Bridging the gap of neuronal communication by means of intelligent hybrid systems

Stefano Buccelli

Gabriella Panuccio

PhD Student

@ NINE Lab – IIT, Italy


I am a Biomedical Engineer and I am currently a Ph.D. student in Neuroscience & Neurotechnologies.

I receveined the Master's Degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Genova, Italy (110/110, with worthiness of publication) in 2016.

During my research as a Master Student at IIT I gained experience in the micro-electrode array acquisition system for in vitro neuronal cell cultures. I tested and validated a neuromorphic FPGA board (developed within the European Project BRAIN BOW used as test-bed for the development of a neuroprosthesis applied to cultured neuronal networks. I have also developed a software architecture in order to manage the entire setup and perform post-processing analysis in MATLAB® evironment.

Currently I am Research Assistant at IIT. My research focuses on the development of closed-loop architectures to deliver activity-dependent electrical stimulation to treat brain injuries.

Buccelli S, Tessadori J, Bornat Y, Pasquale V, Ambroise M, Levi T, Massobrio P and Chiappalone M (2016) Connecting biological and artificial neural networks. Conference Abstract: MEA Meeting 2016 | 10th International Meeting on Substrate-Integrated Electrode Arrays. Front. Neurosci.: 00095. doi

Buccelli S, Tessadori J, Ambroise M, Nowak P, Massobrio P, Bornat Y, Levi T, and Chiappalone M. Closed-loop communication between biological and artificial neuronal assemblies. Cell Symposia: Engineering the Brain – Technologies for Neurobiological Applications. October 15-16, 2015, Chicago (IL, USA).

Buccelli S, Tessadori J, and Chiappalone M. Closed-loop communication between biological and artificial neuronal networks. 2015 RIC-IIT Workshop on Robotic and Interactive Technologies for Neuroscience and Neurorehabilitation. August 31-September 2, 2015, Arenzano (Italy).

Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

Dept Neuroscience & Brain Technologies

Via Morego, 30

16163 Genova