Organic Bioelectronic Neuropharmacology, electroceuticals for the nervous system - Our ambition is to supplement biochemical signaling with electronic functionalities using both galvanic (ion) and faradic (electron) processes.
Traditional medicines are based on biochemical principles without regard to electrical properties. We focus on organic electronics that are self-assembled directly inside or in the vicinity of the nervous system, to form electronic circuits that mimic the structure and organization of the nervous system, so that the nervous system can be seamlessly integrated.
A major challenge is to discover biocompatible materials that, with minimally invasive methods, can be integrated in-vivo to both electrically sense and actuate cells. As primary models for these studies, we use zebrafish and brain organoids with a focus on brain diseases and regenerative medicine.