Brain Simulation Section
The Brain Simulation Section headed by Professor Petra Ritter is located at the Charité in Berlin. It is one of the leading centers in the field of multimodal brain imaging and multi-scale computational modelling. The unit is hosted by the Dept. of Neurology at the Charité University Medicine Berlin. Charité is one of the largest University Hospitals in Europe with close to 100 different Departments and Institutes and more than 3,700 researchers. It lays claim to several Nobel Prize winners, including Emil von Behring, Robert Koch, and Paul Ehrlich. The Brain Simulation Section is endowed by the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) and the Foundation Charité with the mission to foster medical innovation and improve patients’ health and quality of life, focusing on digitization, patient involvement, personalized medicine research, advanced therapies, innovation. The Center is leading several Neuroinformatics projects – local ones such as the Virtual Research Environment, national initiatives, such as the National Research Data Infrastructure for Neuroscience, the European Virtual Brain Cloud and international ones such as The Virtual Brain. The Center acts as an active partner in the Human Brain Project and the European Open Science Cloud.