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EPSRC Reference: GR/N19687/01
Title: MASSIVELY PARALLEL MEASUREMENT OF NEURONAL SIGNALS
Principal Investigator: Rahman, Dr M
Other Investigators:
Smith, Professor K Wilkinson, Professor C Morrison, Dr J
Curtis, Professor ASG
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Department: School of Physics and Astronomy
Organisation: University of Glasgow
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 December 2000 Ends: 30 April 2003 Value (£): 181,983
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Biomedical neuroscience Cells
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Healthcare No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
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In this proposal we aim to develop methods of fabricating extremely large array-size microelectrode arrays on both rigid and flexible substrates. Hence we wish to contribute to the development of a massively parallel readout system for studies in neurobiology as part of a wider partnership. We will fabricate ~500 electrode arrays on ITO/glass using methods of electron-beam lithography and plasma processing. We will characterise these both electrically and on biological specimens to check for signal to noise and cross-talk. We will develop methods for fabricating on flexible substrates and make smaller arrays with up to 61 electrodes. These will have a direct impact on cell recording experiments in Glasgow. We will also examine the feasibility of making ~200 electrode arrays, examining a new type of electrode geometry. The initial neurobiology experiments with the ~500 electrode arrays will be centred at the Salk Institute, San Diego, USA.
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