HBP School – The Brain Simulation Platform of the Human Brain Project

External Event - 17th to 21st Sep 2018

This School will introduce participants to the Brain Simulation Platform (BSP) of the Human Brain Project (HBP), with the main aim to train users on how to exploit the possibilities offered by the Platform to implement cellular level computational models, to use High Performance Analytics and Computing Platform systems to configure and run a simulation, and to visualise/analyse the results. Both short lectures and longer afternoon activities will be delivered at a basic and intermediate level. Through tutorials and hands-on activities, attendees will learn how to interact with the BSP to carry out their own research, to set up and manage a data-driven collaborative project, or to use the BSP to interact with the HBP Neuroinformatics Platform. Participants will be encouraged to introduce new ideas and suggest ways to use their original experimental data/techniques to implement/use the multiscale neural model they would like to investigate.

Application is open to the entire student community and early career researchers, regardless of whether they are affiliated with the Human Brain Project or not. Applications from young female investigators are highly encouraged.

A maximum of 50 participants will be selected by the Scientific Chair and the HBP Education Programme in a competitive selection process based on academic merit. Participants are required to submit an abstract on their current research, a CV and a motivation letter with their application.

Applicants selected for participation will be informed within three weeks after the application deadline.

Participation fee: 400 €
The fee does not include travel and accommodation. Fees will be collected after participants have been selected.

Date : 17-21 September 2018

Place : Palermo, Italy

Application deadline: 11 July 2018

Speakers and topics confirmed:

  • Michele Migliore: Welcome and introduction to the HBP School, National Research Council (CNR), Italy 
  • Luca Leonardo Bologna: First steps into the Brain Simulation Platform (BSP), National Research Council (CNR), Italy 
  • Annapaola Santarsiero: The Collaboratory, EPFL, Switzerland 
  • Luca Leonardo Bologna, Rosanna Migliore: Hands-on: Electrophysiological features extraction, National Research Council (CNR), Italy
  • Michele Migliore: Scientific drive: Single cell modelling, National Research Council (CNR), Italy 
  • Carmen Alina Lupascu: Single cell model optimisation: Algorithms and methods, National Research Council (CNR), Italy
  • Carmen Alina Lupascu, Rosanna Migliore: Hands-on session: Build your own cell model, National Research Council (CNR), Italy
  • Armando Romani: Scientific drive: Circuit model, the Hippocampus, EPFL, Switzerland
  • Jean-Denis Courcol: Circuit modelling pipeline, EPFL, Switzerland 
  • Armando Romani, Jean-Denis Courcol Hands-on: Circuit analysis, EPFL, Switzerland
  • Felix Schürmann: Technical drive: The architecture of the BSP, EPFL, Switzerland 
  • Michael Hines: Technical drive: Using NEURON+Python for parallel simulations,Yale School of Medicine, USA
  • Carmen Alina Lupascu, Michael Hines: Hands-on: Implement and run NEURON on the Collaboratory, National Research Council (CNR), Italy, Yale School of Medicine, USA
  • Felix Schürmann: The science behind the Human Brain Project, EPFL, Switzerland
  • Carmen Alina Lupascu: Technical drive: Interacting with High Performance Computing (HPC) systems, National Research Council (CNR), Italy 
  • Michele Migliore: How to write an HPC proposal: Success stories, National Research Council (CNR), Italy 

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