[Press Release] Launch of “NeuroGT Database”, a brain atlas of neurogenic tagging CreER mouse drivers

Drs. Yukako Tohsato and Hiroya Itoga in our SSBD team, together with Prof. Tatsumi Hirata (NIG) and colleagues, developed the “NeuroGT database,” which contains whole-brain image data of tagged neurons based on time of neurogenesis. Through NeuroGT, researchers can find suitable neurogenic tagging driver lines for their research.

Learn more about Neuro GT on the National Institute of Genetics Press Release.


Hirata, T., Tohsato, Y., Itoga, H. et al. NeuroGT: A brain atlas of neurogenic tagging CreER drivers for birthdate-based classification and manipulation of mouse neurons. Cell Rep. Methods 1, 100012 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crmeth.2021.100012

RIKEN Hackathon FY2019 – TIFF image ROI contours written to BDML/BD5 format using Galaxy workflow

SSBD team attended the RIKEN Hackathon FY2019 and developed a software tool in Python that allows the ROI contours of a TIFF image to be saved into BDML/BD5 format using Galaxy workflow. The tool can be used separately from Galaxy.


* BDML/BD5 is an open format based on XML and HDF5 for representing quantitative biological data with spatiotemporal dynamical information. ref: Kyoda K, et al. (2015) Bioinformatics, 31(7): 1044-52. https://doi.org/10.1093/bioinformatics/btu767