on Thursday, 07 February 2013. Posted in News and Events

Journal Papers

  1. Grassia F, Levi T, Saighi S, and Kohno T. Bifurcation analysis in a silicon neuron. Journal of Artificial Life and Robotics, 17: 53-58, 2012.
  2. Levi T, Lewis N, Tomas J, and Renaud S. Application of IP-based Analog Platforms in the design of Neuromimetic Integrated Circuits. IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, 31: 1629-1641, 2012.
  3. Ambroise M, Levi T, Joucla S, Yvert B, and Saighi S. Real-time biomimetic Central Pattern Generators into FPGA for hybrid experiments. Frontiers in Neurosciences, 7:215, 2013.
  4. Tessadori J, Venuta D, Pasquale V, Kumar SS, and Chiappalone M. Encoding of stimuli in embodied neuronal networks. Lecture Notes in Computer Science , 8064: 264-286, 2013.
  5. Difato F, Pinato G, and Cojoc D. Cell signalling experiments driven by optical manipulation. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 14: 8963-8984, 2013.
  6. Bonifazi P*, Difato F*, Massobrio P*, Breschi GL, Pasquale V, Levi T, Goldin M, Bornat Y, Tedesco M, Bisio M, Kanner S, Galron R, Tessadori J, Taverna S and Chiappalone M. In vitro large-scale experimental and theoretical studies for the realization of bi-directional brain-prostheses. Frontiers in Neural Circuits, 7:40, 2013. *Equal Contribution.
  7. Frega M, Tedesco M, Massobrio P, Pesce M, and Martinoia S. Network dynamics of 3D engineered neuronal cultures: a new experimental model for in-vitro electrophysiology. Sci Rep., 4:5489, June 2014.
  8. Luccioli S, Ben-Jacob E, Barzilai A, Bonifazi P*, and Torcini A*. Clique of functional hubs orchestrates population bursts in developmentally regulated neural networks. PLoS Computational Biology, 10(9):e1003823, 2014. *Equal Senior Contribution.
  9. Kolbl F, N'Kaoua G, Naudet F, Berthier F, Faggiani E, Renaud S, Benazzouz A, and Lewis N. An Embedded Deep Brain Stimulator for Biphasic Chronic Experiments in Freely Moving Rodents. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, 2014.
  10. Grassia F, Levi T, Kohno T, and Saighi S. Silicon neuron: digital hardware implementation of the quartic model. Journal of Artificial Life and Robotics, 19: 215-219, 2014.
  11. Bisio M*, Bosca A*, Pasquale V, Berdondini L and Chiappalone M. Emergence of bursting activity in connected neuronal sub-populations. PLoS ONE, vol. 9, (no. 9), pp. e107400, 2014. *Equal Contribution.
  12. Pirino V, Riccomagno E, Martinoia S, and Massobrio P. A topological study of repetitive co-activation networks in in vitro cortical assemblies. Physical Biology, 12:1, 2015.
  13. Tessadori J and Chiappalone M. Closed-loop neuro-robotic experiments to test computational properties of neuronal networks. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 97, 2015.
  14. Kanner S*, Bisio M*, Cohen G, Goldin M, Tedesco M, Hanein Y, Ben-Jacob E, Barzilai A, Chiappalone M, and Bonifazi P. Design, Surface Treatment, Cellular Plating, and Culturing of Modular Neuronal Networks Composed of Functionally Inter-connected Circuits. J Vis Exp, 2015 Apr 15;(98). doi: 10.3791/52572. *Equal Contribution.
  15. Massobrio P, Pasquale V, and Martinoia S. Self-organized criticality in cortical assemblies occurs in concurrent scale-free and small-world networks. Scientific Reports, 5:10578, doi: 10.1038/srep10578, 2015.
  16. Ambroise M, Levi T, and Saighi S. Biomimetic CPG. Biomimetic technologies Principles and Applications, edited by Dr Trung Dung Ngo, Elsevier, 2015.
  17. Tedesco M, Frega M, Martinoia S, Pesce M, and Massobrio P. Interfacing 3D engineered neuronal cultures to Micro-Electrode Arrays: an innovative in vitro experimental model. Journal of Visualized Experiments, in press, 2015.


  1. Breschi GL, Ciliberto C, Nieus T, Rosasco L, Taverna S, Chiappalone M, and Pasquale V. Characterizing the input-output function of the olfactory-limbic pathway in the guinea pig. (under review)
  2. Pasquale V, Martinoia S, and Chiappalone M. Interplay of spontaneous and evoked bursting patterns in cortical networks. (under review)
  3. Goldin M, Kanner S, Galron R, Hanein Y, Barzilai A, Ben-Jacob E, and Bonifazi P. Are hub neurons an innate functional feature of developing neuronal circuits? Experimental evidences from cultured circuits. (in preparation)
  4. Piasetzky Y, Bisio M, Olivemoboim M, Chiappalone M, and Bonifazi P. Dynamical working memory in the spontaneous dynamics of in-vitro functionally Inter-connected Circuits. (in preparation)
  5. Kanner S, Goldin M, Galron R, Hanein Y, Ben-Jacob E, Bonifazi P*, and Barzilai A*. Impaired networks’ dynamics in Atm-deficient cerebellar cultures: The role of astrocytes and inhibitory cells in network dynamics. *Equal Senior Contribution. (in preparation)
  6. Mosbacher J, Kanner S, Ben-Jacob E, Barzilai A, and Bonifazi P. A cost-effective system for simultaneous multi-unit calcium imaging and optogenetics with single cell resolution in in-vitro tissue cultures. (in preparation)

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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.