Conferences & Events

Jun
2020

June 2020

Brain Connectivity Workshop 26.06.2020

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).

Jun
2020

June 2020

Educational Course at OHBM 2020 26.06.2020

UPDATE: Selected events will now take place online!

Please join our educational course Fundamental Concepts and Methods in Network Neuroscience at OHBM 2020 in Montreal on the 26th of June.

Online program
The education course Fundamental Concepts and Methods in Network Neuroscience will run all day from 08.00 to 16.30. You can find the rest of the program here.

Online Registration
You can register for the 2020 Annual Meeting in Montreal here.

Apr
2020

April 2020

Advances in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Therapies Fokus Meeting 02.04.2020–05.04.2020

We invite you to join us for the 2nd AAT-AD/PD Focus Meeting 2020. AAT-AD/PD™ 2020 will not be postponed. For the first time, AAT-AD/PD™ 2020 will be held as an entirely virtual meeting. The Meeting will present all the latest breakthroughs in treatment, translational R&D, early diagnosis, drug development and clinical trials in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other related neurological disorders.
More here: https://aat-adpd.kenes.com/

Mar
2020

March 2020

The Virtual Brain Node#10 09.03.2020

4 DAYS WORKSHOP :: MARCH 9-12, 2020, Berlin

The TVB Berlin team is organizing The Virtual Brain Node#10 Workshop: Personalized Multi-Scale Brain Simulation.
https://www.brainsimulation.org/bsw/zwei/events/single/4677-the-virtual-brain-node-10-workshop

Dec
2019

December 2019

BrainModes 2019 11.12.2019–13.12.2019

BrainModes 2019 will be taking place in Pokhara, Nepal from the 11th to the 13th of December and we'll be there! BrainModes is an annual meeting that brings together international experts from various disciplines and seeks to explore innovative means of understanding complex brain activity and multimodal neuroscience data sets. This year's meeting will focus on exploring "Unified Principles of Brain Connectivity and Dynamics".

Oct
2019

October 2019

The Virtual Brain Booth and Dedicated Poster Session at SFN 2019 19.10.2019–23.10.2019
Chicago, IL

TheVirtualBrain will be exhibiting TVB at SFN this year, along side our collaborators The Human Brain Project (HBP) and International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF), who will be in booths not too far away - so come and say hello!

Along with showcasing TVB at the booth, we will also be featuring a dedicated Virtual Brain Poster session (#705). The poster session includes 11 presentations from 8AM - 11AM. We would like to take this opportunity to especially highlight the poster session by Paul Triebkorn: The Virtual Brain improves machine‐learning‐driven classification of Alzheimer’s disease.

So, we hope to see you there, at the booth or at the poster sessions. In any case, SFN 2019 is going to be wonderful as usual.

Aug
2019

August 2019

TVB Node#9 Workshop in Warsaw 31.08.2019
Warsaw, Poland

Get up to speed about the fundamental principles of full brain network modeling using the open-source neuroinformatics platform The Virtual Brain (TVB).

more on the brainsimulation website

Jul
2019

July 2019

CNS*2019 Workshop in Barcelona 16.07.2019–17.07.2019
Barcelona, Spain

The workshop will introduce the VirtualBrainCloud that merges existing software tools and platforms to provide access to high quality clinical multi-disciplinary data in order to integrate them via computational modeling, and make them useful in clinical practice.  

more on the brainsimulation website

Jun
2019

June 2019

Long Night of the Sciences Berlin 2019 15.06.2019
Berlin, Germany

The Long Night of the Sciences (LNDW) is an annual event across all Berlin and Potsdam-Telegrafenberg, celebrating the sciences with open doors to many scientific institutions and museums, hosting a wide range of experiences. This year the LNDW will be held on June 15th from 5pm until midnight.

Like in the past two years, the Brain Simulation Section is joining to present educational and fun experiments and lectures, showcasing how practical brain simulation can improve our lives.

