Vibeke Devold Valderhaug
Background and activities
PhD student in the Translational and regenerative neuromedicine group, at the institute of Neuromedicine and movementscience NTNU. My research project is financed by the Medical faculty, and relates to the development of personalized cell-based therapies for patients with Parkinson's disease.
Despite vigorous research effort we still have an incomplete understanding of the exact and underlying mechanisms of Parkinson's disease development. Through the use of new scientific tools like tailored microfluidics chips, multielectrode arrays (MEAs) and engineered neural networks from reprogrammed human cells one can simulate aspects of Parkinson's disease in vitro. Hopefully these simulations will uncover aspects of the disease important for the development of future therapeutic strategies.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2019) Formation of neural networks with structural and functional features consistent with small-world network topology on surface-grafted polymer particles. Royal Society Open Science. vol. 6 (10).
- (2019) A novel lab-on-chip platform enabling axotomy and neuromodulation in a multi-nodal network. Biosensors & bioelectronics. vol. 140:111329.
Part of book/report
- (2017) Towards Making a Cyborg: A Closed-Loop Reservoir-Neuro System. Proceedings of the European Conference on Artificial Life 2017.