SISSA has joined EBRAINS

The infrastructure offers innovative tools and services to foster brain research

SISSA is officially a member of EBRAINS, a new digital research infrastructure, created by the EU-funded Human Brain Project (HBP), to foster brain-related research and to help translate the latest scientific discoveries into innovation in medicine and industry, for the benefit of patients and society.

EBRAINS draws on cutting-edge neuroscience and offers an extensive range of brain data sets, atlases, modelling and simulation tools, easy access to high-performance computing resources and to robotics and neuromorphic platforms.

The membership will give SISSA the opportunity to co-design future iterations of EBRAINS’ cutting-edge tools and services. These state-of-the-art capabilities aim to help European researchers to address major challenges in brain health, benefiting from insights into data science, brain organization, and artificial intelligence gathered from the EU Flagship Human Brain Project.

"Joining EBRAINS represents for SISSA a key step for a full valorisation of our expertise and contributions to the field, shared with the broad community of brain scientists world-wide," says Michele GIUGLIANO, head of the Neuronal Dynamics Lab and Professor at SISSA, who has been partner of the HBP for many years and is among the founders of eBRAINS-Italy infrastructure supported by PNRR.

"We are very pleased to welcome SISSA as an associate member at EBRAINS," says CEO of EBRAINS Paweł Świeboda. "The institute conducts cutting-edge research in cognitive neuroscience, neurobiology, and functional and structural genomics."

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EBRAINS provides digital tools and services which can be used to address challenges in brain research and brain-inspired technology development. Brain atlases, for example, provide spatial reference systems for neuroscience, giving the ability to navigate, characterise and analyse information on the basis of anatomical location.