Advances in Neurotechnology for Understanding Brain Functions and Disorders
Understanding how the brain functions in normal conditions and in disease is one of the major scientific challenges. During the last decade an impressive development has occurred in innovative neurotechnology which is likely to revolutionize neuroscience and neurology in the near future.
This one day symposium is part of Lund University Science Week “The Amazing Brain” and will provide an overview of this exciting field. The symposium is held by Neuronano Research Center (NRC), Department of Experimental Medical Science, Medical Faculty, Lund University, featuring Distinguished Professor Miguel Nicolelis, Duke University, USA, as keynote speaker.
9:15 Challenges in connecting to the brain - where are we today?
Jens Schouenborg PhD, Professor of Physiology, Head and Founder of NRC, member of NanoLund, Lund University.
10:00 Merging neuroscience and nanotechnology – the first nanoelectrode
Jonas Thelin PhD, NRC; Cecilia Eriksson, PhD, Associate Professor, NRC
11:00 Keynote lecture
Miguel Nicolelis, M.D., Ph.D., Duke School of Medicine Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience at Duke University, USA, Professor of Neurobiology, Biomedical Engineering and Psychology and Neuroscience, and founder of Duke's Center for Neuroengineering.
12:00 BBQ Lunch for registered participants
13:00 Neuroinformatics – making use of BIG DATA
Palmi Thor Thorbergsson PhD, NRC; Martin Garwicz, Professor of Integrative Neurophysiology, NRC
13:30 Neurophysiological models for brain disorders
Per Petersson, Associate Professor, NRC
14:00 The next dimension – the 3D “seaweed” electrode
Lina Pettersson, PhD, NRC
14:45 Neuromodulation to treat brain disorders – the clinical reality
Hjálmar Bjartmartz, MD, Neurosurgeon, Skåne University Hospital, NRC
15:15 Conclusions and general discussion
Jens Schouenborg PhD, Professor of Physiology, Head and Founder of NRC
The Neuronano Research Center, NRC, is an interdisciplinary research and innovation center combining neuroscience, nano- and microtechnology, and organic chemistry in the development of a new generation of neural interfaces for communication with the nervous system in basic research and clinical applications. Several NRC researchers are also linked to NanoLund, Lund University and collaborate with NeuroNano AB.
More information on “The Amazing Brain” science week at Lund University.