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16 December 2019

Blue Brain Seminar – Building and deconstructing epilepsy circuits using mice and human brain organoids

By Christopher D. Makinson

Blue Brain is delighted to announce that the next seminar in the series in Neural Computation, will be on ‘Building and deconstructing epilepsy circuits using mice and human brain organoids’. The seminar will be given by Christopher D. Makinson, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Fellow Huguenard and Pasca Laboratories, Stanford University.

 

 
 
2 December 2019
 
Blue Brain Seminar – Engineering brain-wide activity patterns for therapeutics

By Prof. Mehmet Fatih Yanik

Blue Brain is delighted to announce that the next seminar in the series in Neural Computation, will be on ‘Engineering brain-wide activity patterns for therapeutics’. The seminar will be given by Prof. Mehmet Fatih Yanik, Institute for Neuroinformatics, ETH Zurich.


 
 
11 November 2019
 
Blue Brain Seminar – Patience, Confidence and Serotonin

By Kenji Doya

Blue Brain is delighted to announce that the next seminar in the series in Neural Computation, will be on ‘Patience, Confidence and Serotonin’. The seminar will be given by Prof. Kenji Doya, Neural Computation Unit, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Japan.

 

 
 
7 October 2019
 
Blue Brain Seminar – The organization and function of enigmatic neocortical layer 1

By Bernardo Rudy

Blue Brain is delighted to announce that the next seminar in the series in Neural Computation, will be on “The organization and function of enigmatic neocortical layer 1’. The seminar will be given by Prof. Bernardo Rudy from the Neuroscience Institute, NYU School of Medicine where he is Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Care, and Pain Medicine and Julius Raynes Professor of Neuroscience and Physiology, Department of Neuroscience and Physiology.
 


 
 
9 September 2019
 
Blue Brain Seminar – Normal function and dendropathologies of pyramidal neurons in the anterior cingulate cortex

by Prof. Dr. Thomas Nevian

Blue Brain is delighted to announce that the next seminar in the series in Neural Computation, will be on “Normal function and dendropathologies of pyramidal neurons in the anterior cingulate cortex. “The seminar will be given by Prof. Dr. Thomas Nevian Department of Physiology, University of Bern.



3 July 2019

Blue Brain Seminar – Point-neuron models of the cerebellum, the role of distributed plasticity explained by closed-loop experiments

by Alberto Antonietti

Blue Brain is delighted to announce that the next seminar in the series in Neural Computation, will be on ‘Point-neuron models of the cerebellum, the role of distributed plasticity explained by closed-loop experiments.’ The seminar will be given by Alberto Antonietti, from Nearlab – NeuroEngineering and Medical Robotics Laboratory, Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering, Politecnico di Milano.


24 June 2019

Blue Brain Seminar – White noise background improves tone discrimination by suppressing cortical tuning curves

by Tania Rinaldi Barkat

Blue Brain is delighted to announce that the fourth seminar in the series in Neural Computation, will be on “White noise background improves tone discrimination by suppressing cortical tuning curves”. The seminar will be given by Tania Rinaldi Barkat who is an Assistant Professor in Neurophysiology, in the Department of Biomedicine at Basel University.


11 June 2019

Blue Brain Seminar – Thalamo-cortical synaptic network in motor cortex analyzed with large volume electron microscopy

By Yoshiyuki Kubota

The EPFL Blue Brain Project is delighted to announce that the next seminar in the series in Neural Computation, will be on “Thalamo-cortical synaptic network in motor cortex analyzed with large volume electron microscopy”.  The seminar will be given by Yoshiyuki Kubota from the Division of Cerebral Circuitry National Institute for Physiological Sciences Okazaki, Japan.


24 – 26 May 2019

Second Neuromodulation of Neural Microcircuits NM² Conference hosted by Blue Brain

The overarching goal of the second NM² Conference is to provide a unifying and mechanistic view by which an ever increasing number of neuromodulators, including monoamines, and peptides – the master switches – control genes, proteins, neurons and glia, dendrites, synapses, and emergent states in neural microcircuits across different brain regions in health and disease.
 

NM2 Website

 


14 May 2019

Blue Brain Seminar – Functionally heterogeneous synapses shape cell-wide plasticity of visual cortex neurons in vivo

by Sami El-Boustani

Blue Brain is delighted to announce the next seminar in the series in Neural Computation, in which we welcome as our second speaker, Sami El-Boustani from the University of Geneva. Sami will present ‘Functionally heterogeneous synapses shape cell-wide plasticity of visual cortex neurons in vivo.’


15 April

Blue Brain Seminar – Cell type classification and circuit mapping in the mouse brain

by Hongkui Zeng

Blue Brain is delighted to announce a seminar series in Neural Computation beginning in April 2019. We welcome as our first speaker, Hongkui Zeng, PhD, who is the Executive Director of Structured Science in the Allen Institute for Brain Science. Hongkui will present ‘Cell type classification and circuit mapping in the mouse brain.’


28-30 November

EPFL’s Lab for Topology and Neuroscience Workshop

neurotop2018.org/index.html


20-25 November

Cité des Métiers

The Blue Brain Project will be part of the Nomads Foundation exhibition ‘Futur des métiers’ at the Cité des Métiers taking place in the Palexpo Exhibition Centre, Geneva, Switzerland this November.

cite-metiers.ch


3-7 November

Neuroscience 2018

SfN 48th Annual Meeting Blue Brain Scientists

Attending – Giuseppe Chindemi, Taylor Newton, Cristina Colangelo, Natali Barros Zulaica, Michael Reimann, James King, Eleftherios Zisis, Lida Kanari, Armando Romani, Srikanth Ramaswamy and Jay Coggan. Meet them during #SfN2018

Session 521 “Computation, Modeling, and Simulation: Network Models: Experimentation”.

