Members of the Department participate in a wide range of scientific networks and consortia in many important areas of neuroscience. The EU flagship Human Brain Project is co-led by Professor Sten Grillner to conduct neuroscientific research into simulating and understanding the human brain. This project, led by the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, engages some 80 European and international research institutes. The department will coordinate work that relates to gathering and organization of knowledge about the brain into a database to make the information available to this and future research projects.
Swedish Brain Power and Stockholm Brain Institute are two strategic networks where several members of the Department play active and leading roles.
Swedish Brain Power
In the network Swedish Brain Power, funded by The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, many of the most prominent Swedish researchers in this field work together to improve the situation for patients with neurodegenerative diseases.
Stockholm Brain Institute
Stockholm Brain Institute is a consortium for Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience funded by VINNOVA and SFF, joining three leading Swedish universities: Karolinska Institutet, Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University, in the endeavour to enhance the understanding of higher brain functions.