Jan G. Bjaalie

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Phone +47-22851263
Mobile phone +47-91787901
Room L-165
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Visiting address Domus Medica Gaustad Sognsvannsveien 9 0372 Oslo
Postal address Department of Molecular Medicine P.O. Box 1105 Blindern N-0317 Oslo

Academic interests

  • Neuroinformatics: from ontologies to cyberinfrastructure for data management and sharing
  • Brain architecture: next generation digital brain atlasing
  • Wiring patterns of the brain / brain connectivity
  • Map transformations in sensory systems of the brain

Background

Education

  • 1990: Ph.D., University of Oslo (neuroanatomy)
  • 1986: M.D., University of Oslo 

Positions held

  • 2017 - : EU Human Brain Project: Leader of the Neuroinformatics Platform (2017 - 2020), Infrastructure Director (Nov 2018 -), Leader of EBRAINS Data services (2020 - ).
  • 2009 - : Head of the Norwegian Neuroinformatics Node
  • 2009 - 2016: Head of Institute, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo
  • 2009 - 2011: Senior advisor, International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility, Karolinska institutet, Stockholm, www.incf.org  www   
  • 2006 - 2008: Executive Director, International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility, Karolinska institutet, Stockholm
  • 2002 - 2012: Group leader of neuroinformatics, Centre for Molecular Biology and Neuroscience, Norwegian Center of Excellence, University of Oslo
  • 1999: Visiting professor, University of Antwerp and Born Bounge Foundation, Antwerp
  • 1997 - present: Professor, Neural Systems and Graphics Computing Laboratory, Department of Anatomy, University of Oslo
  • 1992 - 1997: Associate Professor, Neural Systems and Graphics Computing Laboratory, Department of Anatomy, University of Oslo 
  • 1986 - 1991: Assistant Professor, Anatomical Institute, University of Oslo

Other professional activities

  • Founding Chief Editor: Frontiers in Neuroinformatics, www.frontiersin.org/neuroinformatics 
  • Section Editor: Brain Structure and Function, Springer Verlag
  • Co-chair, International Brain Initiative, www.internationalbraininitiative.org (2019 -)
  • Member of Advisory Board for the International Initiative for Traumatic Brain Injury Research (InTBIR), appointed by European Commission, DG Research & Innovation (2018 -)
  • Chair of the program committee for Neuroinformatics 2012 (INCF Congress), www.neuroinformatics2012.org
  • Member of the program committee for Neuroinformatics 2011 (INCF Congress), www.neuroinformatics2011.org
  • Chair of the Governing Board of the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (2013 - 2016)
  • Norwegian representative to the Governing Board of the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (2011 - 2016)
  • Member of The Society for Neuroscience Committee on Neuroinformatics (2004 - 2009)
  • Member of expert panel Neuroanatomy Ontology, National Institute of Health (2000-2001)
  • Norwegian delegate to OECD MegaScience Forum/Global Science Forum, Neuroinformatics working groups (1997 – 2002) 

Collaboration

  • Leader of the Neuroinformatics Platform (2017 - 2020) and Infrastructure Director (Nov 2018 -) of the EU Human Brain Project
  • Partner in UiO - Faculty of Medicine SERTA (Scientific Excellence Research Thematic Area): Healthy Brain Ageing (2013 - 2019)
  • Head of the Norwegian Node of the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (2009 - present)
  • Project coordinator: High Performance Computing for Neuroinformatics, NOTUR (2001 – 2004)ject coordinator, EU-US Task Force funded workshops: “Databasing the brain” (2001, 2006)Pxx
  • PpPProject coordinator, EU-US Task Force and EC Special Support Action workshops: “Databasing the brain” (2001, 2006)
  • Partner in Norwegian Centre of Excellence (Centre for Molecular Biology and Neuroscience) 2002 - 2012 
  • Partner in EU projects (Information transfer and computation in the cerebellum, Biotech, 1998-2001; Neuroinformatics and computational neuroscience in Europe, Thematic network,2000 – 2003; Computation and plasticity in the cerebellar system, Quality of Life, 2002-2004; Human Brain Project, 2013 - )

 

Tags: Brain and nervous system, Neuroinformatics, Brain architecture, Digital brain atlasing, Life science
Published Apr. 13, 2011 2:40 PM - Last modified Dec. 2, 2020 8:12 AM