Jan G. Bjaalie

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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 (2018 - 2020) and Chair (2021), International Brain Initiative, www.internationalbraininitiative.org
  • 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

Publications

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  • Sand, Olav; Sjaastad, Øystein; Haug, Egil & Bjaalie, Jan G. (2019). Anatomi og fysiologi - Menneskekroppen, 4. utgave. Gads forlag. ISBN 9788712058328. 666 p.
  • Sjaastad, Øystein; Toverud, Kari C.; Sand, Olav; Bjaalie, Jan G. & Egil, Haug (2018). Arbeidsbok til Menneskekroppen - Fysiologi og anatomi, 3. utgave. Gyldendal Akademisk. ISBN 978-82-05-51403-4. 224 p.
  • Sand, Olav; Sjaastad, Øystein; Haug, Egil & Bjaalie, Jan G. (2018). Menneskekroppen - Fysiologi og anatomi, 3. utgave. Gyldendal Akademisk. ISBN 978-82-05-50482-0. 666 p.
  • Sand, Olav; Sjaastad, Øystein; Haug, Egil & Bjaalie, Jan G. (2015). Menneskets anatomi og fysiologi 3. utgave. Gads Forlag. ISBN 978-87-12-05107-7. 538 p.
  • Sjaastad, Øystein; Toverud, Kari C.; Sand, Olav; Bjaalie, Jan G. & Egil, Haug (2015). Studieoppgaver til Menneskets anatomi og fysiologi. Gads forlag. ISBN 9788712050353. 203 p.

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  • van Swieten, Maaike; Schmid, Oliver; Dénervaud, Gilles; Tsanaktsidis, Ioannis; Weyers, Benjamin & Davison, Andrew P. [Show all 9 contributors for this article] (2022). A Practical Guide to Using the EBRAINS Knowledge Graph in (your) Research.
  • van Swieten, Maaike & Bjaalie, Jan G. (2021). How to make data public.
  • Abrams, Mathew Birdsall; Bjaalie, Jan G.; Das, Samir; Egan, Gary F.; Ghosh, Satrajit S. & Goscinski, Wojtek J. [Show all 23 contributors for this article] (2021). Correction to: A Standards Organization for Open and FAIR Neuroscience: the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (Neuroinformatics, (2021), 10.1007/s12021-020-09509-0). Neuroinformatics. ISSN 1539-2791. doi: 10.1007/s12021-021-09522-x.
  • Quaglio, GianLuca; Toia, Patrizia; Moser, Edvard Ingjald; Karapiperis, Theodoros; Amunts, Katrin & Okabe, Shigeo [Show all 12 contributors for this article] (2021). The International Brain Initiative: enabling collaborative science. Lancet Neurology. ISSN 1474-4422. 20(12), p. 985–986. doi: 10.1016/S1474-4422%2821%2900389-6.
  • Reiten, Ingrid; Schlegel, Ulrike; Aasebø, Ida; Zehl, Lyuba; Blixhavn, Camilla Hagen & Davison, Andrew [Show all 17 contributors for this article] (2021). Data sharing via EBRAINS: why and how .
  • Bjaalie, Jan G. (2021). SESSION IV: Value and costs of managing and sharing Data: Reflections from the field and panel Discussion.
  • Bjaalie, Jan G. (2021). Chair session 9 and Talk: Introduction to the International Brain Initiative.
  • Bjaalie, Jan G. (2021). Chair session 11:"Towards neuroscience-centered selection criteria for data repositories and scientific gateways".
  • Bjaalie, Jan G. (2021). Presentation Session 6: Tools and infrastructure showcase: EBRAINS.
  • Bjaalie, Jan G. (2021). Chair at Parallel sessions at FLAG-ERA Project Workshop.
  • Bjaalie, Jan G. (2021). Talk: "Reproducible and transparent neuroscience: EBRAINS services for publishing research data" .
  • Bjaalie, Jan G. (2021). Panel 255: A Canadian BRAIN initiative?
  • Schlegel, Ulrike; Köhnen, Stefan; Davison, Andrew P.; Najafi, Peyman; Weyers, Benjamin & Gründling, Jan [Show all 17 contributors for this article] (2021). openMINDS - flexible metadata models for neuroscience.
