Conference organizers
Tiago Costa
Department of Microelectronics
Delft Univertify of Technology, NL
Georgios Spyropoulos
Department of Information technology
Gent University - BE, BE
Conference editor

Eleni Stavrinidou

Dept. of Science and Technology, Linköping University


Invited Speakers
Zhenan Bao
Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, US
Dolores Bozovic
University of California Los Angeles, US
Dirk De Ridder
University of Otago, NZ
Timothy Denison
Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, GB
Diego Ghezzi
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, CH
Paschalis Gkoupidenis
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, DE
Eric Glowacki
CEITEC – Central European Institute of Technology, Brno University of Technology, CZ
Lyes Khacef
University of Groningen, The Netherlands, NL
Dion Khodagholy
Columbia University, US, US
Tae-il Kim
Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea, KR
Carolina Mora Lopez
imec vzw., BE
Tobias Moser
University Medical Center Göttingen, DE
Peder Olofsson
Karolinska Institutet, SE
Kelly Owens
Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, US
Angelica Perez Fornos
Geneva University Hospitals, CH
John Rogers
Simpson Querrey Institute, Northwestern University, US, US
DJ Seo
Neuralink Corp, US
Benjamin Tee
National University of Singapore, SG
Jonathan Viventi
Duke University, US
Online Conference

We were glad to invite you to participate in the conference on Neural Interfaces and Artificial Senses (NIAS). The conference took place online, from Wednesday 22nd to Thursday 23rd of September.

Since 1958 when the first pacemaker was implanted in humans, bioelectronics devices have been increasingly used to interface with different types of tissue, monitor and interact with biological activity. During our continuous endeavors to better study sophisticated neuronal systems we have become more capable of diagnosing and treating various disorders. We are currently emerging in an era where bioelectronic devices are becoming smaller, less invasive and safer, which in turn is being paralleled with new therapies for a vast range of neurological and auto-immune diseases. This opens exciting possibilities for the future, from cutting-edge technology for brain-machine-interfaces with unprecedented functionality, artificial organs and augmented senses that can change the way we perceive the world, to a more human way of interactions with robots. 

With this multi-disciplinary event, we aimed to dissolve the boundaries between neuroscience, biology, engineering, and materials science and promote an interdisciplinary way of thinking, that we believe is, and will be during the coming years, responsible for the major advancements in biomedical devices, neural interfaces, and artificial sensory systems. In this symposium, we strived to bring scientists with expertise across various fields, from all around the globe to give an overview and answer exciting questions at the interface of living and artificial systems.

Topics to be covered by the conference:
  • Bioelectronic devices
  • Electroceuticals/Bioelectronic medicine
  • Neuronal interfaces and implantable electronics
  • Materials at the interface with biology
  • Neuronal mechanisms and clinical applications
  • Artificial visual, auditory, olfactory, gustatory and tactile sensory systems.

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