Project

VirtualBrainCloud

The overarching goal of The Virtual Brain Cloud (TVB-Cloud) is personalized prevention and treatment of dementia. To achieve generalizable results that help individual patients, The Virtual Brain Cloud integrates the data of large cohorts of patients and healthy controls through multi-scale brain simulation using The Virtual Brain (or TVB) simulator. There is a need for infrastructures for sharing and processing health data at a large scale that comply with the EU general data protection regulations (or GDPR). The VirtualBrainCloud consortium closes this gap, making health data actionable. Elaborated data protection concepts minimize the risks for data subjects and allow scientists to use sensitive data for research and clinical translation.

TVB-Cloud is a project of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) and infrastructure facility of EBRAINS.

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Brain Atlas Web App

Try our interactive Brain Atlas web app now!

You can flip, rotate, and click around this online 3D model to learn about the different regions of the brain and their functions.

Available in: English, Hebrew, Arabic, German, Polish, Spanish.

 

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News

Meet Prof. Petra Ritter at the McGill Precision Convergence Webinar Series

Prof. Petra Ritter will be among a high-level panel of leaders in science, technology, on-the-ground action and policy at the McGill Precision Convergence Webinar Series: "Towards Sustainable Software For Research and Societal Impact at Scale".

The event takes place on Thursday, December 2, 2021 from 11 am to 1 pm EST.

Find out more by downloading this pdf.

12th HBP CodeJam: “EBRAINS - interactive usage and multi-site workflows"

Learn about the TVB-cloud GDPR compliant simulation workflows at the 12th HBP CodeJam EBRAINS - interactive usage and multi-site workflows.

If you're interested in finding out more and joining the CodeJam, you will need an EBRAINS account.

Register for the event here

BIDS extension proposal: Computational Modeling (BEP034)

The BIDS extension proposal Computational Modeling (BEP034) will be presented at the EBRAINS CodeJam on November 26th. Brain Imaging Data Structure is a simple and intuitive way to organize and describe your brain imaging data. The agenda for the event is available here and you can read about the extension proposal here.

Register for the event here

European Congress of Neurorehabilitation 2021

Prof. Ritter will speak about the role of Brain Simulation at the European Congress of Neurorehabilitation 2021 on December 9th.

Find out more here

European Health Data Space and Artificial Intelligence Act proposal: are they tangled?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems are mined and trained with data and a bridge is being built at the European Union (EU) level to facilitate access to health data, in particular through the European Health Data Space. In this context, what do the European Union Artificial Intelligence Act proposali(AIA proposal) and the European Health Data Space Initiative (EHDS) foresee for their interplay?

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EBRAINS HealthDataCloud – a secure distributed health data platform

Founding on EOSC project Virtual Brain Cloud Charite now leads EBRAINS’ Health Data Cloud –- a GDPR-compliant, federated research data ecosystem that enables neuroscience research consortia across Europe and beyond to work with sensitive neuroscience data originating from human subjects, as well as defined routes for sharing of the data and results.

Enabling the integration of distributed health data sources and empowering scientists to model and simulate complex phenomena on interdisciplinary digital twins – while protecting the privacy of the data subjects and patients – will spawn a multiplicity of innovations that may spark breakthroughs towards solving grand challenges of our times such as dementia.

Read the Press Release here

Read the English Charité blog post here

Lesen Sie den deutschen Blogbeitrag der Charité hier

 

Conferences & Events

7th TVB-EBRAINS Integrated Workflows Workshop

| Digital Event

TVB-EBRAINS Integrated Workflows - 7th Virtual Workshop will be held on December 17th.

The purpose of this Workshop Series is to discuss existing interfaces and workflows of TVB in EBRAINS that have been developed in SGA2 and those under development or being planned for SGA3.

Please register for the event here.

Update from Prof. Petra Ritter on the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) Neuroscience initiative

| Digital Event

Petra Ritter will give an update on the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) Neuroscience initiative, including an in-depth description of the task area structure and services offered. Follow the livestream or write a mail to info (at) nfdi-neuro (dot) de to join in via Zoom.

More info here

Live stream here

“Towards Sustainable Research Software” Prof. Petra Ritter at the McGill Precision Convergence Webinar Series

| Digital Event

Prof. Petra Ritter will be a panelist at the McGill Precision Convergence Webinar Series with a keynote by Daniel S Katz.

McGill Precision Convergence Webinar Series is building upon the HPC Covid-19 consortium initiated by IBM, NSF and others - which is now being building upon in a national reserve for other crises, including these tied to climate change. The intent is to advance post-covid domain-specific collaboratives for world reset to convergence economy.

 

The high-level panel will discuss how the many data platforms currently developed and deployed can be (1) bridged in some novel ways and (2) linked with other tools of human and artificial intelligence used in the many society systems that create contexts (3) both preceding embedded in real-time in real-world transformation with key markers to support effective navigation toward a better future, be it in science, action and policy.

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Important Links

Latest Publications

Brain Network Simulations Indicate Effects of Neuregulin-1 Genotype on Excitation-Inhibition Balance in Cortical Dynamics.

Cerebral Cortex
doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhaa339

The Bayesian Virtual Epileptic Patient: A probabilistic framework designed to infer the spatial map of epileptogenicity in a personalized large-scale brain model of epilepsy spread

NeuroImage
doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.116839

 

Movement Disorders After Hypoxic Brain Injury Following Cardiac Arrest in Adults

European Jounal of Neurology
doi: 10.1111/ene.14326

Consortium

VirtualBrainCloud partners

The world-leading experts in clinical research on neurodegenerative diseases and mathematical modelling develop a computational platform for translational research that integrates clinical data from molecular biology and neurology, using nonlinear systems theory as framework. Central to this platform is a multi-scale multi-omics brain model that spans spatiotemporal scale from molecules to organs and from nanoseconds to years.

 

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