Programme Programme

The 2nd Young Researchers Event (YRE) 2017 is hosted by the Human Brain Project (HBP) and organised by young researchers within the HBP. It will take place in Geneva on 12-13 September. This year's theme is integrating neuroscience data into models and simulations. As a participant, you have the opportunity to learn about the Information & Communication Technology Infrastructure offered and developed by the HBP, and how to use it for your own research. You can also meet other researchers with similar interests, work in small groups and get support on your project from the HBP Platform experts.


Topics and speakers confirmed:

  • Getting the most from the HBP Collaboratory
    Jeff Muller (EPFL)

  • Towards reproducible analysis workflows and the role of the Neuroinformatics Platform
    Sonja Grün (JUELICH)

  • Data-driven modelling of a brain region using the Brain Simulation Platform 
    Armando Romani (EPFL)
  • Data access and management in the High Performance Analytics and Computing (HPAC) Platform 
    Bernd Schuller (JUELICH)

  • The Medical Informatics Platform: Computational disease modelling, data mining and machine learning, the new era of neuroscience 
    Zsuzsanna Püspöki  (CHUV)
  • Neuromorphic Computing in the HBP: The SpiNNaker and BrainScaleS systems
    Christian Pehle (UHEI) and Petruţ Bogdan (UMAN)
  • Neurorobotics Platform
    Marc-Oliver Gewaltig (EPFL)

The event is targeted towards young researchers (Master and PhD students as well as early postdocs) both from within and outside the HBP and will answer the following questions:

  • I have obtained experimental data and want to include it in a simulation or compare simulated results using one of the HBP Platforms. Which one do I use? How can I use it?
  • I have already started working with the HBP Platforms, but do not know how to continue. What are the next steps?
  • I have not worked with the HBP Platforms yet, but wish to learn more about them. What can I do? How can I get started?


Several break-out sessions will be set up to address these questions by working with HBP Platform experts. Find more information about the break-out sessions here.


The Young Researchers Event is immediately followed by the in-depth CodeJam in Lausanne on 13-15 September. The CodeJam is an opportunity to continue working on the projects you have started during the Young Researchers Event, but participation is not mandatory. 


Project submission is closed

Registration is closed


Download the event programme.


If you want to get in touch with the organisers as well as potential participants before the event, or if you have any additional questions please contact: