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Nobel Laureate is special guest speaker at IBEC event


Yesterday, during the event entitled “From the Science of Memory to the Future of Neuroengineering” at Palau Macaya (Barcelona), the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) welcomed Prof. Edvard Moser, Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology 2014, as the keynote speaker to mark the move of ICREA professor and ERC grantee Prof. Paul Verschure to the institute.


From left to right: Edvard Moser, Josep Samitier and Paul Verschure (Photo: IBEC).

The arrival of Prof. Verschure’s Synthetic Perceptive, Emotive and Cognitive Systems (SPECS) group at IBEC aims to strengthen the institute’s neuroengineering research in the framework of its Bioengineering for Active Ageing programme –supported by Obra Social “La Caixa”– where advances in minimally invasive sensors, signal treatment, data analysis or robotics are helping develop technologies to cope with the challenges of an ageing population.

In addition to Prof. Moser’s talk, Prof. Verschure gave an overview of how his group fits into the research strategy of IBEC. Like IBEC, SPECS includes physicists, psychologists, biologists, engineers and computer scientists, and will contribute greatly to IBEC’s clinical translation efforts with its strong collaborations with hospitals on rehabilitation and recovery after stroke, epilepsy and other brain diseases.

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