My thesis focuses on interfacing neural tissue with electronics.
Neocortical Microcircuits Diagnostic
Thesis director: Prof. Dr. Henry Markram
Neuroprosthetics has a high potential to restore many crippling functions of the nervous system. The limitations to successful implementation of neuroprosthetics is understanding how to record and stimulate the brain using implanted microprocessors. The ideal interface technology for brain microchips is not yet known. Preliminary results in our lab suggest that carbon nanotubes may be an ideal interface technology. This project will explore the potential for carbon nanotubes to interface between microchips and the brain. The study will also involve simulations to explore the recording and stimulation of the neural circuits using microchips in collaboration with the Blue Brain Project.
· MEA (Multi Electrodes Array) stimulation and recordings of acute brain slice
. Patch-clamp recordings
· In vitro experimentation with carbon nanotube coated MEA
|V. Delattre, M. Giugliano and H. Markram
Conference proceeding at the MEA meeting 2010
|"Spontaneous cortical column recurrent activity and layer sensitivity to electrical stimulation"|