Thursday, December 15th - 2:00pm to 3:30pm


Creating a European Research Infrastructure to Decode the Human Brain

Christoph Ebell, Executive Director, Human Brain Project
46-3310 Picower Seminar Room
Public welcome

Join Christoph Ebell, Executive Director at the Human Brain Project (HBP), for a talk on the structure and current developments of the Project, one of the European Commission’s Future and Emerging Technologies Flagship.
The HBP, a 10-year multinational European brain research initiative, has the aim to advance neuroscience and medicine, and to create brain-inspired information technology. To do so, it targets the reconstruction of the brain’s multiscale organization. It uses productive loops of experiments, medical-data, data analytics, and simulation on all levels that will eventually bridge the scales. The HBP IT architecture is unique, utilizing cloud-based collaboration and development platforms with databases, workflow systems, petabyte storage, and supercomputers. The HBP is developing toward a European research infrastructure advancing brain research, medicine, and brain-inspired information technology. It is also looking to expand research synergies and contacts at the international level.
Free and open to the public.