Jan. 27, 2020

Join us for the 7th Human Brain Project Open Day in Athens!

We are excited to invite you to our annual Open Day on February 3rd, 2020.

Registrations are open for the Human Brain Project Open Day 2020, which will be held on February 3rd at Megaron International Conference Centre in Athens, Greece. The Open Day is the biggest annual outreach event of the HBP and presents the latest in neuroscience, brain-inspired technologies, and related research infrastructures both from within and outside the entire project. The event is free and open to the public. You can find out more and register here.



The Open Day presents latest developments on how modern computing technologies enhance our understanding of the human brain, how this knowledge can be applied to develop new diagnostic and therapeutic tools for brain disorders, and how it can inspire new technologies.

This year the Open Day is hosted by HBP partner Athena Research and Innovation Center. It takes place under the auspices of H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic Mr. Prokopios Pavlopoulos, who will deliver a welcoming address.

The program includes exciting talks by HBP scientists and distinguished guest speakers, as well as a special Science Agora exhibition that includes demos and interactive exhibits presenting the latest developments in human brain research and mapping and more. Students can find out about the extensive HBP Education programme, and visitors from scientific and industrial communities can explore collaboration opportunities with experts from the HBP. An overview of the Science Agora can be found here.

This year's keynote speaker is distinguished professor Christos Papadimitriou, the Donovan family professor of Computer Science at Columbia University. His talk will focus on the contribution of computer science to the study of the brain and intellect. See below for the full Open Day programme.

The event is followed by the HBP Summit, the three-day annual full assembly of the HBP Consortium, which brings together around 500 scientists from 132 universities, teaching hospitals and research centres across Europe.

We look forward to an inspiring day full of discussions, fascinating talks and interactive demonstrations. Hope to see you there!

Scientific contact:

Prof. Yannis Ioannidis is the host of the 2020 HBP Summit and Open Day. He is the President and General Director of the ATHENA Research and Innovation Center as well as a Professor at the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. In HBP he is the deputy leader of the research area Medical Informatics and will be leading the overall software infrastructure architecture of the project.


Email: yannis@di.uoa.gr

Prof. Katrin Amunts is the Scientific Research Director of the HBP. She leads the research area Human Brain Organization. She is director of the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-1) at Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany and the C. and O. Vogt Institute of Brain Research at Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf. (Photo ©FZJ/Sascha Kreklau)


Email: k.amunts@fz-juelich.de

Media Contact:
Peter Zekert
Human Brain Project
Public Relations Officer
Tel.: +49 (0) 2461 61-96860
Email: press@humanbrainproject.eu

About the Human Brain Project

The Human Brain Project (HBP) is the largest brain science project in Europe and stands among the biggest research projects ever funded by the European Union. At the interface of neuroscience and information technology, the HBP investigates the brain and its diseases with the help of highly advanced methods from computing, neuroinformatics and artificial intelligence, and in turn drives innovation in fields like brain-inspired computing and neurorobotics. As a lasting contribution to the global science community, the HBP develops EBRAINS, an open European research infrastructure that allows scientists and technology experts to seamlessly collaborate, accelerating advancements in the fields of neuroscience, computing and brain-related medicine.

Open Day Programme