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Brain Research & Tech: How can Horizon Europe improve human brain health and performance?

AMU EU office (Brussels)

Wednesday, 6 March 2019 from 08:30 to 16:30 (CET)

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Understanding and healing the human brain is one of the most exciting challenges of the 21st century. For centuries we have been attracted by the mystery of thought and consciousness, but it is only now that we have the technical and scientific foundation to advance. Is consciousness fundamental for the emergence of thought? Will Artificial Intelligence need to be conscious? And can we repair our mind once it has been damaged? Addressing these questions requires boldness, is necessarily interdisciplinary and needs close coordination amongst scientists, clinicians, industry partners and policy makers. In Europe, we decided to accept this challenge and push the frontiers of our knowledge through efforts such as the European flagship Human Brain Project, the European Open Science Cloud, and our investments in High Performance Computing…   But how will we succeed?

Aix-Marseille University - AMU, a European leader in brain health and technology, responds together with its scientific and industrial partners across the continent.

The symposium will address concrete examples of progress and perspectives from within the Human Brain Project, Technology Transfer in Health and European data and computing infrastructures. It will highlight significant progress made in these fields due to interdisciplinary research, identify challenges, and address issues targeted by future European programmes, in particular Horizon Europe.


Agenda

Under the high patronage of MEP Françoise GROSSETÊTE

 Scientific coordination: Prof Viktor JIRSA

 

 

8.30 – 9.00

Registration



9.00 – 9.10

Introduction by Prof Yvon BERLAND, President of Aix-Marseille University

9.10 – 9.20

Françoise GROSSETÊTE, Member of the European Parliament



9.20 – 10.15

Brain Research & Tech: The Human Brain Project by Prof. Katrin AMUNTS


Reading and Writing in the brain: Novel technology for the blind by Prof. Pieter ROELFSEMA


Personalized brain models for epilepsy surgery by Prof. Viktor JIRSA



10.15 - 10.45

Coffee break



10:45 – 12.00

Neurotechnology, where we are, where we go?


Panel discussion including Q & A with the public


What are the newest progress in brain technology? Modelling the whole brain, reproducing its function and repairing its dysfunction. We will see how this approach opens new directions, in particular by means of high performance computing, towards the care of disorders such as epilepsy and dysfunctions such as blindness.


§  Prof Viktor JIRSA


§  Prof Pieter ROELFSEMA


§  Prof Kathinka EVERS


§  Dr Thomas BRIONNE



12.00 – 12.30

Latest developments in Horizon Europe negotiationsby a Member of the European Parliament (including Q&A with the public)



12.30 - 14.00

Lunch at the European Committee of the Regions



14.00 – 14.30

Dr. Thomas SKORDAS, Director "Digital Excellence and Science Infrastructure", DG CONNECT, European Commission


Dr. Pierre MEULIEN, Innovative Medicine Initiative



14.30 – 15.40

Designing and implementing Horizon Europe: the brain in Europe and its impact on society


Panel discussion including Q & A with the public


This panel will address societal relevance and impact of latest brain technology. The triangle of academic, industrial and clinical partners enables the translation of scientific advances into society. We will discuss the underlying mechanisms of successful translation and its failures, and interrogate Europe’s future roadmap from the perspective of industry, policy makers and ethics.


 

§  Dr. Thomas SKORDAS


 

§  Dr. Pierre MEULIEN


 

§  Prof. Katrin AMUNTS


 

§  Prof Anthony Randal MCINTOSH



15.40 - 16.00

Horizon Europe roadmap, by Dr Wolfgang BURTSCHER,Deputy Director-General, DG RTD, European Commission


Prof. Viktor JIRSA, conclusion



16.00 - 16.30

Networking coffee - end at 16.30


 

 


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European Committee of the Regions
Belliardstraat 99-101
1040 Brussels
Belgium

Wednesday, 6 March 2019 from 08:30 to 16:30 (CET)


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