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Fourth BigBrain Workshop and Launch of HIBALL

June 26, 2020 Virtual Meeting

On June 26th we officially launched HIBALL with the virtual 4th BigBrain Workshop. Our distinguished guests in the opening session spoke warmly and inspiringly about the collaboration between McGill’s Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital) and Forschungszentrum Jülich, and commended the exciting future developments of the BigBrain project.

Our guests at the opening session: Otmar Wiestler, President, Helmholtz Association, Germany; Sabine Sparwasser, German Ambassador to Canada; Martha Crago, Vice-Principal Research and Innovation, McGill University, and Chair of Board of Directors HBHL; Wolfgang Marquardt, CEO Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany; Rémi Quirion, Chief Scientist of Québec; Pawel Swieboda, Director General of HBP, and CEO EBRAINS

The scientific program was highly appreciated and time for discussion was well used by the audience. We thank our speakers for their valuable contributions and look forward to exciting developments around the BigBrain in the near future. Please stay tuned via and follow us on twitter


156 Registrants 22 Countries 100 Joining Live 40 Watching Live on Youtube
Canada 57
China 3
Croatia 3
Cuba 1
Dominica 1
France 3
Germany 48
Iceland 1
India 5
Iran 1
Italy 1
Mexico 2
Netherlands 1
Poland 2
Potugal 2
Singapore 1
Spain 22
Sweden 1
United Kingdom 4
United States 15

Program and material

Towards automated mapping of cytoarchitectonic areas using Deep Learning

Timo Dickscheid

Forschungszentrum Jülich, Structural and functional organisation of the brain (INM-1)

Large-scale spiking neural network models of resting-state dynamics in primate cortex

Sacha van Albada

Forschungszentrum Jülich, Computational and Systems Neuroscience (INM-6)

Large-scale cortical gradients revealed by examination of intracortical microstructurex

Casey Paquola

McGill University, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital

Towards an ultra-high resolution 3D neurotransmitter receptor atlas

Thomas Funck

Forschungszentrum Jülich, Structural and functional organisation of the brain (INM-1)

Workflow integrating The Virtual Brain (TVB) with data features of the Big Brain

Huifang Wang

Institut de Neurosciences des Systèmes, Marseille

Lightning Talks

Various Speakers

Lightning talks by:

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