The panel discussion will address the future of neurotechnology.
What are the technical possibilities that are foreseen for the near and farther future?
What are the societal implications of wideband interfaces between computers and the human brain that read and write thoughts?
University of Freiburg
Maria Asplund is an expert in bioelectronics. Her research interests include flexible microtechnology, tissue-device interaction and electronic biomaterials. Since 2011, she is head of her research group Bioelectronic Microtechnology at the Department of Microsystems Engineering, University of Freiburg in Germany. Her work has resulted in new technologies which contributes to smaller, more energy efficient and durable bioelectronics in the future.
Barun Dutta is Chief Scientist of Semiconductor Technology and Systems (STS) at imec where he has been since 2010, and serves as a Program Director, initiating and leading various new R&D programs semiconductor materials and device technology and more recently in Neurotechnology. He conceived and has led the Neuropixels program at imec since its inception.
Mavi Sanchez-Vives, MD, PhD in Neurosciences, has been ICREA Research Professor at the Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer since 2008, where she leads the Systems Neuroscience group. She is also co-Director of the Event Lab (Experimental Virtual Environments in Neuroscience and Technology).
Technical University of Madrid
In 2011 Bryan Strange launched the Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory at the Biomedical Technology Center, and launched an interdisciplinary platform for clinical and cognitive neuroscience focused on the study of human memory and emotion. In 2014 he was appointed head of the neuroimaging department at the CIEN Foundation and in 2019 he started working on his European Research Council “Consolidator” project studying why the human brain makes certain events more memorable than others.
Human Brain Project
In his double-role as Human Brain Project (HBP) Director General and EBRAINS CEO, Paweł Świeboda chairs the Directorate of the HBP, guiding its transition into an enduring, sustainable European research infrastructure, EBRAINS, and heads the EBRAINS AISBL in Brussels.