Oct. 29, 2018

Prof. Dr. Karlheinz Meier’s Colleagues Pay Tribute To An HBP Hero

Prof. Dr. Karlheinz Meier was one of the founders of the Human Brain Project, and a member of the project’s executive management board, the Directorate, during the ramp-up phase. He was also Co-chair of the Project’s scientific leadership body - the HBP Science and Infrastructure Board (SIB) - responsible for Infrastructure Operations and, ex-officio, Infrastructure Operations Director. Last week, on Wednesday 24 October, Professor Meier - who had been ill for some time - suddenly passed away. Below his colleagues at the Human Brain Project pay tribute to Karlheinz Meier’s extraordinary contribution to the Human Brain Project.

Oct. 24, 2018

Watch: Data integration and interactive use of HBP`s brain Atlas systems

With new high-resolution methods neuroscientists have been able to generate massive amounts of data about the healthy and diseased brain. But so far, this wealth of information in neuroscience has by far surpassed the ability to integrate and make sense of it. The HBP atlas systems offer a way to integrate vast and heterogeneous neuroscience data into common frameworks and better understand the multilevel organization of the brain.

Oct. 19, 2018

WATCH: Video from the HBP Open Day 2018

Our host Maastricht University has produced a very nice video that gives a glimpse into our HBP Open Day 2018. We thank our partners in Maastricht and all other members of the organizing team, our speakers and presenters – and of course everyone who came to visit – for making it a great event!

Oct. 17, 2018

European Commissioner Mariya Gabriel at the HBP Summit

On 16 October the Human Brain Project had the honor of welcoming Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, in Maastricht to the first day of its annual meeting, the HBP Summit. In her welcoming message, the Commissioner stressed the importance of strengthening the economy by pushing AI, High Performance Computing and digital skills in European research and expressed her strong support for the HBP’s work.

Oct. 15, 2018

HBP Open Day 2018 – the Flagship at the halfway mark

Today the European Flagship Human Brain Project held its annual Open Day with record visitor numbers in Maastricht. After opening keynotes by speakers Dick Swaab and Jeff Hawkins, this year´s host Rainer Goebel, a neuroimaging expert and Professor of Cognitive Science at Maastricht University, welcomed the many guests and fellow HBP members to an exciting and fascinating day of science.

Oct. 15, 2018

The HBP and Global Neuroethics

In a joint paper in the October issue of the journal Neuron, researchers from the large global brain initiatives, including the HBP, discuss ethical considerations for neuroscientists throughout the world.