The seahorse-shaped hippocampus is a major component of the mammalian brain, which plays an important role in the consolidation of information from short-term memory to long-term memory, and in spatial memory that enables navigation.
The Hippocampus Facility Hub provides a community-focused portal of tools, services and resources to stimulate and enable collaboration of the hippocampal brain region.
The Hub is divided into two parts: workflows and tools to build models, and online services to interactively explore previously built models.
Users are welcome to explore and use the Hub to:
• Build their own cellular model, without the need for downloading and/or having extensive programming skills
• Pick morphologies and channel kinetics from popular public databases to create their own models
• Seamlessly use supercomputing power to run in silico experiments.
Technically speaking, the Hub is comprised of a set of websites and services that provide a user-centric view (shopping cart) to data from a diversity of sources. These include, NeuroMorpho.org, ModelDB, a dedicated Blue Brain Nexus instance and the HBP Knowledge Graph, and allows the transfer of this data for consumption by other web services, as e.g. the Cellular Level web services hosted by EBRAINS. Furthermore, the Hub provides dedicated functionality to explore detailed brain tissue models from the data, its structure and function, as well as the model validation.
The Hippocampus Hub is jointly developed and managed by the EPFL Blue Brain Project, Switzerland, and the Institute of Biophysics, National Research Council, Italy (CNR).
Additional tools and resources will be added to the Hub on a rolling basis.