Microelectrode arrays (MEAs): generally used equipment to measure the functional activity of electrogenic cells.

01 December 2020 → 30 November 2022
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Cell signaling
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Molecular biophysics
  • Engineering and technology
    • Biomedical signal processing
Microelectrode array (MEA) Electrogenic cells Neuronal cells Cardiomyocytes In vitro and in vivo disease modelling Functional cell characterization
Project description

MEAs provide a non-invasive and non-terminal method for recording electrical activity of electrogenic cells and tissue slices. During previous years we invested in the generation of cellular and animal models of neurological and cardiac diseases that affect neurogenic cells: inherited retinal diseases, neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental diseases, epilepsy and heart diseases. MEAs are essential to functionally study these models and to assess responses to new therapies.