Brainhack global: Paris

Institut Pasteur de Paris, 2 to 4 March 2017

Special guest: Gesine Marwedel: Bodypainting

Gesine is a rehabilitation scientist and creative therapist and psychoonkologist. She has been working in a center for autism-therapy and is involved in a project at the children´s hospital in Dortmund, where she does music and arts with children with special needs.

Additionally to Hennapainting, wallpaintings and paintings on canvas, Gesine also does Bodypainting which she will do at our Brainhack.

Visit her website for more information.

Brainhack aims at promoting the interaction between scientists, developers and artists interested in the brain. Questions can evolve around

  • the investigation of brain anatomy and function based on neuroimaging or post mortem dissection;
  • the evolution of nervous systems across species;
  • the variability of brain features across healthy participants;
  • the emergence of brain pathologies;
  • and there is no limit to artistic reflections in any form of art.

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 integrates all levels of expertise and is also an opportunity to learn methods, develop skills and collaborate with other participants.

Join the fun!

Thursday 2 March 2017 09:00 – 09:30 Complimentary Breakfast 09:30 – 09:45 Ignite Welcome lecture (Michel Thiebaut de Schotten) 09:45 – 10:00 Ignite Brain Connectivity (Claus Hilgetag) 10:00 – 12:00 Project pitches 12:00 – 13:30 Lunch 13:30 – 20:00 Open Hacking 20:00 – ????? Social drink and dinner Friday 3 March 2017 09:00 – 09:30 Breakfast 09:30 – 10:00 Ignite: Neuroimaging Creativity (Emmanuelle Volle) 10:00 – 10:30 Ignite: Getting the most out of structure (Lisa Ronan) 10:30 – 12:00 Open hacking 12:00 – 13:00 Lunch 13:00 – 22:30 Open hacking Saturday 4 March 2017 09:00 – 09:30 Breakfast 09:30 – 10:00 Ignite: Gender equity in neuroscience (Alexandra Auffret) 10:00 – 10:30 Ignite: Results summary (moderator Katja Heuer) 10:00 – ????? Brain art performance: body painting (Gesine Marwedel) 10:30 – 12:00 Open hacking 12:00 – 13:00 Lunch 13:00 – 20:00 Open Hacking

Each of the three days will begin with an “Ignite Session” in which speakers will give 15 minute talks that will address wide questions that would benefit from open, interdisciplinary collaborations. During the Open Hacking sessions where participants can work on their projects or participate in a dynamic set of talks organized by attendees. During the “hack sessions”, participants will be encouraged to work together in small groups on relevant projects. The workshop will culminate on the last day, when participants will have the opportunity to present a brief overview of their project. Thus far, these projects include:

  • 'Supervised software installation' (Katja Heuer)
  • 'White matter dissection workshop' (Stephanie Forkel and Michel Thiebaut
    de Schotten)
  • 'Principles of brain evolution' (Roberto Toro)
  • 'Create parcellation on the brain surface' (Parietal: G. Varoquaux)
  • 'Nilearn workshop: Predicting subject phenotype from resting-state connectivity' (Kamalakar Reddy Daddy, Darya Chyzhyk, Mehdi Rahim)
  • 'Brain art performance: body painting' (Gesine Marwedel), Saturday March 4
  • 'Fake Tensor Imaging' (Charles, Anastasia, Katja, Roberto)
  • 'List-other-project' (Otter Pearson)
  • 'Yet-another-one' (Yet Ann Otter Pearson)

Participants will be supervised and receive advice on methods from a team of very capable nerds throughout the three days.

A constant flow of food and drinks (especially coffee & Club Mate…) will be provided during the event.

We kindly request an online preregistration (100€) in order to cover the expenses for the venue, the equipment and the food/drinks.

Deadline is 25th of February 2017.

To learn more about Brainhack and previous events: Brainhack


Registration is 100€ and includes all meals plus a continuous supply of healthy snacks, club mate, hot beverages (particularly coffee).

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Registrations will close the 25th of February 2017.

E-mail if you have any questions.

Make sure to join our slack channel #bhg17-paris

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

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