SP6/Brain simulation platform

August 31

This short course will introduce the students to the Brain Simulation Platform (BSP) of the Human Brain Project (HBP), with the main aim to extend its access to the average user from a variety of communities in the field of Computational Neuroscience. After the course, students will be able to use the BSP and access HPC systems to configure and run a simulation, to visualize and analyse simulation results, and to form collaborative groups interested in exploring scientific issues of common interest.

Plenary lectures

  1. Welcome and introduction to the Human Brain Project (HBP) – M. Migliore (10 min)
  2. An overview of the HBP Brain Simulation Platform – L. L. Bologna (35 min)
  3. Electrophysiological feature extraction (theory) – R. Migliore (25 min)
  4. Single cell modeling and circuit modeling at a glance – M. Migliore (25 min)
  5. Single cell optimization – C. A. Lupascu (25 min)

Hands-on tutorials

  1. Electrophysiological feature extraction (practice) – R. Migliore (40 min)
  2. How to build your own cell model – C. A. Lupascu (40 min)
  3. How to simulate a single cell and a small circuit – L. L. Bologna (30 min)
  4. Concluding remarks – M. Migliore (10 min)

Requirements for attending the event

  • Basic knowledge of neuronal electrophysiology
  • Basic knowledge of neural modelling (basic knowledge of the NEURON simulator is advisable but not required)
  • Basic knowledge of Python programming (advisable but not required)
  • A user account on the HBP Collaboratory platform (collab.humanbrainproject.eu). If you do not have an account, please send an email to bsp-support@humanbrainproject.eu stating your interest in participating in the event, and you will receive an invitation to join the platform.
More information about how to register coming soon!