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September 25-27th 



25-27th 2017



Registration is now open for Brain-hack in London: Clinical Neuroanatomy

Brain-hack 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 non-invasive imaging methods (e.g. MRI, nTMS) and intraoperative brain mapping methods, or post mortem dissection the evolution of nervous systems across species the variability of brain features across healthy participants the insurgence 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!

SCHEDULE /Preliminary

Monday 25th September 

09:00 – 09:30 Complimentary Breakfast

09:30 – 09:45 Ignite Welcome lecture (Stephanie Forkel)

09:45 – 10:45 Ignite, it all comes down to clinical neuroanatomy (Stephanie Forkel)

10:45 – 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 – 12:00 Project pitches (tbc)

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 18:00 Open Hacking

18:00 – Social drinks at Anchor Bankside at London Bridge


Tuesday 26th September 

09:00 – 09:30 Complimentary Breakfast

09:30 – 10:00 Introduction to the Gordon Museum of Pathology (William Edwards)

10:00 – 10:45 Ignite: Decipher the organization of the Brain (Daniel Margulies)

10:45 – 12:00 Ignite: Structural oragnistaion of the brain and the impact of lesions (Michel Thiebaut de Schotten)

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

13:00 – 14:00 Workshops on open software and data

14:00 – 17:00 Open hacking


Wednesday 27th September 

09:00 – 09:30 Complimentary Breakfast

09:30 – 10:00 Ignite: Dividing the brain using structural connectivity (Michel Thiebaut de Schotten)

10:30 – 12:00 Guided tour through the Old Operating Theater including talks

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

13:00 – 13:45 Ignite: Predicting Recovery (Thomas Hope)

13:45 – 17:00 Open hacking

16:45 – 17:00 Wrap up

We will feature a 3D neurosurgery immersion and some exhibits by the multi-media artist Dave Farenham who plays with videos, computer animation, MRI scans, x-rays, and 3D printing. Watch the Wellcome Trust film about his previous work below:

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.

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)

'BCB toolkit workshop' (Chris Foulon)

'Dividing the brain with PCA' (Michel Thiebaut de Schotten)

'Using BrainBox for neuroanatomy: segmentation and analysis' (Roberto Toro and Katja Heuer)

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

!!!Deadline for registration is 20th of September 2017!!!

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

We kindly request an online preregistration (100€) in order to cover the expenses for the venue, the equipment and the food/drinks. However if you are a student and/or have financial difficulties do not hesitate to write us an Email explaining your situation and we will discuss the possibility of reduced fee. 


To learn more about Brainhack and previous events:

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