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27 March 2019

Blue Brain solves a century-old neuroscience problem

In a front-cover paper published in Cerebral Cortex, EPFL’s Blue Brain Project, a Swiss Brain Research Initiative, explains how the shapes of neurons can be classified using mathematical methods from the field of algebraic topology. Neuroscientists can now start building a formal catalogue for all the types of cells in the brain. Onto this catalogue of cells, they can systematically map the function and role in disease of each type of neuron in the brain.

1 March 2019

Second Neuromodulation of Neural Microcircuits NM² Conference announced by Blue Brain

The Blue Brain Project is delighted to announce that it will be hosting in May this year, the second Neuromodulation of Neural Microcircuits NM² Conference.

The overarching goal of the second NM² Conference is to provide a unifying and mechanistic view by which an ever increasing number of neuromodulators, including monoamines, and peptides – the master switches – control genes, proteins, neurons and glia, dendrites, synapses, and emergent states in neural microcircuits across different brain regions in health and disease.

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