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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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    November 18–21, Bilbao, Spain

    Save the date for the 2024 BrainModes Conference in Bilbao, Spain, Nov 18-21. Dive into the latest in neuroimaging, brain dynamics, and health sciences – it's where innovation meets the brain!


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  • TEF-Health Public Event @IHT Conference

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    October 15–16, Porto, Portugal

    Discover how cutting-edge technology and collaborative innovation are reshaping global health systems. Join us at the TEF-Health Public Event in Porto, Portugal, on October 15, a partnering event to the Innovating Health Together Conference. Industry

  • SfN 2024 Conference

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    October 5–9, Chicago, USA

    Join us from October 5–9 at Neuroscience 2024, where the international scientific community converges to explore the latest in neuroscience. Connect with leading experts, participate in enlightening sessions, and don't miss the opportunity to visit Th

  • CNS*2024 Conference

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    July 20–24, Natal, Brazil

    Join us at CNS*2024 in Natal, Brazil, where we'll be at the forefront of computational neuroscience innovation! We're excited to announce our participation and workshop on "Whole Brain Network Modeling for Clinical Application." Discover how personali

  • environMENTAL Summit 2024

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    July 1–2, Berlin, Germany

    Save the date for a two-day event focusing on the intersection of artificial intelligence and mental health. Hosted by the environMENTAL Consortium, this summit gathers experts at the Berlin-Brandenburg Science Academy. Join us for a unique opportunit

  • 2024 OHBM Annual Meeting

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    Jun

    June 23–27, Seoul, Korea

    Join the Brain Simulation Section from June 23-27 at the COEX Convention and Exhibition Center in Seoul, Korea. Be part of the journey as we share groundbreaking insights in neuroimaging and brain simulation. Connect with our team, engage in discussio

  • Long Night of the Sciences 2024

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    June 22, Berlin, Germany

    Explore cutting-edge advancements in neuroscience with us at the Long Night of the Sciences 2024 in Berlin. Get ready to unlock the secrets of The Virtual Brain on June 22nd.


    Get ready for an unforgettable exploration of scientific wonders at t

  • 2024 Brain Connectivity Workshop

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    Jun

    June 19–21, Shanghai, China & Online


    Mark your calendars for the 2024 Brain Connectivity Workshop, hosted by the Institute of Science and Technology for Brain-inspired Intelligence (ISTBI) at Fuda

  • EUHA Symposium – Rethinking Healthcare Systems

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    June 13, Stockholm, Sweden

    On Thursday, June 13th, Karolinska University Hospital, in partnership with the European University Hospital Alliance (EUHA), will host a significant symposium titled **“Rethinki

  • 9th International Summer School on Neuroengineering

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    Jun

    June 10–14, Genova, Italy

    Join us in Genova for the 9th International Summer School on Neuroengineering! Explore cutting-edge research with Prof. Ritter and other experts. Learn more and register now!


    Discover the forefront of neuroengineering and immerse yourself i

  • health.tech Conference 2024

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    June 5–6, Munich, Germany

    The healthtech landscape is on the brink of transformation, and the health.tech Conference 2024, "Innovation & Business for Better Healthcare," is the place where this revolution will unfold. Among the notable contributors, Prof. Petra Ritter will tak

  • CPDP.ai 2024

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    May 22–24, Brussels, Belgium

    Get ready to explore the frontier of AI governance and ethical health applications at CPDP.ai 2024! Join us as we anticipate insightful discussions and valuable contributions from leading experts, including Professor Ritter, at this year's conference.

  • Würzburg University Student Symposium on Feminist Research & Medicine

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    May 18, Würzburg, Germany

    Step into the dynamic intersection of feminism and medicine at the upcoming Student Symposium on Feminist Research & Medicine featuring a keynote address by Prof. Ritter. Take part on May 18th for an enlightening exploration of gender sensitivity, dis

  • 1st International Symposium on Digital Twins for Healthcare

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    May 16–17, Ayia Napa, Cyprus

    Save the date! On May 16-17, 2024, Cyprus, will host the 1st International Symposium on Digital Twins for Healthcare. This event aims to revolutionize healthcare by leveraging digital twin technology to personalize patient care and advance medical res

  • Girls' Day 2024

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    April 25, Berlin, Germany

    Mark your calendars for April 25th and get ready for an unforgettable journey into the realm of brain science!


    On April 25th, an exciting opportunity awaits young girls across the country. It’s Girls' Day, a special day dedicated to ins