Computing Informatics Research Seminar Series

Biohybrid Systems for Epilepsy Treatment: Towards Enhanced Regenerative Medicine.

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As part of the School of Science and Technology's Computing Informatics Research Seminar Series, Dr Gabriella Panuccio, Italian Institute of Technology, Italy presents: Biohybrid Systems for Epilepsy Treatment: Towards Enhanced Regenerative Medicine.

  • From: Wednesday 21 November 2018, 1 pm
  • To: Wednesday 21 November 2018, 2 pm
  • Location: 161, Erasmus Darwin, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS

Event details

As part of the School of Science and Technology's Computing Informatics Research Seminar Series, Dr Gabriella Panuccio, Italian Institute of Technology, Italy presents: Biohybrid Systems for Epilepsy Treatment: Towards Enhanced Regenerative Medicine.

Abstract

Epilepsy is a life-threatening progressive brain disorder characterized by uncontrolled abnormal brain activity manifesting as recurrent unprovoked seizures. Epilepsy is one of the biggest challenges in health research due to its dynamic and progressive nature leading to relentless brain damage. Further, epilepsy carries among the highest burden of disease and significant social stigma. Current therapeutic approaches include anti-epileptic medications, neurosurgery and deep-brain stimulation, which, however, may not guarantee a seizure-free life. Most of all, these interventions aim at controlling epilepsy symptoms, but none of them can effectively heal the epileptic brain. In this talk, I portray the principles at the core of advanced therapeutic strategies for epilepsy in which I envision that tissue engineering, artificial intelligence and neural engineering may be
jointly exploited to yield a powerful symbiotic effect. This paradigm sets the stage for the future generation of intelligent biohybrid transplants to heal epilepsy and possibly other neurological conditions.

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For any enquires please contact  Mufti Mahmud and Omprakash Kaiwartya

Location details

Room/Building:

161, Erasmus Darwin

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
Nottingham
NG11 8NS

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