The Enhanced Regenerative Medicine Research Line invites applications for 1 post-doc position to conduct brain slice and brain organoid electrophysiology experiments within the context of a cross-disciplinary European project aimed at repairing the epileptic brain by means of functional intelligent biohybrids.
The project aims at demonstrating the proof-of-concept that a biohybrid interplay can be successfully established to achieve controlled brain regeneration. The biohybrid construct will merge together bioengineered hippocampal tissue (graft), mammalian brain tissue (host), a neuromorphic chip (artificial counterpart) and artificial intelligence (coordinator).
This is a high-risk/high-gain visionary project funded by the EU FET Proactive scheme (Grant Agreement n. 824164 - Acronym: HERMES - Title: "Hybrid Enhanced Regenerative Medicine Systems"). The research consortium gathers together experts in tissue/organoid bioengineering, biomaterials, in vitro and in vivo electrophysiology, neuromorphic engineering, machine learning, artificial intelligence, communication, philosophy, ethics and policy. If selected, you will work in a highly stimulating environment promoting close collaboration with all these experts.
Your work will mainly consist of brain slice and brain organoid MEA/silicon probes electrophysiology, using open-loop and closed-loop architectures based on Simulink environment and custom boards designed and fabricated by the project partners.