April 27, 2020

Data science against Covid-19

Martin Hofmann-Apitius is using some of the technologies that he brought to the Human Brain Project (in particular semantic technologies such as text mining and terminology / ontology construction) to address the COVID-19 challenge.

April 2, 2020

New neuroscience method disentangles crossing fibers in brain tissue

When generating a detailed network model of the brain, nerve fiber crossings pose a major challenge for current neuroimaging techniques. Scientists at Forschungszentrum Jülich have now found that scattered light can be used to resolve the brain’s substructure like the crossing angles of the nerve fibers with micrometer resolution. For their studies, the researchers combined microscopy measurements and simulations on supercomputers.

March 5, 2020

20 Actions for 2020 and Beyond

The HBP Commitment to Equal Opportunities and Inclusiveness on the International Women’s Day