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Pre-conference workshop

Organizer: Metin Akay                                                April 21, 2015

Location: Salle des Actes    old school of medicine,  Montpellier

International IEEE EMBS Workshop on

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Steering Committee

Metin Akay, Chair

Jose Carmena, Co-Chair

Sylvestro Micera, Co-Chair

Ted Berger

Sergio Cerutti

Dominique Durand

Nigel Lovell

Justin Sanchez

Thomas Stieglitz

Nitish Thakor

Andrei Dragomir

The 2nd IEEE EMBS Workshop on Advanced Technologies for BRAIN Initiatives, which will be held on April 21, 2015, just before the 7th IEEE EMBS Neural Engineering Conference, Montpellier, France. We strongly encourage members of both the Neuroscience and Engineering Communities to attend this highly multidisciplinary workshop.
The workshop will highlight the development of novel electronic and photonic devices and techniques for experimental probing, neural simulation studies, and the design and development of human-machine interface systems, artificial vision sensors, and neural prosthesis have significantly restored and enhanced the impaired sensory functions and motor systems. Furthermore, we highlight these recent technological advances by focusing on advanced technologies that monitor and control brain activities to treat neurological diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Epilepsy, Depression, etc., from the molecular to systemic levels.
Invited talks will be presented by internationally well respected researchers. This workshop will provide a unique interactive platform to exchange of ideas in the areas of BRAIN initiatives with leading researchers and medical and industry professionals.

Program at a glance – April 21, 2015


8:20-8:25 AM

8:25-8:30 AM


8:30-9:00 AM

9:00 -10:30 AM

















10:30 -11:00 AM    


11:00 – 12:30




















12:30-2:00 PM          


14:00 – 15:30















15:30-16:00 PM




Opening Remarks  – Metin Akay

Welcome Remarks – Dean, Medical School, University of Montpellier-

Keynote Lecture

John Donoghue Director, The Wyss CenterCampus Biotech, Geneva

Symposium: Neural Interfacing and ModulationChair:  Dominique Durand


Silvestro Micera, EPFL

Closing the Loop in Neuroprosthetics


Thomas Stieglitz, Freiburg

Miniaturized   Electrode Arrays Have to be Robust and Reliable for Clinical Applications


Stephanie Lacour, EPFL

Soft neurotechnology for long-term neural implants

Fabio Babiloni, Rome Sapienza

Brain Computer Interfaces and Future Industrial Application of Cognitive Neuroscience



Coffee Break


Symposium: Translational NeuroRehabilitation Engineering

Chair: Silvestro Micera


Dario Farina, Goettingen

Neural Excitation-Driven Musculo-skeletal Modeling for Rehabilitation Technologies


David Guiraud, Montpellier

Overview of the Parallel Progress of Theoretical Studies based onModeling and Technology to Tackle Open Question in FES


Bernard Graimann, Otto Bock

From Ideas to Research to Innovations: Examples from prosthetics


Jose Pons, Neural Rehabilitation Group, Cajal Institute

Association of Brain Status and Robotics Interventions in Rehabilitation


Thierry Keller, TECNALIA Research & Innovation

Noninvasive Neuroprostheses


Lunch Break


Symposium: Neural Imaging and Mapping

Chair:  Jose Carmena


Dominique Durand, Case Western

Neuroimaging reveals a pulsing moving source in the hippocampus


Simon Schultz, Imperial College

Optical tools for decoding neural population activity


Bijan Pesaran, NYU

Going from Functional Specialization to Integration in the Brain  – Concepts and Tools


Anna Bianchi, Milano Polytechnic


Coffee Break


Symposium: High-Resolution Brain Machine Interfaces using Flexible Silicon Electronics

Chair: Nitish Thakor


George Malliaras, Center of Microelectronics in Provence

Interfacing with the brain using organic electronics


Nitish V. Thakor, Johns Hopkins University

ECoG Brain Machine Interface


Fabien Sauter, Corinne Mestais, Guillaume Charvet, CEA Grenoble

Wimagine®: a long term implantable wireless ECoG device


Jonathan Viventi, Duke University

ECoG recording for Epilepsy Monitoring and Mapping


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