HBP Training Course: The Brain Simulation Platform of the Human Brain Project

Biomedicum Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

Oct. 7, 2019 at 09:00 – Oct. 8, 2019 at 18:00

This short course will introduce participants to the Brain Simulation Platform (BSP) of the Human Brain Project (HBP), with the main aim to extend its access to the average user from a variety of communities in the field of Computational Neuroscience. After the course, students will have a deeper understanding on the techniques and the scientific issues underlying the implementation of a detailed computational model. They will also be able to use the BSP and access HPC systems to configure and run a simulation, to visualise and analyse simulation results, and to form collaborative groups interested in exploring scientific issues of common interest.


Requirements for attending the event

  • Basic knowledge of neuronal electrophysiology 
  • Interest in neural modelling (a basic knowledge of the NEURON simulator is advisable but not required)
  • Interest in using Python programming
  • User account on the HBP Collaboratory platform

If you do not have an account, please send an email to bsp-support@humanbrainproject.eu stating your interest in participating in the event, and you will receive an invitation to join the platform.


Scientific Chair
Michele Migliore | Italian National Research Council

Local organisers
Simo Vanni, Katri Wegelius | University of Helsinki
Doctoral Programme Brain & Mind (B&M)


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