Design and development of a chronic, long-term stable, drivable, deep brain probe system for non-human primates
- Early Stage Researcher 13 (ESR 13) name: Ivânia Trêpo
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Ivânia Trêpo studied Microelectronics and Nanotechnology Engineering at the Nova University of Lisbon, Portugal. Meanwhile, Ivânia also did some internships in the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (2018, Braga - Portugal) and in Fraunhofer IWS (2018 - Dresden, Germany). Her Master Thesis entitled “Transparent and flexible ECoG electrode arrays of metallic nanostructures for neural recordings”, developed in CENIMAT|i3N & Champalimaud Foundation, was awarded with the “Sociedade Portuguesa dos Materiais Award” being distinguished as the best Portuguese Master Thesis in Materials Science. Nowadays, Ivânia's main focus is developing deep brain probe's systems for non-human primate research.
- Host Institution: ATLAS Neuroengineering & University of Freiburg - IMTEK
- Planned secondments:
(1) Hospices Civils de Lyon
(2) University of Bremen
(3) Aix-Marseille University
(4) FORTH Foundation for Research and Technology
- Supervisors: Dr A. Aarts, Dr P. Ruther, Prof. O. Paul
- Project title: Design and development of a chronic, long-term stable, drivable, deep brain probe system for non-human primates
- Project description:
The implantable system contains a drivable shaft holding several microelectrodes that end-up in a compact recording chamber mounted on the skull. The chamber contains a compact interconnect solution that interfaces the microelectrodes as well as a micro-drive mechanism to reposition the microelectrodes. The probe device includes recording and stimulation capabilities, i.e. in electrical, optical and/or fluidic domain.