Full Programme

12 October: European Brain Summit

13:30 – 16:00 (GMT+2)

Plenary
Welcome and scientific introduction
30 Min.
Portrait of  Joke Jaarsma>
Joke Jaarsma
EFNA's President
Portrait of  Frederic Destrebecq>
Frederic Destrebecq
Portrait of  France Nivelle>
France Nivelle
EBRAINS AISBL
Portrait of Prof. Monica di Luca>
Prof. Monica di Luca
European Brain Council President
Portrait of  Katrin Amunts>
Katrin Amunts
Forschungszentrum Jülich
Portrait of  André Syrota>
André Syrota
Human Brain Project/EBRAINS AISBL
Opening session
How Should Europe Face the Challenge of Understanding the Brain and Delivering Better Brain Health?
15 Min.
Portrait of  Maria Cristina Messa>
Maria Cristina Messa
Minister for Universities and Research in Italy
Opening session
How Should Europe Face the Challenge of Understanding the Brain and Delivering Better Brain Health?
45 Min.
Portrait of  France Nivelle>
France Nivelle
EBRAINS AISBL
Portrait of  Frederic Destrebecq>
Frederic Destrebecq
Portrait of  Claire Giry>
Claire Giry
Ministry of Research and Innovation, France Director General
Portrait of  François Jacq>
François Jacq
Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives Administrator General, France
Portrait of  Paweł Świeboda>
Paweł Świeboda
Director General of The Human Brain Project, CEO of EBRAINS AISBL
Portrait of  Cristian-Silviu Busoic>
Cristian-Silviu Busoic
Chair of ITRE, European Parliament or relevant member
Plenary
Livestream session from the European Parliament STOA Panel

International Brain Initiative: Shaping the future of globally coordinated neuroscience

Moderated by Monica di Luca: European Brain Council President

  • Patricia Toia: Member of the European Parliament and Member of the STOA Panel
  • Edvard Moser: Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Nobel Prize – STOA-IBI invited lecture
  • Jan Bjaalie: International Brain Initiative, Human Brain Project and Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo


60 Min.
Portrait of  Jan Bjaalie>
Jan Bjaalie
University of Oslo
Portrait of  Patrizia Toia>
Patrizia Toia
MEP (S&D, IT)
Portrait of Prof. Edvard Moser>
Prof. Edvard Moser
Nobel Prize Winner
Portrait of Prof. Monica di Luca>
Prof. Monica di Luca
European Brain Council President

16:00 – 16:30 | Break

16:30 – 21:00 (GMT+2)

Plenary
Partnerships and Collaborations
30 Min.
Portrait of Prof. Philippe Amouyel>
Prof. Philippe Amouyel
EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) Chair, Executive Board
Portrait of Prof. Marlies Dorlöchter>
Prof. Marlies Dorlöchter
ERA-NET NEURON Coordinator
Portrait of  Paweł Świeboda>
Paweł Świeboda
Director General of The Human Brain Project, CEO of EBRAINS AISBL
Portrait of Prof. Monica di Luca>
Prof. Monica di Luca
European Brain Council President
Plenary
Digital Innovation and Technology
40 Min.
Portrait of  Annabel Descamps>
Annabel Descamps
icompanion
Portrait of Prof. Pieter Roelfsema>
Prof. Pieter Roelfsema
Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience Director
Portrait of  Pierre Magistretti>
Pierre Magistretti
Brain Mind Institute, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland Department of Psychiatry, University of Lausanne, Switzerland Division of Biological, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
Portrait of  Petra Ritter>
Petra Ritter
Plenary
Patient-centric innovation
15 Min.
Portrait of  Hilary Sutcliffe>
Hilary Sutcliffe
SocietyInside Director
Plenary
Brain health data in European Health Data Space
30 Min.
Portrait of  Viktor Jirsa>
Viktor Jirsa
Aix-Marseille University
Portrait of  Steven Vermeulen>
Steven Vermeulen
EBRAINS AISBL | Chief Infrastructure Officer, Human Brain Project | Innovation Director
Concluding Remarks
Towards Mission Brain?
25 Min.
Portrait of  Pierre Delsaux>
Pierre Delsaux
Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission Deputy Director General
Portrait of  Irene Norstedt>
Irene Norstedt
Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission

