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Brain simulation helps us understanding how our brain works – and developing personalized therapies for its diseases.

A human brain consists of 86 billion neurons and 150 trillion connections between them. It runs on as little energy as an LED light bulb. It would take 1,500 Google data centers (they only have 15) to simulate just one brain with molecular accuracy, costing 1 trillion dollar per year and consuming 600 terawatt hours.

Here at the Brain Simulation Section (part of Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin), we have been at the forefront of network-based brain simulation, computational neuroscience and its clinical application for more than 10 years.

In collaboration with other international research centers, we have developed a way to simulate a brain even on a laptop – with reduced complexity but feasible, sufficiently accurate, scalable and already used in practical clinical applications.

We work towards our vision of providing digital copies of a person’s brain to virtually plan and test personalized treatment of brain orders, e.g. Alzheimer’s, stroke, epilepsy or tumors.

Our team is growing fast and we would be happy to welcome you, e.g. as software developer, lab manager or research assistant! Check out our current job openings or send us your speculative application!

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Brain Simulation Section is a research center of Charité Universitätsmedizin

Berlin Institute of Health @ Charité

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    Our lab at the BIH and Charité contributes to EU Research Infrastructure

    July 28

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    EBRAINS has been selected for ESFRI Roadmap 2021

    July 16

    EBRAINS has been selected for ESFRI Roadmap 2021. Brain Simulation Section at the Charite and BIH contributes to EBRAINS with Virtual Brain Cloud Technology. ESFRI identifies research infrastructure measures for Europe that are important in terms of stra

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    Collaboration: The Virtual Brain Cloud, EBRAINS and AI-MIND

    July 1

    The Virtual Brain Cloud, EBRAINS and AI-MIND have formed a key strategic collaboration towards AI revolution in brain health care.

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