IIT Madras plans to train hundreds of undergraduate and postgraduate students in this center in neuroscience and computer science, machine learning techniques on advanced brain data.

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has launched the Sudha Gopalakrishnan Brain Center with a focus on high-resolution brain imaging. The center aims to become a well-known research center in the world, generating unprecedented data on the human brain, scientific output and technological tools.

IIT Madras plans to train hundreds of undergraduate and postgraduate students in this center in neuroscience and computer science, machine learning techniques on advanced brain data.

The Center was inaugurated today March 19, 2022 in the presence of Professor V Kamakoti, Director, IIT Madras, Professor K VijayRaghavan, Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government of India, IIT Madras alumnus Kris Gopalakrishnan, Shrimati Sudha Gopalakrishnan and Professor Mohanasankar Sivaprakasam of IIT Madras, who will become the head of this center.

“The combination of IIT Madras, which has the expertise in science and data analytics, with medicine will be revolutionary. In the future, we have an extraordinary problem in neuroscience, that is, with the functioning of the human brain. We are at an earlier stage in our understanding of how the human brain functions. The brain center of IIT Madras will help solve complex problems that benefit the world,” Raghavan said while addressing the event.

The center’s first ongoing project called ‘Computational and Experimental Platform for High-Resolution Terapixel Imaging of ex-vivo Human Brains’ is supported by the Office of the Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government of India. Using this project, Central Gas has developed a high-throughput histology pipeline that processes whole human brains into high-resolution digital images. Using this technology platform, the center images post-mortem human brains of various types and ages.

“The Brain Research Center is a great case study showing that technology can contribute to medicine and solve societal problems. The center will intervene deeply in collecting data for brain research,” Kamakoti said, congratulating the researchers.

According to Sivaprakasam, who heads the center, “The technology platform we have developed and our strong medical collaborations enable us to generate high-resolution, large-format histology sections of human brains that will significantly advance the field. .”

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