This time, the twelfth edition of the Neuro’binars welcomed Adam Williamson from INS, Gaelle Alhaddad from LNC and Pedro Belio Mairal from INP. Gaelle and Pedro are both PhD students and presented, in a cross-presentation, the thesis topics they are working on. Adam Williamson Adam Williamson is a principal investigator at INS, where his work focuses exclusively on neuroengineering.
The first part of the Neuro’binar consisted of a 10 min presentation by Gaelle, who summarized Pedro’s topic: “Deciphering the pathological mechanisms of MT5-MMP in Alzheimer’s disease”. Then, Pedro presented Gaelle’s work, entitled “Effects of biscriptuality on the dynamics of graphomotor coordination”. Each presentation was followed by a series of questions from the audience. Adam Williamson closed the session by explaining his work at INS, which focuses on non-invasive deep brain stimulation in epilepsy using temporal interference. His presentation lasted 20 min and was also followed by a very pointed question and answer session.
Your "Zoomers" of this twelfth edition
Learn more about Adam Williamson from INS, Gaelle Alhaddad from LNC and Pedro Belio Mairal from INP. You can also watch previous Neurobinars on our Youtube channel. plus sur Adam Williamson de l’INS, Gaelle Alhaddad de du LNC et Pedro Belio Mairal de l’INP. You can also watch previous Neurobinars on our Youtube channel.
Adam Williamson is a Principal Investigator at the Institut de Neurosciences des Systèmes (INS), a part of Inserm at Aix-Marseille Université (AMU), France, since April 2014. He is a recipient of the ERC Starting Grant 2016 and ERC Proof-of-Concept Grant 2020, using novel technology-based therapies and neuroprosthetics in the treatment of epilepsy. Generally, his research can be classified as technology-based, focused on in vivo applications for numerous new electronic devices and brain stimulation methods in pathophysiological neuronal networks related to epilepsy. Adam received his B.Sc. degree and M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering at Texas Tech University, USA, where his work was focused on the fabrication and optimization of silicon transistors with Professor Richard Gale. In 2011 he received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the Technische Universität Ilmenau (TUI), Germany, where his work was focused on the integration of nano-structures into silicon photodiodes with Prof. Martin Hoffmann (the Department of Micromechanical Systems, TUI, Germany). From 2011 to 2014, he worked as a postdoc at TUI with Prof. Andreas Schober (the Department of Nano-Biosystem Technology, TUI, Germany), where his work was focused on nanostructure-enhanced electrophysiology and artificial synapse technology. In 2014 he joined INS in Marseille to focus exclusively on neuroengineering.
Gaelle Alhaddad holds a BSc and a MSc degree in Psychomotor Therapy, during which she specialized in the evaluation and rehabilitation of French and Arabic handwriting. She is currently in her 2nd year of PhD under the supervision of Dr. Marieke Longcamp, within the Music, Language and Writing team at the LNC (Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives).
I have a BSc in Biotechnology from the University of Girona and a MSc in Translational Medicine from the University of Barcelona. I have been working for some years now in the development and use of stem cell-based human models to study the neuro-glia interplay in synaptic dysfunction in the context of neurodegenerative diseases. I am currently starting my 3rd year of thesis under the supervision of Drs Santiago Rivera and Emmanuel Nivet at the INP (Institute of NeuroPathophysiology).