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This new initiative between McGill University and Germany's Jülich Research Centre is jointly funded by the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres and HBHL. HIBALL focuses on the interaction between neuroscience and artificial intelligence, particularly deep learning, to build highly detailed 3D models of the brain at the cellular level. HIBALL has six scientific components that range from muti-modal atlasing to advanced systems-level brain simulation and brain-inspired artificial intelligence. The project supports eight post-doctoral fellows, four research software developers and three graduate students.

Project details

The initial budget for HIBALL covers the project from January 1, 2020, to August, 31, 2024, inclusive. Extensible up to a total of eight years.

Helmholtz contribution: $4,500,000 CAD
McGill contribution: $4,500,000 CAD

Project Partners

German Principal Investigator: Prof. Katrin Amunts
Director, Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine, and Scientific Research Director, the Human Brain Project, at Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

Canadian Principal Investigator: Prof. Alan Evans
Director, McGill Centre for Integrative Neuroscience (MCIN) and Scientific Director, Healthy Brains, Healthy Lives at McGill University

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