Michael Breakspear is a Psychiatrist and Neuroscientist researching the principles of brain function in health and in mental illness. Professor Breakspear leads the Systems Neuroscience Group – a team of psychiatrists, physicists, psychologists and neuroimaging scientists at the University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute, Australia. He uses computational modelling to study the generative processes underlying bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, dementia and in healthy ageing.
Professor Breakspear studied medicine at the University of Sydney, combined with degrees in Arts (philosophy and mathematics) and Science (neuroscience and physics). He is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists with a weekly clinic at the Awabakal Aboriginal Medical Service.
Dr. Andreas Rowald is research group leader of the ProModell Group at the Chair of Digital Health at the Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Germany.
His work focuses on prognostic, personalized digital patient models to develop novel and optimize existing neurostimulation strategies.
Dr. Rowald completed his doctoral studies in electrical engineering at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland.
Lauren N. Ross; MD; PhD is an Associate Professor in Logic and Philosophy of Science at UC Irvine. Her research concerns causal reasoning and explanation in neuroscience and biology. A significant amount of her research explores causal diversity”different types of causes; causal relationships; and causal systems present in scientific contexts. This research has focused on causal systems such as mechanisms; pathways; and cascades; and causal relationships that differ with respect to their stability; specificity; reversibility; and so on. Her work identifies features characteristic of these causal systems and their implications for how these systems are studied and how they behave. Ross's research has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award; a Humboldt Experienced Researcher Fellowship; and an Editor's Choice Award at The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science.
Hannah Monyer was born in Romania and went to Germany at the age of 17. She finished
high-school in Heidelberg and studied medicine at the University of Heidelberg. After five
years of training in child psychiatry and pediatric neurology in Mannheim and Lübeck, she
went to Stanford/USA as a postdoctoral fellow with Dennis Choi. Subsequently she did a
second postdoc with Peter Seeburg at the University of Heidelberg, and was then a junior
group leader at the same university. Since 1999 she is Head of the Department of Clinical
Neurobiology at the Medical Faculty of Heidelberg University and since 2009 also professor
at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) of the Helmholtz Association. In her research
on synaptic plasticity, learning and memory she has used a large array of techniques
employing molecular biology, electrophysiology, optogenetics and behavioral approaches.
For her achievements she has obtained numerous prizes, including the most prestigious
German award for scientists, the Leibniz Prize, the Guy-Lussac-Humboldt Prize, the
Tsungming Tu Prize of the Ministry of Science and Technology Taiwan, the Prize of the
Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and the Lautenschläger Research Prize of the
Heidelberg University. She is a member of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences, of EMBO, of
the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and of the Academia Europaea.
Aix-Marseille University, Local Host, EBRAINS AISBL
Aix-Marseille University, Local Host, EBRAINS AISBL
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Viktor Jirsa is Leader of the HBP’s multiscale connectome focus area and Chief Science Officer of the HBP’s EBRAINS infrastructure. He is Director of Research at CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) and Director of the Inserm Institut de Neurosciences des Systèmes (INS). His research is focused on gaining a deeper understanding of the mechanisms underlying the emergence of brain function and dysfunction from brain network dynamics. His team leads the development of The Virtual Brain – personalised models to simulate the human brain.
Forschungszentrum Jülich, HBP Scientific Research Director
Forschungszentrum Jülich, HBP Scientific Research Director
Prof. Dr. med. Katrin Amunts is the Scientific Research Director of the Human Brain Project (HBP). She is a full professor and director of the C. and O. Vogt Institute for Brain Research at Heinrich-Heine University Duesseldorf and director of the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-1) at Forschungszentrum Jülich. Her research focuses on organizational principles of the brain and how its structure relates to function and behaviour. Her team has developed the Julich Brain Atlas.
Paweł Świeboda is Director General of the Human Brain Project (HBP) and CEO of EBRAINS AISBL. He
is responsible for steering the HBP as one of the world’s largest research projects in the area of brain
science. He is also in charge of the executive of the state-of-the-art research infrastructure for brain
research – EBRAINS which has just been included on the ESFRI Roadmap 2021, the list of Europe’s top
science facilities. Prior to his appointment, Paweł Świeboda was Deputy Head and Head of Research
of the European Political Strategy Centre and later IDEA at the European Commission. He had served
on the European Commission’s Sounding Board on the EU’s Science, Research and Innovation
Performance and the Global Agenda Council on Europe of the World Economic Forum. In the first ten
years of his career, he held important positions in the Polish government, including as head of
department responsible for EU accession negotiations and EU Advisor to the President.
Chair of the HBP Stakeholder Board and of the EBRAINS AISBL Board of Directors, INSERM
Chair of the HBP Stakeholder Board and of the EBRAINS AISBL Board of Directors, INSERM
Born in 1946, André SYROTA has been nominated Executive Director of the French National
Institute of Health and Medical Research, Inserm, in October 2007. He previously was
Director of the Life Sciences Division of the French Atomic Energy Commission (1993-2007)
and Professor of Biophysics and Nuclear medicine (MD,PhD) at the University of Paris-Sud.
He was also head of the Service hospitalier Frédéric Joliot (CEA, Orsay), one of the European
leading nuclear medicine and medical imaging research institutes (1984-2007).
André Syrota is the author of more than 200 articles and 40 book chapters in imaging with
PET and NMR. He has been a member of various boards at national and European research
• Professor Emeritus at the University of Paris Sud
• Member of the french Academy of Technologies and of the Academia Europeae
• Former Chairman and CEO of Inserm, (French National Institute of Health and
• Advisor to the Administrator General of the Cea (French Alternative Energies and
Atomic Energy Commission)
• Chairman of the Board of EBRAINS and of the Stakeholder Board of the Human Brain
• Chairman of the « Institut Universitaire du Cancer de Toulouse »
• Chairman of the board of CEPH (Centre d’Etude du Polymorphisme Humain)
• Chairman of the board of Cermep (Centre d’études et de recherche en imagerie
• Honorary Chairman of Ksilink (French-German Center for Translational Research)
Dr. Marlies Dorlöchter is the coordinator of the ERA-Net NEURON. In 2003, she initiated on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research the ‘Network of European Funding for Neuroscience Research’. Ministries and funding agencies from 30 countries in and beyond Europe collaborate along a common research agenda and with support from the EU Commission to jointly fund research in the areas of brain health and diseases. Patients and their representatives participate in all aspects of the funding process and guarantee a translational view on the funded projects. Support for researchers in their early careers through offering training stipends, networking events or a ‘paper award’ adds to the activity portfolio.
