The membership went into effect on 1 September 2022. It will give LUHS 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.
The Lithuanian University of Health Sciences in Kaunas, Lithuania, is one of the best and largest institutions of higher education for biomedical sciences in the Baltic States with almost 100 years of academic and scientific tradition. The infrastructure for the brain sciences at LUHS unites the Neuroscience Institute, Department of Neurosurgery, Department of Neurology, Department of Psychiatry at the Hospital of LUHS, and Department of Health Psychology. The Neuroscience Institute at LUHS is dedicated to the basic, applied, and clinical research in neuroinformatics, molecular neurobiology, biochemistry, neurophysiology, neurooncology, neuropsychology and behavioral medicine. The LUHS Hospital ‘Kauno klinikos’ is the largest hospital in the Baltic States: it has 39 departments devoted to all medical and surgical specialties, employs more than 1200 physicians and 2300 nurses, the annual number of outpatient consultations exceeds 1.3 million visits and 94 000 hospital admissions.
Prof Arimantas Tamasauskas, Director of the Neuroscience Institute, Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery, LUHS, says: “We are excited to join the growing EBRAINS community and see a great potential and value of the united efforts of clinicians, fundamental neuroscientists and artificial intelligence experts in understanding and treating complex brain diseases”.
Prof Ausra Saudargiene, a leader of the LUHS-EBRAINS scientific and educational activities, says: “We are looking forward to contributing to EBRAINS’ success and its expansion in Lithuania and the Baltic-Nordic countries”.
"We're very pleased to welcome the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences as a new associate member" says CEO of EBRAINS Paweł Świeboda. "It boasts considerable experience in the field of brain research, particularly in neuroinformatics, neurophysiology, neurooncology, neuropsychology, and behavioral medicine. We will build on the collaboration established in the course of the HBP partnering project MILEDI. The University also brings with it the Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, "Kauno klinikos", the largest hospital in the Baltic States."
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, atlases, modelling 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 email@example.com or visit https://ebrains.eu/
EBRAINS is listed on the ESFRI roadmap
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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