Alexander Woodward



Brain Atlasing and Databasing in the Brain/MINDS Project

Japan’s Brain/MINDS project is a ten-year project that started in 2014 with a main goal to map the structure and function of the common marmoset brain (Callithrix jacchus) and connect this to human brain disease. (more…)

Ariel Rokem

University of Washington


Training in the era of brain observatories: data science education and collaboration

Over the course of the last decade, neuroscience has gained access to massive new datasets through concerted data collection and data sharing efforts. While this data presents tremendous opportunities to unlock the mysteries of the brain, it also presents new challenges that arise from the difficulties that researchers encounter when they attempt to manage, store, analyze and understand it. (more…)

Frances Skinner

University of Toronto


Theta rhythms in the hippocampus – being clear and open

Oscillatory activities are a ubiquitous feature of brain recordings and likely form part of the neural code. The multi-scale nature of brain dynamics makes it extremely challenging to obtain a cellular-based understanding of these activities. (more…)

Henry Kennedy



Specifics of the primate connectome

Increasingly the mouse is being investigated as a model system in neuroscience. However, comparisons of the primate and rodent connectome reveals important differences suggesting that the mouse might have limited utility for understanding the human brain.

Jan Bjaalie

University of Oslo


A user-driven data sharing and data management infrastructure for neuroscience


The EU Human Brain Project has established a large-scale data sharing and data management infrastructure, providing the backbone for data distribution, sharing and searching, through the publicly accessible HBP Knowledge Graph Search. (more…)

Maureen Clerc



Towards personalized Brain-Computer Interfaces

In the early days of Brain-Computer Interfaces, the same processing was universally applied, leading to categorize some users as BCI-illiterate if they obtained poor performance. It is now acknowledged that one-size-fits-all BCI are not appropriate, and that on the contrary, they must be adapted to the user. (more…)

Naomi Penfold

ASAPbio (Accelerating Science and Publication in Biology)


Preprinting for neuroinformatics: where are we at?

Preprints in biology have gained incredible momentum over the last few years, with over 2,000 now being posted each month. But, in the context of all published papers, these numbers are still tiny: the rate of preprint posting is <3% of the research that is indexed by PubMed. (more…)

Rafal Bogacz

University of Oxford


Computational models of decision making: a bridge between behavioural data and neurobiology

Over the last 2 decades, computational models played an important role in understanding the neural bases of decision making. They described the key computations occurring during a choice process, and helped identify how the observed behaviour arises from the underlying neurobiology. (more…)

William Grisham



Preparing students and a workforce for the big data tsunami: summary of recommendations from the iNEURO project workshop

The iNeuro Workshop convened stakeholders from a variety of disciplines and perspectives to determine what the workforce of the future will look like in Neuroinformatics and what curricula would prepare them for their roles. (more…)

Xiao Jing Wang

New York University


Plenary lecture
Dynamics and distributed cognition in a large-scale brain

I will discuss recent development of large-scale modeling of mammalian neocortex, which is based on mesoscopic directed- and weighted inter-areal connectivity data but goes beyond structure towards dynamics and distributed processes. (more…)

Andrzej Cichocki



Plenary lecture

Carole Goble

University of Manchester

Kirstie Whitaker

University of Cambridge

Pedro Valdes-Sosa

Cuban Neurosciences Center and University of Electronic Science and Technology of China


Keynote, session:
Data management and workflows in neuroscience