Brainhack: Anatomy

Institut Pasteur de Paris, 24 to 26 October 2016

Brainhack aims at promoting the interaction between scientists on questions concerning (1) the investigation of brain anatomy based on magnetic resonance imaging or post mortem dissection; (2) the evolution of nervous systems across species; (3) the variability of brain features across healthy participants; (4) the insurgence of brain pathologies.

Participants can bring their own dataset, discuss a project and recruit a team of collaborators on site. Access to free big online databases of MRI images will be also available during the three days, for new creative ideas to be tested.

This workshop is also an opportunity to learn methods, develop skills and collaborate with other participants.

Participants will be supervised and receive advice on methods from a team of very capable nerds including Roberto Toro, Michel Thiebaut de Schotten, Alexandros Goulas, Daniel Margulies and Leonardo Cerliani throughout the three days.

A constant flow of food and drinks (especially coffee…) will be provided during the conference breaks.

We kindly request an online preregistration (70€) in order to cover the expenses for the venue, the equipment and the food/drinks.

            Monday, October 24th, 2016
            08:30    Registration and breakfast
            09:00    Welcoming reception and icebreaker
            09:10    Ignite Session
            09:40    Projects pitching (any registered participant can propose a project in 5 minutes)
            10:00    Coffee break
            10:15    Open Hacking
            12:30    Lunch
            13:30    Open Hacking
            17:30    Unconference Session (open discussion on the advances made on each project)
            19:00    Dinner
            20:00+  Open Hacking
            Tuesday, October 25th, 2016
            09:00    Breakfast
            09:30    Ignite Session
            10:00    Open Hacking
            13:00    Lunch
            14:00    Open Hacking
            17:30    Unconference session
            19:00    Dinner
            20:00+  Open Hacking
            Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
            09:00 Breakfast
            09:30 Ignite Session
            10:00 Open Hacking
            13:00 Lunch
            14:00 Project Summaries and Wrap-up
            17:30 Adjournment


Registration is 70€ and includes all meals plus a continuous supply of healthy snacks, club mate, hot beverages (particularly coffee).

Contact information



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Dead line

Registrations will close the 16th of October.

E-mail if you have any questions.

Make sure to join our slack channel #brain-anat-hack

Click here for an automatic invitation

We use Brainhack's slack to meet other participants, discuss potential projects and people are also getting organised to share accommodations!

groupe de neuroanatomie appliquée et théorique