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 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
- Microphysioloigical 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.
After MEA 2018, participants can conveniently proceed to the 11th FENS Forum of European Neuroscience in Berlin, Germany (http://forum2018.fens.org/)
We looking forward to welcoming you at MEA 2018.