Dr. Dorlöchter is affiliated with the Project Management Agency in the German Aerospace Center (DLR-PT) as Head of Division International Health Research. She obtained her PhD at the university of Münster and her habilitation at the RWTH Aachen in Germany and did her research in several areas of neuroscience in vertebrate and invertebrate model systems. She worked as a postdoc at the universities of Bonn and Aachen (Germany), University of Southern California, Los Angeles (USA), and as a visiting researcher at the Shanghai Normal University (China).
Philippe Amouyel; MD; PhD; chairs the EU Joint Programme on Neurodegenerative Diseases research (JPND); a 30-country led initiative aimed at tackling the challenge of neurodegenerative diseases; the largest global research collaboration on neurodegenerative diseases. He is Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University Hospital of Lille in France. He heads a large academic research unit working on public health and molecular epidemiology of aging diseases. He develops epidemiological studies to attempt to decode susceptibility to ageing diseases; using molecular techniques such as high-throughput genomics; transcriptomics; proteomics; and bioinformatics. His research is devoted to the study of determinants; mainly genetic; of neurodegenerative diseases associated with cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease in particular. He participated in the discovery of more than 90% of the genetic susceptibility published in Alzheimer's disease. Since 2008; he has been the general director of Fondation Alzheimer (France); a private non-profit foundation dedicated to supporting innovative and cutting-edge research for Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.
Between 1997 and 2008; Stefan has been working in the public health directorate of the
European Commission in Luxemburg; in particular in the areas of communicable diseases;
health threats; and substances of human origin.
In 2008; he became head of the health unit in the executive agency for health and consumers
(EAHC); with responsibility for implementing the EU health programme.
In January 2011; he was appointed head of the health information unit of DG SANCO; with
responsibility for health information policy; and providing the secretariat for the non-food
scientific committees of the European Commission. From February 2016 to November 2020;
he was head of the DG SANTE unit 'health programme and chronic diseases'; dealing with
policies for all non-communicable diseases; planning and drafting annual work programmes
of the EU health programme; and contributing to the implementation of the health cluster of
the Horizon Europe.
Since December 2020; Stefan is adviser for stakeholder relations in the Public Health
Directorate of DG SANTE.
University of Copenhagen, Chair of the HBP Science and Infrastructure Advisory Board
Gitte Moos Knudsen
University of Copenhagen, Chair of the HBP Science and Infrastructure Advisory Board
Gitte Moos Knudsen; Professor in neurobiology; neurologist; Chair Neurobiology Research Unit; Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet; Copenhagen; Denmark. Director of BrainDrugs Alliance. Past-president of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP).
I am a translational neurobiologist and clinical neurologist with interest in advanced methodological developments that I subsequently apply in my research to address pertinent neurobiological and clinical issues. My scientific interests include blood-brain barrier transport; neurobiology with particular emphasis on molecular brain imaging and pharmacological interventions. My lab has a particular research focus on experimental medicine and neuropharmacology; addressing pertinent and basic questions regarding human brain disease mechanisms and prediction of brain responses to categories of neuromodulatory interventions as well as treatment efficacy. For this purpose; we use PET brain scanning to image brain receptors and receptor occupancy; and fMRI to evaluate drug effects on the brain hemodynamic response as well as the brains regional interactions; i.e.; functional connectivity. BrainDrugs started in 2019; is based on a Lundbeck Foundation grant; and is a precision medicine alliance focusing on major depression and epilepsy.
Publications: Published >450 Medline indexed scientific papers and 28 books/book chapters.
GoogleScholar: >22;500 citations; H-index: 73.
Frédéric Destrebecq is the Executive Director of the European Brain Council and European Brain Foundation. In this capacity, he is responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership while managing the day-to-day operations of EBC and EBF and its ongoing relationships with its member associations and other stakeholders, as well as representing the organisation in various European and national forums.
Marja-Leena Linne is an associate professor (docent) in computational neuroscience with over 25 years of experience in electrophysiology and modeling of neural and brain signals. She has a master’s degree in electrical engineering and PhD in theoretical neuroscience. Dr. Linne leads the computational neuroscience research group at Tampere University, Finland, where she works in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology. Dr. Linne’s research interests focus on deciphering the roles of neuronal and glial cells in neural circuits and in brain signals recorded from humans in health and disease. In these studies, she combines both biophysically and biochemically detailed and phenomenological modeling approaches and uses various mathematical and computational techniques not traditionally used in neuroscience. Her current research focuses on developing new theoretical models of neuron-glia interactions in brain functions, including synaptic plasticity and learning. Dr. Linne is a core member of EU’s FET Flagship Human Brain Project, whose mission is to promote innovation in Europe at the intersection of neuroscience, computing, and technology. Dr. Linne is also founder and co-organizer of Baltic-Nordic Summer School in Neuroinformatics.
Anders Dam Jensen is the Executive Director for the European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking since September 2020. This appointment is the continuation of a lifelong interest in supercomputers, starting from his time at the Technical University of Denmark, from which he holds a Master of Science Degree and a Master of Business Administration.
After spending the first part of his career working in engineering and pioneering IEEE802.11 wireless network technology with Symbol Technologies, Anders joined Cargolux Airlines International as Director IT and was instrumental in the spinoff of the Cargolux IT department into CHAMP Cargosystems S.A. In 2011, Anders became Director ICTM for NATO, and took on responsibility for all Information and IT services as well as one of the largest classified networks in Europe.