Jun
2019

June 2019

Berliner Hoffest 2019 04.06.2019
Berlin, Germany

The Berliner Hoffest is an annual event in Berlin celebrating the achievements of Berlin. This year there was an exhibition outside City Hall featuring a wide variety of installations celebrating the 30th year since the Berlin Wall fell.

The Brain Simulation Unit was exhibiting along side The Berlin Institute of Health(BIH), show casing our real time brain visualisations and brain simulation work with The Virtual Brain.

Journals

2020

Sara Mora, Sumit Madan, Stephan Gebel, Mauro Giacomini
Proposal of an Architecture for Terminology Management in a Research Project
IOS Press https://doi.org/10.3233/SHTI200447

Sarah M. Carpentier, Andrea R. McCulloch, Tanya M. Brown, Sarah E. M. Faber, Petra Ritter, Zheng Wang, Valorie Salimpoor, Kelly Shen and Anthony R. McIntosh
Complexity Matching: Brain Signals Mirror Environment Information Patterns during Music Listening and Reward.
Journal of cognitive neurosceince doi: 10.1162/jocn_a_01508

Hannelore Aerts, Michael Schirner, Thijs Dhollander, Ben Jeurissen, Eric Achten, Dirk Van Roost, Petra Ritter, Daniele Marinazzo
Modeling brain dynamics after tumor resection using The Virtual Brain
Neuroimage doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/752931

Sabrina Chettouf, Laura M. Rueda-Delgado, Ralph de Vries, Petra Ritter, Andreas Daffertshofer
Are unimanual movements bilateral?
Neuroscience & Biobehavioral reviews doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2020.03.002

2019

Poldrack, Feingold, Frank, Gleeson, de Hollander, Huys, Love, Markiewitcz, Moran, Ritter, Turner, Yarkoni, Zhang, Cohen.
The importance of standards for sharing of computational models and data
May 2019, https://psyarxiv.com/q3rnx

N. A. Akar et. al.
Arbor – a morphologically-detailed neural network simulation library for contemporary high-performance computing architectures.
arXiv e-prints, art. arXiv:1901.07454, Jan. 2019. https://arxiv.org/abs/1901.07454.S

Shen K, Bezgin G, Schirner M, Ritter P, Everling S, McIntosh AR (2019)
A macaque connectome for large-scale network simulations in TheVirtualBrain
Nature Scientific  https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-019-0129-z

Stefanovski, Triebkorn, Spiegler, Diaz-Cortes, Solodkin, Jirsa, McIntosh, Ritter; for the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (2019).
Linking molecular pathways and large-scale computational modeling to assess candidate disease mechanisms and pharmacodynamics in Alzheimer’s disease.
Frontiers Computational Neuroscience doi: 10.3389/fncom.2019.00054

2018

Blundell et. al.
Code Generation in Computational Neuroscience: A Review of Tools and Techniques.
Frontiers in Neuroinformatics, 12:68, 2018. ISSN 1662-5196. doi:10.3389/fninf.2018.00068.

Nakamura A, Cuesta P, Fernández A, Arahata Y, Iwata K, Kuratsubo I, Bundo M, Hattori H, Sakurai T, Fukuda K, Washimi Y, Endo H, Takeda A, Diers K, Bajo R, Maestú F, Ito K, Kato T.
Electromagnetic signatures of the preclinical and prodromal stages of Alzheimer's disease.
Brain. 2018 May 1;141(5):1470-1485.

Oehrl et. al.
Streaming live neuronal simulation data into visualization and analysis.
In R. Yokota, M. Weiland, J. Shalf, and S. Alam, editors, High Performance Computing, pages 258–272, Cham, 2018. Springer International Publishing. ISBN 978-3-030-02465-9. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-02465-9_18.

