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Our latest scientific articles

  • Mele LJ, Palestri P, Selmi L (2020) Modeling Selectivity and Cross-sensitivity in membrane-based potentiometric sensors, Proceedings of the 2020 Joint International EUROSOI Workshop and International Conference on Ultimate Integration on Silicon (EUROSOI-ULIS), Caen (France), PDF Zenodo
  • Mele LJ, Palestri P, Selmi L(2020) General model and equivalent circuit for the chemical noise spectrum associated to surface charge fluctuation in potentiometric sensors, IEEE Sensors Journal (Early Access), PDF Zenodo
  • Conrad M, Jolivet RB (2020) Modelling Neuromodulated Information Flow and Energetic Consumption at Thalamic Relay Synapses, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 12397:649-58. PDF Zenodo
  • George R, Chiappalone M, Giugliano M, Levi T, Vassanelli S, Partzsch J, Mayr C. Plasticity and Adaptation in Neuromorphic Biohybrid Systems. iScience. 2020 Sep 23;23(10):101589. doi: 10.1016/j.isci.2020.101589. eCollection 2020 Oct 23. PMID: 33083749 PMCID: 7554028 PDF Zenodo
  • Leva F, Palestri P, Selmi L. Modelling of vertical nano-needles as sensing devices for neuronal signal recordings. TechRxiv: Preprint. PDF Zenodo
  • Jolivet RB, Magistretti PJ. Spike–frequency adaptation is modulated by interacting currents in an Hodgkin-Huxley-type model: Role of the Na,K–ATPase. bioRxiv 2020.06.12.148437. PDF Zenodo
  • Levenstein D​​, Alvarez VA​, Amarasingham A​, Azab H, Gerkin RC​​, Hasenstaub A​​, Iyer R​, Jolivet RB, Marzen S​, Monaco JD​​, Prinz AA​, Quraishi S, Santamaria F​​, Shivkumar S, Singh MF​, Stockton DB, Traub R​, Rotstein HG,​ Nadim F,​ Redish AD. On the role of theory and modeling in neuroscience. Arxiv: Preprint. PDF Zenodo
  • Mireille Conrad, Renaud B Jolivet Comparative performance of mutual information and transfer entropy for analyzing the balance of information flow and energy consumption at synapses bioRxiv 2020.06.01.127399; doi: Zenodo


News and Events

On September 29th 2021, Michele Giugliano has been invited to the weekly podcast (in live streaming) by Sanofi e di Startupitalia.

On September 26th 2021, during Trieste Next, Michele Giugliano participated to a round table on Artificial Intelligence and Neuroprosthetics: science fiction or reality?. The event has been directed to the general public and it was held both in presence and streamed online.

On September 23rd 2021, the Italian newspaper ‘’Corriere della Sera’’ explaining the scope of the project IN-FET. “Corriere” website also published the article.

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On April 15th 2021, international day of researchers, Michele Giugliano has been very briefly interviewed by the RAI, the Italian TV broadcasting company.

Read here an extended account of the interview and here the longer press release: ansa_april2021.pdf

On February 25th 2021, SISSA organised the “Student Day” in a digital format. Michele Giugliano and his colleagues animated a panel discussing a dialogue between artificial and biological neurons. This discussion panel was aimed at high-school students from participating schools, disseminating the latest discoveries in the fields of neuroscience and machine learning.

Watch it here:

On February 23rd 2021, Simona Cerrato (SISSA Medialab) and Michele GIUGLIANO (SISSA) have been guests of the radio show RADAR from the Italian Rai broadcasting. We announced the forthcoming SISSA's Student Day and the science dialogue between silicon neurons and biological neurons, featured at that event.

Listen to it here:

On January 20th 2021, Michele GIUGLIANO (SISSA) was live, hosted by Alessio Vissani, on the Eureka! weekly science podcast of the italian magazine Lega Nerd.

Watch it here:

Lega Nerd is a well known Italian magazine of “nerd/geek” youngster culture in Italy, established more than 10 years ago. It is based on crowdsourcing and characterised by an informal and friendly style.

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On January 14th 2021, Michele Giugliano (SISSA) and Valentina Perrera (SISSA) organised together with the entire IN-FET consortium a workshop on Scientific Communication and Responsible Research and Innovation.

Watch it again below, in case you missed it!

On November 6th 2020, Michele Giugliano (SISSA) and Renaud Jolivet (UNIGE) (remotely) participated to a workshop on AI, Neuroscience and Policy, organised by members of the Marie Curie Alumni Association.

Have you missed it? Read a summary of the workshop here or watch again the session below!!

On September 2nd 2020, the IN-FET consortium organised a science outreach event at the Science in the city festival, focusing on Nanotechnologies and Nanoelectronics to Cure the Brain. Michele Giugliano (SISSA), Pierpaolo Palestri (IUNET-UNIUD), and Luca Selmi (IUNET-UNIMORE) gave three brief talks chaired and moderated by Valentina Perrera (SISSA).

Check the festival's website to discover the programme or watch again our event below!!

In the June 24th 2020 issue of the Italian Panorama magazine, the IN-FET project was featured, with a brief interview to Michele Giugliano (SISSA) on future novel treatments for Parkinson.

The Webmagazine of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia gave coverage to the IN-FET project!

On February 13th 2020, Michele Giugliano (SISSA) contributed to the SISSA for Schools programme, participating to the Open Day for School Students.

Watch again the coverage of the event by the Italian National Broadcasting TV (RAI), where Michele Giugliano was very briefly interviewed !!

Click here for our “kick-off” press release launched on February 2020.


Openings: Two postdoctoral positions in cellular electrophysiology and neurobiology.

Two postdoctoral positions are available immediately at the Neuroscience Area of SISSA - the International School for Advanced Studies, in the lab of Neuronal Dynamics head by Dr. Michele GIUGLIANO.

Both positions are covered for up to 38 months each, on an EC-Horizon 2020 funded project called “Ionic Neuromodulation For Epilepsy Treatment (IN-FET)”. This project combines neurobiology, nanotechnologies, electrochemistry, and electronics together towards a novel breakthrough technology in brain modulation.

At SISSA, we aim at experimentally validating novel routes for cellular and microcircuit stimulation or suppression, in collaboration with a consortium of partners which includes IBM Research Zurich, the University of Geneva, the University of Sheffield, and the Inter-university consortium for Nanoelectronics.

We thus search for experts in in vitro electrophysiology (substrate-integrated microelectrode arrays) and patch-clamp recordings (dissociated cell cultures, acute and organotypic brain tissue slices) with a strong background in quantitative data analysis and an interest for interdisciplinary research.

The deadline for the application is 28/05/2020 and this link to apply.

More information here.

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