Stephanie is a PI at the Donders Institute and the leader for the Language & Communication Theme across the Donders Institute, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, and Centre for Language Sciences at Radboud University in Nijmegen. Since 2020, she has been a Visiting Professor at TUM Munich and an Associate Professor at King’s College London. In 2022, she won the OHBM Education in Neuroimaging Award and was elected as Programme Chair for the Organization of Human Brain Mapping. She is on the editorial board at Cortex and BSAF and reviews for diverse journals and several international funders. Recently, she co-founded an NGO (neurosciencealliance.org) that liaises with clinicians and academics from low to middle-income countries to improve equitable access to research. Stephanie also chairs the science communication channel @CNSeminars on YouTube.
David Winickoff is a Senior Analyst at the OECD in Paris where he heads the Secretariat of the Working Party on Bio-, Nano- and Converging Technology. In this capacity, he oversaw the development and adoption of the OECD Council Recommendation on Neurotechnology. He is also an Affiliated Professor at SciencesPo Law School where he teaches bioethics and technology policy in global governance. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School, Cambridge University, and Yale College. Prior to his work at the OECD, he was a tenured professor at the University of California, Berkeley, where he directed the Program on Science and Technology Studies and supervised PhD students in law, STS, and Environmental Policy. David has published over 60 articles at the intersection of technology and governance, appearing in e.g. Science, New England Journal of Medicine, Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Nature Climate Change, Social Studies of Science and the Yale Journal of International Law. He has served on expert panels of the U.S. National Academies, U.K. Royal Academy, the Bipartisan Policy Center, and the French Parliament. He is on the Programme Board of the Rathenau Institute in The Hague and the Polaris Council at the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
Toshihisa Ohtsuka is a professor at the Department of Biochemistry; University of Yamanashi; specializing in biochemistry and neurochemistry. His research mainly focuses on the structure and function of the presynaptic active zones in the nerve terminals. More recently; he has initiated an investigation interested in homeostatic and functional changes in active zone-associated proteins in dementias such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. Also; he has served as a program officer for Japan Brain Initiatives: AMED BRAIN/MINDS and BRAIN/MINDS beyond since 2015.
Fabrice Bartolomei; MD; PhD; is a neurologist specialized in epilepsy and professor at the University of Aix-Marseille (France) where he is head of the Epileptology and Cerebral Rhythmology Department (Timone Hospital; APHM). He is a member of the INSERM U1106 research unit (Institute of Systems Neuroscience; DYNAMAP team) and he is the coordinator of a university hospital research unit (RHU) "EPINOV" based on the study of individualized large-scale modeling in epilepsy surgery. He is particularly involved in the pre-surgical evaluation of patients with drug-resistant epilepsy and is a world leader in the analysis of Stereo-EEG recordings. He has published numerous studies in the field of epilepsy (>400 as author or co-author); particularly developing the concept of "epileptogenic networks". He has long promoted the use of EEG/SEEG analysis and is co-inventor of the "Epileptogenicity Index"; a method for assessing the epileptogenicity of brain regions.
Professor John Terry is Interdisciplinary Professorial Fellow: a post he holds jointly across Mathematics; Computer Science and the Institute for Metabolism and Systems Research. John is also the recipient of a prestigious EPSRC Established Career Fellowship; as well as being an EPSRC Public Engagement Champion within Computer Science. John's research transcends traditional discipline boundaries speaking to mathematics; computer science; physics; biology; biomedical and clinical sciences. John is internationally renowned for his work at the interface between mathematics; computer science; neurology and neuroendocrinology; holding prestigious visiting fellowships from the University of Melbourne and the University of Queensland. John has published over 75 pieces of original research; holds 1 patent with 1 pending; and is co-founder of Neuronostics (a multi-award-winning company established in 2018). John is also a passionate science communicator and co-wrote and co-directed Beyond My Control: a unique piece of theatre that brings to life what it is like to have epilepsy; the mathematics behind understanding brain networks and how this can be used to better diagnose epilepsy.
Kathinka Evers is Professor of philosophy at the Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics (CRB) at Uppsala University, Sweden, and Professor ad honoram at the Universidad Central de Chile, Santiago. She has been Invited Professor on the Chair Condorcet at École Normale Supérieure, Paris (2002); at Collège de France, Paris (2006 -7). 2013-21, she was member of the Science and Infrastructure Board of the European Flagship, the Human Brain Project (HBP), where she has directed the Ethics and Society Subproject. She leads the Philosophy and Neuroethics research in the HBP and also in other European projects (Neurotwin and CAAVA).
Her research focuses on philosophy of mind and brain, bioethics and neuroethics. She directs the teaching and research on neuroethics at Uppsala University, where she started the first courses in the subject.
She is also interested in the social responsibility of science, and was between 1997 and 2002 Executive Director for the Standing Committee for Ethics and Responsibility in Science of the International Council for Science (ICSU); and 2008-2014 Expert in Scientific Review Panels for the ERC on ‘The Human Mind and Its Complexity’. Since her first public lectures at the University of Oxford in 1990, she has lectured extensively at universities and research centres in Europe, the U.S., South America, Asia, and Australia.
Steve Furber CBE FRS FREng is ICL Professor of Computer Engineering in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Manchester; UK. After completing a BA in mathematics and a PhD in aerodynamics at the University of Cambridge; UK; he spent the 1980s at Acorn Computers; where he was a principal designer of the BBC Microcomputer and the ARM 32-bit RISC microprocessor. Over 200 billion ARM-powered chips have since been manufactured; powering much of the world's mobile and embedded computing. He moved to the ICL Chair at Manchester in 1990 where he leads research into asynchronous and low-power systems and; more recently; neural systems engineering; where the SpiNNaker project has delivered a computer incorporating a million ARM processors optimised for brain modelling applications.
"Following a bachelor's in electronics and master's in embedded systems and medical engineering I joined the Neurocomputing Systems Lab at KTH in 2019. Since then I have been working on implementing algorithms for real-time closed-loop systems using neuromorphic hardware at both sensory and computing levels.
Julian Göltz received an MASt in applied mathematics from the University of Cambridge and an MSc in physics from Heidelberg University. In his Master's thesis at the Kirchhoff Institute for Physics he derived a deep learning algorithm for spiking neurons and realised it on a neuromorphic platform. Now a member of the Neuro-Inspired Theory, Modeling and Applications group at the University of Bern, he is working with Mihai A. Petrovici on general theories of neuronal dynamics and synaptic plasticity, at the interface of machine learning and neuroscience.
