June 25, 2018

HBP at FENS Forum 2018

7-11 July | Berlin, Germany

The Human Brain Project (HBP) is returning to the biennial FENS Forum of Neuroscience. FENS is Europe’s largest international neuroscience meeting and aims to promote Europe’s advances in neuroscientific research. The Forum encourages an exchange of knowledge and information between scientists from all related disciplines and the HBP will be there adding its results and progress to the conversation.


HBP Booth: Exhibits, talks, coffee machine

Researchers from the different areas of the Project will be present at the HBP booth to answer visitors’ questions about the tools and results developed in the Project, show demos of the infrastructure used, share information about collaboration opportunities, exchange ideas, or simply chat over a cup of coffee.

Several scientists working in the Project will also present posters about their research.

Follow us at the Forum via the hashtag #HBPatFENS2018

Technical Workshop: Investigating neural substrates of perception and cognition with large-scale data 7 July 2018

On the first day of the Forum, the Human Brain Project, the Allen Institute for Brain Science and the BRAIN Initiative are holding a joint Technical Workshop. The aim of the workshop is to describe large-scale efforts to systematically collect, curate, analyse and model in vivo neural activity in the rodent brain during sensation and behavior.

To illuminate neural mechanisms mediating cognition, experts will present efforts to integrate new and large-scale electrophysiological and imaging data collection with the challenges that arise in coupling these data to large-scale databases and atlases, computational models, robotics and neuromorphic computing.

Registration is open to all registered attendees of the FENS Forum 2018. Participants have to pay a fee of € 65.00 for technical workshops.


Speakers confirmed:

Saskia de Vries (Seattle, USA)

Navigating the Allen Brain Observatory data: A hands-on tutorial

Shawn Olsen (Seattle, USA)

Large-scale cellular activity maps for exploring cortical function in the mouse visual system

Elizabeth Hillman (New York, USA)

High-speed in-vivo mapping of neural activity in awake, behaving animals

Francesco Pavone (Sesto Fiorentino, Italy)

Multimodal mutliscale analysis of the rehab after stroke

Francesca Cacucci (London, UK)

Developing a cognitive map

Guido Meijer (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Understanding neural population function in mediating perception and spatial memory: From ensemble recordings to computational and robotic modelling


Next Generation Networks in Neuroscience: Networking, training and funding opportunities in neurosciences for the next generation of researchers 10 July 2018

On 10 July, FENS-CHET, ERA-NET NEURON and the HBP Education Programme are organising a networking event for early-career scientists, students, alumni of FENS training activities and NENS representatives to meet and mingle with music, drinks and food, while getting updates on support possibilities, training, educational opportunities and available financial aid.

The recipients of the Best Poster Awards for MSc and PhD students enrolled with Network of European Neuroscience Schools (NENS) will also be announced during this social event.


Contact persons:
FENS-CHET: Mihaela Vincze chet@fens.org
ERA-NET NEURON: Erkki Raulo erkki.raulo@helsinki.fi
HBP Education Programme: Tina Kokan tina.kokan@i-med.ac.at

Latest FENS Forum scientific programme version: http://bit.ly/2nSVcz4