18:50 – 22:00 | Networking Reception and Exhibition Village

13 October: HBP Internal Day - Attendance by HBP Members Only

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14 October: Scientific Conference

09:00 – 10:30 (GMT+2)

Plenary
Welcome to the Scientific Conference

Welcome to the Scientific Conference by Katrin Amunts

Opening Remarks by the Chair of the HBP Stakeholder Board André Syrota

Welcome and introduction to Karl Friston by Andre Syrota

Keynote talk by Karl Friston: Belief Updating, synaptopathies and the Bayesian Brain

45 Min.
Portrait of  Katrin Amunts>
Katrin Amunts
Forschungszentrum Jülich
Portrait of  André Syrota>
André Syrota
Human Brain Project/EBRAINS AISBL
Portrait of  Karl Friston>
Karl Friston
University College London
Plenary
Brain complexity - Mapping to discover

Introduction by Javier DeFelipe

Keynote talk by Katrin Amunts

30 Min.
Portrait of  Javier DeFelipe>
Javier DeFelipe
Cajal Institute (CSIC)
Portrait of  Katrin Amunts>
Katrin Amunts
Forschungszentrum Jülich
Plenary
EU Health research – Horizon Europe

The new EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon Europe, is designed to strengthen the EU scientific and technological base, boost the Union competitiveness and support impact-oriented research and innovation. Horizon Europe will be a key programme to further build on research and innovation outcomes delivered through previous EU R&I investments in the brain area, for the ultimate benefit of citizens and society.

15 Min.
Portrait of  Irene Norstedt>
Irene Norstedt
Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission

10:30 – 10:40 | Break

10:40 – 13:05 (GMT+2)

Panel discussion
Human Brain Research: past, present and future
50 Min.
Portrait of  Wim Vanduffel>
Wim Vanduffel
KU Leuven
Portrait of  Karl Friston>
Karl Friston
University College London
Portrait of  Roshan Cools>
Roshan Cools
Radboud University
Portrait of  Mavi Sanchez-Vives>
Mavi Sanchez-Vives
Institute of Biomedical Research August Pi Sunyer
Portrait of  Maurizio Corbetta>
Maurizio Corbetta
University of Padua
Portrait of  Katrin Amunts>
Katrin Amunts
Forschungszentrum Jülich
Portrait of  Gustavo Deco>
Gustavo Deco
Pompeu Fabra University Barcelona
Portrait of  Gitte Knudsen>
Gitte Knudsen
Copenhagen University Hospital
Introduction to parallel session and technical details
5 Min.
Break-out sessions
Data, Atlas & Simulation

3 parallel break-out sessions

  • Data and Knowledge: Jan Bjaalie, Maria Zalm, Ida Aaseboe, Jee Hyun Kim, Oliver Schmid, Andrew Davison, Simi Akintoye, Stefano Claudio Gorini
  • Atlas: Timo Dickscheid, Roshan Cools, Wim Vanduffel, Lyuba Zehl, Maja Puchades
  • Brain Simulation: Susanne Kunkel, Sacha van Albada, Michiel van der Vlag, Charl Linssen, Sebastian Spreizer, Felix Schürmann, Rebecca Wade, Rui Ribeiro, Wouter Klijn, Lionel Kusch, Michael Denker, Oscar David Robles (Programme)


