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About EITN

Our Institute

The European Institute for Theoretical Neuroscience (EITN) is a structure created as part of the Theoretical Neuroscience activities of the Human Brain Project (HBP) and is operated by Neuro-PSI          (the Paris-Saclay Institute of Neuroscience), unit of the CNRS.

The EITN has for scientific director Alain Destexhe (Neuro-PSI, CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette).

Theoretical neuroscience is intimately related to experimental neuroscience, physics, mathematics, information technologies and other fields such as neurophilosophy.


The EITN is open to neuroscience researchers, from all over Europe and the rest of the world, whether there are HBP partners       or not.


Our Missions
The EITN, an incubator of ideas in Neuroscience

The Institute has been planned:
  • To create strong interactions between theoreticians and experimentalists in neuroscience.
  • To broadcast theoretical neuroscience ideas from the Human Brain Project to the community, but it also bring                                                                                      new ideas and theories to the project.

Workshops, visitor program and co-supervised post-docs contribute to those missions.

The EITN finances external researchers through an extensive workshop and visitor program.


Our Team


The theoretical neuroscience activities of the EITN are being animated by all principal investigators of the HBP theoretical neuroscience division. Several visitors, in addition to the Director and the EITN team will be welcoming you at the Institute.



    Alain Destexhe - Scientific Director
    Yasaman Afshar - Administrative and Financial assistant  
    Irina Kopysova - Chief of Administrative and Technical team
    Tom Messier - EITN Systems manager
    Julie Mongard - Communication assistant