Workshop on Advanced Electrode Technology
                    June 28th, 2013, Lisbon, Portugal

Workshop Synopsis:

A number of international efforts are underway to design and build new tools, based on advanced techniques of materials science, integrated circuitry and micro/nanofabrication, for recording electrical signals from neurons. These projects aim to dramatically improve the density, stability and/or specificity of in vivo neural recordings and they have the potential to revolutionize our understanding of functioning neural circuits. However, achieving the full potential for scientific progress will require coordination between these currently independent efforts.

Therefore, we of NeuroSeeker, a large-integrating EU project to build advanced CMOS electrodes, will host a 1-day workshop that brings together representatives of different projects developing ‘advanced electrode technology’. The goal of the workshop will be to identify possible synergies, future collaborations, and to generally discuss how best to coordinate our mutual goals (e.g. standardizing test protocols, comparing validation data, developing common software resources, etc.).

The workshop will begin with short presentations from each participating project, summarizing the status and goals of their effort, followed by informal workshop sessions that will provide ample time to brainstorm how best to collectively revolutionize both the technology used to record from neurons and the tools required to interpret and analyze the resulting data. These workshop sessions will segue into even more informal cocktails and dinner. The relaxed and informal nature of this workshop will be reinforced by the beautiful setting, the recently inaugurated Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown in Lisbon, Portugal. The workshop is scheduled for a Friday in late June, thus providing the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful summer weekend in Lisbon (and the surrounding beaches).

The final Workshop program/schedule can be found here.

A summary of the Workshop and other Logistics info can be found here.

Please contact Adam Kampff for information about how to register for the Workshop, or just fill out this registration form.