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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).


Neurons modeled


Synapses modeled


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


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


Open source repositories and nine major libraries


Blue Brain has published over 265 papers and pre-prints in scientific journals


Citations of BBP publications


Registrations for BBP MOOCs


Employees from around the world



Blue Brain Press Releases and News

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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

Georges Khazen

Associate Director of
Scientific Coordination

Adriana Salvatore

Director of Operations
Blue Brain Co-Director

Media contact


For any press enquiries on the Blue Brain contact:
email: Evelyne Schmid Osborne, Communications Manager