In brief

EPFL’s Blue Brain Project is a Swiss brain research Initiative led by Founder and Director Professor Henry Markram.

The aim of Blue Brain is to establish simulation neuroscience as a complementary approach alongside experimental, theoretical and clinical neuroscience to understanding the brain, by building the world’s first biologically detailed digital reconstructions and simulations of the mouse brain.

The project’s novel research strategy exploits interdependencies in the experimental data to obtain dense maps of the brain, without measuring every detail of its multiple levels of organization (molecules, cells, micro-circuits, brain regions, the whole brain).

This strategy allows the project to build digital reconstructions (computer models) of the brain at an unprecedented level of biological detail.

The supercomputer-based simulations and reconstructions built by Blue Brain offer a radically new approach for understanding the multi-level structure and function of the brain.

The Blue Brain Project in the news

Insights into data with the KAUST Visualization Core Lab

Article on Blue Brain’s collaboration with the KAUST Visualization Core Lab

Simulating the Brain: The Markram Interviews: Introduction to the series

Interview with Blue Brain Founder and Director, Prof. Henry Markram by Ruairi J Mackenzie for Technology Networks.com

The Markram Interviews Part One: An Introduction to Simulation Neuroscience

Interview with Blue Brain Founder and Director, Prof. Henry Markram by Ruairi J Mackenzie for Technology Networks.com

The Markram Interviews Part Two: Simulations and Experiments – How Can They Work Together?

Interview with Blue Brain Founder and Director, Prof. Henry Markram by Ruairi J Mackenzie for Technology Networks.com

The Markram Interviews Part Three: The Blue Brain Project

Interview with Blue Brain Founder and Director, Prof. Henry Markram by Ruairi J Mackenzie for Technology Networks.com

A Cell Atlas of the Mouse Brain: A Step Towards Brain Simulation?

Interview with Blue Brain scientists Dan Keller and Csaba Erö by Ruairi J Mackenzie for Technology Networks

BBP Director Felix Schürmann’s panel discussion at HPE Discover 2018

Blue Brain Director Felix Schürmann’s panel discussion at HPE Discover 2018 Madrid