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International Program for the Advancement of Neurotechnology

(IPAN)

About

Understanding the complexity and mysteries of the brain is one of the biggest scientific challenges of this century. The International Program for the Advancement of Neurotechnology (IPAN), initiated November 2015, is comprised of a dream team of researchers from around the world have the goal of accelerating neuro-technology and education in unique ways.

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Summer Research Application

Every summer, twelve undergraduate and graduate students from U.S. Universities are selected from a highly competitive applicant pool to undergo a five-day neuroscience bootcamp at the University of Michigan, prior to traveling abroad to a collaborating institution for a summer research experience. Apply >

Research

IPAN is an explicit partnership of leading neuroscientists and technologists to develop and deliver a hardware and software system that fundamentally simplifies the ability of a neuroscientist to (i) identify and classify a recorded neuron, (ii) reconstruct a local neural circuit, and (iii) deliver biomimetic or synthetic inputs into such circuitry in a cell-specific targeted manner. Learn more >

News & Events

Stay up-to-date on the latest news and events related to IPAN and ICAN. Learn more >

ICAN

ICAN is an annual conference affiliated with IPAN that brings engineers and neuroscientists together to review the recent advancement in neurotechnology and neuroscience, define the need for next-generation tools to move neuroscience forward, and enhance translation of technology to science community. The event features speakers, panel discussions, and a poster session. Learn more >

2016 ICAN Opening Remarks by Euisik Yoon and György Buzsáki

University of Michigan Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Euisik Yoon and Biggs Professor of Neuroscience at New York University School of Medicine György Buzsáki introduce the 2016 International Conference for Advanced Neurotechnology. Welcoming remarks by Robert J Vlasic Dean of Engineering, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Dean, David C. Munson, Jr.

Ken Wise | The Rocky Road to Neurotechnology

William Gould Dow Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Ken Wise gives a retrospective keynote presentation for the 2016 International Conference for Advanced Neurotechnology.

News Feed

$7.75M for mapping circuits in the brain

A new NSF Tech Hub will put tools to rapidly advance our understanding of the brain into the hands of neuroscientists.

Students seek the secrets of the brain in study abroad program

IPAN sent eight undergraduates to Germany for a month of lab work, learning about the intricacies of the brain.

Leaders in neuroscience look to the future

ICAN bring engineers and neuroscientists together to review the recent advancement in neurotechnology and neuroscience, define the need for next-generation tools, and enhance the translation of technology to the scientific community.

Mapping the brain: probes with tiny LEDs shed light on neural pathways

The new probes can control and record the activity of many individual neurons, and are believed to be the smallest implantable LEDs ever made.

$5M for international neurotechnology “dream team”

A “dream team” of experts in sensors, electronics, data analysis and neuroscience has been awarded a $5 million grant to help unravel the mysteries of the brain and cross-train a group of internationally-connected neuroscientists and engineers.

Mapping the brain with lasers

Yoon is leading a team that will design new light sources with lasers capable of zooming in on individual neuron circuits within the brain.