Human Brain Project – SGA1


Funded by: European Commission  
Calls: Future and Emerging Technologies Flagship
Start date: 2016-04-01  End date: 2018-03-31
Total Budget: EUR 89.000.000,00  INO share of the total budget: EUR 252.000,00
Scientific manager: Philippe Gillet   and for INO is: Sacconi Leonardo

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Organization/Institution/Company main assignee: École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

other Organization/Institution/Company involved:
Aalto-korkeakoulusäätiö – Finland
Academisch Ziekenhuis Leiden – Netherlands
Athens University of Economics and Business – Research Center
Barcelona Supercomputing Center – Centro Nacional De Supercomputacion
Bauhaus University Weimar
Bergische Universität Wuppertal
Bloomfield Science Museum Jerusalem (BSMJ)
Cardiff University
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica – Netherlands
Commissariat A L Energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives
Consorzio Interuniversitario Cineca
Danmarks Tekniske Universitet
De Montfort University – UK
Debreceni Egyetem – Hungary
Ecole Normale Superieure – France
Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zuerich
Ethniko Kai Kapodistriako Panepistimio Athinon – Greece
Fonden Teknologiradet – Denmark
Forschungszentrum Julich Gmbh – Germany
Fortiss Gmbh – Germany
Fundacao D. Anna Sommer Champalimaud E Dr. Carlos Montez Champalimaud – Portugal
HITS GGMBH – Germany
Heinrich-Heine-Universitaet Duesseldorf
Helsingin yliopisto – Finland
Hospices Cantonaux CHUV – Switzerland
Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine (IMP)
Institut Pasteur – France
Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Epiniere – France
Institute of Experimental Medicine – Hungarian Academy of Sciences – Hungary
Institute of Science and Technology Austria
Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universitaet Frankfurt Am Main
Karlsruher Institut fuer Technologie
Karolinska Institutet – Sweden
King’s College London
Kungliga Tekniska Hoegskolan
Linneuniversitetet – Sweden
Medizinische Universitat Innsbruck
Norges Miljo-Og Biovitenskaplige Universitet – Norway
Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen
Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg
Sabanci University – Turkey
Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento Sant’Anna
Stichting Katholieke Universiteit – Netherlands
Stiftung FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik am Karlsruher Institut fur Technologie
Technical University of Crete
Technische Universitaet Dresden
Technische Universitaet Graz
Technische Universitaet Muenchen
Tel Aviv University
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The University Court of the University of Aberdeen-UK
The University of Edinburgh
The University of Manchester
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
University of Oxford
Österreichische Studiengesellschaft für Kybernetik

other INO’s people involved:
Silvestri Ludovico
Allegra Mascaro Anna Letizia
de Vito Giuseppe
Muellenbroich Marie Caroline
Pavone Francesco Saverio

Abstract: Understanding the human brain is one of the greatest scientific challenges of our time. Such an understanding can provide profound insights into our humanity, leading to fundamentally new computing technologies, and transforming the diagnosis and treatment of brain disorders. Modern ICT brings this prospect within reach. The HBP Flagship Initiative (HBP) thus proposes a unique strategy that uses ICT to integrate neuroscience data from around the world, to develop a unified multi-level understanding of the brain and diseases, and ultimately to emulate its computational capabilities. The goal is to catalyse a global collaborative effort. During the HBP’s first Specific Grant Agreement (SGA1), the HBP Core Project will outline the basis for building and operating a tightly integrated Research Infrastructure, providing HBP researchers and the scientific Community with unique resources and capabilities. Partnering Projects will enable independent research groups to expand the capabilities of the HBP Platforms, in order to use them to address otherwise intractable problems in neuroscience, computing and medicine in the future.

INO’s Experiments/Theoretical Study correlated:
Morphofunctional imaging of human and mouse brain

The Scientific Results:
1) Multi-Modal Optical Imaging of the Cerebellum in Animals
2) Clearing of fixed tissue: a review from a microscopist´s perspective
3) Sistema e metodo di misura della focalizzazione di uno strumento ottico
4) Confocal multispot microscope for fast and deep imaging in semicleared tissues
5) Whole-Brain Vasculature Reconstruction at the Single Capillary Level