• Major new research initiative: The VirtualBrainCloud project, funded by EU Horizon 2020 program

    • The Virtual Brain
    • Research
    • Funding

    The Brain Simulation Section is leading a major new research initiative together with 17 European research partners, dubbed The VirtualBrainCloud: “Exploiting the full potential of in-silico medicine research for personalized diagnostics and therapies in cloud-based environments”.

    This initiative is funded by European Commission's Horizon2020 program with 15 million Euro.

    The main goal is to create a cloud-based brain simulation platform that integrates data from many centers and in the future can serve as clinical decision engine for patients with neurodegenerative disease.

    The consortium took up work in December 2018 and held the kick-off event on January 25th at Charité Univeristätsmedizin Berlin.

    You can follow the project's activities on its dedicated Twitter account @TVB_cloud!

    Participating institutions and principal investigators

    • Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin: Petra Ritter
    • Université d’Aix Marseille: Viktor Jirsa
    • Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Angewandten Forschung e.V.: Martin Hofmann-Apitius
    • The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford: Simon Lovestone, Alejo Nevado-Holgad
    • Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH: Simon Eickhoff, Thomas Lippert
    • Institut de Cerveau et de la Moelle Epinière: Jean-Christophe Corvol, Stanley Durrleman
    • Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique: Bertrand Thirion
    • Fundacio Institut de Bioenginyera de Catalunia: Paul Verschure
    • Helsinki University: Matias & Satu Palva
    • University of Genova: Gabriele Arnulfo
    • University Madrid: Fernando Maestu
    • Codebox Computer-Dienste GmbH: Jochen Mersmann
    • Codemart: Lia Domide
    • Eodyne Systems S.L.: Pedro Omedas
    • Universität Wien: Nikolaus Forgó
    • tp21 GmbH: Petra Zalud
    • Alzheimer Europe: Jean Georges