The CNS group

has a long history of studying neural systems and developing models of biological neural networks, cells and signal transduction pathways. The models developed by us help to explain the different observed types of excitability, activity dynamics and neurotransmission as well as growth, plasticity and learning in the brain.

EBRAINS research infrastructure secures €38 million in funding for new phase of digital neuroscience

Senior Research Fellow Marja-Leena Linne’s group from MET is one of the groups invited to the project. Linne’s group will focus on glial research and related infrastructure development.

EBRAINS, a digital hub for brain research, has secured a €38 million boost from the European Commission. This funding will propel EBRAINS 2.0, a project aimed at advancing our understanding of the brain and developing new solutions for brain medicine and technology.

The project will create a new standard for brain atlases, connect diverse neuroscientific and clinical data, and advance digital twin approaches. With 59 partner institutions across 16 European countries, EBRAINS is set to become a beacon of collaborative research in neuroscience.

Launched in 2019 and included in the ESFRI Roadmap in 2021, EBRAINS offers a wealth of brain data sets, a multilevel brain atlas, modelling and simulation tools, and access to high-performance computing resources. EBRAINS 2.0 aims to deepen our understanding of the brain, leading to breakthroughs in brain medicine, technology, and computing.