The Virtual Brain

TVB training course at Bernstein Center

Berlin, Germany




Registration & fees

The course is intended for students of the Bernstein Center.

However, if you are not a student there but are interested in joining please contact

We are pleased to announce that we will be holding a training course for The Virtual Brain at the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin on December 3rd, 2019.

During the course, we will introduce the The Virtual Brain (TVB) - a large-scale simulation platform, from both a theoretical and practical application perspective. This simulation environment allows biologically realistic modeling of the network dynamics of the human brain using connectome-based approaches across different brain scales. This computational modeling system is tailored to the individual, and bridges multiple scales.

We will be taking a close look at how to operate the TVB graphical user interface, and also the scriptable user interface. During this course you will learn to create your first virtual brain.

We will also go into details of a clinical application for simulating and predicting epilepsy to inform surgical interventions, and a tutorial on how to run a multi-scale simulation that bridges TVB and NEST.

We hope you enjoy the program we have put together this year, for more details, please see below:


Morning Session: Lectures

Auditorium BCCN

  • 08:30 - 10:00

    Guided tour of The Virtual Brain

    Petra Ritter

  • 10:00 - 10:30

    Move to Informatic Room

Informatic room PHYS DPT

  • 10:30 - 11:00

    Coffee break

  • 11:00 - 12:15

    Theory behind TVB: Introduction to large-scale brain network modeling

    Andreas Spiegler

  • 12:15 - 12:45

    TVB architecture

    Julie Courtiol

  • 12:45 - 14:00

    Lunch break

Afternoon session: Hands-On tutorials using GUI & SUI

Informatic room PHYS DPT

  • 14:00 - 15:00

    First steps with TVB: Generate your first virtual brain model (GUI)

    Jan Stasiński

  • 15:00 - 16:00

    TVB Clinical Application: Modeling epileptogenic brain activity (GUI)

    Julie Courtiol

  • 16:00 - 16:30

    Coffee break

  • 16:30 - 17:30

    TVB-NEST: Bridging multiscale activity by co-simulation (SUI)

    Denis Perdikis

  • 17:30 - 17:45

    Discussion & Concluding words


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Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin
Philippstraße 13/Haus 6
10115 Berlin


Brain Simulation Section at Charité University Medicine, Berlin