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

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November 7, 2019

  The Lab of Jerry Chen at Boston University is hiring a Data Scientist to be involved in several multi-year BRAIN Initiative related NIH and NSF funded projects. These projects focus ...

GSOC 2019 completed successfully

August 29, 2019

Pytranslate – Maxima to Python Translator   The package pytranslate, developed in the context of Google Summer of Code 2019, is a loadable package in Maxima and provides Maxima to Python translation ...

GSOC 2019 Project Ideas

March 13, 2019

The Belgian Neuroinformatics Node participates in GSOC 2019 with INCF. Follow us on Project ideas postings: GSoC Project Idea 11: Cell Tracking using Geometrical Features The Virtual Brain (TVB) Edu Pack for clinical ...
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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