Award competition at Forum “New Technologies to treat Neurodisorders: Neuroprosthetics”

The Forum titled “New technologies to treat neurodisorders: neuroprosthetics” held at the Biotech Campus, Geneva, Switzerland, on September 9, 2016 brought together international leading experts in the field of neuroengineering and provided another opportunity for the IBSA Foundation to confirm yet again its commitment to promoting science progress and advancement of scientific knowledge.
Supporting young investigators under 35 years of age, the Foundation delivered three CHF 1,000 awards to the winners of the Second Abstract Competition at Forum.
Rewarded for their work judged to be most brilliant and innovative, the winning scientists were:

  • Marco Bonizzato, with the abstract titled: “High-through put brain-spinal interface in rats with contusion spinal cord injury”. Bertarelli chair in Translational Neuroengineering, Center for Neuroprosthetics, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Anna Vybornova, with the abstract titled “Statistical testing based on realistic null hypotheses: the surrogate method for graph signals with application to electroencephalography data”, Faculty of Life Siences, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Simon Borgognon and Jérôme Cottet, with the abstract titled “Autologous neural cells ecosystem (ANCE) transplantation as therapy for Parkinson’s disease: a promising approach”, Laboratory of neurophysiology of action and hearing, department of Medicine, Université de Fribourg.