Special Issue "MEMS/NEMS for Neuroscience"
A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 May 2017
Prof. Dr. Nikos Chronis
Micro and Nano Electromechanical Systems (MEMS/NEMS) are increasingly used in a variety of applications in the field of neuroscience. Studies on single neurons, networks of cultured neurons and organoids, small model organisms, brain mapping, and stimulation have been greatly benefited by the use of microfluidic/lab-on-chip systems, neural probes, implantable biosensors, and microactuators. Key element of MEMS technology is its ability to interact with neurons and neuronal tissue through mechanical, optical, chemical, or electrical means with a high spatiotemporal accuracy. This Special Issue seeks to highlight recent advances of MEMS/NEMS technology in the field of basic and applied neuroscience, at the cellular and organism level. MEMS/NEMS tools for manipulating neuronal activity in vitro or in vivo are of special interest.
Prof. Dr. Nikos Chronis
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- neural probes
- neural dynamics
- neural networks
- neural imaging
- neural interfaces