Sept. 28, 2023

The Human Brain Project ends: What has been achieved

On September 30th, the Human Brain Project (HBP) formally completes its 10-year runtime as an EU-funded FET Flagship. The project has pioneered digital neuroscience, a new approach to studying the brain based on multidisciplinary collaborations and high-performance computing. The HBP will continue to have an impact on neuroscience for many years through the EBRAINS research infrastructure and a new way of collaborative work in the field.

Sept. 27, 2023

The Human Brain Project’s impact on innovation

Exciting new industrial collaborations, spin-off companies, patents and (ongoing) clinical trials have emerged from or are built upon breakthroughs of the Human Brain Project. With the end of the project in sight, we look back on some highlights of the innovations that the HBP enabled or contributed to.

Sept. 20, 2023

HBP team proposes new categorisation scheme for neuron-astrocyte network models

Human Brain Project researchers in Tampere University, Finland, made a comprehensive analysis of network models of neuron-astrocyte interactions and proposed how to systematically describe and categorise these interaction schemes. This is the first time such a detailed analysis on this type of computational models was conducted. Results were published in Neuroinformatics.

Sept. 12, 2023

Human Brain Project celebrates successful conclusion

The EU-funded Human Brain Project (HBP) comes to an end in September and celebrates its successful conclusion today with a scientific symposium at Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ). The HBP was one of the first flagship projects and, with 155 cooperating institutions from 19 countries and a total budget of 607 million euros, one of the largest research projects in Europe. Forschungszentrum Jülich, with its world-leading brain research institute and the Jülich Supercomputing Centre, played an important role in the ten-year project.

Sept. 11, 2023

New HBP-book: A user's guide to the tools of digital neuroscience

Researchers of the Human Brain Project have developed a wide range of digital tools that facilitate the study and integration of insights from different scales of the brain. The HBP book “An extensive guide to the tools developed” provides a comprehensive snapshot of a set of these tools. The 108-page book is freely availble as PDF or Print.

Sept. 11, 2023

New HBP brochure: Spotlights on major achievements

With the Human Brain Project (HBP) successfully concluding in September, we are excited to present a new brochure highlighting some of the project’s major achievements. As a European Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Flagship – a long-term and large-scale research initiative – the HBP has ambitiously pioneered digital brain research.