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  • One week wasn't enough - we've extended abstract submissions by another week!

    One week wasn't enough - we've extended abstract submissions by another week!

    Submit your abstract to Assembly by Fri Jun 7:

    And of course, register while early bird prices still apply:

  • Keynote announcement

    Viktor Jirsa, PhD
    Institut de Neurosciences des Systemès

    Dr. Jirsa is one of the Lead Scientists in the Human Brain Project and The Virtual Brain and has published more than 150 scientific articles and book chapters, as well as co-edited several books including the Handbook of Brain Connectivity. Dr. Jirsa has made notable contributions to the understanding of how network structure constrains the emergence of functional dynamics using methods from nonlinear dynamic system theory and computational neuroscience.

    Dr. Jirsa will be the keynote speaker for Session 4: Closing the discovery loop and digital twins.

    Elisabeth Bik, PhD
    Microbiome Digest

    Microbiome specialist Elisabeth Bik is a Microbiome and Science Integrity consultant. She can often be found discussing science papers on Twitter at @MicrobiomDigest, writing for her blog ScienceIntegrityDigest or searching the biomedical literature for inappropriately duplicated or manipulated photographic images, plagiarized text, or poor study design and data analysis. Bik’s work has been featured in Nature, Science, the New York Times, Le Monde, Wall Street Journal, STAT News, and The Scientist.

    Dr. Bik will be the keynote speaker for a special guest session.

    Danilo Bzdok, MD, PhD
    Mila - Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute

    Dr Bzdok currently serves as Associate Professor at McGill's Faculty of Medicine and as Canada CIFAR AI Chair at Mila - Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute, Montreal, Canada, including cross-appointments at the McConnell Brain Imaging Center, Montreal Neurological Institute, Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics and Mental Health, and the School of Computer Science at McGill University. His interdisciplinary research activity centers on narrowing knowledge gaps in the brain basis of human-defining types of thinking, with a special focus on the higher association cortex in health.

    Dr. Bzdok will be the keynote speaker for Session 3: Applications of AI to Neuroscience research.

    Timo Dicksheid, PhD
    Jülich Research Center

    Contributing to the development of a highly detailed and openly accessible human brain atlas at cellular resolution, Dr. Dicksheid’s research interests are at the intersection of Computer Vision, Big Data Analytics, and Neuroinformatics. Dr. Dicksheid’s research group in Jülich investigates methods for extracting information from microscopic images, and reconstructing 3D brain models at the level of individual cells and nerve fibers. His team contributes to the development of EBRAINS through the Human Brain Project by building the technology for a highly detailed human brain atlas together with partners in different European research institutions.

    Dr. Dicksheid will be the keynote speaker for Session 1: FAIR neuroscience.

    Hanchuan Peng, PhD
    SEU-ALLEN Joint Center

    Dr. Peng is a fellow of IEEE and AIMBE. He is currently the Director of the SEU-ALLEN Joint Center. He is an inventor of many algorithms and software systems and an atlas-builder for many model systems at the single-cell resolution. His recent work was recognized among the Top-10 Annual Breakthroughs of Chinese Life Sciences (2021) and awarded a USA National Academy of Sciences’ Cozzarelli Prize (2013). Peng also founded the Bioimage Informatics conference series in 2005 and helped establish “bioimage informatics” as a widely recognized field. .

    Dr. Peng will be the keynote speaker for Session 2: Technologies for large-scale computation and team science.

  • Save the date: In-person Neuroinformatics Assembly 2024


    📅 Sepember 23-27, 2024
    📍 Austin, Texas, US

    For the first time since 2018, we're going to host an in-person Assembly, and we've chosen Austin, Texas. Assembly will run from Sep 23-25, with training activities from Sep 26-27.

    Keep an eye on our social media for more info!

  • Thanks for your active participation and contribution to Neuroinformatics Assembly 2023!

    Thanks to all the participants and presenters who made the Neuroinformatics Assembly 2023 a success!  

    Great to see the diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise that you all brought to the event. The insightful discussions, collaborative spirit, and eagerness to learn from one another made this event memorable and enriching.

    We look forward to meeting you all again in 2024.

    You can read the blog about the Neuroinformatics Assembly 2023 here.


  • Join us for the Neuroinformatics Assembly 2023

    Learn about and share the latest advancements in neuroinformatics! This year’s theme is Transparency in FAIR Neuroinformatics and the following topics will be represented at the assembly:

    • "Opening the black box”: How to make AI/ML interpretable for Neuroinformatics
    • “A FAIR share”: The feasibility and scalability of data sharing from the infrastructure POV
    • A FAIR roadmap for knowledge graphs and ontologies
    • Is this FAIR?”: Transparency in EDI & career development & management
    • From repositories to workflows: A FAIR roadmap for building and endorsing tools