Posters – LLL1 and LLL2 by Max Nolte and Cristina Colangelo. 

Session 438Neuromodulation of Brain States in Health and Disease: Bridging Experiments and Computational Models – Srikanth Ramaswamy

Click here for the Conference website


4-7 October

Planète Santé Live’

The Blue Brain Project is delighted to be taking part in ‘Planète Santé Live’ at the Palexpo Exhibition Centre, Geneva, Switzerland.

Visit us on Stand 33.

planetesante.ch/salon


13-18 July

CNS 2018

Blue Brain Scientists will be attending and presenting at CNS 2018

Saturday 14 July

Poster session one – Max Nolte, Michael Reimann, Giuseppe Chindemi, Taylor Newton and Armando Romani will present posters 57-62

Sunday 15 July

Poster session two – Lida Kanari will present poster 122 – Randomness and structure in artificially generated neuronal networks

Tuesday 17 July

Presentation by Lida Kanari as part of the 4th workshop on Neuronal morphology and structure

cnsorg.org/cns-2018


7-11 July

FENS 2018

Visit the Blue Brain Nexus stand in exhibition hall 2.2 – stand 8. Neuroinformatics specialists – Anna Kaufmann and Didac Montero Mendez will be available to demonstrate Blue Brain Nexus which has been built to organize, store and process exceptionally large volumes of data and support usage by a broad number of users. Blue Brain Scientists will also be attending the Forum.

forum2018.fens.org/


24-26 June

Channelopathy 2018

Blue Brain will be attending Channelopathy 2018


24-28 June

ISC 2018

Blue Brain will be attending ISC High Performance 2018

isc-hpc.com


4-6 June

What makes us Human: from Genes to Machines 2018

Prof. Henry Markram will be presenting at the Conference.


24 April

Frontiers Data Services Workshop 2018: Open Research Data to Support Sustainable Health Initiatives

Samuel Kerrien – Section Manager Data and Knowledge Engineering is presenting at the Workshop.

FAIR data and knowledge management

Click here for the Frontiers Announcement


14 July

Neuromodulation of Neural Microcircuits NM2 Conference 2017

The Blue Brain Project is delighted to host a three day Conference  Neuromodulation of Neural Microcircuits NM² from September 18th to 20th, 2017. The Conference will be held at the SwissTech Convention Center, EPFL on September 18th and 19th and at the Campus Biotech in Geneva on September 20th.

Neuromodulators dynamically reconfigure neural microcircuits and shape brain states by controlling the function of neurons and glia, dendrites, and synapses.

NM2 will bring together world-leading experts to:

  • Identify the state-of-the-art mechanisms of the neuromodulation of neural microcircuits
  • Illuminate various strategies enabling the measurement of neuromodulatory states in brain health and disease
  • Integrate knowledge to build a unifying view of the neuromodulation of different brain regions
  • Inform and attract new talent to drive forward neuromodulation research
  • Inspire future directions that will transform our understanding of the neuromodulation of brain function and dysfunction and therapeutic intervention

20 May

Blue Brain at Geneva’s Nuit des Musees

The Blue Brain Project is delighted to be taking part in Geneva’s Nuit des Musées on Saturday 20 May 2017.

The goal of the Blue Brain Project is to build biologically detailed digital reconstructions and simulations of the rodent, and ultimately the human brain.

The Supercomputer-based reconstructions and simulations built by the project offer a radically new approach for understanding the multilevel structure and function of the brain.

As part of the Campus Biotech’s activities, Blue Brain will explain how we pursue our goal and the role of the Super computer. Our programme includes a short presentation by a Blue Brain Scientist, the chance to watch our 3D movie and walk through our exhibition.

Scientists from Blue Brain will be on hand throughout the evening to answer any questions in French or English.

We look forward to welcoming guests from 5pm to 11pm.

For more information on the Nuit des Musées Genève – https://www.ville-ge.ch/culture/nuitdesmusees/


4 May

Machine Learning meets Biology: Algorithms and Cortical Mechanisms

A driving goal of the Blue Brain Project is to reconstruct and simulate the anatomy and physiology of rodent neocortical microcircuitry constrained by available experimental data. Leveraging this model, one aim is to deepen the understanding of how learning and computation arise in biological systems at the level of neural circuits.

In light of the impressive and rapidly expanding list of achievements in the field of machine learning, there is significant untapped potential to improve the use of experimental data to constrain simulation neuroscience, and conversely contribute new insights back to the machine learning community through the mutual exchange of ideas.

On Thursday May 4, Blue Brain hosted an interdisciplinary workshop focused on enhancing the dialogue between the machine learning and neuroscience communities, and providing an opportunity for the cross-pollination of ideas.

The event featured a diverse line-up of speakers and included robust round-table style discussions on algorithms, spiking networks, and neural architectures. Henry Markram gave the opening lecture and was followed by speakers from MIT, HUJI, University of Bern, ETH Zurich, EPFL, Demiurge Technologies (CH) and the University of Geneva.


Neuromodulation of Neural Microcircuits NM2 Conference series

NM2 2021

The third NM² Conference will be held in 2021 – more information to come.