22/06/2020
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

EOI-Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Actions: Advanced neurotechnologies for bidirectional brain interfacing


  • OFFER DEADLINE
    07/09/2020 17:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • LOCATION
    Spain, Bellaterra
  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia
  • DEPARTMENT
    Advanced Electronic Materials and Devices (AEMD) group

Group leader:

Prof. Dr. Jose A Garrido

Scientist in charge of the fellow:

Prof. Dr. Jose A Garrido

Contact email:

joseantonio.garrido@icn2.cat

 

Brief description of the research group:

The Advanced Electronic Materials and Devices (AEMD) group focuses on the material sciences and technology aspects of novel electronic materials, with a strong emphasis on graphene as well as other 2D materials (MoS2). The group also works towards the development of technological applications based on these materials such as electronics, bioelectronics and biosensing, neural interfaces, etc.

The activities cut across different scientific aspects, from the fundamentals (the physics of devices and semiconductors) to materials (growth of graphene and MoS2 materials by CVD and MOCVD, surface functionalisation, advanced characterisation), through to devices (fabrication technology, nanofabrication) and applications (neural implants and biomedical technologies, biosensors, flexible electronics).

The AEMD group is involved in several EU and national projects; among others, we highlight the Biomedical Technologies workpackage of the Graphene Flagship, the FET Proactive project BrainCom (which aims at developing a new generation of neuroprosthetic devices for high density recording of the human cortex), and the i-VISION La Caixa Health Research project (focused on the development of the next generation of retinal prosthesis technology) (more info at: https://aemdgroup.eu/)

 

 

Title of project:

Advanced neurotechnologies for bidirectional brain interfacing

 

Project description:

 

Bidirectional interfacing with the neural tissue is key for gaining a deeper understanding of how the brain works, as well as for the development of novel electronic-based therapies and solutions for diseases or injuries related to the central and the peripheral nervous systems. Among many other challenges, novel interfaces need to be able to i) stimulate the neural tissue with high spatial resolution, and ii) record neural activity with high precision and over a large number of recording points. In addition to the many different technology and the materials challenges, building up a suitable strategy for large-volume data analysis poses a significant difficulty and needs novel approaches.

In this project, we aim at exploring different aspects of this complex research space. We are accepting proposals addressing one or, if possible, several of the challenges mentioned above. The accepted proposals will be developed in synergy with the EU and national projects where the AEMD group participates.

We are calling for candidates with interest in neurotechnology, materials science, data analysis and, overall, with the ambition to contribute with new ideas in this exciting field.

 

Research area:

Chemistry

CHE

 

Social Sciences and Humanities

SOC

 

Economic Sciences

ECO

 

Information Science and Engineering

ENG

X

Environmental Sciences and Geology

ENV

 

Life Sciences

LIF

X

Mathematics

MAT

 

Physics

PHY

X

As standard ICN2 HR will request a letter of motivation, CV (max. 4 pages) and two referees.

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