SCIENCE | TCCI® Conference: Neuromodulation and Brain-Machine Interface
Due to the complexity of the human brain, any intervention intended to alleviate a deficit or improve brain function must be done in a highly specific and selective way.
We are presently witnessing an explosion of new techniques and methods that will push this field forward as never before. Neuromodulation, for example, is the alteration of nerve activity through delivery of electrical stimulation or chemical agents to specific sites in the brain or body. Even more exciting are recent developments in brain computer interfaces being driven by the integration of biotechnology and information.
Join us for an annual conference focused on the most recent breakthroughs in these areas of cutting-edge research and presented by the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute and SCIENCE magazine. On the first day we will discuss recent progress in neuromodulation and on the second we will concentrate on the closely related brain-machine interface.
Day 1: Modern neuromodulation tools
Wednesday October 12, 2022, 9:00am-12:00pm U.S. Pacific Time
TALK: Two-photon Imaging and Manipulation of Neural Circuits
Weijian Yang, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering – UC Davis
TALK: Talking to neurons with ultrasound
Mikhail G. Shapiro, PhD, Professor of Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
TALK: Seeing the Sound: Optical and Ultrasonic Interfaces for Neuromodulation
Guosong Hong, PhD, Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering – Stanford University
Day 2: Brain Machine Interface
Thursday October 13, 2022. 9:00am-12:00pm U.S. Pacific Time
TALK: Silktrode: New opportunities in neurotechnologies from an ancient material
Professor Tao Hu, Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute Investigator; Professor, Shanghai Institute of Microsystems and Information Technology (SIMIT), Chinese Academy of Sciences; Founding Director, 2020 X-Lab, SIMIT; Deputy Director, State Key Laboratory of Transducer Technology
TALK: Nerve-machine interfaces for the neurorehabilitation
Professor Dr. Stanisa Raspopovic, Department of Health Sciences and Technology – ETH Zürich
TALK: Low frequency stimulation successfully interferes with focal epileptic seizures without affecting hippocampal function
Professor Dr. Carola Haas, Dept. of Neurosurgery; Medical Center – University of Freiburg, Germany