EBRAINS welcomes Ghent University as new associate member

(19-12-2022) Ghent University has joined the EBRAINS AISBL as an associate member.

Memberschip of EBRAINS

The membership went into effect on 1 September 2022. It will give Ghent University the opportunity to co-design future iterations of EBRAINS’ cutting-edge tools and services. These state-of-the-art capabilities – which cover data sharing, atlasing, modelling, simulation, high-performance computing, and neurorobotics – aim to help European researchers to address major challenges in brain health, benefiting from insights into data science, brain organization, and artificial intelligence gathered from the EU Flagship Human Brain Project.

"The data and models spanning species, temporal and spatial scales, and pathophysiological conditions hosted on EBRAINS offer unprecedented opportunities for researchers," says Daniele Marinazzo, Professor of Neuroimaging Data Analysis at Ghent University. "The platform incarnates and promotes the kind of interdisciplinarity that is key for advancing neuroscience in the upcoming decades. I am confident that several colleagues at Ghent University will benefit from this engagement and will find in EBRAINS and its Belgian node a catalyzer for collaborations and new projects."


EBRAINS is a new digital research infrastructure (RI), created by the EU-funded Human Brain Project (HBP), to foster brain-related research and to help translate the latest scientific discoveries into innovation in medicine and industry, for the benefit of patients and society. It draws on cutting-edge neuroscience and offers an extensive range of brain data sets, atlases, modelling and simulation tools, easy access to high-performance computing resources and to robotics and neuromorphic platforms. All academic researchers have open access to EBRAINS’ state-of-the art services. Industry researchers are also very welcome to use the platform under specific agreements.

About the Human Brain Project

The Human Brain Project (HBP) is the largest brain science project in Europe and stands among the biggest research projects ever funded by the European Union. It is one of the three FET Flagship Projects of the EU. At the interface of neuroscience and information technology, the HBP investigates the brain and its diseases with the help of highly advanced methods from computing, neuroinformatics and artificial intelligence and drives innovation in fields like brain-inspired computing and neurorobotics.

"We are very happy to welcome Ghent University as a member of EBRAINS," says EBRAINS CEO Paweł Świeboda. "The university boasts excellence in a range of neuroscience approaches, including computational research and study of the dynamical networks subserving function. It is also at the forefront of recent advances in neurology, with its Center for Neurophysiological Monitoring specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with sleep disorders or epilepsy. The membership will allow us to continue the collaboration fostered in the Human Brain Project, during which Ghent University contributed to the integration of The Virtual Brain, a simulation platform which is now available on EBRAINS.”


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