 human brains to establish reference landmarks and boundaries of brain structures. Their work resulted in “the largest and most complete set of labeled brains ever released to the public.”

The fourth presentation introduced an open source software pipeline resource under active development called Brain Imaging Processing Services (BIPS).  BIPS is part of an effort to increase the reproducibility and transparency of science by exposing analysis methods used by brain imaging researchers in a way that others could run again. Satrajit Ghosh, PhD was the lead author of this poster.

Dr. Klein also gave a presentation with his brother, Barrett Klein PhD, and others on the application of techniques used to analyze human brain fMRI images to the brains of honeybees.

INCF is an international organization which advances the field of neuroinformatics by facilitating the work of neuroscientists around the world and coordinating the global development of neuroinformatics.

Arno Klein, PhD is a research assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Stony Brook University.