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Graphene will revolutionize the world

Elisabet Prats, researcer of the GBIO Group, coordinator of Unit 8 of NANBIOSIS, participated in the  #ImproCiencia dissemination event, held on November 16 in Madrid organized by CIBER. Elisabet presented the Neurographene project as a monologue and explained how they are using graphene for Measure the electrical activity of the brain.

Based on the latest microfabrication technologies, the devices consist of graphene microsensor matrices mounted on flexible polymer substrates that adapt to the surface morphology of the brain.

Each sensor detects tiny changes in the electrical activity around it. Thus, the electrical activity generated by the neurons is detected as a small change in the conductivity of the graphene sensor. These devices are already being used in the study of sleep and epilepsy in animal models. The graphene sensor implanted on the brain surface allows the simultaneous recording of electrical activity in different regions of the cortex.

Also, the technology of flexible graphene sensors can be used in other biomedical applications in which it is necessary to obtain relevant information from the cerebral cortex. “Graphene will revolutionize the world,” said Elisabet Prats.

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Graphene Flagship for Biomedical Tecnologies – Kick off meeting April 11-14 Barcelona

On April, 11-12 took place in Barcelona the kick off meeting of the new Graphene Flagship Work Package devoted to Biomedical Technologies, one emerging application area for graphene and other 2D materials. The Kick-off event, was co-organised by Dr. Rosa Villa (CNM-IMB-CSIC, CIBER-BBN) Scientific Coordinator of Unit 8 of NANBIOSIS (in the center of the first row in the photo). More than 35 Scientifics from 14 research groups attended to the meeting

The Graphene Flagship, the EU’s biggest ever research initiative, involves the coordination research of over 150 partners from more than 20 European countries withing a timeframe of 10 years. This project is implemented as a total of 15 research Work Packages on specific science and technology topics. The new Work Package will focus on the development of implants based on graphene and 2D-materials with therapeutic functionalities for specific clinical outcomes in neurology, ophthalmology and surgery, between other disciplines that will be further developed in the next phases of the Graphene Flagship.

The launch meeting held on 11 and 12 April in the Convalescence House of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), was co-organized by the ICN2, the National Microelectronics Centre (CNM-IMB-CSIC, CIBER-BBN; researcher Dr. CSIC. Villa Rosa) and IDIBAPS. This meeting began with two lectures given by well known neuroscientists, Dr. Gerardo Conesa, chief of neurosurgery at the Hospital del Mar (Barcelona) and Dr. Xavier Navarro,  the Institute of Neurosciences at the UAB and belonging to CIBERNED.

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Elisabet Prats is a young scientist, researcher at Biomonitoring group of CIBER-BBN and  CNM, which coordinates Unit 8 of NANBIOSIS, and a science disseminator with comedian monologues at “Big Van”.

[Elisabet Prats in Informativos.net]

As a science disseminator, Elisabet has recently appeared in media and forums explaining the progress made by her research group in the European project Graphene Flagship. For example, a graphene sensor to detect brain electrical activity, successfully presented at Mobile World Congress. Elisabet clearly explains “We are able to measure the electrical signals of the brain with graphene, graphene due to its versatility, allows the reduction in size of the sensors, giving much more information to the doctor” and describes a future in which “we shall control mechanical arms with brains implants”.

Nanbiosis_U8 - Biomedical applications of graphene, Elisabet Prats in Informativos.net
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