Strategic Partnership turns into real collaboration

Delegation of BrainLinks-BrainTools Members invited by IPAN Consortium.

Probes from the University of Michigan are now in Freiburg to be investigated with BrainLinks-BrainTools methods.

In June 2018 the third International Conference for Advanced Neurotechnology (ICAN) took place in Ann Arbor uniting engineers and neuroscientists from different continents to review the latest advancements in neurotechnology and neuroscience. As last year the BrainLinks-BrainTools conference and ICAN were co-located in Freiburg, this year a delegation of researchers from BrainLinks-BrainTools was invited to join the conference in the US. A member of the Freiburg delegation summarized his impressions: “I am very grateful to BrainLinks-BrainTools and IPAN for enabling me to be part of the group and join this important meeting. Besides interesting talks and posters it was in particular the opportunity to exchange with leading scientists in the field which made this trip to Ann Arbor a great experience. The visits at different laboratories, which were organized just for the BrainLinks-BrainTools researchers, gave interesting insights into the work life and environment at the University of Michigan and led to exciting exchange and new collaborations. In fact we directly brought some samples home with us from this meeting in order to investigate how neuroprobes developed in Michigan can benefit from the technologies developed within the BioEPIC project in the BrainLinks-BrainTools cluster. The conference was therefore a real success and I’m already looking forward to the next ICAN meeting in 2019.”