Press Resources

What is the EPFL Blue Brain Project?

The EPFL Blue Brain Project is a Swiss National Research Infrastructure project, hosted by the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and supported and funded by the Swiss government (ETH Board).


10M

Neurons modelled


88B

Synapses modelled


1M+

Open access shared – million-plus Kv channel recordings from over 18,000 cells


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First digital 3D atlas of every cell in the 737 regions in the mouse brain


120+

Open source repositories and nine major libraries


15K+

Registrations for BBP MOOCs


70+

Public dissemination and outreach events in 2019


140

Employees from around the world


35

Nationalities


Blue Brain Portal

The Blue Brain Portal is a knowledge space for neuroscientists. EPFL’s Blue Brain Project recognizes that knowledge sharing is an important driving force to consolidate and promote simulation neuroscience, which in turn, is fundamental to understanding the brain as a complex multi-scale system. Therefore, the Blue Brain Portal brings together in one place open-sourced software, tools, models and data, both from us and our collaborators. The aim is for this knowledge to be utilized by both the neuroscientific and the wider scientific community to develop the field of simulation neuroscience.

Join Blue Brain’s journey to digitally reconstruct and simulate the brain.


About the Blue Brain and our open source tools, software & databases


Director Profiles


Prof. Henry Markram

Founder and Director
Director of Simulation Neuroscience


Prof. Felix Schürmann

Director of Computing
Blue Brain Co-Director


Adriana Salvatore

Director of Operations
Blue Brain Co-Director


Blue Brain Press Releases and News

A deluge in digital data, the trend for cross-disciplinary and multi-modal scientific investigations along with the tremendous computing power now available, has led to team based, data-driven and data-intensive methods commonly used in science. 

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The increase in the availability of comprehensive experimental datasets and of high-performance computing resources are driving rapid growth in the scale, complexity, and biological realism of computational models in neuroscience.

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With Switzerland starting to transition out of lockdown, testing for SARS-CoV-2, being a cornerstone of all response strategies, is more important than ever in order to contain the risk of a renewed increase in cases as public life slowly picks up again.

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Media contact

For any press enquiries on the Blue Brain contact:
email: Kate Mullins, Communications Manager