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Press release20 Apr 2023

EBRAINS welcomes IRCCS SYNLAB SDN as new associate member


The membership went into effect on 6 January 2023. It will give IRCCS SYNLAB SDN the opportunity to co-design future iterations of EBRAINS’ cutting-edge tools and services. These state-of-the-art capabilities – which cover data sharing, atlasing, modelling, simulation, high-performance computing, and neurorobotics – aim to help European researchers to address major challenges in brain health, benefiting from insights into data science, brain organization, and artificial intelligence gathered from the EU Flagship Human Brain Project.

SYNLAB offers a full range of medical diagnostic services for practising doctors, clinics and patients.

The SYNLAB Group is the uncontested leader on the European market for human medicine laboratory services. SYNLAB particularly focuses on the implementation of innovative laboratory medicine methods and on networking specialist diagnostic competences (SYNLAB Centres of Excellence).

SYNLAB maintains additional laboratories (strategic business units) in individual countries for veterinary medicine. This services portfolio is rounded off by expert medical imaging centres, day clinics and ambulatory services in certain countries. The group works closely with research institutions and universities and also maintains an educational institution of its own, the SYNLAB Academy.

IRCCS SYNLAB SDN belongs to the SYNLAB Group and is the only research institute recognized in Italy by the Ministry of Health (IRCCS) for integrated diagnostics, offering cutting-edge tools and skills in specific neuroscience applications. In particular, it has been an early adopter of multimodal technologies (integrated PET/MR/EEG) for the study of in-vivo brain structure and function and, with the support of a dedicated image processing laboratory, it develops neuroimage analysis techniques for the study of functional, structural and effective brain connectivity as well as multimodal task-based functional paradigms.

We are delighted to be members of EBRAINS. Belonging to the EBRAINS network is a unique opportunity to foster collaboration and sharing services to promote the advancement of knowledge of the human brain towards impactful clinical applications.

Professor Marco Salvatore
Scientific Director of IRCCS SYNLAB SDN

We are very pleased to welcome IRCCS SYNLAB SDN as an associate member at EBRAINS. The institute brings with it extensive experience in multimodal technologies, and in the development of neuroimage analysis techniques for the study of brain connectivity.

Paweł Świeboda


EBRAINS is a new digital research infrastructure (RI), created by the EU-funded Human Brain Project (HBP), to foster brain-related research and to help translate the latest scientific discoveries into innovation in medicine and industry, for the benefit of patients and society.

It draws on cutting-edge neuroscience and offers an extensive range of brain data sets, atlasesmodelling and simulation tools, easy access to high-performance computing resources and to robotics and neuromorphic platforms.

All academic researchers have open access to EBRAINS’ state-of-the art services. Industry researchers are also very welcome to use the platform under specific agreements. For more information about EBRAINS, please contact us at or visit

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About the Human Brain Project

The Human Brain Project (HBP) is the largest brain science project in Europe and stands among the biggest research projects ever funded by the European Union. It is one of the three FET Flagship Projects of the EU. At the interface of neuroscience and information technology, the HBP investigates the brain and its diseases with the help of highly advanced methods from computing, neuroinformatics and artificial intelligence and drives innovation in fields like brain-inspired computing and neurorobotics.

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