We are delighted to announce that Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) have joined FutureNeuro as an academic partner. 

Dr. Sasitharan (Sasi) Balasubramaniam, Director of Research at Telecommunication Software and Systems Group in WIT has joined the Centre as a Funded Investigator bringing expertise in a new paradigm in communication engineering, known as molecular communications to the team.

He will enable the development of a multidisciplinary research collaboration between FutureNeuro and his team at the Telecommunications Software and Systems Group in WIT that will utilize Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to characterize epilepsy signal spreading at a molecular level. 

He will bring concepts from Communication and Computer Engineering to create artificial communication and computing systems that can be used to diagnose and treat neurological diseases. These artificial devices can be developed from synthetic engineering of cells that can sense as well as compute signals. He will then develop computational platforms that can model and simulate these artificial systems.

The outcome of this research will be a new software platform that can provide a new alternative solution for animal testing.

This brings the number of Higher Education Institutes involved in FutureNeuro to seven, located in four different cities around Ireland.