  • Puchades, Maja ; Yates, Sharon Christine; Bjerke, Ingvild Elise; Groeneboom, Nicolaas; Csucs, Gergely & Leergaard, Trygve B. [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2021). Implementing the QUINT workflow for spatial quantitative analysis of labelling in mice and rats.
  • Bjaalie, Jan G. (2020). Global Neuroethic Summit Cross IBI workshop.
  • Bjaalie, Jan G. (2020). EBRA-EPICLUSTER Consensus Workshop. Overview Human Brain Project and General view on research infrastructures and research clusters. .
  • Bjaalie, Jan G. (2020). Presentation: Overview of Human Brain Project at 6th Internation Brain Intitiative Investigators Meeting .
  • Bjaalie, Jan G. (2020). Introduction to EBRAINS at Code Jam # 11.
  • Yates, Sharon Christine; Groeneboom, Nicolaas; Csucs, Gergely; Leergaard, Trygve B.; Kreshuk, Anna & Kutra, Dominik [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2020). New functionalities i the QUINT workflow for brain atlas based image analysis.
  • Einevoll, Gaute; Bjaalie, Jan G. & Plesser, Hans Ekkehard (2020). Om hjerneforskning og Human Brain Project . [Internet]. Podcast: Vett og vitenskap med Gaute Einevoll.
  • Gurdon, Brianna; Hadad, Niran; Telpoukhovskaia, Maria; Yates, Sharon Christine; Puchades, Maja & Bjaalie, Jan G. [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2020). Brain-wide spatial analysis to identify region-specific changes in cell composition associated with resilience to Alzheimer’s disease in the AD-BXD mouse population.
  • Reiten, Ingrid; Schlegel, Ulrike; Aasebø, Ida Elisabeth Jørgensen; Blixhavn, Camilla Hagen; Zehl, Lyuba & Kjelsberg, Kasper [Show all 13 contributors for this article] (2020). Neuroscience community-gains from data sharing through the EBRAINS infrastructure.
  • Schlegel, Ulrike; Reiten, Ingrid; Aasebø, Ida Elisabeth Jørgensen; Blixhavn, Camilla Hagen; Zehl, Lyuba & Kjelsberg, Kasper [Show all 13 contributors for this article] (2020). EBRAINS data sharing: benefits and workflow.
  • Reiten, Ingrid; Schlegel, Ulrike; Blixhavn, Camilla Hagen; Andersson, Krister Andreas; Aasebø, Ida Elisabeth Jørgensen & Yates, Sharon Christine [Show all 12 contributors for this article] (2020). Data sharing through the online EBRAINS platform: a new service for brain research.
  • Bjaalie, Jan G. (2020). International Brain Initiative: Facilitating Global Neuroscience Engagement.
  • Bjaalie, Jan G. (2020). Sharing and publishing human brain data through the EBRAINS research infrastructure (GDPR impact conference).
  • Andersson, Krister Andreas; Blixhavn, Camilla Hagen; Zehl, Lyuba; Zarfarnia, Sara; Köhnen, Stefan & Hilverling, Anna [Show all 19 contributors for this article] (2019). Resources for making neuroscience data FAIR. The Human Brain Project invites researchers to share, find, and use data via the new EBRAINS infrastructure.
  • Andersson, Krister Andreas; Blixhavn, Camilla Hagen; Kleven, Heidi; Zehl, Lyuba; Bjerke, Ingvild Elise & Schmid, Oliver [Show all 17 contributors for this article] (2019). Neuroinformatics platform for making neuroscience data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reuseable.
  • Andersson, Krister Andreas; Blixhavn, Camilla Hagen; Kleven, Heidi; Schlegel, Ulrike; Oliver, Schmid & Puchades, Maja [Show all 10 contributors for this article] (2019). EBRAINS fair data service: A novel infrastructure for making neuroscience data findable, accessible, interoperable, and reuseable.
  • Puchades, Maja ; Yates, Sharon Christine; Groeneboom, Nicolaas; Csúcs, Gergely; Leergaard, Trygve B. & Bjaalie, Jan G. (2019). Workflow for quantification and spatial analysis of labeling in large series of histological images from murine brains.
  • Blixhavn, Camilla Hagen; Andersson, Krister Andreas; Kleven, Heidi; Schlegel, Ulrike; Puchades, Maja & Bjaalie, Jan G. [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2019). Find and explore rodent brain data using 3D atlases in the new EBRAINS infrastructure.
