TUM Grand Rounds Live Event on Brain-Interfaces
Brain-Spine Interfaces in Patients with spinal cord injury
Prof. Dr. Jocelyne Bloch und Prof. Grégoire Courtine | TUM-Robotics Talks | 17. August 2023, 17:00 CET
Location: Hörsaal C, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universität München. See map
Prof. Dr. Jocelyne Bloch is a neurosurgeon, Professor in the neurosurgical department of the University Hospital Lausanne (CHUV) and Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lausanne (UNIL), Adjunct Professor within the NeuroX Institute at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), and director of the Defitech Center for Interventional Neurotherapies (.NeuroRestore). She specialized in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery, which allowed her to develop extensive expertise in deploying neuromodulation therapies for movement disorders, pain, and epilepsy. She leads the functional neurosurgical unit at the CHUV. Very active in experimental medicine and translational neuroscience, she nourishes a passion for the development of neurotherapies involving neurosurgical interventions and for advancing neurotechnologies in neuromodulation, neuroregeneration, and cell therapy. She seeks to gather all these therapeutic strategies under a common umbrella to maximize the recovery of patients with neurological impairments. Jocelyne Bloch obtained many awards, including the 2019 Tasker Prize from the World Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery in recognition of her research and innovation in neuromodulation and spinal cord repair. The results of her research have been published in numerous original articles in Science and Nature journals and broadly publicized in print and broadcast media across the world.
Prof Grégoire Courtine is a Professor of Neurosciences at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Adjunct Professor in the neurosurgical department of the University Hospital Lausanne (CHUV), and Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lausanne (UNIL), director of the Defitech Center for Interventional Neurotherapies (.NeuroRestore), and Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) of ONWARD Medical N.V. (Euronext: ONWD). He was originally trained in Physics but then specialized in Neurosciences. His passion for translational medicine has fueled his research in developing neurotechnologies to improve recovery from neurological disorders. After obtaining the Chancellor Award for his discoveries during his post-doc at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), he established his own laboratory at the University of Zurich in 2008. He joined EPFL in 2012, where he is now a Full Professor at the NeuroX Institute. With functional neurosurgeon Prof. Jocelyne Bloch, he founded the Defitech Center for Interventional Neurotherapies, NeuroRestore. G. Courtine obtained many awards, including the Rolex Award for Enterprise, the top ten Breakthrough Technologies from MIT Technology Review, and Man of the Year in Vaud, Switzerland. The results of his research have been published in numerous original articles in Science and Nature journals and broadly publicized in print and broadcast media worldwide.
Their latest renowned research has been published in Nature and is available here
The Grand Rounds will be held in person at the Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technical University Munich, Hörsaal C, and streamed online for anyone aiming to attend the meeting virtually. Food and Drinks will be provided. Don't miss the event, and mark your calender!