Hochaufgelöste Nerv/Chip Kopplung

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Hochaufgelöste Nerv/Chip Kopplung
Applications of neurochips in health research
Project leader:
Dr. Günther Zeck
Project funding:
  • Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
Project management:
  • Projektträger Jülich (PTJ)
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Neurochips couple nerve cells with electronic chips. The junior research group Neurochip develops and uses innovative methods to electrically stimulate individual cells or to analyze their signals. The potential of such high-resolution neurochips is explored both for applications in medicine and for research purposes, such as biotechnology. When developing methods, the researchers are guided by current trends in neurophysiology and neurochip technology.


The project aims to support a junior research group at the NMI with the aim of giving a younger scientist the opportunity to set up his own research group, to work on basic research approaches in the fields of neurophysiology and neurochip technology and to pave the way for a top scientific career. The junior research group uses neurochip technology for the development and application of methods for single cell stimulation and derivation in cultured neuronal cell and tissue preparations.
The scientific goals of the junior research group are oriented towards current trends in neurophysiological and neurotechnological research as well as information processing in neuronal networks.
During the project, methods will be transferred from Prof. Dr. Peter Fromherz's research group at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Biochemistry in Munich to the junior research group in order to build on the MPI's proven experience. At the same time, a cooperating project (see project partners) will provide structural and content support for technology transfer and the further developments based on it.

Project partners:
  • Multi Channel Systems MCS GmbH Reutlingen
  • Technische Universität Berlin