Blue Brain Portal

Welcome to the Blue Brain Portal – a knowledge space for simulation neuroscience

Models

Multi-scale models of the rat and mouse brain integrate models of ion channels, single cells, microcircuits, brain regions, and brain systems at different levels of granularity (molecular models, morphologically detailed cellular models, and abstracted point neuron models).

Online Tools

The online tools available to assist users with simulation neuroscience are a collection of platforms and atlases from the Blue Brain and our collaborators.

Online Learning

Simulation Neuroscience is an emerging approach to integrate the knowledge dispersed throughout the field of neuroscience.

Software

Blue Brain’s reconstruction and related simulations are made possible by a comprehensive software ecosystem for each step in the reconstruction and simulation process. Blue Brain systematically releases open source software.

Data

Data is of vital importance to the study of the Brain.  For neuroscientists in this section, there are ion channel recordings, morphological reconstructions, electrical recordings from neocorticol neurons and molecular properties of neurons.  These are available on Blue Brain platforms and the Human Brain Project Brain Simulation platform.

Publications

Blue Brain has published more than 185 papers and pre-prints.

News and Announcements

The Blue Brain Project News

Productive ‘Integrative Modeling of Brain Energy Metabolism’ workshop

— Recognizing the importance of understanding the structural and biochemical basis of astrocyte-mediated neuronal energy metabolism in the mammalian brain, the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and EPFL Blue Brain Project Alliance was set up in 2013 to focus on this area of brain research. The collaboration recently held a two-day online workshop – Integrative Modeling of Brain Energy Metabolism, whichhighlighted and shared the achievements to date of this dynamic Alliance. Attended by hundreds from all over the world, the workshop also enabled the participants to hear from global experts in the field on the future directions of this research.

COVID-19 Crisis – A technology providing unconventional supply relief

— When the full-scale effect of the COVID-19 pandemic was starting to be understood in early 2020, the EPFL Blue Brain Project and ETH Zurich, as part of the Swiss National COVID-19 Science Task Force, began collaborating with Spiez Laboratory on an online Platform – Academic Resources for COVID-19 (ARC). In a paper published in Frontiers for Public Health, the authors explain how the ARC Platform was set up to be a service to support Swiss diagnostic laboratories that are testing for SARS-CoV-2. The ARC Platform matched requests for critical equipment, reagents and consumable goods required by Swiss diagnostic laboratories involved in combating COVID-19 with supplies available from Swiss academic groups. Since then, with further input from Swiss startup Apptitude SA, the Platform has evolved with the needs of the epidemiological situation and the technology has been open sourced with the purpose to serve public health as a response solution for other countries and communities in the current COVID-19 crisis or in future crises.

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