Schirner, McIntosh, Jirsa, Deco, Ritter
Inferring multi-scale neural mechanisms with brain network modelling.
eLife https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.28927.001
Video tutorial:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAyAiQ83B9U&list=PLVtblERyzDeIATvaoHp-bBtksF25zm8p1&index=7

Susi G, de Frutos Lucas J, Niso G, Ye Chen SM, Anton Toro L, Chino Vilca BN, and Maestu F.
Healthy and pathological neurocognitive aging: Spectral and functional connectivity analyses using magnetoencephalography.
In OXFORD RESEARCH ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PSYCHOLOGY AND AGING. Oxford University press, 2018.

Zimmermann, Perry, Breakspear, Schirner, Sachdev, Wen, Kochan, Mapstone, Ritter, McIntosh, Solodkin (2018)
Differentiation of Alzheimer’s disease based on local and global parameters in personalized Virtual Brain models.
Neuroimage Clinical https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nicl.2018.04.017

Koval, Bone, Lois, Bottani, Marcoux, Samper-Gonzalez, Burgos, Charlier, Bertrand, Epelbaum, Colliot, Allassonniere, Durrleman for the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Innitiative.
Simulating Alzheimer’s disease progression with personalised digital brain models (preprint)
https://who.rocq.inria.fr/Stanley.Durrleman/papers/DigitalBrainModels.pdf

2017

Fluck, Senger, Ziegler, Claus, Schwichtenberg.
The cloud4health Project: Secondary Use of Clinical Data with Secure Cloud-Based Text Mining Services 2017

Griebel M., Schüller A., Schweitzer M. (eds)
Scientific Computing and Algorithms in Industrial Simulations.
Springer, Cham https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-62458-7_15

Nakamura A, Cuesta P, Kato T, Arahata Y, Iwata K, Yamagishi M, Kuratsubo I, Kato K, Bundo M, Diers K, Fernández A, Maestú F, Ito K.
Early functional network alterations in asymptomatic elders at risk for Alzheimer's disease.
Sci Rep. 2017 Jul 26;7(1):6517. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-06876-8.

Solodkin, Zimmermann, McIntosh, Stefanovski, Ritter (2017)
Neurological biomarkers and Neuroinformatics: The role of The Virtual Brain.
Book: in Molecular-Genetic and Statistical Techniques for Behavioral and Neural Research https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-804078-2.00001-5

2016

Anandhi Iyappan, Michaela Gündel, Mohammad Shahid, Jiali Wang, Hui Li, Heinz-Theodor Mevissen, Bernd Müller, Juliane Fluck, Viktor Jirsa, Lia Domide, Erfan Younesi, Martin Hofmann-Apitius.
Toward a Pathway Inventory of the Human Brain for Modeling Disease Mechanisms Underlying Neurodegeneration.
2016 Apr 12;52(4):1343-60. doi: 10.3233/JAD-151178.

2015

Matzke, Schirner, Vollbrecht, Rothmeier, Llarena, Rojas, Triebkorn, Domide, Mersmann, Solodkin, Jirsa, McIntosh, Ritter.
TVB-EduPack—An Interactive Learning and Scripting Platform for The Virtual Brain.
Frontiers in Neuroinformatics, 25 November 2015, https://doi.org/10.3389/fninf.2015.00027

Canuet L, Pusil S, López ME, Bajo R, Pineda-Pardo JÁ, Cuesta P, Gálvez G, Gaztelu JM, Lourido D, García-Ribas G, Maestú F.
Network Disruption and Cerebrospinal Fluid Amyloid-Beta and Phospho-Tau Levels in Mild Cognitive Impairment.
J Neurosci. 2015 Jul 15;35(28):10325-30.

Maestú F, Peña JM, Garcés P, González S, Bajo R, Bagic A, Cuesta P, Funke M, Mäkelä JP, Menasalvas E, Nakamura A, Parkkonen L, López ME, Del Pozo F, Sudre G, Zamrini E, Pekkonen E, Henson RN, Becker JT; Magnetoencephalography International Consortium of Alzheimer's Disease.
A multicenter study of the early detection of synaptic dysfunction in Mild Cognitive Impairment using Magnetoencephalography-derived functional connectivity.
Neuroimage Clin. 2015 Aug 1;9:103-9. doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2015.07.011. eCollection 2015.

