Yoeri was recently interviewed on national radio for the recently published work in Nature Materials. The interview (in Dutch) on BNR Newsradio can be listened to here: https://www.bnr.nl/podcast/wetenschap-vandaag/10412979/onderzoekers-laten-kunstmatige-synaps-praten-met-levende-cellen And a mention on NPO Radio 2 here: https://portal.rtvmonitor.nl/#
This work describes a novel device that connect living cells with organic neuromorphic materials. We were able to demonstrate a memory effect based on the neurotransmitter dopamine released by cells. The research was done in collaboration with IIT Italy (group of Francesca Santoro) and Stanford University (group of Alberto Salleo). Find the paper here and free to read here.
Scott Keene and Tom van der Pol showed that adding amine-based de-dopants to PEDOT:PSS devices transforms them into enhancement-mode transistors. This work, which was performed in collaboration with Alberto Salleo at Stanford University and Rene Janssen at the department of Chemistry, was published in Advanced Materials. Additionally, Advanced Science News wrote a news article about our work.
Yoeri’s paper “Lowering the threshold for bioelectronics” was published in Nature Materials. The News and View article highlights the work by Dion Khodagholy and collegues at Columbia University who have developed a high-speed, high-gain enhancement-mode ion-gated transistor that shows promise for low-power chronically implanted bioelectronic systems. See: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41563-020-0623-x Read the paper for free here
Yoeri was elected as one of the 2019 MIT Technology Review innovators under 35 Europe for the BIOMORPHIC project. In this project we aim to develop smart lab-on-chips to classify cells using hardware-based AI.
Together with Paschalis Gkoupidenis from the Max Planck institute in Mainz, we are organising a symposium at EMRS Spring Meeting in Strasbourg 2020, covering neuromorphic engineering and devices, all the way to bio-inspired sensing and bioelectronics. The symposium has a great line-up of confirmed speakers. For more details see: https://www.european-mrs.com/neuro-inspired-information-processing-novel-materials-concepts-neuromorphic-computing-local