Tom is a Research Associate in Neurorobotics at the University of the West
of England, Bristol. His work involves building neuro-plausible models
of brain circuits and exploring their behaviour through the medium of
robotics. His latest project centres around
neurorobotic approaches to navigation, and how Head Direction and Grid
Cell codes might be fused with sensory information.
JEAN-PIERRE CHANGEUX is Honorary Professor at the Collège de France & Pasteur Institute Paris and former International Faculty; Kavli Institute for Brain & Mind; University of California San Diego. At the advent of the era of molecular biology; Jean-Pierre Changeux pioneered the study of the role of conformational changes linking topographically distinct sites in regulatory processes. His PhD studies; carried under the supervision of Jacques Monod; provided the experimental and conceptual bases for the formal model of allosteric interactions in regulatory proteins; subsequently put forward in a joint paper that had become one of the most quoted papers of the scientific literature. Throughout a long career; Changeux has consistently built upon and extended his early theory; to spawn many new and flourishing fields of investigation.
His main contributions and discoveries in the course of the past 50 years are centered on the general theme of receptors and their allosteric transitions; primarily in the nervous system and were initiated by the first identification of a neurotransmitter receptor: the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor. He combined approaches from supposedly disparate disciplines of pharmacology; molecular biology and developmental biology as well as behavioural and pathological studies; as and when required; to demonstrate that the nicotinic receptor is a bona fide allosteric protein. He further elucidated the molecular mechanism through which drugs modulate receptor efficacy when binding to distinct allosteric sites thereby opening a revolutionary new avenue in the field of drug discovery.
His contributions to understanding the regulation of acetylcholine receptors in turn contributed to advancing our understanding of the nature of long-term synaptic plasticity within neural networks and on the neural bases of cognitive functions up to conscious processing. The consequences for human pathology are immense: from the understanding of drug addiction to the therapeutics of neuropsychiatric diseases.
The publication of his book Neuronal Man: The Biology of The Mind in 1985 brought Changeux celebrity status among the wider public. Since then he has authored or co-authored several other books notably; Conversations on Mind Matter and Mathematics with the mathematician Alain Connes (1998); What Makes Us Think with the philosopher Paul Ricoeur (2002); Physiology of truth (2005);The Enchanted Neurons with the composers P.Boulez and P.Manoury (2019) which initiated an instructive dialogue between neuroscience and other disciplines.
Jean-Pierre Changeux's academic accolades include the Gairdner foundation award in 1978; the Wolf prize in 1983; the Louis Jeantet Prize for Medicine in 1993; the Balzan Prize in 2001; the National Academy of Sciences Award in Neurosciences USA in 2007; the Olav Thon international research award in biomedicine; Oslo; Norway; 2016; the Albert Einstein World Award of Science; Hong Kong; 2018; the Erasmus medal 2023.
Fabrice Morin is the Leader of the Neurorobotics program of the Human Brain Project, where he leads the development of the Neurorobotics platform at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Before joining TUM, he worked in the Health division of Tecnalia, a nonprofit research and technology organization located in Spain, where he was manager of the Biomaterials business area. He has research experience in the fields of Neurorobotics, cell-based BioMEMS, as well as in the modeling of the electrode-electrolyte interface.
Christian Mayr is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at TU Dresden, heading
the Chair of Highly-Parallel VLSI-Systems and Neuromorphic
Circuits. His career encompasses postings at Infineon, Philips,
University Zurich, TU Dresden und John-Hopkins University Baltimore. His
research interests include bio-inspired circuits, brain-machine
interfaces, AD converters and general mixed-signal VLSI-design.
He is author/co-author of over 100 publications and holds 4 patents. He
is a PI in the EU flagship ‘Human Brain Project’ as well as in the
German excellency clusters CETI and cfaed."
"Johannes Schemmel is an independent research group leader at the Kirchhoff Institute for
Physics at Heidelberg University in Germany. He is head of the Electronic Vision(s) research
group and the ASIC laboratory. His core research interests are brain-inspired technologies
and massively parallel analog computing. He is the lead architect of the BrainScaleS
Svenja Caspers is full professor of Anatomy and director of the Institute for Anatomy I at the Heinrich-Heine-University and University Hospital Düsseldorf as well as leader of the group "Connectivity" at the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-1) of the Research Centre Jülich (Germany). Her research focuses on understanding the variability of the human brain with regards to environmental, lifestyle and genetic influences, particularly during aging, using high-performance computing workflows. She studied medicine as well as business studies and economics, and afterwards received an MD and PhD in economics. She is currently Vice Dean for Teaching and Study Quality of the Medical Faculty of the University of Düsseldorf and member of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.
Gustavo Deco is Research Professor at the Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA) and Professor (Catedrático) at the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) where he leads the Computational Neuroscience group. He was also Director of the Center of Brain and Cognition from 2001 to 2021 (UPF). In 1987 he received his PhD in Physics for his thesis on Relativistic Atomic Collisions. In 1987, he was a postdoc at the University of Bordeaux in France. From 1988 to 1990, he obtained a postdoc of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the University of Giessen in Germany. From 1990 to 2003, he leads the Computational Neuroscience Group at Siemens Corporate Research Center in Munich, Germany. He obtained in 1997 his Habilitation (maximal academical degree in Germany) in Computer Science (Dr. rer. nat. habil.) at the Technical University of Munich for his thesis on Neural Learning. In 2001, he received his PhD in Psychology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich. In 2012, he received an ERC Advanced Grant and recently in 2022 he received an ERC Synergy Grant.
Simon is an Expert by Experience in the field of epilepsy; and a public co-applicant on successful NIHR grant round funding applications in the UK. Working with MedTech companies and academic institutions Simon hopes to improve the lives of those yet to be diagnosed with epilepsy through meaningful collaboration with industry and successful engagement with healthcare professionals. Simon is also employed by UK Charity Epilepsy Action as Training and Learning Lead.
