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The European Institute for Theoretical Neuroscience (EITN)

The European Institute for Theoretical Neuroscience (EITN) was created on March 2014 as part of the Theoretical Neuroscience activities of the Human Brain Project (HBP) and is operated by the UNIC unit of the CNRS.
The EITN has for scientific director Alain Destexhe (UNIC, CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette) and is hosted by the Fondation Voir et Entendre & the Vision Institute in Paris.





THE EITN thanks all participants and and in particular the organizers Idan Segev (HUJI), Huib Mansvelder (UA) and Alain Destexhe (CNRS) for the great discussion that took place during the Biophysics and genetics of human cortical slices neuron workshop.



European Commission Signs 2nd Phase Contract for HBP
The European Commission and the Human Brain Project Coordinator, the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), have signed the first Specific Grant Agreement (SGA1), releasing EUR 89 million in funding retroactively from 1st April 2016 until the end of March 2018. The signature of SGA1 means that the HBP and the European Commision have agreed on the HBP Work Plan for this two year period.
The SGA1 work plan will move the Project closer to achieving its aim of establishing a cutting-edge, ICT-based scientific Research Infrastructure for brain research, cognitive neuroscience and brain-inspired computing.

* Post-doc positions available at the EITN Paris, France
Several 1-year postdoc positions are available in the framework of the EITN Postdoc Program.
This program is aimed at crystallizing the interactions between SP4 (Theoretical Neuroscience) and other SPs. We are looking for postdocs who would be full-time at the EITN, but co-supervised by two partners, one from SP4 and another one from any other SP.
There is no restriction on subject as long as it develops collaboration between several groups including SP4 and another SP. For examples, subject could be to advance the modelling of data collected in HBP (SP1, SP2, SP3) or implement existing models on the platforms.
As a reminder

  • SP1 Mouse Brain Organisation
  • SP2 Human Brain Organisation
  • SP3 Sytems and Cognitive Neuroscience
  • SP4 Theoretical Neuroscience
  • SP5 Neuroinformatics Platform
  • SP6 Brain Simulation Platform
  • SP7 High Performance Analytics and Computing Platform
  • SP8 Medical Informatics Platform
  • SP9 Neuromorphic Computing Platform
  • SP10 Neurorobotics Platform
  • SP12 Ethics & Society

More info on HBP

The candidates will work full-time at the EITN, in Paris.

We have from 4 to 6 of such positions available, for durations of 12 months to 16 months (until March 30, 2018).

If you are interested, please contact us via email eitn [at]




* EITN is recruiting an IT assistant, more info

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