Microelectrode arrays (MEA) are routinely used in basic and industrial research and development in neuroscience, cardio-vascular research, drug discovery, and neurotechnology.

MEAs have helped to unravel the fundamental physiological functions of the brain, such as memory, learning, circadian rhythms, and neuronal development. Through MEAs, we are beginning to broaden our understanding of cognitive diseases, such as Alzheimer´s disease and epilepsy. Advancements in MEA technology have given new momentum to cardiovascular, stem cell, and retina research.

The biennial MEA Meeting has established itself as the most important international meeting on MEA and Neurochip technology. It is a unique platform for scientific exchange among users and internationally recognized scientists from academia and industry. It attracts biologists, engineers, and physicists from around the globe to Reutlingen.

Our Key-Note speaker

Prof. Zameel Cader, Oxford University, UK
Timothy D. Harris, Janelia Research Campus, USA
Isabelle Niespodziany, UCB Pharma, Belgium
Prof. Thomas Stieglitz, IMTEK, University of Freiburg, Germany
Prof. Ido Kanter, Bar Ilan University, Israel

Our topics for the 11th MEA Meeting:

  •  Stem cell-derived applications
     Neurons, cardiomyocytes, muscle cells etc
  • Assay development
    Multiwell applications, validation
  • Neural network
    Computation, tissue systems (slice, retina etc)
  • In vivo applications
    Clinical applications, Neuro monitoring
  • Stimulation strategies
    Optical and/or Electrical stimulation
  • MEA Technology Keywords:
    Materials, design, fabrication
  • Microphysiological systems
    Organ/lab on a chip, microfluidics


In 2016, more than 250 scientists with 140 posters and oral presentations attended the meeting. The internationality is also shown in the commercial exhibition with companies from Japan, the USA, Switzerland, and Germany.

Full papers to a research topic hosted by frontiers in Neuroscience and based on the abstracts published at the MEA Meeting 2018 are invited.