Hosted in a different country every year, these events are a great opportunity to meet leading experts from computational neuroscience, neuroscience methodology and experimental neuroscience!
Prof Petra Ritter is participating at the 31st Alzheimer Europe Conference: Resilience in dementia: Moving beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, organised online from 29 November to 1 December 2021.
She is giving a keynote lecture entitled: From virtual brain simulation to personalized prevention and treatment of dementia.
Abstract. Constructing individual models of the brain and simulating them, helps us to understand mechanisms of brain function and dysfunction. Knowing mechanisms is essential for developing measures for prevention and therapies. Computational brain models capture more closely the actual neuronal processes and thus, augment the classification and prediction of brain diseases such as Alzheimer's. Computational brain models are also used for in silico testing of therapies such as pharmacological interventions, brain stimulation or surgery. Personalized brain models contain sensitive health information. The Virtual Brain Cloud - a project of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) and a Partnering Project of the Human Brain Project and EBRAINS - provides a digital platform that enables collaborative research on sensitive health data in an audited environment that is compliant to the General Data Protection Regulations of the EU and thus, protects the rights and the freedom of the data subjects and patients. The platform provides the computational resources and infrastructure that is required for complex simulations - including high-performance computing. It enables innovative dementia research through integration of various data types into complex multi-scale dynamical models of the brain.
The keynote is taking place on the 30th of November, 2021 at 15:45, during the plenary session PL3: " Innovations in dementia diagnosis and care through new technologies".
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Info, program and registration on the official website of the event .