Work packages


Work packages

WP1 – Visual Restoration by Prosthesis: preclinical validation – WP leader: Tübingen University

– Reach cell resolution using photosensitive stimulating nanoparticles
– Assess the synergy of hybrid chemical/ electrical stimulations,
– Demonstrate functional efficacy of a whole diamond visual prosthesis

ESR implementing their research project in this WP: Julie Zhang, Cristina Soldini, Marlene Pfeffer

WP2 – Visual Restoration by chemical and biological photoswitches: preclinical validation – WP leader: Sorbonne Université (Institut de la Vision)

– Develop new chemical photoswitches
– Evaluate new cell targets to achieve natural ON/OFF responses
– Compare response properties to optogenetic stimulation versus electrical implants

ESR implementing their research project in this WP: Samuele Virgili, Dharm Singh Yadav, Andreea-Elena Cojocaru, Jasnoor

WP3 – From natural vision to model for artificial vision – WP leader: Miguel Hernandez University

– Develop algorithms to enhance useful visual information in an image,
– Develop bio-inspired model to encode visual information for artificial vision – Develop visual encoding schemes for prosthetic vision
– Develop models to predict the outcome of prosthetic vision

ESR implementing their research project in this WP: Sandrine Hinrichs, Fabrizio Grani, David Berling, Luca Baroni

WP4 – Visual Perception during retinal diseases in animal models and patients – WP leader: Aalto University

– Define how the visual system is evolving during the pathological process in animal models and patients.
– Propose new clinical endpoints to demonstrate a benefit for the patients in their daily life.

ESR implementing their research project in this WP:  Aleksandra Poluianova, Krishna Dovzhik, Dorota Wacławczyk, Alireza Talebi

WP5 – Training & Dissemination – WP leader: EPFL

– Training activities in excellent level
– Train well ESRs with a large carrer perspectives
– Inform general public about EnTRAIN Vision project


News & events

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First International Congress “The Brain and the Chip”

On December 16-17, 2022, the 1st International Congress “The Brain and the Chip” will be host by the Miguel Hernández University of Elche, Spain. This Congress is focused on the development of new visual brain…

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Scientific publication by our ESR5

We are happy to share the scientific publication “High spatial resolution artificial vision inferred from the spiking output of retinal ganglion cells stimulated by optogenetic and electrical means” wrote by Andreea-Elena Cojocaru, ESR5 of the…

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enTRAIN Vision – Stanford University

On November 18, 2022, the enTRAIN Vision team was welcomed by Stanford University to attend the EU-US meeting on Vision restoration we co-organized.  We participated in various lectures, lab visits and poster session. More details…

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