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    KovacicLab team, with partners, organized European Researchers Night in Croatia 2015

KovacicLab team, with partners, organized European Researchers Night in Croatia 2015

KovacicLab team members coordinated organization of European Researchers Night in Croatia 25.9.2015 in Split and Zagreb. Together with partners from University of Split and Faculty of Electrical Engineering at University of Zagreb and Society znanost.org, and many other faculties, scientific institutions and public bodies, European Researchers Night event engaged about 200 researchers, and about 150 volunteers with attractive and   popular science and innovation program that attracted more then 13.000 people in two largest cities in Croatia! link to webpage of ERN.

October 14th, 2015|
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    Seminar: Prof.dr.sc. Ivan Veselić: “Compressed sensing, Calderon problem on electrical impedance tomography”

Seminar: Prof.dr.sc. Ivan Veselić: “Compressed sensing, Calderon problem on electrical impedance tomography”

Prof. Dr. Ivan Veselić  visited KovacicLab and gave a talk on Thursday Sept 17., 2015 (at 11AM)  on“Compressed sensing, Calderon problem on electrical impedance tomography”. 
Prof. dr. sc. Ivan Veselić is full professor of  Stochastic at Faculty of Mathematics at the Chemnitz University of Technology . His field of research deals with stochastic processes , harmonic analysis , partial differential equations , Schrödinger operators , spectral theory , random differential and difference equations.

September 17th, 2015|

New positions in KovacicLab

Four new research positions, as well as one administrative are available in Kovacic Lab, within the EU-funded project EvoNA. These one-year positions are: 1 PhD student and 1 postdoc for neurobiology in the auditory neuroelectronic interface project, 1 PhD student and 1 postdoc for medical neuroelectronics (cochlear implants, speech and hearing research). These are funded by the EU structural funds under the Operational Programme “Human Resources Development” 2007 – 2013 (HR.3.2.01-0320 “Research Fellowships for professional development of young researchers and postdoctoral researchers in the field of medical neuroelectronics”, in short EvoNA) with the full-time contract up to 12 months, [...]

July 31st, 2015|
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    Seminar: Prof. dr. dr. Birger Kollmeier “Measuring, modelling, and improving speech recognition across languages”

Seminar: Prof. dr. dr. Birger Kollmeier “Measuring, modelling, and improving speech recognition across languages”

Prof.dr. dr. Birger Kollmeier visited KovacicLab and gave a talk on Thursday July 2nd, 2015 (room B102, 12.15pm)  on “Measuring, modelling, and improving speech recognition across languages – from machine learning to understanding and aiding the auditory system”.  Prof.dr.dr. Birger Kollmeier is full professor of medical physics at University of Oldenburg (Germany) and director of Cluster of Excellence Hearing4all and one of the leading experts in a speech and hearing research.
June 30th, 2015|
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    D. Kovačić received Yearly Award for Science -“Kruno Prijatelj” by Slobodna Dalmacija

D. Kovačić received Yearly Award for Science -“Kruno Prijatelj” by Slobodna Dalmacija

17. June in Split, Croatia Doc.dr.sc. Damir Kovačić received Yearly award for science – “Kruno Prijatelj” given by Slobodna Dalmacija. Award was given for research results on characterization of spiral ganglion neurons cultured on silicon micro-pillar substrates for new auditory neuro-electronic interfaces published on  Journal of Neural Engineering in January 20105 (link).

June 30th, 2015|

The seminar with FAR (Swedish audiology foundation)

Five members of FAR ( http://www.stingerfonden.org/) visited KovacicLab on Tuesday 9th of June 2015 and closed one day seminar /workshop was organized. After the Lab Tour at School of medicine program was composed of presentations from both groups on topics:

-FAR: Our history in interdisciplinary research in Audiology, which led to a multi-programmable hearing aid.
-KovacicLab: Voice gender identification in cochlear implant users.
-FAR: Presentation of Villa Forum Auditum. Examples of current Swedish research projects in Audiology.
-KovacicLab: Auditory neuro-electronic interfaces.
-General Discussion
-Lunch
-Informal discussion with PhD students and KovacicLab research staff.

June 9th, 2015|
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    Finished project “CortexSTIM” – stimulator for direct cortical stimulation

Finished project “CortexSTIM” – stimulator for direct cortical stimulation

 CortexSTIM stimulator is designed to be used for direct electrical stimulation of cerebral cortex focal regions for motor, sensory and language functions. Constant current method has advantages over constant voltage stimulation when considering patient neurophysiologic aspects. Constant current types of stimulus are used to deliver controllable amount of electrical charge, regardless of the impedance of tissue between the electrodes. The stimulator can be used in two regimes in which current range, number of pulses, interstimulus time and frequency can be controlled. With classic Penfield mode novel Multipulse method can be used for intraoperative brain stimulation. For each method, parameters are defined independently and are preserved during a [...]

May 20th, 2015|
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    Journal of Neural Engineering: Characterization of spiral ganglion neurons cultured on silicon micro-pillar substrates for new auditory neuro-electronic interfaces

Journal of Neural Engineering: Characterization of spiral ganglion neurons cultured on silicon micro-pillar substrates for new auditory neuro-electronic interfaces

Kovacic Lab team, with collaborators from IMEC (on photo: M.Mattoti, L. Micholt,  D. Kovačić and D Braeken) just published research paper in Journal of Neural Engineeringon on” Characterization of spiral ganglion neurons cultured on silicon micro-pillar substrates for new auditory neuro-electronic interfaces”.

Abstract: One of the strategies to improve cochlear implant technology is to increase the number of electrodes in the neuro-electronic interface. The objective was to characterize in vitro cultures of spiral ganglion neurons (SGN) cultured on surfaces of novel silicon micro-pillar substrates (MPS). Approach. SGN from P5 rat pups were cultured on MPS with different micro-pillar widths (1–5.6 μm) and spacings (0.6–15 μm) and were compared [...]

January 29th, 2015|

STRIPmed project kickoff meeting

On 19.12.2014. Kickoff meeting of the team on project STRIPmed (Strengthening the capacity of University of Split for research, development and innovation in medical neuroelectronics). Project is funded by Structural EU fond RC.2.2.08-059:  (2014-2016,  790 k€ / 6.01 milijuna kuna). Project leader is Doc.dr.sc. Damir Kovačić, UNIST, MEFST and Partner: Mikroprojekt d.o.o (director: dr. Ježić).
Project will newly employ and train 12 experts in field of medical neuroelectronic (neurobiology, physics, medicine, electro-engineering), build stronger capacity  in equipment and develop hardware interface for neuro-monitoring and module for reduction and automatization of neuroelectronic signals of auditory neurons.

 

 

December 31st, 2014|

Job announcement : STRIPmed project – 7positions

Sveučilište u Splitu poziva na iskaz interesa za radna mjesta koja će se otvoriti nakon potpisivanja ugovora o dodjeli bespovratnih sredstava za projekte koji su financirani iz strukturnih fondova EU u sklopu programa 2007.-2013. RC.-2.2.-08-0059 planirana u  provedbi projekta pod nazivom: „Regionalna konkurentnost“ – „Jačanje kapaciteta Sveučilišta u Splitu za istraživanje, razvoj i inovacije u području medicinske neuroelektronike“ (skraćeno STRIPmed). Voditelj projekta je doc. dr. sc. Damir Kovačić, Laboratorij za istraživanje slušanja i govora, Medicinskog fakulteta Sveučilišta u Splitu (www.kovaciclab.org). Projektna radna mjesta na koja se odnosi ovaj poziv su:
October 30th, 2014|