Electronics on the brain – Professor George Malliaras, Prince Philip Professor of Technology, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

October 12, 2020 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Your choice. See CSAR website or emails for joining information.
John Cook

*How electronics can help with neurological disorders.*

One of the most important scientific and technological frontiers of our time is the interfacing of electronics with the human brain. This endeavour promises to help understand how the brain works and deliver new tools for diagnosis and treatment of pathologies including epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease. Current solutions, however, are limited by the materials that are brought in contact with the tissue and transduce signals across the biotic/abiotic interface. Recent advances in organic electronics have made available materials with a unique combination of attractive properties, including mechanical flexibility, mixed ionic/electronic conduction, enhanced biocompatibility, and capability for drug delivery. I will present examples of novel devices for recording and stimulation of neurons and show that organic electronic materials offer tremendous opportunities to study the brain and treat its pathologies.

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