HBP Tea & Slides


Present your research and make yourself visible to other (early-career) researchers within and outside the HBP!

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The HBP Student Representatives & Ambassadors, supported by the HBP Education Programme, invite you to a virtual coffee/tea break featuring talks by young researchers for young researchers. 

After a long summer break, we want to relaunch our informative programme HBP Tea & Slides and are now looking for motivated speakers who want to share their exciting work with fellow researchers. Presentations can be about finalised or ongoing projects, research questions or plans, as well as introducing others to HBP tools that you are working with. 


Apply now to become a speaker in our next HBP Tea & Slides session!

HBP Tea & Slides will be hosted on the first Thursday of every month at 14:00 CEST. Submissions need to be handed in one week prior to the session.


Send an email to education@humanbrainproject.eu stating:

  • Name
  • Affiliation
  • Field of study
  • Involvement in HBP (Work package)
  • Title of your talk + short description of the content (2–3 sentences)
  • Agree or disagree for your online presentation to be recorded (Check if you have the property rights of information on your slides!) 


Present your work and raise your profile within and outside the HBP. As it is a crucial skill for researchers to present their work, this is a great opportunity to gain experience and to receive valuable feedback from your peers. You can also request a certificate from the HBP Education Programme if you want to add this experience to your CV.



Past Sessions

The fifth Tea & Slides  session featured talks about "Quality of Life in NEURON: My expressive multiscale Python tools" introduced by Robin De Schepper (University of Pavia) and “Cellular-resolution two-photon microscopy uncovers the spatio-temporal organization of the cerebellar granular layer activity” presented by Marialuisa Tognolina (University of Pavia).


Slides talk 1, Slides talk 2


This time, Petruț Bogdan (The University of Manchester, HBP WP 6) presented "SpiNNaker: A Spiking Neural Network" and Jennifer Goldman (European Institute for Theoretical Neuroscience, CNRS; HBP WP 2) talked about "A scale-integrated approach to understanding brain states; from single neuron biophysics to macroscopic neural dynamics" Talk 2 was not recorded because of unpublished material.



This session featured talks about “Techniques for the visualization and improvement of brain structure descriptions” presented by Juan José García Cantero (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain) and “Goal driven neural network models of biological movement control” introduced by Hari Teja Kalidindi (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy).


Slides Talk 1Slides Talk 2



This time, Miriam Menzel (Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine, Forschungszentrum Jülich) presented “Light Scattering Measurements Enable an Improved Reconstruction of Nerve Fiber Crossings” and Sandra Diaz (Institute for Advanced Simulation, Forschungszentrum Jülich) talked about structural plasticity in spiking neural networks and the implementation of a model to study this phenomenon using the NEST simulator.

Slides talk I


The first HBP Tea & Slides Session consisted of talks by Alice Geminiani (University of Pavia) and Jens E. Pedersen (KTH Stockholm). Alice introduced the world of the cerebellum, showing how data-driven models of the cerebellar circuit can elucidate the neural bases of motor learning and explain disease mechanisms. Jens presented how we can exploit the growing knowledge within both neuroscience and computer science to train brain-inspired control systems on neuromorphic hardware. The talks were followed by short Q&A sessions with participants.

Slides talk ISlides talk II


Petruț Antoniu Bogdan | University of Manchester
Sandra Díaz Pier | Forschungszentrum Jülich
Alice Geminiani | University of Pavia
Carmen Alina Lupascu | Italian National Research Council
Jens Egholm Pedersen | KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Ingrid Reiten | University of Oslo
Alper Yegenoglu  | Forschungszentrum Jülich

Judith Kathrein | Medical University Innsbruck
Johanna Fusseis | Medical University Innsbruck