MESO-BRAIN poised for final year delivery

The MESO-BRAIN project met in the splendid setting of the Medical School Buildings at the University of Barcelona for a review of progress at the end of Year 2 and planning for the final 12 months of the project.

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Meso-brain makes recordings with iPSC cell cultures

As the project heads into the last 12 months of activity, recent recordings of Axol iPSC cell cultures show great promise for the achievement of the final results.

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The Brain Conferences: Cortex Development and Evolution (FENS) – Blog from James Crowe

FENS, The Brain Prize and IBRO-PERC stipend recipient, James Crowe attended The Brain Conferences: Cortex Development and Evolution (FENS), which took place in Copenhagen, Denmark. James is a PhD candidate at the Department of Life and Health Sciences, Aston University, UK. His research focuses upon building human cortical networks-in-a-dish using iPSC-derived neural stem cells, with the aim of exploring network connectivity. James discusses his attendance of the conference where he presented his research.

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Photonics meets Biology summer school IV (PMB IV) – Blog from James Crowe

A PhD candidate working on the MESO-BRAIN project, James Crowe attended the Photonics meets Biology summer school IV (PMB IV), which took place in Tarragona, Spain. James discusses his attendance of the conference where he presented his research. This year’s biennial Photonics meets Biology summer school was held in the Catalonian city of Tarragona. The summer schools brings together expertise in leading-edge research, and focuses on the union of photonic and biological sciences to revolutionise the use of lasers in the biomedical field.

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MESO-BRAIN research reported on local television

Prof Eric Hill from Aston University explains at Birmingham News how new brain cell scaffolds could provide clues to help develop therapies for Alzheimer’s disease.

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NEW! Cell Activity Imaging Capability

Axol Bioscience have successfully developed red fluorescent, Genetically-Encoded Ca2+ indicator for Optical imaging (R-GECO) and imaged iPSCs with R-GECO integrated in multiple locations of the genome.

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MESO-BRAIN Consortium meet to discuss future 3D neuronal cultures and imaging

In Tarragona on the 18th September, the interdisciplinary consortium met to present and discuss their latest results and agree future research priorities. The meeting was hosted by the Institute of Photonics Sciences.