  • Yates, Sharon Christine; Groeneboom, Nicolaas; Csúcs, Gergely; Leergaard, Trygve B.; Puchades, Maja & Bjaalie, Jan G. (2019). Batch quantification and spatial analysis of labelling in microscopic rodent brain sections .
  • Blixhavn, Camilla Hagen; Andersson, Krister Andreas; Kleven, Heidi; Schlegel, Ulrike; Puchades, Maja & Bjaalie, Jan G. [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2019). Infrastructure and workflow for integrating and navigating multi-scale and multi-modal murine neuroscience data using 3D digital brain reference atlases.
  • Schlegel, Ulrike; Blixhavn, Camilla Hagen; Andersson, Krister Andreas; Yates, Sharon Christine; Øvsthus, Martin & Bjerke, Ingvild Elise [Show all 11 contributors for this article] (2019). Integrating and analysing heterogeneous rodent neuroscience data using three-dimensional brain reference atlases.
  • Andersson, Krister Andreas; Blixhavn, Camilla Hagen; Zehl, Lyuba; Markovic, Milica; Kleven, Heidi & Zafarnia, Sara [Show all 15 contributors for this article] (2018). HBP Curation service: Share your data via the Neuroinformatics platform.
  • Zehl, Lyuba; Zafarnia, Sara; Köhnen, Stefan; Andersson, Krister Andreas; Markovic, Milica & Legouée, Elodie [Show all 20 contributors for this article] (2018). Integrating neuroscientific data into a unified database: from individual experiments to a standardized metadata collection using the Human Brain Project Neuroinformatics Platform.
  • Zehl, Lyuba; Zafarnia, Sara; Köhnen, Stefan; Andersson, Krister Andreas; Markovic, Milica & Legouée, Elodie [Show all 20 contributors for this article] (2018). Integrating neuroscientific data into a unified database: from individual experiments to a standardized metadata collection using the Human Brain Project Neuroinformatics Platform.
  • Yates, Sharon Christine; Puchades, Maja ; kreshuk, anna; Kutra, Dominik; Leergaard, Trygve B. & Bjaalie, Jan G. [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2018). HBP Analytic Workflow: from Microscopic Image Data to Extracted Features in Atlas Space.
  • Bjaalie, Jan G. (2018). Data sharing in neuroscience: traditions, standards, and transformations.
  • von Linstow, Christian Ulrich; Yates, Sharon Christine; Leergaard, Trygve B.; Plank, A-C; von Hörsten, S. & Puchades, Maja [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2018). Whole brain analysis of Huntingtin aggregates in the F344 transgenic rat model of Huntington’s disease.
  • Bjerke, Ingvild Elise; Øvsthus, Martin; Andersson, Krister Andreas; Bjaalie, Jan G. & Leergaard, Trygve B. (2018). Best practices for determining and documenting neuroanatomical locations in the rodent brain.
  • Øvsthus, Martin; Bjerke, Ingvild Elise; Yates, Sharon Christine; Bjaalie, Jan G. & Leergaard, Trygve Brauns (2018). Mapping topographical organization in mouse brain subcortical axonal projections using Human Brain Project infrastructure.
  • Blixhavn, Camilla Hagen; Andersson, Krister; Øvsthus, Martin; Bjerke, Ingvild Elise; Kleven, Heidi & Puchades, Maja [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2018). Data integration through digital brain atlasing: Making diverse neuroscience data discoverable using Human Brain Project infrastructure.
  • Leprince, Y; Coello, Sebastian Christopher; Csúcs, Gergely; Chervakov, P; Darine, Dmitri Aleksandrovitsj & Øvsthus, Martin [Show all 12 contributors for this article] (2017). Interactive tools for registering of 2D and 3D images to reference atlases.
  • Imad, Jala; Kleven, Heidi; Clascá, Francisco; Wennberg, Arvind Eirik; Osen, Kirsten Kjelsberg & Coello, Sebastian Christopher [Show all 11 contributors for this article] (2017). Enriching and adding detail to the Waxholm Space rat brain reference atlas.
  • Andersson, Krister Andreas; Bell, Simon; Bjerke, Ingvild Elise; Øvsthus, Martin; Blixhavn, Camilla Hagen & Kleven, Heidi [Show all 18 contributors for this article] (2017). Submitting data and metadata through the HBP Data Workbench: Concepts, data flows, policies, and best practices.
