Navigation Links
IST Austria contributes to Human Brain Project
Date:1/28/2013

This press release is available in German.

Jonas summarized the relevance of his group's contribution to the HBP as follows: "The HBP heavily relies on quantitative functional data, which is exactly what we can supply."

The President of the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria), Thomas Henzinger, congratulated Jonas on this success: "Peter moved to IST Austria in 2010, initiating neuroscience research at the Institute. This award proves that our growing activities in neuroscience have already achieved recognition in Europe and beyond. We look forward to many new and groundbreaking results from Peter's group."

Two components of Peter Jonas' research have particular bearings on the HBP. Firstly, many of the parameters required for the brain model developed by the HBP are yet unknown. Jonas works on cellular and subcellular parameters, such as the properties of entry and exit structures in the neuron, the dendrites and the axon, respectively, and the properties of communication between neurons at the synapse. A quantitative understanding of these parameters is indispensible for accurate modeling of the brain. Here, Peter Jonas' research makes a unique contribution at the cellular, subcellular, and microcircuit scale which directly impacts on the HBP. The subcellular recording technique used to measure the relevant quantities (sometimes called second generation patch-clamp technique) has been developed and refined by the Jonas group and is used only by a very small number of research groups world-wide.

Secondly, Peter Jonas seeks to understand how higher brain functions are produced in neuronal microcircuits. He uses the prototypical learning circuit, the hippocampus, to approach this question on several levels. One level of research is to assemble microcircuits and hippocampal networks. Being similar to the objective of the HBP, this approach will effectively use the technological platform of the Human Brain Project.

Jonas pointed out that in a wider context, "the interaction between experiment and modeling is very important. Ideally, the experimentalists provide quantitative information about key parameters, while the theoreticians identify gaps in the knowledge of relevant factors and suggest new experiments. It is a central objective of the HBP to combine these two elements, as we have successfully demonstrated at IST Austria."


'/>"/>
Contact: Oliver Lehmann
oliver.lehmann@ist.ac.at
43-676-401-2562
Institute of Science and Technology Austria
Source:Eurekalert  

Related medicine news :

1. Study finds unique anonymous delivery law effective in decreasing rates of neonaticide in Austria
2. Fusion gene contributes to glioblastoma progression
3. Bacterial imbalance contributes to intestinal inflammation and carcinogenesis
4. RISD Sophomore Contributes Illustrations to Doctor Engelland's book on Concussions
5. Substantial road traffic noise in urban areas contributes to sleep disturbance and annoyance
6. The Ben & Catherine Ivy Foundation contributes $10 million to TGen for brain cancer research
7. RLIP76 contributes to pancreatic cancer cell resistance to chemotherapy and radiation
8. Social-class discrimination contributes to poorer health
9. Stress contributes to cognitive declines in women with breast cancer, researcher says
10. Genes provide clues to gender disparity in human hearts
11. Tracking the spread of dengue fever: Domestic networks drive rapid transmission of human infection
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
IST Austria contributes to Human Brain Project
(Date:6/25/2017)... ... June 25, 2017 , ... CareSet Labs released the Root ... Orleans. This is a new, greatly improved version of the Doctor Referral teaming dataset ... by Fred Trotter and subsequently called the the “Doctor Referral Dataset” as released by ...
(Date:6/24/2017)... ... June 24, 2017 , ... Dr. Mitchell Mehlman and his ... Lake Ronkonkoma, Dental365 offers patients high-quality and affordable routine and emergency dental care. ... fit into their patients’ busy lifestyles. Dental365 also gladly work with most insurance ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... 2017 , ... By scoring 100% for fiscal management and accountability, the Arthritis ... charity evaluator, Charity Navigator, validating ANRF's work as a top charity in America. , ... Navigator and earns ANRF a spot on their “ 10 Charities Worth Watching ” ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... Military Connection friend ... entry to the JFK Virgin Atlantic lounge. , Bensko is no stranger to ... years ago, Bensko dedicated her life to supporting our wounded veterans. A world-class photographer, ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... Georgia ... Sept. 18 to 20. , The two-day conference is focused on advancing scientific ... of improving patients’ lives and eliminating racial breast cancer-related disparities. The conference theme ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/8/2017)... 8, 2017  StatLab Medical Products ("StatLab" ... manufacturer of diagnostic supplies for the anatomic ... & Company LP ("Cressey & Company"), a ... growth-focused investment in the Company. Cressey & ... from selling shareholder, Prairie Capital, L.P., with ...
(Date:6/7/2017)... 6, 2017  Diplomat Specialty Infusion Group, a brand of Diplomat ... its Iowa location. The ... now features an ISO 7 cleanroom—the standard needed to compound intravenous ... low level of pollutants. "Our ... and better serve our Iowa patients," said ...
(Date:6/3/2017)... June 3, 2017  Eli Lilly and Company ... results from the Phase 3 MONARCH 2 study ... 6 inhibitor, in combination with fulvestrant, significantly improved ... alone in women with hormone-receptor-positive (HR+), human epidermal ... who have relapsed or progressed after endocrine therapy ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: