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Date posted: 18/06/2012
Switzerland has announced NEUROPOLIS, an international showcase dedicated to neuroscience and the science of simulation.
Combining scientific insights from EPFL with the Universities of Lausanne and Geneva, NEUROPOLIS hosts the simulation platform of the Blue Brain Project and will manage the supercomputer’s resources remotely. The project will be supported by the Cantons of Vaud and Geneva, the Swiss Confederation, and the Rolex Group.
The platform will host the huge databases necessary for neuroscience and other fields, as well as the simulation cockpit coordinated by teams of computer scientists and neuroscientists. Scientists worldwide will be able to use the computing power and software developed there; laboratories and workspaces for top international visitors will be installed.
If selected by the European Union, the center will also host the “flagship” Human Brain Project (EU), a project that now has about 120 teams in 90 scientific institutions from 22 countries, including those in the partner hospital CHUV in Lausanne. The application has been submitted for a decision expected in early 2013.
This area has large international teams of researchers, dedicated to the economic and industrial development of the region.
The NEUROPOLIS project will construct two entities:
1. A research infrastructure in Lausanne constructed on the grounds of the institutions of higher learning, University of Lausanne (UNIL) and EPFL. This spot will also have a public space dedicated to the brain.
2. A Geneva-located infrastructure near the University Hospital will house a new Institute of Translational Molecular Imaging.
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