The Belgian Neuroinformatics Node is network of research labs and individual fellows who foster understanding of Neuroscience through formal methods and automation of data analysis. Our goal is to understand how different types of brains work. The network is associated to the  International Neuroinformatics Coordination Facility (INCF), where Belgium was a former member country.   Neuroinformatics is a research field concerned with the processing and organization of neuroscience data by the application of principles of computer science and state of the art software design methodologies. The Neuroinformatics provides generic and interoperable computational tools, mathematical models, and databases for Neurosciences.

Why Neuroinformatics?

With the diversity of the data generated in neuroscience, going from the genetic and molecular level to cognitive functions and the diversity of acquisition systems, the necessity of developing software tools, standards to describe the data and proper models appears crucial for a better integration of these heterogeneous data for further understanding the brain.

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What is INCF?

INCF is an international network fostering  neuroinformatics expertise  to support collaboration throughout the global brain research community.  The mission of INCF is to accelerate advances in understanding and treating the brain through the development of neuroinformatics – applying the best practices of data science to challenges in basic and clinical brain research. The INCF network consists of

Governing Nodes:  Australia, Japan, Malaysia, Norway, Sweden

Associated Nodes: Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Republic of Korea, Netherlands, Poland,  United Kingdom, USA

Belgian News

Cell-NERF symposium on neurotechnologies

September 27, 2018

Time: Sunday, September 30, 2018, 12:00 pm Location: Leuven Registration: Abstract submission & registration NERF teams up with Cell Symposia to organize an exciting meeting in Leuven that will broadly focus on neurotechnologies for research and ...

GSOC 2018 completed sucesfully

August 17, 2018

This year the Belgian INCF  Node proposed two projects under the Google Summer of Code 2018. Weare  happy to announce that the GSOC project Modular Machine Learning and Classification Toolbox for ImageJ (3rd iteration ) ...

Active Segmentation on FENS 2018

July 15, 2018

INCF hosted a booth with community demos at FENS Forum 2018. The Active Segmentation  plugin was presented there by Sumit Vohra, the main developer of the platform, who was funded by ...
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Winter School Workshop on Computational Brain Connectivity Mapping

September 29, 2017

The CoBCoM Winter School Workshop, running from November 20 to 24, 2017 is targeted at graduate students, early career and senior researchers interested in structural and functional brain connectivities via multi imaging modalities ...

Software Carpentry at SfN 2017

September 29, 2017

Software Carpentry aims to help researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic research computing skills. This hands-on workshop for neuroscientists attending the annual ...

5th Baltic-Nordic School on Neuroinformatics BNNI 2017

September 29, 2017

Theoretical modelling of brain functions in neurological and psychiatric disorders Advancing future neuroscience and medicine through Neuroinformatics methods We invite advanced master students, doctoral students, and postdoctoral researchers to participate in the ...
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Recent Neuroinformatics papers