News

2022

May: Spring is here!

Quentin and Simona successfully defended their master thesis projects. We are happy for them and thank them for their hard work.

Jan Waligorski started a master project with us in March and is exploring deep learning for stimulation maps. Bryan Perdrizat started this month and will analyze hyperdirect pathway activation.

Simon will present his sweet spot work at the meeting of the International Neuromodulation Society in Barcelona.


March 4: We have three articles in press and we are grateful for these collaborations. The first article reports mapping for essential tremor from a multicentric European cohort. A second article demonstrates the use of a sweet spot to assist DBS programming in a commercial software. We had presented the sweet spot in 2019 and it is specific to rigidity reduction in the subthalamic nucleus. The third article is also on assisting DBS programming but with both electrophysiology and sweet spot. Moreover, last week Simona submitted her master thesis with the title Exploring Connectivity Profiles of Deep Brain Stimulation for Treatment-Resistant Depression. It was great having her in our lab and we wish her all the best for the future!

2021

November 30: Simon bids farewell. He finished his IAESTE internship with us and developed a sweet-spot-based algorithm to generate suggestions for contacts and current amplitudes. It will be installable for Lead-DBS. Manuscript to come.

November 10: Alba and Khoa will present their posters at the Society for Neuroscience 2021 virtual meeting. Join us in session P269 Parkinson's disease therapeutic strategies from 8:45pm to 9:45pm Central European Time (1:45pm to 2:45pm Central Standard Time). Our videos can be watched here (hyperdirect pathway) and here (stimulation maps).

November 1--5: Roberto Garza is presenting at this year's IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference. If you are registered, watch his presentation on patient-specific anisotropic VTA estimation here.

October 1: We welcome Quentin Savary from the University of Bern to the team! He will be doing his master thesis on refining stimulation maps of the subthalamic nucleus for Parkinson's disease.

September 17: Alba finished two weeks of summer school at ETH Zurich. EXCITE was exciting and she learnt more about biomedical imaging.

September 11: Khoa returned from the congress of the European Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery. He was grateful to present at the in-person congress in Marseille.

August 30: We welcome Simona Leserri from the EPF Lausanne to the team! She will be investigating DBS for depression with structural and functional connectivity.

July 1: We welcome Simon Nordenström from Gothenburg to the team! He will be doing an five month IAESTE internship to work on computer-assisted programming.