Human Brain Project Breakfast

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    Human Brain Project Breakfast

    • 22 Sep 2017
    • Swiss Embassy, 142 rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris
    • France

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    The Harvard Club of France and the Swiss Embassy in Paris cordially invite you to a breakfast talk: The Human Brain Project with Christoph Ebell, Executive Director

    Decoding the human brain is one of the most fascinating scientific challenges of the 21st century.

    Christoph Ebell, Executive Director, will present the latest news from the Human Brain Project (HBP).
    - The HBP is a 10-year European Flagship, with an annual budget of 45 million euros, targeting the reconstruction of the brain's multi-scale organization.
    - The HBP will put into place a cutting-edge ICT-based scientific research infrastructure designed to advance our knowledge in the fields of neuroscience, computing and brain-related medicine.​

    Join us for this unique breakfast event at the Swiss Embassy of Paris, in the presence of the Honorable Ambassador Bernardino Regazzoni, on Friday, September 22nd, 2017.

    Prior to his role as Executive Director at HBP, Christoph Ebell served as the Science and Technology Counselor at the Swiss Embassy in Washington, D.C. where he promoted Swiss / U.S. collaboration in the fields of science, technology, innovation, higher education and professional education.

    Before this diplomatic post, Chris was at the Department of Economic Affairs in Bern, Switzerland, where he headed the international cooperation sections for innovation, education and international organizations. A specialist in innovation policy, he was a delegate at the OECD Committee for Science and Technology Policy and a member of the expert panel on OECD Innovation Strategy.

    Chris began his career a the Swiss Commission for Technology and Innovation, an innovation funding agency, where he built extensive experience in R&D, multilateral cooperation mechanisms and advanced manufacturing.

    He received his Bachelors at the University of Berne in Physics and Humanities and his Masters at the University of Illinois at Chicago, in American Studies. He continued as a researcher at Harvard.

    DATE: Friday, September 22, 2017
    TIME: 8:30 - 10:00
    PLACE: Swiss Embassy, 142 rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris