Neurovers-IT is a Marie Curie "Research Training Network", funded by the European Union's 6th Framework Program. The theme of the project is the potential of " in vitro neuronal networks" as a novel class of "computational device". Such devices, we believe, could provide capabilities that are difficult or impossible to implement in current silicon technology. For example, they could learn, they could adapt to the environment they inhabit, they could repair themselves. In some ways, at least they would be similar to the complex networks of neurons we find in human and animal brains.
The UT-part of this EU program comprises(d) the work of
-dr Irina Stoyanova: Neurochemical control of bursting in cultured neuronal networks of dissociated cortical rat cells. With special focus on the role of new neurotransmitters Orexin and Ghrelin
-ir Taras Gritsun: Large scale neurocomputational modeling and simulation of neuronal spiking and bursting in cutured neuronal networks.
Principal Investigator tracks
EU Marie Curie Research Training Network
Karin Groot Jebbink