ESR Name: Julie Zhang
Secondment host institution: Laboratory of Neural Engineering, EPFL, Campus Biotech, Geneva, Switzerland
Secondment period: 04/10/21 to 06/12/21
Secondment objectives: investigate the analysis of compound action potentials recorded in the optic nerve using a custom optic nerve implant ; compare the characterization results and the in vivo recordings of visually evoked potentials obtained with in-house EPFL mice and equipment with the ones obtained at IDV for the proof-of-concept study.
“For 2 months, I had the chance to take part in a small project at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Diego Ghezzi’s lab, on neural signals recorded from the optic nerve. From the surgery to the actual data analysis, I worked hand in hand with Eleonora Borda (PhD) who mentored me and taught me a lot. I acquired more understanding in electrochemical tests, and more skills in terms of signal processing methodologies. Besides the work, I also enjoyed the general friendly, young and multi-cultural atmosphere in the team.”