Neural Devices and Gas Photonics group
Light-based techniques for imaging, sensing and stimulation of neurons constitute the cornerstone in modern neuroscience. Our goal is to bring forward further development of these techniques.

We will provide both flexible optoelectronic neural interfaces able to interact with the brain while causing minimal damage on a cellular scale - and innovative laser sources targeting wavelengths that can elicit responses from biological tissues at a molecular level. 
Our ultimate aim is to reveal new underlying mechanisms in the human brain that could give answers to long-standing questions such as what causes dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases.

By working in close contact with various experts in the field, we are developing new advanced tools for neuroscience that are meant to be a fundamental basis to move towards prevention and treatment of diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, which are plaguing the population, especially at an advanced age. Ensuring a lower incidence of debilitating illnesses in our elders addresses the UN Sustainable Development Goal #3 (good health and well-being). We also apply our technology and knowledge for the development of emerging detection systems of greenhouse and various toxic gases for a greener environment (UN Sustainable Development #13 (Climate Action)). We finally aim to contribute to the growth of the next generation of scientific minds by offering relevant courses (UN Sustainable Development Goal #4 – Quality Education). 

Contact

Christos Markos
Associate Professor, Group Leader
DTU Electro
+45 45 25 63 87