Jul 10, 2023

Visiting Scientist and "Brown Bag Lunch" Seminar Series

Dr. Florian Missey, from the International Clinical Research Center of St. Anne's University Hospital in Brno (FNUSA-ICRC), Brno, Czech Republic, visited Z43 last week and joined us as guest speaker in the Z43 BBL seminar series. Florian presented his work on "Temporal interference (TI) stimulation: From rodents experiments to human clinical trials".

Florian received his Ph.D. from Dr. Adam Williamson’s team at the Institut de Neurosciences des Systèmes in Marseille, France, on the use of bio-organic electronics to optimize TI stimulation, mostly in rodents. Currently a postdoctoral researcher at FNUSA-ICRC, he is part of the Neuromodulation team lead by Adam Williamson, focusing on optimizing TI designs and performing clinical trials based on TI.

In his talk, Florian began with a brief introduction to TI stimulation before presenting data on the method of orientation-tunable TI and laser TI to optimize TI stimulation. In laser TI, organic electrolytic photocapacitors serve as the current source, converting light into electrical stimulation. Florian ended his presentation with a summary of his findings on non-invasive TI stimulation of the central and peripheral nervous systems in humans.

It was great to have Florian with us, and we are looking forward to sharing the results of our collaboration!


Florian (second up from the left) presenting in Z43's BBL to both onsite and online audiences.