Institute of Brainmatics
Director: Dr. Qingming Luo, email@example.com
HUST-Suzhou Institute of Brainmatics
The organization of “Suzhou Institute for Brainsmatics (Huazhong University of Science and Technology)” was initiated by Suzhou Municipal Government, Suzhou Industrial Park Administrative Committee, Huazhong University of Science and Technology as well as Jiangsu Industrial Technology Research Institute in October 2016.
The HUST-Suzhou Institute for Brainsmatics aims to develop the world’s leading Brain-Spatial Information Science (brainsmatics) techniques for brain cartography, focusing on the study of the brain-wide connectome atlas at the mesoscale, and serving the study of brain disease and artificial intelligence. Taking the Micro-Optical Sectioning Tomography (MOST) serial techniques as the core, and employing high-resolution, high-throughput and large-detection-area 3D micro-optical imaging techniques, the institute will devote itself to establishing a high-resolution mammalian brain atlas for the fine morphology and connectivities of neurons, glia, vasculature, and other complex structures in the whole brain. The institute will also provide open services for general educational and scientific research institutions as well as for industrial organizations.
Brainsmatics refers to the integrated, systematic approach to tracing, measuring, analyzing, managing and displaying cross-level brain spatial data with multi-scale resolution. Brainsmatics is a field of activity which, using a systematic approach, integrates all the means used to acquire and manage spatial and functional data of the brain, required as part of scientific, administrative, legal and technical operations involved in the understanding of neural processing. These activities include, but are not limited to, digital mapping and visualizing of the neuronal/glial/vascular networks, the connectome, projectome and transcriptome of the brain. Based on big data of three-dimensional fine structural and functional imaging of neuron types, neural circuits and networks, neural-glial interfaces, vascular networks etc., with high temporal-spatial resolution and specific spatial locations, brainsmatics makes it possible to better decipher brain function in health and disease, and to promote brain-inspired artificial intelligence (BIAI) by extracting cross-level and multi-scale temporal-spatial characteristics of brain architectural and functional connectivity.
Developing cross-level and multi-scale optical neuroimaging techniques as well as integrating all the means for tracing, measuring, analyzing, managing and displaying brain spatial data.
Providing a state-of-the-art and personalized training program to graduate as well as undergraduate students nationally, and internationally, in Brainsmatics research.
Contributing to society by means of transferring knowledge, hosting conferences and workshops, participating in professional organizations and in journals, and assuring that many of the programs of the Suzhou Institute for Brainsmatics are open to the public.
Dr. Pengcheng Li
Building C, No.388 Ruoshui Rd, Suzhou Industrial Park