90 Min.
Portrait of  Ida Aasebo>
Ida Aasebo
University of Oslo
Portrait of  Simisola Akintoye>
Simisola Akintoye
De Montfort University
Portrait of  Stefano Claudio Gorini>
Stefano Claudio Gorini
Swiss Supercomputing Center (CSCS)
Portrait of  Wouter Klijn>
Wouter Klijn
Forschungszentrum Jülich
Portrait of  Sebastian Spreizer>
Sebastian Spreizer
University of Trier
Portrait of  Rui Ribeiro>
Rui Ribeiro
Forschungszentrum Jülich
Portrait of  Rebecca Wade>
Rebecca Wade
HITS & Heidelberg University
Portrait of  Oscar David Robles>
Oscar David Robles
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
Portrait of  Michiel van der Vlag>
Michiel van der Vlag
Forschungszentrum Jülich
Portrait of  Michael Denker>
Michael Denker
Forschungszentrum Jülich
Portrait of  Lionel Kusch>
Lionel Kusch
Aix-Marseille University
Portrait of  Felix Schürmann>
Felix Schürmann
Blue Brain Project, EPFL
Portrait of  Charl Linssen>
Charl Linssen
Forschungszentrum Jülich
Portrait of  Maja Puchades>
Maja Puchades
University of Oslo
Portrait of  Oliver Schmid>
Oliver Schmid
EBRAINS AISBL
Portrait of  Maria Zalm>
Maria Zalm
Public Library of Science (PLOS)
Portrait of  Jee Hyun Kim>
Jee Hyun Kim
Deakin University
Portrait of  Andrew Davison>
Andrew Davison
CNRS
Portrait of  Wim Vanduffel>
Wim Vanduffel
KU Leuven
Portrait of  Roshan Cools>
Roshan Cools
Radboud University
Portrait of  Timo Dickscheid>
Timo Dickscheid
Forschungszentrum Jülich
Portrait of  Susanne Kunkel>
Susanne Kunkel
Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Portrait of  Sacha van Albada>
Sacha van Albada
Forschungszentrum Jülich & University of Cologne
Portrait of  Lyuba Zehl>
Lyuba Zehl
Forschungszentrum Jülich
Portrait of  Jan Bjaalie>
Jan Bjaalie
University of Oslo

13:05 – 14:05 | Lunch

14:05 – 17:30 (GMT+2)

Announcement
Announcement Diversity in Research Paper Award and Webinar
15 Min.
Portrait of  Benjamin Weyers>
Benjamin Weyers
University of Trier
Portrait of  Sacha van Albada>
Sacha van Albada
Forschungszentrum Jülich & University of Cologne
Plenary
EBRAINS in action for science
  1. Degeneracy in neuroscience - when is Big Data big enough? (Showcase 1): Timo Dickscheid
  2. Improving epilepsy surgery with the Virtual BigBrain (Showcase 2): Viktor Jirsa
  3. Brain complexity and consciousness (Showcase 3): Alain Destexhe, Jennifer Goldman
  4. Object perception and memory (Showcase 4): Cyriel Pennartz
  5. Dexterous manipulation - how the brain coordinates hand movements (Showcase 5): Tonio Weidler
  6. To approach Covid: Giulia Rossetti, Jean-Pierre Changeux


65 Min.
Portrait of  Kathinka Evers>
Kathinka Evers
University of Uppsala
Portrait of  Timo Dickscheid>
Timo Dickscheid
Forschungszentrum Jülich
Portrait of  Viktor Jirsa>
Viktor Jirsa
Aix-Marseille University
Portrait of  Tonio Weidler>
Tonio Weidler
Maastricht University
Portrait of  Jennifer Goldman>
Jennifer Goldman
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Portrait of  Jean-Pierre Changeux>
Jean-Pierre Changeux
Institut Pasteur
Portrait of  Giulia Rossetti>
Giulia Rossetti
Forschungszentrum Jülich & RTWH Aachen
Portrait of  Cyriel Pennartz>
Cyriel Pennartz
University of Amsterdam
Portrait of  Alain Destexhe>
Alain Destexhe
CNRS | Paris-Saclay University
Award
Ceremony of the Innovation Prize Award

Ceremony of Innovation Prize awards

15 Min.
Portrait of  Viktor Jirsa>
Viktor Jirsa
Aix-Marseille University
Portrait of  Marcello Massimini>
Marcello Massimini
University of Milan
Portrait of  Gonzalo Leon>
Gonzalo Leon
UPM & HBP Innovation Team
Portrait of  France Nivelle>
France Nivelle
EBRAINS AISBL
Networking
Science Market
110 Min.

15 October: Scientific Conference

09:00 – 10:00 (GMT+2)

Plenary
Keynote Talk: Neuromorphic Computing and Engineering: Past, Present, and Future

Introduction by Yannis Ioannidis

Keynote talk by Giacomo Indiveri

30 Min.
Portrait of  Yannis Ioannidis>
Yannis Ioannidis
University of Athens & Athena Research Center
Portrait of  Giacomo Indivieri>
Giacomo Indivieri
University of Zurich & ETH Zurich
Panel discussion
The future of brain-inspired technologies
30 Min.
Portrait of  Christopher Summerfield>
Christopher Summerfield
University of Oxford
Portrait of  Tony Prescott>
Tony Prescott
University of Sheffield
Portrait of  Talma Hendler>
Talma Hendler
Tel Aviv University
Portrait of  Rainer Goebel>
Rainer Goebel
University of Maastricht
Portrait of  Mihai Petrovici>
Mihai Petrovici
University of Bern & University of Heidelberg

