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Dec 14, 2020

Dr. Rio Vetter is the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at NeuroNexus. Dr. Alexis Paez is the Director of Science Outreach at NeuroNexus. NeuroNexus hosted a virtual conference in mid-November. In this episode, Dr. Rio Vetter and Dr. Alexis Paez discuss the NeuroNexus Symposium. 


Top three takeaways: 

  1.  The NeuroNexus Symposium had themes for each day including neural interface technology, neurophysiology, optogenetics, and optical microscopy techniques. 
  2.  The symposium included attendees from over 36 countries and over 1700 participants.
  3. There have been great advancements in optogenetics concerning non-human primates. 



[0:00] Ladan introduces the episode and the guests, Dr. Rio Vetter and Dr. Alexis Paez.  


[4:30]  The reason for the symposium was to bring researchers together during the time of COVID. 


[9:20] In the future, they hope to expand to include more projects and involve even more people. 


[13:30] The future of electrotechnology is to increase the bandwidth and number of electrodes. 


[20:30]  Dr. Alexis Paez discusses the optogenetics presentations that were given. 


[25:11]  Dr. Rio Vetter summarizes the presentations given about optical microscopy techniques. 


[30:00] Considering time zone differences is important in creating the schedule for the symposium.  


 [35:00] Virtual components could become an important factor in future conferences once in-person events occur.