Prof. Katrin Amunts, Joint Chief Executive Officer of EBRAINS (Copyright: Mareen Fischinger/Forschungszentrum Jülich)
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EBRAINS Research Infrastructure Secures €38 Million in Funding for New Phase of Digital Neuroscience

The European Commission has signed a grant agreement to fund EBRAINS with €38 million until 2026. Over the next three years, the infrastructure will continue to develop tools and services to widely serve research communities in neurosciences, brain medicine, and brain-inspired technologies.

Katrin Amunts receives the 2023 Justine and Yves Sergent Award in Montreal, Canada, handed over by Yves Joanette, Deputy Vice-Principal of Research, Discovery, Creation and Innovation (University of Montreal), and Josette Noël, Secretary of the Faculty of Medicine (University of Montreal). Copyright: University of Montreal
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INM-1 director Katrin Amunts receives Justine and Yves Sergent International Award

Katrin Amunts has been honoured with the 2023 Justine and Yves Sergent International Award, which is granted to outstanding female researchers for contributions in the field of cognitive neuroscience and brain imaging who have achieved a high international reputation. The award was presented during a conference at the University of Montreal, Canada, on Friday, December 8th, where Katrin Amunts gave the keynote “The human brain atlas – mapping the brain as a way to understand its function.”

Image showing a human brain with different brain areas highlighted in different colors

“Impressive research results” - external review panel evaluates final results of Human Brain Project

From 21-24 November, the final Human Brain Project (HBP) review was held in Brussels during which members of the HBP consortium presented the final project results to a panel of external scientific experts. The scope of this review was the final phase of the HBP, which ended in September 2023. Results were presented in detailed documentation and presentations and followed by extensive Q&As.


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.