Schirner, M., S. Rothmeier, V. Jirsa, A. R. McIntosh and Ritter, P. (2015).
An automated pipeline for constructing personalised virtual brains from multimodal neuroimaging data.
Neuroimage. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.03.055.
Video tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7r8WZ5ls64&list=PLVtblERyzDeIATvaoHp-bBtksF25zm8p1&index=6

2014

Woodman, Pezard, Domide, Knock, Sanz-Leon, Mersmann, Mcintosh, Jirsa.
Integrating neuroinformatics tools in TheVirtualBrain.
Frontiers in Neuroinformatics, 2014; 8: 36. doi: 10.3389/fninf.2014.00036

López ME, Bruna R, Aurtenetxe S, Pineda-Pardo JA, Marcos A, Arrazola J, Reinoso AI, Montejo P, Bajo R, Maestú F.
Alpha-band hypersynchronization in progressive mild cognitive impairment: a magnetoencephalography study.
J Neurosci. 2014 Oct 29;34(44):14551-9.

2013

Ritter, P., M. Schirner, A. R. McIntosh and V. K. Jirsa (2013).
The virtual brain integrates computational modeling and multimodal neuroimaging.
Brain Connect 3(2): 121-145.

Sanz Leon, Knock, Woodman, Domide, Mersmann, Mcintosh, Jirsa.
The Virtual Brain: a simulator of primate brain network dynamics.
Frontiers in Neuroinformatics, 2013 Jun 11;7:10. doi: 10.3389/fninf.2013.00010. eCollection 2013.

Public reports

2020

Deliverable 7.1
Report on Cloud Implementation Strategy applying „Trusted Cloud” Principles
get the report

2019

Deliverable 2.2
Establishment of contact with relevant stakeholders
get the report

Press

Oct 2019

Title/content: Alzheimer Europe involved in two new projects - Alzheimer's Disease Detect and Prevent and VirtualBrainCloud.
Link: http://www.alzheimer-europe.org/Publications/Dementia-in-Europe-magazines
Press release in English

Jun 2019

Title/content: Disease Progression Models - Understanding the progression of neurodegenerative diseases is of utmost importance for translational neurodegeneration research.
Link: http://www.diseaseprogressionmodels.eu/
Press release in English

May 2019

Title/content: VirtualBrainCloud on CORDIS - The Virtual Brain simulates the Brain to reveal the origins of disorders
Link: https://cordis.europa.eu/article/rcn/125259/en
Press release in English

Apr 2019

Title/content: VirtualBrainCloud
Link: https://www.fzj.de/inm/inm-7/EN/Cooperation/VBC/_node.html
Press release in English

Jan 2019

Title/content: VirtualBrainCloud project holds kick-off meeting in Berlin
Link: https://www.alzheimer-europe.org/News/EU-projects/Friday-25-January-2019-VirtualBrainCloud-project-holds-kick-off-meeting-in-Berlin
Press release on Alzheimer Europe website in English

Nov 2018

Title/content: Fraunhofer SCAI press release on VirtualBrainCloud
Link: https://www.scai.fraunhofer.de/de/geschaeftsfelder/bioinformatik/projekte/Virtual_Brain_Cloud.html
Press release in German

Title/content: Forschungszentrum Jülich press release on VirtualBrainCloud
Link: https://wwwgsb.fz-juelich.de/ias/jsc/EN/Research/Projects/_projects/vbc.html
Press release in English

Title/content: VirtualBrainCloud on CORDIS - How the digital revolution is transforming EU-funded brain research
Link: https://cordis.europa.eu/article/id/401587-cordis-results-pack-on-the-brain/en
Press release in English

Title/content: VirtualBrainCloud on CORDIS - factsheet - Personalized Recommendations for Neurodegenerative Disease
Link: https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/219020/factsheet/en
Press release in English