News about EBRAINS, its community and its work
Science and Technology
EBRAINS robot simulation has learned complex hand movements20 July 2022
Scientists are using the EBRAINS research infrastructure to simulate a robotic hand which can perform in-hand object manipulation. Their work makes use of a unique combination of EBRAINS services, including the high-performance computing infrastructure, the multilevel human brain atlas, and the neurorobotics platform.
A panel at the FENS forum discussed the challenges associated with sharing and reusing brain data - and how the EBRAINS research infrastructure seeks to address these challenges.
Researchers at FENS 2022 meet EBRAINS during networking event12 July 2022
Attendees at the FENS Forum 2022 had the chance to learn how EBRAINS research infrastructure is supporting the future of brain science in Europe during a dedicated networking event this Monday, 11 July.
EBRAINS users share their use cases during Paris Symposium10 July 2022
What is EBRAINS good for? During the FENS satellite event on Friday 8 June, in Paris, France, researchers from the Human Brain Project shared their stories about the collaborative digital infrastructure. EBRAINS offers detailed brain atlases, both for humans and animals, tools, workflows and demos, models and simulations, accessible to all users.
HBP and EBRAINS are present in Europe’s largest neuroscience conference9 July 2022
The Human Brain Project and EBRAINS are present at the FENS 2022, Europe’s largest international neuroscience conference, which is taking place this week in Paris, France.
A Belgian consortium for EBRAINS1 July 2022
On 14th June, EBRAINS AISBL CEO, Paweł Świeboda, met with the representatives of nine Belgian universities to celebrate the creation of a nation-wide consortium in view of the establishment of an EBRAINS Belgian node. Today, the creation of the Belgian consortium materialises with the full membership of University Hasselt in EBRAINS AISBL. The associate memberships of the 8 remaining universities are expected to be announced in the next couple of months.
EBRAINS appoints new Chief Science Officer28 June 2022
EBRAINS is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Viktor Jirsa as Chief Science Officer as of 28 June 2022.
Science and Technology
How EBRAINS is used to investigate disorders of consciousness22 June 2022
Understanding consciousness is one of the greatest challenges of neuroscience. Is it possible to develop brain-based measures of consciousness? Why does it fade and recover during transitions across brain states? Researchers at the Human Brain Project (HBP) are addressing this challenge by merging new clinical methods and advanced brain modelling on the EBRAINS research infrastructure. Over the past years, they used a novel approach to investigate brain activity in conscious and unconscious states from the micro-level to the whole brain.
eBRAIN-Health project awarded funding by Horizon Europe10 June 2022
The eBRAIN-Health project is led by BIH Johanna Quandt Professor of Brain Simulation Prof. Dr. Petra Ritter, who is also Head of the Brain Simulation research group at the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH) and Head of Charité’s Department of Neurology and Experimental Neurology.