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Prof. Dr. Torsten Kuhlen
Faculty / Institution:
Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences
Excellent Science
Project duration:
01.04.2016 to 31.03.2018
EU contribution:
89.000.000 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 720270.  


Human Brain Project Specific Grant Agreement 1


Understanding the human brain is one of the greatest scientific challenges of our time. Such an understanding can provide profound insights into our humanity, leading to fundamentally new computing technologies, and transforming the diagnosis and treatment of brain disorders. Modern ICT brings this prospect within reach. The HBP Flagship Initiative (HBP) thus proposes a unique strategy that uses ICT to integrate neuroscience data from around the world, to develop a unified multi-level understanding of the brain and diseases, and ultimately to emulate its computational capabilities. The goal is to catalyze a global collaborative effort.


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