My research interests lie in the leading field of brain structure-function relationships and alterations in neuropathological conditions the main aim is to relate neuroanatomical connectivity features to neurophysiological interactions and to identify modifications of these relationships in the NHP-model.
My studies in neuroanatomy are concerned with understanding inter-areal connectivity and brain networks' basic characteristics. I use the chronic-ECoG technique and deep multi-laminar recordings to seek for neurophysiological correlates of hierarchical processing and cognitive integration during instrumental conditioning.
Joachim is Global Head Translational Medicine CNS & Emerging Areas at Boehringer Ingelheim. In this role Joachim leads translational strategies for BI’s neuroscience and psychiatry portfolio and is responsible for the implementation of innovative concepts and development strategies for new treatment modalities and new indications. He and his team are aiming to advance research projects efficiently to an early clinical value infliction and decision point. Before joining BI Joachim held a number of global leadership positions in all phases of translational and clinical development at several pharma companies. Joachim serves as an advisor to start-up and biotech companies. He is a physician, board certified in Clinical Pharmacology, Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, is a Diplomate of the European Society of Anaesthesiology, and an authorized physician for speciality training in Clinical Pharmacology.
Giulia Rossetti is currently professor at the Medical faculty of RWTH University in Aachen, Germany and group leader at the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-9) and Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) at Forschungszentrum Jülich, in Germany. She is the leader of the Molecular Simulation Task in the Human Brain Project and member of the EBRAINS Science and Technology Committee.
She is also a member of the steering committee of the “Helmholtz Information & Data Science School for Data Science in Life, Earth, and Energy” (HDS-LEE), that focus on the application, development and teaching of data science approaches.
Her group is specialized in modeling structure, dynamics and molecular interactions of key targets in diseases’ cause and progression. Virtual screening and drug design exploiting molecular modeling are central activities in her lab. Her research is mostly focused on neuropathologies including but not limited to neurodegenerative diseases, neuropathic pain disorders and Schizophrenia. Her group mostly uses HPC-based molecular simulation, ranging from coarse-grain to classical up to ab initio representation, as well as free-energy calculations, bioinformatics and chemoinformatic.
Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Lippert is the director of the Institute for Advanced Simulation (IAS) at Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany. He is the head of the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), a division of the IAS, and acts as managing director of the John von Neumann Institute for Computing (NIC). He is professor for Modular Supercomputing and Quantum Computing at the Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany. He is chair of the board of directors of the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing e.V. From 2018 to 2020 (June), he was chair of the council of the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE). Currently, he acts as German representative at the PRACE council. Since 2019, he has been spokesman of the Helmholtz Programme “Engineering Digital Futures: Supercomputing, Data Management and Information”. He has initiated the series of Europe founded DEEP projects. In 2022, he was elected vice chair of the RIAG of the EuroHPC JU.
Charlotte Frenkel received her M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain); Louvain-la-Neuve; Belgium; in 2015 and 2020; respectively. In February 2020; she joined the Institute of Neuroinformatics; UZH and ETH Zürich; Switzerland; as a postdoctoral researcher. Since July 2022; she is an Assistant Professor at Delft University of Technology; The Netherlands.
Her current research aims at bridging the bottom-up (bio-inspired) and top-down (engineering-driven) design approaches toward neuromorphic intelligence; with a focus on digital spiking neural network processor design; embedded machine learning; and on-chip training algorithms.
She received a best paper award at the IEEE ISCAS 2020 conference; as well as the FNRS Nokia Bell Labs Scientific Award; the FNRS IBM Innovation Award and the UCLouvain/ICTEAM Best Thesis Award for her Ph.D. thesis. She serves as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Trans. on Biomedical Circuits and Systems; as the chair of the tinyML initiative on Neuromorphic Engineering; and as a TPC member for the tinyML Research Symposium; tinyML EMEA; IEEE ESSCIRC; IEEE ISLPED and IEEE DATE. She presented several invited talks and lectures; including keynotes at tinyML EMEA 2021 and the Neuro-Inspired Computational Elements (NICE) conference 2021.
Claire Sergent studied Biology at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Ulm) and was initiated to Cognitive Sciences during a one year internship in Jon Driver's lab at University College London, working with hemineglect patients. After a Master in Cognitive Sciences in Paris, she conducted a PhD on conscious vision under the supervision of Stanislas Dehaene, obtained my PhD in 2005. She was a post-doctoral fellow (Marie Curie) with Geraint Rees at University College London for two years, before joining the lab of Catherine Tallon-Baudry at the Pitié Salpêtrière Hospital, and then the lab of Lionel Naccache (ICM, Pitié Salpêtrière). In 2012 she became Assistant Professor at Université de Paris with a Chaire d'Excellence. Since 2020 she holds a Professor position at Université Paris Cité, in the Integrative Neuroscience and Cognition Center. Her central topic of research is the understanding of the psychological and neural mechanisms of conscious access in perception, notably in vision and audition, in healthy human adults, and in patients with disorders of consciousness (e.g. unresponsive wakefulness or minimal consciousness syndroms). She uses experimental psychology, human electrophysiology (electroencephalography, magnetoencephalography, intracranial recordings) and functional MRI as her main investigation tools. She recently received an ERC Consolidator grant to go on investigating the neural signatures of consciousness.
Petra Ritter heads the Brain Simulation Section at the Charité University Medicine Berlin and Berlin Institute of Health. Her research focus is on integrating neuroimaging and computational neuroscience to discover mechanisms of brain function and dysfunction. She serves in the leadership of large EU projects such as Testing and Experimentation Facility Health AI and Robotics (TEF-Health), Virtual Brain Cloud & eBRAIN-Health and is directing EBRAINS Health Data Cloud. Petra Ritter studied medicine at the Charite and in the US. At the Charité she got appointed a Johanna Quandt lifetime Professorship for Brain Simulation in 2017. Since 2017, she is also Director of the Brain Simulation Section at Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin. She also serves as the Director for International Affairs at the Charité.
