Academic Research, in the field of neuroscience

Tasks in the project
Develop and test the biological functionality of NEMs

Experience
The laboratory localized in HiQScreen Sàrl Geneva has a longstanding experience in the field of electrophysiology and neurotransmission with a particular accent on the research of neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. Worldwide experience of this laboratory has been recognized in many publications in high-ranking journals. The activity of HiQScreen is focused both on the characterization of small molecules or peptides and for the development of novel technologies in the field of biosciences. Developments include automated electrophysiological recordings, signal analysis from multielectrode arrays.

Senior staff
- Professor D. Bertrand, was professor at the Medical Faculty of Geneva since 1994 is one of the founder of HiQScreen. Its dual training in electronic and neuroscience has been a key issue in the success of national and international collaborations. He published over a hundred articles in peer-reviewed journals including Nature, Science, Neuron, PNAS etc. He participated in several EEC projects and his experience in laboratory automation will certainly of value for the successful development of a new technology such as biosensors based on NEMSIC.
- Dr M. Maver has a PhD in biology and worked for several years in the characterization of natural products using different analytical techniques such as high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) coupled to mass spectrometry. Her participation to NEMSIC represents a valuable asset for the development of functionalized surface able to selectively bind targeted molecules.