EPFL Blue Brain Project (BBP)
EPFL’s Blue Brain Project is a Swiss brain research initiative led by Founder and Director Professor Henry Markram. The aim of Blue Brain is to build accurate, biologically-detailed, digital reconstructions and simulations of the rodent brain and, ultimately the human brain.
Understanding the brain is one of the largest Big Data challenges we have today. After years of theory and experimentation, simulation is the evolved phase of many of the sciences and engineering fields. Simulation neuroscience is fundamental to understanding the brain as a complex multi-scale system.
Therefore, the supercomputer-based simulations and reconstructions built by Blue Brain offer a radically new approach for understanding the multi-level structure and function of the brain.
To find out more about the Blue Brain Project and our achievements to date, please visit the website.
Blue Brain recognizes that knowledge sharing is an important driving force to consolidate and promote simulation neuroscience, which in turn, is fundamental to understanding the brain as a complex multi-scale system. Therefore, the Blue Brain Portal brings together in one place open-sourced software, tools, models and data, both from Blue Brain and from our collaborators.
Blue Brain has a number of scientific and engineering roles available – find out more here.