Mavi Sanchez-Vives, MD, is an ICREA Research Professor at the Institute of Biomedical Research August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS) in Barcelona, Spain, where she heads the Systems Neuroscience group. She is also co-Director of the EVENT Lab (Experimental Virtual Environments in Neuroscience and Technology) at the University of Barcelona and one of the founders of kiin.tech. With a PhD in Neurosciences and research experience from postdoctoral stays at the Rockefeller University in New York City and Yale University in New Haven, USA, she founded her laboratory at the Institute of Neurosciences in Alicante, Spain, while holding a professorship in physiology at the Medical School. Sanchez-Vives has published over 150 scientific articles and has overseen the completion of 26 PhD dissertations, contributing to advancements in cortical dynamics and embodiment in virtual reality. Her research interests and areas of expertise include cortical physiology, neurotechnology, and the application of virtual reality in neuroscience research and medical settings. She leads one of the science workpackages on "Networks underlying brain cognition and consciousness" in the Human Brain Project (HBP).
Marcello Massimini was trained as a Medical Doctor, received a PhD in Neurophysiology and is currently Professor of Physiology at the University of Milan and fellow of the Canadian Institute of Advanced Research. He worked at Laval University in the lab of Mircea Steriade and at the University of Wisconsin (USA) with Giulio Tononi. Spanning from in vivo intracellular recordings to neuroimaging, EEG and TMS-EEG in humans, his whole research activity has been devoted to understanding what changes in cortical circuits when consciousness fades and recovers in physiological conditions and after brain injury.
Dr. Demertzi is a tenured FNRS Research Associate at GIGA Institute of the University of Liège, Belgium. Her expertise is in cognitive and clinical neuroscience. Her research contributes to the knowledge about the human mind, even when this cannot be communicated overtly.
She currently directs the Physiology of Cognition Lab. With her team they investigate brain function and brain-body interactions as proxies to human sentience in health and disease by means of high- and low-tech methodologies. She also conducts behavioral and neuroimaging studies in physiological, pathological and pharmacological conditions.
Dr. Demertzi was trained as a psychologist at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (2005), with eventual MSc specialization in cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology from Maastricht University, The Netherlands (2007). She holds a PhD in Medical Sciences from ULiège (2012), and as of 2018 she is tenured researcher funded by the Belgian Fund for Scientific Research (FRS- FNRS).
Dr. Julia Makhalova Scholly, MD, PhD, is a neurologist and neurophysiologist, Consultant in the Epileptology and Cerebral Rhythmology department of the Timone Hospital (APHM) in Marseille, France.
She is a member of the multidisciplinary research units: the Institut de Neurosciences des Systèmes (Inserm) and the Center for Magnetic Resonance in Biology and Medicine (CRMBM) at Aix-Marseille University.
Dr. Makhalova Scholly is involved in the presurgical evaluation of patients with drug-resistant focal epilepsy, with particular expertise in SEEG recordings and signal analysis. Her ongoing research is focusing on clinical translation of the personalised large-scale models of the epileptic brain, based on virtual brain technology, for presurgical diagnosis and therapeutic interventions in epilepsy. She is also involved in developing of multimodal imaging of epileptogenic networks.
Dr Makhalova Scholly is a teaching faculty member of the French ILAE chapter seminars in Epileptology and SEEG and serves as a reviewer for “Revue Neurologique” and “Brain research”.
Per Öster is Director of CSC’s Advanced Computing Facility, which operates and develops the Finnish national computing infrastructure and hosts the EuroHPC pre-exascale system LUMI. Öster represents CSC in several international initiatives and organisations: EOSC Association; the European Collaborative Data Infrastructure EUDAT; FENIX RI of federated data repositories and supercomputing systems; the board of ELIXIR, the European bio-informatics infrastructure; and Knowledge Exchange, a partnership to promote open scholarship and improve services for higher education and research in Europe.
Per Öster has more than 30 years of experience in computational science from both academia and industry. He has a doctorate in physics from the Department of Physics, University of Gothenburg/Chalmers University of Technology.
Anna Lührs studied applied mathematics and computer science, focusing early on on High-Performance Computing (HPC). The project for her master thesis, the development of a parallel image segmentation algorithm for 3D-Polarized Light Imaging brain data on a GPU cluster, was her first contact with the neuroscience community. Based on this experience, she decided to join the division “HPC in Neuroscience” at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre, for which she meanwhile acts as deputy lead, to continue developing software for the neuroscience community. In 2014 she decided to shift her focus towards project management, research coordination and science communication. Since then, she has contributed as Subproject / Work Package manager to the HPC-related section of the Human Brain Project, and supported her team colleagues with other EU-funded projects and national initiatives.
Pablo Lanillos is principal investigator at the Cajal International Neuroscience Center in Spain and the Donders Institute for Cognition in the Netherlands. His team develops neuroscience-inspired artificial intelligence algorithms for achieving human-like perception and action in robots. He currently coordinates three international projects (Spikeference.eu, Metatool.eu and Deepself.de) where the leitmotif is to transform our understanding of human cognition into technologies of the future. He completed his doctoral studies in Computer Engineering at Complutense University of Madrid, got the Marie-Skłodowska Curie award at the Technical University of Munich and gained tenure as Assistant Professor at Radboud University Nijmegen.
Associate Professor Jee Hyun Kim is the Head of Molecular Psychiatry Laboratory at Deakin University, School of Medicine. After obtaining her PhD from the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia), Jee received postdoctoral training at University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, USA) before her appointment at the University of Melbourne in 2011. Jee joined Deakin University in 2020. Jee studies the neurobiology of memory and relevant mental disorders across development in rodents and humans. She strongly believes in open science and collaborations to actively combat the replication crisis in science. She has been leading DOPAMAP with HBP (https://www.humanbrainproject.eu/en/about/project-structure/partnering-projects/dopamap/). Jee has won numerous national and international awards for her ground-breaking work (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jee_Hyun_Kim). Jee has >90 publications, for which she is the corresponding author to >50. Jee is an active science communicator, with her TEDxMelbourne talk reaching >800,000 views.
Thomas Skordas received his diploma in Electrical Engineering in 1984 and a PhD in Computer Science in 1988. From 1988 to 1995, he worked in France as a Research Fellow and project leader in EU-funded R&D projects in the areas of Information Technology and Robotics.
