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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


Currently, there are no job openings. But you are invited to participate in shaping Si elegans. In early 2014, we will provide you with a Q&A and feedback user forum and instructions on accessing an early implementation of the platform. In the meanwhile, you may wish to write to

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with any questions or comments you may have.


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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@plantoidproject will the talk or some materials be available later on? thanks, hope the event was great :-)