Brain Activity across Scales and Species: analysis of Experiments and Simulations (BASSES)

EBRAINS Workshop

13–15 June 2022 | Rome & virtual

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FAQ's and all you need to know

Registration is free of charge but mandatory and will open soon. Attendance is open for interested scientists. Please make sure to register with your institutional email address.

The link to our virtual workshops platform as well as the online credentials will be sent out to all registered participants a few days prior to the workshop.

Yes, the virtual platform is accessible to all registered participants.

To make the virtual workshop an interactive experience, it is important that you have access to a stable internet connection, good audio (with microphone) and ideally (not mandatory) a webcam for video communication.

Also, to have the full workshop experience it is important that you have installed the Zoom Desktop Client application (v5.7.0 or higher) and that you access the workshop platform via the latest version of Google Chrome.

The workshop will start on Monday 13 June 2022 at 13:00 CET and will end in the afternoon of Wednesday 15 June 2022. The programme comprises plenary sessions, hands-on sessions and social events.

All times in the programme schedule are UTC+2/GMT+2= CEST. To prevent missed sessions, we recommend to use a time zone converter in advance.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact us at

The HBP and EBRAINS invite interested scientists to join the forthcoming EBRAINS Workshop on Brain Activities across Scales and Species.
The study of brain rhythms and of spatio-temporal patterns of brain activation is an important test-bench for understanding connectivity and the mechanisms that determine cognitive systems in mammals.
The large variety of available experimental protocols and measurement techniques enable researchers to investigate new scientific questions. In addition, the input from experimental observations is used to design theoretical models able to emulate brain dynamics and cognitive mechanisms in in-silico experiments.
The goal of the BASSES Workshop (Brain Activity across Scales and Species: analysis of Experiments and Simulations) is to provide an overview of the scientific topic of brain states and complexity, state transitions, and their connection with cognitive functions, and to demonstrate the achievements in this field obtained within the Human Brain Project thanks to the functionalities provided by the EBRAINS research platforms.
Lectures will showcase the latest advancements in analysis strategies and whole-brain modelling tools. Hands-On Sessions will allow the participants to be actively engaged and test the EBRAINS functionalities for data storage, curation, analysis, and modelling.
BASSES will allow people with different expertises, from experimental and theoretical neuroscientists to computer scientists, to share results and ideas and connect into a wider community.

Registration will open soon!



BASSES will have renowned scientists and early-career researchers side-by-side, thus enabling for the latters the opportunity to showcase their work and results. We invite original, high-quality submissions describing innovative research addressing the topics of brain dynamics, brain states, state transitions, complexity, cognitive functions, software solutions and analysis tools. The contributions can emphasize theoretical or empirical aspects. We particularly encourage submissions that leverage the functionalities provided by the EBRAINS research platforms or with a potential towards the integration with EBRAINS.
Poster sessions at the BASSES workshop will take place in a hybrid format and will be available for all event attendees to access digitally. More information will be sent to applicants upon acceptance of their poster abstract submission. A few abstracts will be selected to be presented in the plenary sessions.
Travel grant options can be evaluated, please contact for further details.

Abstract submission will open soon!



This programme is subject to change. Times displayed are in CEST/GMT+2/UTC+2.

Plenary Session I: Brain states and complexity
Coffee break

Plenary Session II: State transitions and their cognitive role

Informal discussions
from 19:30
Social Programme


Plenary Session III: Introduction to EBRAINS resources
Coffee break
Plenary Session IV: Multi-scale approaches to investigate the brain complexity

Lunch break

Plenary Session V: Multi-scale data analysis pipelines
Coffee break
Hands-on Session I: Data handling
Hands-on Session II: Running analysis in EBRAINS
from 19:30
Social Programme


Plenary Session VI: Models and Simulation: Mean Field Simulation
Coffee break
Plenary Session VII: Models and Simulation: Spiking Simulations

Lunch break

Hands-on Session III: Models and simulation platform
Hands-on Session IV: Validating models against data in EBRAINS
Closing remarks


Scientific Chairs & Local hosts

Dr. Anna Letizia Allegra Mascaro | LENS - European Laboratory for Non-Linear Spectroscopy, Firenze, Italy

Dr. Giulia De Bonis | INFN - National Institute of Nuclear Physics, Rome, Italy



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