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Human Brain Project

The Human Brain Project is part of the FET Flagship Programme, which is a new initiative launched by the European Commission as part of its Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) initiative. The goal is to encourage visionary, "mission-oriented" research with the potential to deliver breakthroughs in information technology with major benefits for European society and industry. The Commission envisages the Flagship program as a highly ambitious initiative involving close collaboration with National and Regional funding agencies, industry and partners from outside the European Union. The Ramp Up phase started in 2013, the current funding period SGA1 in 2016. More: Human Brain Project …

SPP1665 Resolving and manipulating neuronal networks in the mammalian brain - from correlative to causal analysis

The German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) funds the Priority Program 1665 (Schwerpunktprogramm) “Resolving and manipulating neuronal networks in the mammalian brain – from correlative to causal analysis”. The program runs for an initial period of three years, a second funding period (another three years) started in 2017. More: SPP1665 Resolving and manipulating neuronal networks in the mammalian brain - from correlative to causal analysis …

SPP 2041 Computational Connectomics

Sacha van Albada, together with Timo Dickscheid (INM-1) and Claus Hilgetag (UMC Hamburg-Eppendorf), received a DFG grant in the priority program "Computational Connectomics" to develop a model of human visual cortex. In the project, layer- and area-specific neuron densities in human cortex will be measured and used to help predict cortical connectivity, and the resulting model will be simulated to investigate relationships between structure and dynamics. More: SPP 2041 Computational Connectomics …

SMHB - Supercomputing and Modeling for the Human Brain

The SMHB project aims for a realistic organ model as a fundamental tool for basic research and (pre-)clinical studies of the human brain and large populations of cell. Key elements are the analysis of the organization of the human brain across multiple scales as well as its modeling and simulation. More: SMHB - Supercomputing and Modeling for the Human Brain …

JARA - Jülich-Aachen Research Alliance

In JARA, Forschungszentrum Jülich and RWTH Aachen University pursue excellent basic research in combination with application-oriented research. More: JARA - Jülich-Aachen Research Alliance …

Previous Collaborative Large Scale Research Activities

BrainScaleS - Brain-inspired multiscale computation in neuromorphic hybrid systemsBrainScaleS was an EU FET-Proactive FP7 funded research project. The project started on 1 January 2011 and ended in 2015. It was a collaboration of 19 research groups from 10 European countries. The BrainScaleS project aimed at understanding function and interaction of multiple spatial and temporal scales in brain information processing.
German - Japanese Collaborations in Computational NeuroscienceWith the transnational funding initiative "German - Japanese Collaborations in Computational Neuroscience", the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) support German-Japanese collaborative projects in Computational Neuroscience.
KFO219 - Basal Ganglia - Cortex Loops: Mechanisms of Pathological Interactions and Their Therapeutic ModulationAim of the Clinical Research Group 219 was the characterisation of pathological basal ganglia-cortex interactions in different neurological and psychiatric diseases and their therapeutic modulation by deep brain stimulation and pharmacological interventions. We were heading two subprojects.