Multiplex Brain Networks (22w2249)


(University of Calgary)

Peter Grassberger (Forschungszentrum Juelich)

Javier Orlandi (RIKEN Center for Brain Science)

Seung-Woo Son (Hanyang University)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Multiplex Brain Networks" workshop in Banff from April 22, 2022 to April 24, 2022.

Understanding the relationship between structure, dynamics, and function in the brain is a crucial step toward innovative solutions for brain-related diseases such as epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and Autism Spectrum Disorders, and hence, it is of immense importance for society. Complex network approaches have successfully provided new insights about the structure and function of the brain for two decades. With recent advances in data science for neuroscience, the increased complexity of the data such as neurosignals from multiple frequency bands, large-scale optical imaging of neuronal activity, and high-resolution Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, has led to the proposition that multilayer-network models are essential to model and understand brain dynamics. This workshop builds on early successes using this framework and brings together a diverse group of world-leading experts of various backgrounds to take the application of multiplex networks in neuroscience to the next level. Bridging the gap between complex network theory and neuroscience. We expect that this workshop and the transdisciplinary collaborations between the different fields and participants will stimulate significant advances in our understanding of the brain and indeed lead to new diagnostic methods and treatments of brain related diseases in the future.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).