Opera Medica et Physiologica

Microfluidics Applications in Fundamental and Medical Studies in Neuroscience

Author Affiliations

A. Pimashkin 1, A. Gladkov 1, 3, V. Kolpakov 1, Y. Pigareva 1, E. Malishev 2, A. Bukatin 2, V. Kazantsev 1, I. Mukhina 1

1 Nizhny Novgorod Neuroscience Center, Institute of Biology and Biomedicine, Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, 23 b. Gagarina ave., Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 603950

2 Saint-Petersburg Academic University - Nanotechnology Research and Education Centre of the RAS, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

3 Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Corresponding author: 

A. Pimashkin (pimashkin@neuro.nnov.ru)


Today many fundamental questions in Neuroscience can be addressed with Microfluidics methods which provide unique approaches for cell patterning and control neural branch outgrowth. Such methods can be used to gwoe separate subpopulations of dissociated neurons connected with uni-directional connectivity. Combined with microelectrode arrays such approach can be used to simulate and study neurogenesis, learning and information coding in neural networks.