Neural Interfaces

From cellular mechanisms towards clinical applications

Bar-Ilan University, 5th-7th March, 2018

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Neural interfaces operate at the intersection of the nervous system and devices, supporting neuronal guidance, activity monitoring and neural stimulation. The meeting will focus on neuronal interactions with other cells and with multi-scale manmade substrates exploring topics of molecular and cell biology aspects, surface chemistry, substrate engineering and fabrication, representing recent advances from in-vitro studies to implantable devices.

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The three-day meeting will include lectures from the world-leading scientists, tutorials and posters, allowing students and researchers in a wide range of disciplines and from many countries to meet and discuss future directions of research, from molecular mechanisms to clinical applications.
Agenda topics:

  • Molecular mechanisms and neuronal targeting
  • Neuronal 2D and 3D platforms
  • Implantable scaffolds and MEAs
  • Retinal Prosthesis
  • Brain-machine- interface
  • Neuronal differentiation and stem cell therapeutic
  • Neuro-engineering and regeneration

Keynote Speakers

Charles Lieber

Harvard University, USA

Mu-ming Poo

Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Confirmed Speakers

Lior Appelbaum

Bar-Ilan University

Laura Ballerini

SISSA, Trieste, Italy

Luca Berdondini

IIT, Genova, Italy

Insung Choi

KAIST, Daejeon, Korea

Netta Cohen

University of Leeds, UK

Bianxiao Cui

Stanford University, USA

Tal Dvir

Tel-Aviv University

Ido Kanter

Bar-Ilan University

Andrew Jackson

Newcastle University, UK

Mark Kotter

University of Cambridge, USA

Gilad Lerman

New York University, UK

Shulamit Levenberg

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Eduardo Macagno

University of California, San Diego, USA

Yossi Mandel

Bar-Ilan University

Ben Maoz

Tel-Aviv University

Keith Mathieson

University of Strathclyde, UK

Eran Meshorer

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Uri Nevo

Tel-Aviv University

Martin Oheim

CNRS Saint-Peres, Paris, France

Daniel Palanker

Stanford University, USA

Eran Perlson

Tel-Aviv University

Christelle Prinz

Lund University, Sweden

Andreas Schaefer

The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK

Orit Shefi

Bar-Ilan University

Mark Shein

Tel-Aviv University

Hamutal Slovin

Bar-Ilan University

Micha Spira

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Gad Vatine

Ben-Gurion University

Avraham Yaron

Weizmann Institute of Science

Noam Ziv

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Organizing Committee

Yossi Mandel

Bar-Ilan University

Orit Shefi

Bar-Ilan University

Micha Spira

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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