Prof. Andrew Schwartz (University of Pittsburgh, link), who is the world-leading neuroscientist in cortical neural prosthetics, visited our department and gave a seminar on 'Recent progress toward high-performance neural prosthetics'. After the talk, he visited NEL and shared his thought on in vitro neural recording technology with us. Check his recent research introduced in TV (link).
Professor Jungkyu Kim (Mechanical Engineering, Texas Tech University, link) and Professor Hyunjung Kim (Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, link) visited NEL. Two US professors are well-known researchers in Ogran-on-a-Chip technology. Prof. Jungkyu Kim gave a talk titled "A universal microfluidic processor for Biological and Chemical Analysis:From biomolecule detection to space exploration", and Prof. Hyunjung Kim gave a talk titled "Microphysiological Human Gut-on-a-Chip: From Organ Mimicry to Personalized Healthcare" in KAIST. They were host by Prof. Jennifer Shin at Mechanical Engineering.
Prof. Sergio Martinoia (University of Genova, link), who is one of the world leading researchers in MEA technology. He spend one day with NEL students and gave a talk on his recent research in 3D neuronal networks on MEAs.
Prof. Bruce C. Wheeler (UC San Diego, Bioengineering, link), who is the pioneer of micro electrode array technology, visited us and gave a inspirational talk on current trends in biomedical engineering field. Prof. Wheeler served as the President of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) in 2012 - 2013.
Prof. Andreas Hierlemann (ETH Zurich, link), who is one of the world leading researchers in MEA technology, visited us while he was attending MicroTAS 2015 in Korea. He spend one day with NEL students sharing his recent results on CMOS MEA system.
Prof. Luke Lee (UC Berkeley, link), who is one of the world leading researchers in nanobiotechnology, visited us while he was attending a conference near KAIST. He spend a few hours with NEL students discussing about the important role of technology in neurobiology.
Dr. Urs Frey (RIKEN, link), who is the world-leading CMOS MEA researcher, visited us and gave a seminar on recent CMOS-based MEA technology. NEL members had a chance to present their own research interests to Dr. Frey.
Prof. Mikhail Shapiro (Caltech, link), who is a leading researcher in molecular imaging and neurotechnology, had a short laboratory tour with Prof. Nam Yoon-Sung, while he was visiting Seoul for a conference. He also gave a seminar on 'Molecular Engineering for Non-invasive Imaging of Biological Function' in KAIST Institute of NanoCentury.