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Yannick Bornat

CNRS Investigator

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  • Laboratoire IMS – Bat A31
    351 cours de la liberation
  • Talence CEDEX
  • 33405
  • France


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  • +33 540 003 189

Miscellaneous Information

Yannick Bornat was born in 1977. He received a master’s degree in Electronics at the University of Bordeaux in 2003. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electronics at the University of Bordeaux in 2006.

In 2007, he got a postdoc position at IMT (Microtechnics Institute), University of Neuchâtel, under the supervision of Prof. M. Koudelka.

Research Highlights

8 papers published in International Journals.

Yannick Bornat is co-author of 1 patent, 2 book chapters, 24 papers in peer-reviewed International Conference Proceedings.

Research Interests

- Design and development of algorithms for multichannel data analysis

- Brain-Machine Interfaces, BMIs.

- Real time systems

- Embedded systems


In past years, Yannick Bornat was involved in two EU-funded projects (SenseMaker, FACETS), He also contributed to two other EU-funded projects (NEUROBIT, IDEA).
Additionally, she was involved in several National projects.

Currently he is involved in the following international projects:

- Linking biological and artificial neuronal assemblies to restore lost brain functions: towards the design of innovative bi-directional neuroprostheses – (BRAIN-BOW), European Union 'FET Open Young Explorers', started Feb. 1st 2012.
Role: Investigator for the IMS unit (Four partners).

- Computation-Enabled Adaptive Ventilatory Control System (CEnAVeX), joint USA-France (NSF-ANR) project, started july 1st 2013
Role : Investigator for the IMS unit (Two partners)

Teaching Activity

From 2003 to 2006 : teaching assistant for practical and theoretical exercises at University of Bordeaux :
- Analog Hardware design
- Embedded systems

Since fall 2007, Yannick Bornat has been teaching lessons, theoretical and practical exercises at ENSEIRB engineering school of Bordeaux :
- Digital design
- Embedded systems
- Real-time design

From 2008 to 2013, Yannick Bornat has been supervising 3 months Internships of ENSEIRB students in electronic engineering.

Spring 2012, 2013, Yannick Bornat was involved in the BELEM Intensive Program for Bioelectronic engineering.

Since Fall 2013, Yannick Bornat is involved in the IT-Health certification at ENSEIRB.

Since summer 2013, Yannick BORNAT is supervising the ‘Microelectronics for Health’ Teaching Unit.

Most relevant publications

Quotb, Adam; Bornat, Yannick; Renaud, Sylvie
Wavelet transform for real-time detection of action potentials in neural signals
Frontiers in neuroengineering, Vol 4, pp 1-10 (2011)

Saïghi, Sylvain; Bornat, Yannick; Tomas, Jean; Le Masson, Gwendal; Renaud, Sylvie
A Library of Analog Operators Based on the Hodgkin-Huxley Formalism for the Design of Tunable, Real-Time, Silicon Neurons
IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, Vol 5 – N. 1, pp 3-19 (2011)

Lang, Jochen; Catargi, Bogdan; Renaud, Sylvie; Raoux, Matthieu; Charpentier, Gilles; Bornat, Yannick
Sensor for measuring the activity of beta-pancreatic cells or of islets of Langerhans, manufacture and use of such a sensor (Patent)

Renaud, S.; Tomas, J.; Lewis, N.; Bornat, Y.; Daouzli, A.; Rudolph, M.; Destexhe, A.; SaÏghi, S.
PAX: A mixed hardware/software simulation platform for spiking neural networks
Neural Networks, Vol 8, pp 905-916 (2010)

Bornat, Yannick; Raoux, M.; Boutaïb, Youssef; Morin, F.; Charpentier, G.; Lang, J.; Renaud, Sylvie
Detection of electrical activity of pancreatic beta-cells using micro-electrode arrays
IEEE Proceedings of Fifth IEEE International Symposium on Electronic Design, Test \& Applications, pp 233-236 (2010 )

Imfeld, K.; Neukom, S.; Maccione, A.; Bornat, Y.; Martinoia, S.; Farine, P.-A.; Koudelka-Hep, M.; Berdondini, L.
Large-Scale, High-Resolution Data Acquisition System for Extracellular Recording of Electrophysiological Activity
IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering Vol 55-8, pp 2064-2073 (2008)




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The BrainBow project acknowledges the financial support of the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme within the Seventh Framework Programme for Research of the European Commission, under FET-Open grant number: FP7-284772.