On 2 and 3 May 2018, the FIAS hosted the kick-off meeting of the DFG priority programme "SPP 2041 - Computational Connectomics". The goal of SPP 2041 is to better understand the interconnection and function of our brain and nervous system. Under the term "computational connectomics", the scientists involved use computer science and mathematics methods to better understand the structure of the connections between individual nerve cells or entire brain regions.
FIAS Senior Fellow Prof. Dr. Jochen Triesch is the coordinator of the priority programme funded by the DFG with over 6 million euros. In addition to FIAS, many other research institutions from all over Germany are involved in the programme. During the two-day kick-off meeting, all sub-projects were presented and future cooperation discussed. Highlights of the event were the keynote speeches by Henry Kennedy (Université de Lyon) and Moritz Helmstaedter (MPI for Brain Research, Frankfurt).
Further information on the priority programme can be found at: