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

New publication: Unimanual sensorimotor learning – a simultaneous EEG-fMRI aging study 

(in press, Human Brain Mapping)

Authors: Chettouf, Triebkorn, Daffertshofer, Ritter

Link to article TBA

Webinar “Standard for Computational Modeling - BIDS extension proposal” now online

Video Tutorial on the BIDS Extension Proposal Computational Modeling

Now Online

NFDI Webinar: Computational Model Extension Proposal

Join us on Jan 11 at 17 CET for a demonstration of the BIDS Computational Model Extension Proposal.

The Brain Imaging Data Structure (BIDS) extension proposal “Computational Model Specification” proposes a data structure schema for neural network computer models that aims to be generically applicable to all kinds of neural network simulation software, mathematical models, computational models, and data models, but with a focus on dynamic circuit models of brain activity. We will present the proposal and a demo use case.

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EBRAINS Virtual Brain Cloud Facility Hub at Charité Berlin has been implemented

Find out more on the HBP website and Twitter

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Highlights from the Alzheimer Europe Conference

A summary of the highlights from the 31st Alzheimer Conference is now online.

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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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