Debugging the human brain
Innovative technologies for understanding and repairing misfiring neurons
22 January 2019 | IET London: Savoy Place
Over a billion people suffer from a brain disorder, few of which are well-treated by existing drugs or devices.
A key problem is that the brain is a complex, densely wired circuit made out of neurons, varying in shape, biomolecular composition, and patterns of connectivity.
Pinpointing how to treat brain disorders demands better maps of the brain, as well as better understanding of brain dynamics, and the knowledge of how to correct these dynamics when they go awry.
This exciting evening talk will explore Professor Boyden's research into this field of neuroscience, linking engineering principles with a core medical problem – how do you reprogram a brain that is misfiring?
Who should attend?
- Researchers (industry, academia)
- University students
- Neurologists / Neurobiologists
- Healthcare professionals
- Professionals interested in the fields of optogenetics and synthetic neurobiology
- Organisations involved in research concerning brain diseases and treatment, including charities, academic institutions, and industry
18:30 - Registration
19:00 - Lecture commences
20.30 - Q&A followed by networking drinks reception
22:00 - Close
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