HBP Concluding Event: Pioneering digital brain research

From September 12 - 13, 2023, the Human Brain Project will celebrate its successful conclusion with a scientific symposium at Forschungszentrum Jülich. The symposium will be accompanied by scientific exhibits, an impressive picture gallery, guided tours and hands-on training sessions. The full programme is now available and registration is open until August 20.

Among the highlights of the symposium are the spotlight talks. Early career researchers will deliver brief presentations that highlight scientific achievements of the Human Brain Project. The full programme, including abstracts of spotlight talks, is available on the event’s webpage.

Participants will have the unique opportunity to explore the laboratories and facilities of Forschungszentrum Jülich and get insights into the practical work behind the Human Brain Project. In addition, participants can engage in hands-on training sessions. Please register here for guided tours and workshops. 

In addition to the international project partners, representatives from politics and the media are cordially invited to attend.

Concluding event of the Human Brain Project - Pioneering digital brain research


7th BigBrain Workshop 2023

Registration is now open for the 7th BigBrain Workshop, taking place in the beautiful city of Reykjavik, Iceland, on October 4th to 6th, 2023. This workshop is an opportunity for the neuroscientific community to come together and present their cutting-edge research, discuss future prospects of the BigBrain data and tools, and explore how to better leverage high-performance computing and artificial intelligence to create multimodal, multiresolution tools for the high-resolution BigBrain and related datasets.

We are proud of our confirmed keynote speakers Kári Stefánsson, Paul Thompson, and Maryann Martone.

We are also pleased to announce that this year's BigBrain Workshop will be held in conjunction with an HBHL Training Day, taking place as a full day event on October 4, on-site at the conference venue. 

The event is free of charge but prior registration is required.  

Information about the programme will be updated regularly on the website: 


Press Release

The Human Brain Project ends: What has been achieved

On September 30th, the Human Brain Project (HBP) formally completes its 10-year runtime as an EU-funded FET Flagship. The project has pioneered digital neuroscience, a new approach to studying the brain based on multidisciplinary collaborations and high-performance computing. The HBP will continue to have an impact on neuroscience for many years through the EBRAINS research infrastructure and a new way of collaborative work in the field.

Press Release

Human Brain Project celebrates successful conclusion

The EU-funded Human Brain Project (HBP) comes to an end in September and celebrates its successful conclusion today with a scientific symposium at Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ). The HBP was one of the first flagship projects and, with 155 cooperating institutions from 19 countries and a total budget of 607 million euros, one of the largest research projects in Europe. Forschungszentrum Jülich, with its world-leading brain research institute and the Jülich Supercomputing Centre, played an important role in the ten-year project.

Cytoarchitectonic probabilistic maps (A and B) of areas Op5-Op7. The number of overlapping brains per voxel is color-coded. (C) shows maximum probability maps of areas Op5–Op7.

HBP researchers identify three new human brain areas involved in sexual sensation, motor coordination, and music processing

HBP researchers from Germany performed detailed cytoarchitectonic mapping of distinct areas in a human cortical region called frontal operculum and, using connectivity modelling, linked the areas to a variety of different functions including sexual sensation, muscle coordination as well as music and language processing.

A new mapping of cortical receptors reveals association between microstructural organisation and functional systems in the brain
Press Release | Research

Human Brain Project study offers insights into neurotransmitter receptor organisation

Julich Brain Atlas researchers in collaboration with teams from the UK, the US and France have made advances on our understanding of the distribution of neurotransmitter receptors across the brain.

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Event | Announcement

Registration for the Human Brain Project Summit 2023 is open

The Human Brain Project (HBP) is delighted to announce that registration for the HBP Summit 2023 is open. The event will take place at the Palais du Pharo in Marseille, France, from March 28-31, 2023.


Unique brain collection to be digitised: Reception at the Cécile and Oskar Vogt Archive

The festive reception will mark the start of the digital indexing of the Vogt archive.

Portrait picture of Nataliia Fedorchenko

Nataliia Fedorchenko awarded place in prestigious Max Planck School of Cognition

Ukrainian brain researcher Nataliia Fedorchenko has been accepted as an associated PhD candidate at the Max Planck School of Cognition (MPSCog). She will carry out her PhD under the supervision of MPSCog faculty member Katrin Amunts at the Cécile and Oskar Vogt Institute of Brain Research at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf.