ICON's mission & current activities

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ICON's mission & current activities

  1. 1. FONDAZIONEInternational Center of ComputationalNeurophotonicsMaria Chiara Pettenati, Program ManagerICOST 2012 @ Artimino, Italy
  2. 2. Fondazione per la Laboratorio Fondazione IBM Ricerca e Europeo di Italia (FIMB) Innovazione Spettroscopie non dell‟Università di Lineari Firenze (FRI) Founders
  3. 3. Human Connectome1011 Neurons1015 Connections
  4. 4. The connectomics challenge• Build models to simulate and understand the human brain in terms of • Links Structure • Elements types Functionnality • How the signals propagate Plasticity • Capacity to react to an external perturbation
  5. 5. 302 neuronsC. Eleganswww.wormatlas.org
  6. 6. ICON‟sMission • Use opitcal imaging technologies and distributed computational intelligence facilities to contribute toNon profit the science of “connectomics”foundation • Apply of the knowledge derived from the connectomics to solve problems in: • Complex & distributed systems
  7. 7. ICON‟s activities Technology transfer Applied • Complex & distributed research networks Fundamental • connectomics research
  8. 8. FOUNDATIONLearning from the brainCurrent activities
  9. 9. COMPUTER AIDED DIAGNOSIS AI TO SUPPORT HEART FAILURE TELECARE SERVICESIn collaboration withDET (Electronics and Telecommunications Dept.) Faculty of Engineering,University of Firenze&Cardiology, Hospital Santa Maria Nuova, Firenze
  10. 10. APIA ANATOMIC PATHOLOGIST INTELLIGENT ASSISTANTAPIA (Anatomic Pathologist Intelligent Assistant) is a two-years projectrecently funded by Ente Cassa di Risparmio.APIA intelligent system aims at performing an automatic pre-screeningof high resolution digital images of urine cytology to detect thepresence of cancerous cells.This project is participated by Sardegna Ricerche, IBM competencecenter Cagliari and Azienda ospedaliera universitaria di Firenze.
  11. 11. BIGDATAANALYTICSData processing, data mining,knowledgeextraction/acceleration,stream computing, DeepQA(Watson)Connectome Project(consorzio connettoma)Cardiology (Heart FailurePrediction)Neuro-omics (Besta)Human Brain ProjectPharmaceutical data(Novartis)
  12. 12. „S NETWORK
  13. 13. ICON‟s international neworkICON is coordinating a consortium on the connectomereconstruction (CINECA and other universities)LENS is Co-director of the pillar neuroscience and WP Leaderof the Imaging technologies of the Human Brain Project (HBP)(sponsorship of Cineca for supercomputing and repositoryin the HBP)LENS is a European facility of EurobioImagingLENS is a facility of Laserlab Europe and is coordinating theeuropean network of facilities in bio-imaging
  14. 14. ICON‟s national nework • Negentis Enterprises • Novartis • I+ • CINECA • ISTITUTO BESTA • Regione Toscana Organizations /centers • Regione Abruzzo • Ospedale Santa Maria Nuova • Ospedale Careggi • Neurobio@UNIFI • DET@UNIFI • DSI@UNIFI Universities • UCBM • UniFe • UniMORE • ICT • Life Science Poles • Energia • Polis
  15. 15. International Center of Computational Neurophotonics Maria Chiara Pettenati, Program Manager mc.pettenati@iconfoundation.net Artimino June 2012

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