EMBC’15 Special Symposium



Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

13.45-17.00 h, Silver Room, Level 2-North Wing


Chairman: Bruce Wheeler

Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA, Past President of IEEE-EMB Society)


Keynote Lecturers:

13.45-14.30 Richard Frackowiak

CHUV University Hospital and Ecole Politechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland, Co-Director Future Medicine, Human Brain Project

14.30-15-15 Kamil Ugurbil

Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR), Depts. of Radiology, Neurosciences and Medicine, University of Minnesota, MN, USA, Member of the Advisory Committee of BRAIN Project, USA


Discussants: 15.30-17.00

Emery Brown, Computational Neuroscience, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

José Principe, Computational NeuroEngineering Laboratory, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA

Bin He, Institute for Engineering in Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Antonio Malgaroli, Human Physiology, Università Vita e Salute, Milano, Italy


With the participation of the Keynote Speakers, Richard Frackowiak and Kamil Ugurbil


This Symposium, inserted into the Program of EMBC’15, will discuss the relevant motivations of two important research projects with major funding at the two shores of the Atlantic Ocean in the area of Brain and Neurosciences (Human Brain Project in European Union and BRAIN Initiative in the USA) after the Keynote presentations of the two Project Chairmen. Distinguished Discussants will further compare their vision in the future of this fundamental research field, by remarking the important expected fallouts in Biomedical Engineering discipline as well as in neurophysiological studies and in clinical applications.