Project

VirtualBrainCloud

The central goal of this project is the development of a cloud-based platform for biomedical research and clinical decision-making that helps to improve early patient-specific diagnosis and treatment of NDD and has substantial potential for significant positive socioeconomic impact.

The platform integrates several aims that revolve around early diagnosis, prognosis, and personalized treatment of neurodegenerative diseases (NDD) like Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Parkinson’s disease (PD). It is becoming increasingly clear that meeting this objective requires a multifactorial approach that takes into account individual genetic, metabolic and environmental aspects, and that integrates them with the understanding of the biophysical processes underlying NDD.

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News

New paper on effects of Neuregulin-1 on Excitation-Inhibition Balance

Accepted by Cerebral Cortex Journal

We are pleased to announce a new paper coming soon: Brain Network Simulations Indicate Effects of Neuregulin-1 Genotype on Excitation-Inhibition Balance in Cortical Dynamics.

The paper was authored by Pedro Costa Klein, Ulrich Ettinger, Michael Schirner, Petra Ritter, Dan Rujescu, Peter Falkai, Nikolaos Koutsouleris, Lana Kambeitz-Ilankovic, & Joseph Kambeitz.

The paper will soon be published by Cerebral Cortex Journal.

Future Medicine Science Match 2020

Artificial Intelligence in Translational Medicine

Apply now with your project for the Future Medicine Science Pitch until October 18th 2020! Abstract submission has been extended to October 18th.

Call for the Future Medicine Science Pitch -  Future Medicine Science Match 2020 – Artificial Intelligence in Translational Medicine: https://dialog.tagesspiegel.de/future-medicine/

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Falling Walls - Science Breakthroughs of the Year

Watch our Falling Walls Finalist Prof. Petra Ritter presenting her science breakthrough in the Life Sciences Category here: https://bit.ly/2SN2nYZ. Register for free to join the virtual showcase of the Science Breakthroughs of the Year from 1 – 10 November 2020 here: www.falling-walls.com/2020. #WorldScienceSummit

See the Video Here

Videos: GDPR Impact in Health Research

Individual talk videos now online

You can now watch the GDPR Impact in Health Research 2020 conference videos online, organized in a chronological playlist that covers all sessions.

Watch the videos here

New publication on AI models for predictive diagnostics of dementia

Published by EPMA Journal

We are pleased to announce a new publication: Differences in cohort study data affect external validation of artificial intelligence models for predictive diagnostics of dementia - lessons for translation into clinical practice.

The paper was authored by Colin Birkenbihl, Mohammad Asif Emon,  Henri Vrooman, Sarah Westwood, Simon Lovestone, on behalf of the AddNeuroMed Consortium, Martin Hofmann-Apitius, Holger Fröhlich & the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative.

Read the paper here

Videos: The Virtual Brain on EBRAINS

Explainer videos

Virtual Brain Cloud is Partnering Project of the Human Brain Project and EBRAINS.

Check our our series of explainer videos and get an overview of all integrated tools!

Watch the videos here

Conferences & Events

30th Alzheimer Europe Conference

| ONLINE

We are inviting you to join the  online 30th Annual Alzheimer Europe Conference, organized by our patients representatives project partner, Alzheimer Europe.

For more information about registration and participation, please follow this link: https://www.alzheimer-europe.org/Conferences/30AEC-2020

 

Bridging the gap between new technologies, health research and the protection of personal data: GDPR impact conference

| ONLINE

Join us at the TVB-Cloud Conference on GDPR Impact taking place ONLINE on September 18th, 2020, organized by the University of Vienna Department of Innovation and Digitalization in Law.

For more information and registration please visit the following link: https://id.univie.ac.at/en/activities/tvb-cloud-conference/

Brain Connectivity Workshop

UPDATE: This event has been postponed until next year.

We are excited to announce that Dr. Petra Ritter will talk at the Brain Connectivity Workshop in Toronto in June 2020. Registration for the event will open in January 2020 and until then you can sign up for more info or check out the preliminary program here.

The aim of Brain Connectivity Workshop is to establish a dialogue between researchers in computational neuroscience, neuroscience methodology and experimental neuroscience about the emerging field of brain connectivity.

Next year's Brain Connectivity Workshop is conveniently before OHBM in Montreal, Canada (June 26-30).

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Latest Publications

Complexity Matching: Brain Signals Mirror Environment Information Patterns during Music Listening and Reward.

Journal of cognitive neurosceince
doi: 10.1162/jocn_a_01508

Modeling brain dynamics after tumor resection using The Virtual Brain

Neuroimage
doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/752931

Are unimanual movements bilateral?

Neuroscience & Biobehavioral reviews
doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2020.03.002

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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