Investigators Workshops

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Investigators Workshop: Recent Advances in Microelectrode Array Technology and Its Applications

Convention Center, Rooms 347-348
2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Behavioral Health Providers

This workshop will address emerging microelectrode array (MEA) technologies and their applications. Transparent electrode arrays are of interest to many researchers who work on in vivo neuronal imaging and optogenetic stimulation. In addition, in late 2018, the novel, extremely high density silicon electrode array, “Neuropixels”, became available to the general research community. Emerging innovations are not limited to the forefront of in vivo electrophysiology. Advanced materials and increased computational capability have pushed the limit of conventional MEA concepts also into in vitro assay systems. Discussion will focus on how these innovations can be implemented in the laboratory.

Learning Objectives

Following participation in this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize how advanced microelectrode array (MEA) technology being used in the in vivo electrophysiology
  • Recognize how to establish high-throughput in vitro assay systems using advanced MEA array and iPSCs
  • Identify several resources available to them and plan to implement some of the innovations in their own laboratories



Moderator: Hajime Takano, PhD

Speakers: Flavia Vitale, PhD; Timothy Harris, PhD; and Ikuro Suzuki, PhD