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In the framework of the Maupertuis funding program for France-Finland cooperation, the Institut Français in Finland is supporting, with the Finnish Society for Science and Letters and the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, the organization of the « Deep Brain Simulation » research/training/innovation workshop which will be held on April 5-6 2018 in Marseille, France. It is organized by the Institut de Neuroscience des Systèmes (INS) from CNRS/INSERM/Aix-Marseille University and the University of Helsinki.

This workshop has the following objectives:

-strengthening collaborations between INS-Marseille and Finnish research groups involved in deep brain stimulation (Tampere University / BioMediTech) in epilepsy and computational modeling and data science (University of Helsinki)

-plan co-supervision of PhD students

-discuss concrete actions for common projects including target calls for common applications

-discuss industrial partnership with MedTronic, manufacturer of implants for Deep Brain Stimulation

Almost 20 researchers from France and Finland will take part in this workshop based on the scientific collaboration between INS-Marseille, University of Helsinki and Tampere University Hospital (TaYS) aiming at improving deep brain stimulation for epileptic patients with simulated tests based on the virtual brain.