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  • Welcome to Si elegans
    Emulating the C. elegans nervous system for the reverse-engineering of nervous system function will pave the way to the realization of brain-inspired computational architectures
  • Partner 1 at the Dept. of Neuroscience and Brain Technologies (NBT)
    and the Nanostructures Unit (NAST) of the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT)
    3D interconnection of FPGA modules to replicate the connectome of C. elegans
  • Partner 2 at the Intelligent Systems Research Centre (UU.ISRC) of the University of Ulster
    Development of FPGA representations of C. elegans neurons and muscles
  • Partner 3 at the eHealth & Biomedical Applications department (VT.eHBA)
    Development of a virtual arena for behavioural studies
  • Partner 4 at the Dept. of Bio-Inspired Electronics and Reconfigurable
    Computing (BIRC) of the National University of Ireland
    Neural model definition GUI, HDL translation, FPGA bitstream generation and network state analysis


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The nematode Caenorhabditis elegans may hold the key to brain-like computational architectures: Si elegans will provide the scientific community with a reconfigurable, scalable and modular neuromimetic open-access computational platform to explore neural principles that give rise to complex behaviour and to derive a neuro-inspired technological blueprint for a new era of brain-like computational architectures.The Si elegans project started on April 1st 2013. 

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