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 170 peer-reviewed scientific papers in international journals.

News and Announcements

The Blue Brain Project News

Blue Brain co-develops COVID-19 Diagnostic Implementation Simulator

— With the EPFL Blue Brain Project’s determination to make our computing resources and expertise available for the fight against COVID-19, we brought our experience in software development to team up with the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND). FIND is a global non-profit organization focused on diagnostics, currently co-convening the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator Diagnostics Partnership alongside The Global Fund, as a key part of the global response to the pandemic. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), diagnostic testing for COVID-19 is critical to tracking SARS-CoV-2 (the virus responsible for COVID-19), understanding epidemiology, informing case management, and suppressing transmission. With diagnostics emerging as one of the most pressing issues in the COVID-19 crisis, Blue Brain has collaborated with FIND to develop a Diagnostic Implementation Simulator for SARS-CoV-2 diagnostics.

Blue Brain Nexus Forge: Building and using Knowledge Graphs made easy

— A deluge in digital data, the trend for cross-disciplinary and multi-modal scientific investigations along with the tremendous computing power now available, has led to team based, data-driven and data-intensive methods commonly used in science. These advances also come with a set of challenges summarized in the FAIR (1) guiding principles for research data management – make heterogeneous data generated from different contexts, Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable. Accordingly, Knowledge Graphs have become the go-to key solution across both research and industry to address these challenges.

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