Nanotechnology for Health

EPFL-Imec Joint Workshop

Wednesday, 30 November 2011 at Imec, Leuven, Belgium

Morning focus: Life sciences
08:45-09:00 Welcome coffee
09:00-09:10 Welcome remarks by Rudy Lauwereins and Giovanni De Micheli
09:10-09:35 “New Frontiers in Human Telemetry” Sandro Carrara, EPFL
09:35-10:15 EPFL PhD student presentations (10 minutes each)

  • Andrea Cavallini “Implantable platform for the sensing of bioactive molecules in personalized therapy”
  • Cristina Boero “Nanostructured biochip development for metabolite monitoring”
  • Mahsa Shoaran "Wireless interface and implantable micro-scale signal acquisition electrodes for high-resolution neural recording in epilepsy focus localization"
  • Nikola Katic "On-Focal-Plane Compressive Sensing in CMOS Image Sensors"

10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-10:50 "New focus of Life Sciences research at imec" Peter Peumans, imec
10:50-11:25 Invited speech, Liesbet Lagae, imec
11:25-11:55 Imec PhD student presentations (10 minutes each)

  • Carolina Mora Lopez: “Microelectronic systems for deep-brain recording”
  • Luis Hoffmann: “On chip cell detection using impedance spectroscopy and light propagation in tissue”
  • Liesbeth Micholt: “Influencing neuronal growth with micro- and nanostructured surfaces for future neuronal regeneration applications”

12:05-13:20 Poster discussions and sandwich lunch
Afternoon focus: Body Area Networks
13:20-13:55 “Design of Ultra-Low-Power Wireless Body Sensor Networks for Real-Time Biosignals Monitoring”,  David Atienza, EPFL
13:55-14:35 EPFL student presentations (10 minutes each)

  • Francisco J. Rincon “Energy-efficient mapping of biomedical applications on WBSN”
  • Hossein Mamaghanian “Compressed sensing-based processing”
  • Kanber Mithat Silay “Remotely Powered Wireless Cortical Implants for Brain-Machine Interfaces”
  • Gürkan Yilmaz “Development of a Wireless Energy and Data Transmission System for Monitoring Epilepsy in-vivo”

14:35-14:50 Break
14:50-15:25 Invited speech (on implantable packaging/microfluidics), Maaike Op de Beeck, imec
15:25-16:15 imec PhD student presentations:

  • Maarten Lont: “When to wake up? Low power Wake-up Receiver Design”
  • Vibhu Sharma: “Ultra Low Energy SRAM Design for Wireless Sensor Node Applications”
  • Wei Xu: “Glucose-based enzymatic fuel cells designed for implantable devices”
  • Lei Zhang: “Microfluidic filter for DNA separation”

16:15-17:10 Poster discussions
17:10-17:15 Closing remarks