  • Coello, Sebastian Christopher; Leergaard, Trygve B. & Bjaalie, Jan G. (2017). Tackling the normalization of 2-D rodent histology sections in a 3-D coordinate space.
  • Coello, Sebastian Christopher; Leergaard, Trygve B. & Bjaalie, Jan G. (2017). Tackling the normalization of 2-D rodent histology sections in a 3-D coordinate space.
  • Bjerke, Ingvild Elise; Andersson, Krister Andreas; Øvsthus, Martin; Puchades, Maja ; Bjaalie, Jan G. & Leergaard, Trygve B. (2017). Navigating the rodent brain: Best practice recommendations for determining and documenting spatial location for neuroscience data .
  • Imad, Jala; Osen, Kirsten Kjelsberg; Clascá, Francisco; Wennberg, Arvind E.; Coello, Sebastian Christopher & Csúcs, Gergely [Show all 9 contributors for this article] (2017). Enriching and Adding Detail to the Waxholm Space Rat Brain Reference Atlas.
  • Yates, Sharon Christine; Puchades, Maja ; Coello, Sebastian Christopher; Kreshuk, Anna; Hartlage-Rübsamen, Maike & Rossner, Steffen [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2017). Workflow for automated quantification and spatial analysis of labelling in microscoping rodent brain sections.
  • Andersson, Krister; Øvsthus, Martin; Bjerke, Ingvild Elise; Puchades, Maja ; Telefont, Martin & Jeff, Muller [Show all 9 contributors for this article] (2017). Data integration through digital brain atlasing: Human Brain Project infrastructure.
  • Bjerke, Ingvild Elise; Andersson, Krister; Øvsthus, Martin; Puchades, Maja ; Bjaalie, Jan G. & Leergaard, Trygve Brauns (2017). Determining and documenting the anatomical location of experimental neuroscience data: Best practice recommendations.
  • Yates, Sharon Christine; Puchades, Maja ; Coello, Sebastian Christopher; Kreshuk, Anna; Hartlage-Rübsamen, Maike & Rossner, Steffen [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2017). Workflow for automated quantification and spatial analysis of labeling in microscoping rodent brain sections.
  • Puchades, Maja ; Csúcs, Gergely; Checinska, Martyna; Øvsthus, Martin; Bjerke, Ingvild Elise & Andersson, Krister [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2017). Neuroinformatics tool and workflow for anchoring of serial histological images in rodent brain 3D space.
  • Puchades, Maja ; Øvsthus, Martin; Bjerke, Ingvild Elise; Andersson, Krister; Csúcs, Gergely & Leergaard, Trygve Brauns [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2017). Data integration through digital brain atlasing: semiautomatic spatial registration of serial histological images to rodent brain 3D reference atlases.
  • Bjaalie, Jan G. (2017). Infrastructure for digital brain atlasing: storing, organizing, visualizing and analyzing large quantities of heterogeneous neuroscience research data.
  • Puchades, Maja ; Bjerke, Ingvild Elise; Øvsthus, Martin; Andersson, Krister; Csúcs, Gergely & Leergaard, Trygve Brauns [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2016). Spatial registration of serial histological image data to reference brain atlases.
  • Puchades, Maja Amedjkouh; Darine, Dmitri Aleksandrovitsj; Csúcs, Gergely; Lillehaug, Sveinung; Leergaard, Trygve Brauns & Bjaalie, Jan G. (2015). Feeding rodent brain data to computational models through HBP spatial atlas templates and knowledge graph portal.
  • Schubert, N; Axer, M; Graessel, D; Schober, M; Huynh, A & Huysegoms, M [Show all 11 contributors for this article] (2015). 3D reconstructed fiber-, cyto- and receptorarchitecture of the rat brain transferred into the Waxholm Space atlas.
  • Bjaalie, Jan G. (2015). Mouse and rat brain atlasing: tools and templates for web-­‐enabled data integration.
  • Bjaalie, Jan G. (2015). Brain atlasing: rodent to human.
  • Bjaalie, Jan G. (2015). Global collaborative brain research: the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility.
  • Bjaalie, Jan G. (2015). Brain atlasing and the role of the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF) in global neuroscience research .
  • Papp, Eszter Agnes; Bjaalie, Jan G. & Leergaard, Trygve Brauns (2018). Volumetric atlasing in the rodent brain: connecting experimental image data to standard anatomical space. Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo. ISSN 978-82-8377-194-7. Full text in Research Archive

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