Indian National Node for Neuro Informatics

Neuroinformatics is an emerging research area at the interface between information technology with and brain research. It covers all aspects of study the brain, including its form, function, development, and illnesses. Techniques of particular interest are the many kinds of neuroimaging and the analysis of such images, brain databases of all kinds, and computational modeling of brain function.

Mission Statement
The goal of INNNI is to promote neuroinformatics activities in India. This includes:

  • Providing a forum for researchers with an interest in neuroinformatics to coordinate their activities, exchange ideas, and interact with the international neuroinformatics community.
  • Representing India and Indian researchers at international neuroinformatics fora.
  • Spreading neuroinformatics education and activities through annual workshops and summer schools in current topics in neuroinformatics
  • Representing and supporting member neuroinformatics activities to funding agencies.
  • Providing technical, academic, and funding tie-ups with international neuroinformatics efforts
  • Coordinating and projecting Indian innovations in multi-institutional neuroinformatics projects.

The Indian National Node for NeuroInformatics was established in 2009 as a hub to bring together researchers across India and to connect them to the community of neuroinformatics researchers around the world. INNNI is one of the National Nodes of the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility, (INCF)

PhD opportunities in Neuroinformatics and Computational Neuroscience

Some of the participants in INCF introductory workshop in  NeuroInformatics, NBRC, Manesar, November 2011


A summary of Indian Node activities is presented on a poster presented at the INCF Nodes meeting in Stockholm, 18-19 April 2012.

Details of member projects are available on their websites

Highlighted projects

Computational Worm project

The Computational Worm project seeks to model nervous system function in c. elegans. The entire circuitry of this organism has been mapped out, and many aspects of its behaviour have been analyzed through behavioural and mutant studies. This project is based in Institute of Mathematical Sciences in Chennai under the leadership of Dr. Sitabhra Sinha.