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P1 IIT

on Tuesday, 28 February 2012. Posted in Consortium

Partner P1: Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

Description

The Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) is a government sponsored Foundation created in 2003 to promote excellence in research, technological development and training within a national and international context. IIT has a large international research community with over 500 researchers working on seven synergetic and interdisciplinary platforms: Robotics, Neurosciences, Drug Discovery Development and Diagnostics, Energy, Environment Health Security, Smart Materials, Integrated Multiscale Computational Technology. IIT participates in BRAIN-BOW with the NBT department (about 100 staff members), led by Prof. John Assad and Prof. Fabio Benfenati. NBT has the objective to develop and apply new technologies for the study of the central nervous system, with special reference to the learning and adaptation strategies of the nervous tissue and the integrative relationships between neural molecules, neuronal populations, information coding and processing in the brain.

P2 UNIGE

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Partner P2: University of Genova

P2 UNIGE

Description

The Department of Biophysical and Electronic Engineering (DIBE) has been established at the University of Genova and it spurred on the initiative of a group of researchers active in electronics, telecommunications, electromagnetism, mathematical physics and bioengineering. The research groups are autonomous, but also interactive in terms of interdisciplinary know-how and of scientific and professional co-operations aimed at specific projects and achievements. The research group involved in the present project is the Neuroengineering and Bio-nanoTechnology Group. Its research activities are mainly related to the field of neuroengineering, computational neuroscience, neuro-robotic, neuro-electronic interfaces, biosensors and bio-nanotechnology. This group has a good experimental know-how in electrophysiology of neuronal populations coupled to microelectrode arrays as well as theoretical expertise in computational neuroscience and neuro-electrode junction models. In the last few years participated to funded EU projects (e.g. IDEA, EXCELL).

P3 TAU

on Tuesday, 28 February 2012. Posted in Consortium

Partner P3: Tel Aviv University (TAU)

P3 TAU

Description

TAU is the largest research university in Israel, with over 30,000 students and 7000 graduate students. TAU is funded both by the government and private institutions and research funds. It has recently been announced that TAU is ranked 11th in the world for in citations per faculty in 2010, alongside the Ivy League universities in the U.S. and the leading universities in Europe. TAU participates in BRAIN-BOW with the School of Physics and Astronomy, the School of Electrical Engineering and the Department of Neurobiology. The involved group has proven expertise in developing new strategies for Neuro-Electronic interfacing, experimental study of neuronal network dynamics, Complex Network Theory and Nonlinear Data Analysis. An on-going common effort and collaboration between the School of Physics and Astronomy, the Department of Neurobiology and the School of Electrical Engineering is aimed at the development of a new generation of neuro-chips as the basis for novel implantable prostheses for brain repair and for robotics.

P4 CNRS

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Partner P4: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)

P4 CNRS

Description

The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) is a government-funded research organization, under the administrative authority of France's Ministry of Research. Founded in 1939 by governmental decree, CNRS has the following missions: to evaluate and carry out all research capable of advancing knowledge and bringing benefits for society; to contribute to the application and promotion of research results; to develop scientific information; to support research training. CNRS participates in BRAIN-BOW with the laboratoire IMS (Intégration du Matériau au Système), which includes about 200 staff members. The BioElectronics group of IMS aims at the design of biomimetic integrated circuits emulating the temporal dynamics of small neural networks, and the development of hardware/software tools for computational neurosciences and neurophysiology, including hybrid living-artificial systems.

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The BrainBow project acknowledges the financial support of the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme within the Seventh Framework Programme for Research of the European Commission, under FET-Open grant number: FP7-284772.

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