Priority Program

“Computational Connectomics”

Jochen Triesch (rmn², BFNT Frankfurt, D-J Collaboration, Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Goethe University Frankfurt) is coordinator of the new Priority Programme (PP) Computational Connectomics,  established by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) for 2017 (March 2016).

Also contributing from rmn² are Moritz Helmstaedter (MPI for Brain Research, Frankfurt) and Heiko Luhmann (Johannes-Gutenberg-University Mainz).

The young field of connectomics enables the production and study of detailed maps of connections within an organism’s nervous system at unprecedented scale and precision. The Priority Programme (PP) Computational Connectomics aims to strengthen the computational underpinnings of this endeavor by the development of computational models and theories to describe and explain such data, the construction of automated analysis techniques to facilitate acquisition of such data, and the management and sharing of such data.

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Bernstein Netzwerk für Computational Neuroscience