Human Brain Project wins major EU funding
28 January 2013
The Human Brain Project has been officially selected as one of the European Commission’s two FET Flagship projects. The new project will unite European efforts to address one of the greatest challenges of modern science: understanding the human brain.
The goal of the Human Brain Project is to pull together all our existing knowledge about the human brain and to reconstruct the brain, piece by piece, in supercomputer-based models and simulations.
The models offer the prospect of a new understanding of the human brain and its diseases and of completely new computing and robotic technologies.
The Human Brain Project is planned to last ten years (2013-2023). The cost is estimated at 1.19 billion euros.
More than 80 European and international research institutions are involved in the project, including UCL groups led by Professor Alex Thomson (UCL School of Pharmacy), Professor Neil Burgess (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) and Professor John Ashburner (UCL Institute of Neurology).