News & Events

New Publication

Check out our latest publication on arm and hand rehabilitation following stroke and spinal cord injury.

Last modified: Wed, 09 May 2018 11:28:44 BST

Viva Success!

Congratulations to Damar and Tom who have both passed their PhD vivas!

Last modified: Wed, 09 May 2018 13:50:38 BST

Palace of Science

As part of Brain Awareness Week, Jackson lab will be on hand to demonstrate some of our exciting research at the Palace of Science at Wylam Brewery on the 12th of March.

Last modified: Thu, 08 Mar 2018 10:00:00 GMT

Brain implants allow paralysed patients to move limbs

The Financial Times visited the lab to get our opinion on prosthetics controlled by human thought that are now showing promise in clinical trials.

Last modified: Thu, 08 Mar 2018 10:04:13 GMT

Galvani vs. Volta

Freelance journalist Sally Adee visited the lab as part of her research for her new book on the discovery of bioelectricity and the great (amicable) rivalry between Luigi Galvani and Alessandro Volta.

Last modified: Thu, 08 Mar 2018 09:39:41 GMT

CANDO Project Art Exhibitions

Andy and the CANDO team have been awarded £250k funding by the Wellcome Trust to put on art exhibitions at the Hatton and Vane Gallery.

Last modified: Thu, 01 Feb 2018 10:54:06 GMT

The Economist: Thought experiments

Andy helps The Economist sort the reality from the hype on brain-computer interfaces

Last modified: Mon, 08 Jan 2018 16:08:32 GMT

Tomorrow's World

Andy and Ed feature on a new BBC Tomorrow's World podcast called 'The Wizard's Hat'.

Last modified: Tue, 31 Oct 2017 09:16:21 GMT

News & Views

A man with a complete spinal cord injury has regained the ability to move his legs voluntarily and stand six years after his injury. Andy discusses this exciting new research from Susan Harkema's lab in a Newsweek article.

Last modified: Mon, 30 Oct 2017 17:09:04 GMT

Three Minute Thesis 2017

Following Damar's success in Newcastle University's 2017 Three Minute Thesis competition (see news story 22nd May), her entry is now available on Youtube.

Last modified: Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:48:30 BST

Professor Andrew Jackson

Andy has been made Professor of Neural Interfaces

Last modified: Thu, 03 Aug 2017 09:51:42 BST

New Scientist Live (plus exclusive discount code)

Hear Andy speak at New Scientist Live (29/09/2017), plus use an exclusive discount code to get 10% off tickets.

Last modified: Wed, 02 Aug 2017 12:53:06 BST

Jackson lab heads for the hills

Jackson lab braved the British summer to conquer the Lake District's Langdale Pikes.

Last modified: Thu, 03 Aug 2017 09:19:42 BST

Rehab Week 2017

Join Jackson lab at Rehab Week 2017 in London!

Last modified: Wed, 19 Jul 2017 21:16:09 BST

We are looking for volunteers

We are currently looking for volunteers to take part in a study looking at upper limb rehabilitation following stroke.

Last modified: Tue, 04 Jul 2017 14:59:09 BST

Boubker joins Jackson Lab

Dr Boubker Zaaimi has joined Jackson lab as part of the CANDO project.

Last modified: Wed, 19 Jul 2017 21:19:09 BST

Damar wins 3 Minute Thesis!

Damar continues her current winning streak by winning Newcastle University's 3 Minute Thesis competition.

Last modified: Mon, 22 May 2017 10:07:53 BST

Damar wins for Jackson Lab!

Damar wins the prestigious 'best poster' prize at the NCM 2017 satellite meeting.

Last modified: Fri, 12 May 2017 15:58:35 BST

NCM Conference 2017

Join us in Dublin at the Society for the Neural Control of Movement Conference 2017!

Last modified: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:57:41 BST

Andy's views on another step forward for neural interfaces

Andy has authored a News & Views article in Nature and featured on the Today programme following new research in which two monkeys regained the ability to walk following spinal cord injury.

Last modified: Fri, 11 Nov 2016 14:01:31 GMT

We're going to SfN!

Jackson lab will be at Society for Neuroscience 2016.

Last modified: Thu, 03 Nov 2016 12:09:43 GMT

Today programme visits the lab

Today programme science editor Tom Feilden reports from the non-human primate labs at Newcastle University.

Last modified: Thu, 03 Nov 2016 11:55:56 GMT

We're at FENS!

Come and find us at the 10th FENS Forum of Neuroscience (FENS 2016), which is taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark from 2-6 July, 2016.

Last modified: Fri, 01 Jul 2016 15:36:27 BST

Welcome Matthieu!

Matthieu Ambroise has joined the lab!

Last modified: Wed, 18 May 2016 17:08:28 BST

UK Sensory Motor Conference 6th-8th June

The UK Sensory Motor Conference will be held in Newcastle from 6th-8th June this year. The meeting is an informal chance for the UK community to come together, present work and discuss future collaborations.

Last modified: Tue, 10 May 2016 12:10:02 BST

Instant Expert - How Your Brain Works Talk

21 May 2016 from 10:00 to 17:00. New Scientist presents... Instant Expert - How Your Brain Works. Andy joins five leading brain scientists to explore what we know about "the most complicated kilo of matter in the universe".

Last modified: Tue, 10 May 2016 16:21:54 BST

Pint of Science Talk

25 May 2016 19:30 - 21:30. Current advances in technology are helping us to build implants that can bypass the injury and restore movement. Andy will explain where these technologies are at now and where they may go in the future.

Last modified: Tue, 10 May 2016 16:22:57 BST

Forbes 30 Under 30 2016

Congratulations to lab alumnus Harbaljit Sohal for being nominated for the Forbes 30 Under 30 in Science.

Last modified: Mon, 25 Jan 2016 10:33:33 GMT

Are you thinking what I’m thinking? The rise of mind control

Tom Ireland from The Observer Newspaper visits the lab.

Last modified: Mon, 25 Jan 2016 10:27:25 GMT

Max Perutz Science Writing Award 2014

Congratulations to Thomas Hall for winning a commendation for his entry to the Max Perutz Science Writing Award 2014.

Last modified: Mon, 25 Jan 2016 10:26:46 GMT

Spinal cord research helps paralysed hand to move again

Restoring the ability to grasp in a paralysed hand using spinal cord stimulation.

Last modified: Mon, 25 Jan 2016 10:27:02 GMT