In 1995, Thomas joined the European Commission as a Research Programme Officer in the Directorate General Information Society & Media (DG INFSO). Ever since, Thomas worked in various units of DG INFSO (which, in 2012 became DG CONNECT) dealing with ICT research in the context of EU's Research and Innovation Framework Programmes. From 2006 to 2009, he was Deputy Head of Unit in ICT Security and Trust. In 2009, he was appointed Head of the Photonics Unit and in 2014, Head of the Flagships Unit. In March 2017, Thomas became the Director of DG CONNECT's ""Digital Excellence and Science Infrastructure Directorate” and in May 2022 he was appointed Deputy Director-General of DG CONNECT.
Randy McIntosh’s research program involves computational modeling and brain imaging to explore changes in cognition across the lifespan and changes in the face of brain damage or disease. The program builds on an international collaboration that delivered TheVirtualBrain (thevirtualbrain.org) and integrates research efforts globally to accelerate research and translation. The goals are 1) to integrate the modeling platform into the standard workflow for clinical decision support, and 2) to develop a cloud-based system where anyone can create brain models for research, clinical use, or education.
"Modern-day physics’ most vexing mysteries often lie at the very ends of a scale spanning many orders of magnitude. However, mid-way between the extremely small (quantum particles and fields) and the extremely large (our universe), systems remain that, because of their intrinsic complexity, we do not yet fully understand. Examples of such systems abound - some more exotic, such as high-temperature superconductors, and some intriguingly mundane, such as Earth’s climate or the human brain.
During my studies and research at Heidelberg University, I have worked in several fields that are marked by such complexity, from high-multiplicity particle collisions to ultracold glasses and, ultimately, neuromorphic systems. Now, I am leading the Neuro-inspired Theory, Modeling and Applications (NeuroTMA) Lab at the University of Bern.
I believe there is much to learn from brains about cognition, but taking steps beyond biology may well be warranted when building physical implementations for artificial intelligence – there are good reasons for airplanes not to flap their wings. Therefore, in our group, we combine knowledge and methods from a variety of fields - neuroscience, mathematics, physics, machine learning and microelectronics - to understand biological intelligence and extract its key features for subsequent implementation in silico."
Stephan Nickell earned his Diploma degree in Physics from the University in Heidelberg in 1997 and his doctoral degree from the Technical University in Munich in 2001. In his studies he turned towards optics and electron microscopy. He was working as a group leader at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Munich where he contributed to the development of cryo electron microscopy. In 2011, Stephan Nickell joined Carl Zeiss Microscopy in Oberkochen, Germany. Stephan Nickell is currently Head of Product Management Academia & Other Industry at Carl Zeiss MultiSEM GmbH.
Dr. Anne Nahm has a diploma in Molecular Biomedicine from the University of Bonn (2010) and a doctoral degree in Molecular Tumor Biology from the University of Würzburg, Germany (2017). She was the coordinator of the Pharma-Center Bonn and BIGS DrugS Graduate School and project manager for several EU-funded projects (PPI4HPC and HBP). Since 2018, when she joined the Jülich Supercomputing Centre at Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany, she has been involved in the project management of ICEI. She took over the lead of WP1 "Management" in 2019 and has been acting as ICEI Coordinator since 2022.
Pennartz studied neurobiology and philosophy at the University of Amsterdam, where he also obtained his PhD degree cum laude. His PhD project examined the physiology and plasticity of hippocampal and ventral brain circuits involved in memory and motivation. As postdoctoral fellow he worked with John Hopfield at CalTech on computational models of reinforcement learning. In 1994, he initiated his own group investigating the electrophysiology of the brain's circadian clock at the Netherlands Institute for Brain Research. Collaborating with Bruce McNaughton and Carol Barnes at the University of Arizona, Tucson, he uncovered replay of reward information in the ventral striatum during sleep. In 2003 he was appointed Full professor in Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience at the University of Amsterdam, where he leads a group of ~30 people. His current goal is to advance our understanding of multisensory perception, memory and consciousness by integrating experimental, theoretical and computational approaches. To achieve this, the group develops novel techniques for multi-area electrophysiology, computer simulations of brain processes, analytical tools and causal interventions. Pennartz published two books on a new theory on consciousness known as Neurorepresentationalism. Recently his work has been ramifying into the clinical neuroscience and neurotechnology.
Athena Research Center, HBP Software Development Director
Athena Research Center, HBP Software Development Director
Yannis Ioannidis is the President of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM). In the past, he has also served as the ACM Secretary / Treasurer, a member of the ACM Europe Council, ACM SIGMOD Chair and Vice-Chair, and a member of several other boards and committees of the organization. He is an ACM and IEEE Fellow, a member of Academia Europaea, and a recipient of the ACM SIGMOD Contributions Award and several other research and teaching awards. He is a Professor at the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens as well as an Associated Faculty at the “Athena” Research and Innovation Center, where he also served as the President and General Director for 10 years. His research interests include Database and Information Systems, Data Science, Data and Text Analytics, Scalable Data Processing, Data Infrastructures and Digital Repositories, Recommender Systems and Personalization, and Digital Storytelling, topics on which he has published over 170 articles in leading journals and conferences and also holds three patents. His work is often inspired by and applied to problems that arise in industrial environments or in the context of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities, and the Arts. He has been the coordinator and legal entity head of OpenAIRE, the software director of the European Human Brain Project flagship initiative, the coordinator of the EOSC Future strategic project, and a coordinator or partner in tens of other European and national research and innovation projects. He is also a co-chair of the Global Climate Hub of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network.
Dr. Maren Frings studied Dipl. Biology at the Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms University of Bonn. In her diploma and Phd thesis, she examined, with in-vivo electrophysiological methods, the effects of adaptation and habituation in sensory hair-cell systems of aquatic amphibians in both, primary afferent nerve-fibres and in the central nervous system. After her PhD she completed a certification as project manager (IPMA) and started working as scientific coordinator at Forschungszentrum Jülich. In her position in the "HPC in Neuroscience" division she is involved in the administrative management and coordination of third-party funded projects, communication with networks and alliances as well as organizing project meetings, workshops and trainings combining her scientific background with the administrative tasks of project coordination.
