Project Description

ABRiL – Advanced Brain Imaging Lab

PIs: João Paulo Cunha (U.Porto – INESC TEC: [email protected])

Neuroscience is an increasingly multidisciplinary and highly cooperative field where neuroimaging plays an important role. Neuroimaging rapid evolution is demanding for a growing number of computing resources and skills that need to be put in place at every lab. Typically each group tries to setup their own servers and workstations to support their neuroimaging needs, having to learn from Operating System management to specific neuroscience software tools details before any results can be obtained from each setup. This setup and learning process is replicated in every lab, even if a strong collaboration among several groups is going on. Advanced Brain Imaging Lab (ABrIL) is an ubiquitous virtual desktop remote infrastructure that offers a set of neuroimaging computational services in an interactive neuroscientist-friendly graphical user interface (GUI).

Many challenges are being approached in this line of research.

Key papers:

  • Verena E. Rozanski, Christian Vollmar, João P. Cunha, Sérgio M. Tafula, Seyed-Ahmad Ahmadi, Maximilian Patzig, JanHinnerk Mehrkens, and Kai Botzel. Connectivity patterns of pallidal DBS electrodes in focal dystonia: A diffusion tensor tractography study. NeuroImage, 84(0):435 – 442, 2014
  • M. Neves Tafula, N. Moreira da Silva, V. E. Rozanski, and J. P. Silva Cunha, “ABrIL – Advanced Brain Imaging lab.: A cloud based computation environment for cooperative neuroimaging projects,” presented at the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, 2014

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