10:00 – 10:15 | Break

10:15 – 11:30 (GMT+2)

Break-out sessions
HBP work in AI and technology
  • Compute and Storage Infrastructure: Lena Oden, Wouter Klijn
  • Neuromorphic computing: Johannes Schemmel, Steve Furber (University of Manchester), Andrew Davison (CNRS), Andrew Rowley (University of Manchester), Jakob Kaiser (Heidelberg), Benjamin Cramer (Heidelberg), Viola Priesemann (or representative) (MPG), Friedemann Zenke (FMI) (Programme)
  • Neurorobotics: Fabrice Morin, Michele Migliore and Benedikt Feldotto (Programme)
90 Min.
Portrait of  Viola Priesemann>
Viola Priesemann
MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization
Portrait of  Jakob Kaiser>
Jakob Kaiser
Heidelberg University
Portrait of  Friedemann Zenke>
Friedemann Zenke
Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI)
Portrait of  Benjamin Cramer>
Benjamin Cramer
Heidelberg University
Portrait of  Andrew Rowley>
Andrew Rowley
University of Manchester
Portrait of  Andrew Davison>
Andrew Davison
CNRS
Portrait of  Michele Migliore>
Michele Migliore
National Research Council, Italy
Portrait of  Benedikt Feldotto>
Benedikt Feldotto
Technical University Munich
Portrait of  Steve Furber>
Steve Furber
The University of Manchester
Portrait of  Wouter Klijn>
Wouter Klijn
Forschungszentrum Jülich
Portrait of  Lena Oden>
Lena Oden
FernUniversität Hagen
Portrait of  Johannes Schemmel>
Johannes Schemmel
University of Heidelberg
Portrait of  Fabrice Morin>
Fabrice Morin
Technical University Munich

11:45 – 12:00 | Break

12:00 – 13:10 (GMT+2)

Plenary
Brain Research in the European Landscape
25 Min.
Portrait of  Paul Boon>
Paul Boon
European Academy of Neurology
Portrait of  Paweł Świeboda>
Paweł Świeboda
Director General of The Human Brain Project, CEO of EBRAINS AISBL
Portrait of  Jan Bjaalie>
Jan Bjaalie
University of Oslo
Plenary
The Concept of EBRAINS (Services) and the Future Perspective
45 Min.
Portrait of  Steven Vermeulen>
Steven Vermeulen
EBRAINS AISBL | Chief Infrastructure Officer, Human Brain Project | Innovation Director
Portrait of  Yannis Ioannidis>
Yannis Ioannidis
University of Athens & Athena Research Center
Portrait of  Jan Bjaalie>
Jan Bjaalie
University of Oslo

13:10 – 14:10 | Lunch

14:10 – 15:55 (GMT+2)

Award
Introduction to poster session and poster award winners

Members of poster jury: Huib Mansvelder, Bertrand Thirion, Petra Ritter, Marja-Leena Linne, Steve Furber

10 Min.
Portrait of  Sabine Ruland>
Sabine Ruland
Forschungszentrum Jülich
Portrait of  Marja-Leena Linne>
Marja-Leena Linne
University of Tampere
Online poster session
Online Poster Session
60 Min.
Award
Innovative Neuroscience, AI and Digital Technology Research Presentations

Presentation of the 6 poster award winners



35 Min.
Portrait of  Sabine Ruland>
Sabine Ruland
Forschungszentrum Jülich

15:55 – 16:05 | Break

16:05 – 16:50 (GMT+2)

Plenary
Neurotechnology: a bridge between basic neuroscience and clinical applications
30 Min.
Portrait of  Pierre Magistretti>
Pierre Magistretti
Brain Mind Institute, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland Department of Psychiatry, University of Lausanne, Switzerland Division of Biological, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
Plenary
HBP and EBRAINS towards 2023 and beyond
15 Min.
Portrait of  Paweł Świeboda>
Paweł Świeboda
Director General of The Human Brain Project, CEO of EBRAINS AISBL
Portrait of  Katrin Amunts>
Katrin Amunts
Forschungszentrum Jülich
Portrait of  Jan Bjaalie>
Jan Bjaalie
University of Oslo

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