Martha is Mechanical Engineer with B. Political Sciences, MBAs in International Relations and Marketing Management (SUNY-USAL), and post-grade in (Tele) Communications Regulations. She over 28 years of experience in Telecommunications and Radio Spectrum Regulations, International, Institutional and Governmental affairs, Satellite regulations, and advocacy on wireless technologies, telemedicine, eHealth, Artificial Intelligence, Interoperability and Cybersecurity, and In Silico technologies. She is also innovator and inventor, with interest in vagus nerve research.
Currently she works for Edwards Lifesciences as Director Regulatory Affairs for EMEA, Canada and LATAM (EMEACLA), as strategic advisor, with focus on its Critical Care business unit, and also advising THV, TMTT, Advance Technologies, the Computer Modelling & Simulation Team, and the Corporate Data Management organisation, as subject matter expert on digital health. In partnership with Edwards’ CM&S Team, she promotes the development and incorporation of in-silico clinical trials and digital twins.
Martha represents Edwards in MedTech Europe's Digital Health Committee; MedTech Canada; AdvaMed's Cybersecurity WG, & Mecomed. Martha also represents Edwards in Avicenna Alliance as leader of its Policy Development Working Group and Co-Chair of its EMA Collaboration Task Force and is member of Avicenna Board; also representing Edwards in the EDITH CSA International Advisory Board (IAB) on Virtual Human Patients repository.
Umberto Olcese was trained as a Biomedical Engineer at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies (Pisa, Italy) and at the University of Pisa. During his PhD at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies he moved to neuroscience, and established a still ongoing collaboration with Giulio Tononi at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. There, he developed an interest in the study of sleep and consciousness and worked on a computational model to study the memory consequences of the synaptic homeostasis hypothesis. He also collaborated with Vladyslav Vyazovskiy to study the nature of cortical spiking activity during sleep. One major result was the discovery that cortical patches can display local sleep while an individual is behaviorally awake. During his PostDoc, he worked with Paolo Medini at the Italian Institute of Technology (Genoa, Italy). There he focused on the application of a wide range of in vivo experimental techniques (whole-cell patch clamp, ensemble recordings, two-photon calcium imaging, optogenetics) to characterize the microcircuit-level architecture of multisensory integration in the parietal cortex. Umberto Olcese is now an associate professor at the Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Group at the University of Amsterdam, where he investigates the neuron-level mechanism of perception. This is done by using methods for the mechanistic investigation of neuronal circuits (multi-area silicon probe recordings, optogenetics, two-photon calcium imaging) to study how sensory stimuli are transformed into behavioral responses that can shed light on the underlying perceptual experiences. Key collaborations have been established, among others, with Cyriel Pennartz and Conrado Bosman.
PhD in biomedical engineering in 2019, my research centers is the study of brain activity from electrophysiological recordings, with a focus on source reconstruction and estimation of functional connectivity. I co-developed HERMES, a toolbox for the estimation of functional connectivity used by researchers all over the world.
I have participated in several international projects funded by NIH (as HCP’s Connectomics of Brain Aging and Dementia) and the EU (as AI-Mind or EBRAIN-Health). My main role is the coordination of the methodological aspects of the analysis of EEG and MEG data.
Since 2018 I am the head of the Methods Development section of the Center for Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience (C3N), and since 2021 I am an assistant professor in Radiology in the School of Medicine, both at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
Forschungszentrum Jülich, German National Node Scientific Coordinator
Forschungszentrum Jülich, German National Node Scientific Coordinator
Professor Nicola Palomero-Gallagher graduated 1990 from the Sciences Faculty of the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid, Spain. She was a PhD student at the C. & O. Vogt-Brain Research Institute of the Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany, between 1992 and 1999, and received the PhD in 1999. Since 2000 she works at the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-1), Research Center Jülich, Germany, where she is a Senior Researcher and Leader of the research group “Rezeptoren”. She is a senior editor of Brain Structure and Function. Her research is centered on the structural (cyto- and fiber-architecture) and molecular (receptor-architecture) organization of the human, non-human primate and rodent cerebral cortex, with particular focus on the cingulate cortex. Her major goal is to understand the cyto- and receptor-architectonic basis of cortical segregation and interareal interactions, with emphasis on their relationship with function.
Forschungszentrum Jülich, German National Node – HPC, Computational Neuroscience
Sandra Diaz Pier
Forschungszentrum Jülich, German National Node – HPC, Computational Neuroscience
Sandra Diaz Pier is Scientific Lead of the Simulation and Data Lab Neuroscience at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany. Her research focus is on high performance computing, simulation of brain dynamics and plasticity at different scales, and model optimization. She is task leader in the infrastructure work package and task co-leader in one of the three scientific work packages of the Human Brain Project, member of the high level support steering committee and active collaborator in the technical coordination and education programme of the project.
Maria Sacha graduated from the medical school of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece (2020) and completed her graduate studies in Biomedical Engineering, Bioengineering and Innovation in Neurosciences (BMEParis) from ESPCI Paris - PSL, Université de Paris, Arts et Métiers (2022). She has been part of the Competence Centre of Transcultural Psychiatry, Denmark for one year (2020-2021). In 2022 she joined the team of Computational Neurosciences of the Institute of Neurosciences Paris-Saclay, led by Alain Destexhe, where her work focuses on the simulation of different states of consciousness and primarily on the modelling of the effect of anesthetics, as part of Showcase 3 of the Human Brain Project.
University of Oslo, Norwegian National Node Leader
University of Oslo, Norwegian National Node Leader
Leader of the Norwegian national EBRAINS node, Professor of Anatomy at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences of the University of Oslo, Norway. Neuroscientist focusing on system level neuroscience and brain-wide mapping of neural architecture, responsible for advancing the development of the Waxholm Space rat brain atlas, and contributing to the EBRAINS Atlas and Data & Knowledge services for efficient dissemination and mining of neuroscience data.