NEUREKA Consortium convened in the city of Heraklion, Crete, for a productive two-day meeting on May 27th and 28th, 2024. There were collaborative discussions, presentations, and brainstorming sessions, emphasizing the NEUREKA project’s significance and scientific outcomes, leading to the final review meeting.

Beyond all the WP presentations, a highlight of the meeting was a visit to the Poirazi Lab in IMBB, FORTH. Here, the consortium members had the chance of discussing with the lab experimentalists.

Going beyond the realm of science, the consortium enjoyed a fascinating guided tour of Knossos, the historic Minoan palace complex.


The successful meeting in Crete has boosted our teamwork and our confidence for future breakthroughs.

NEUREKA consortium partners LAAS-CNRS recently published a new article in  Small Journal about their work in NEUREKA.

Guilhem Larrieu and co-workers demonstrate the development of an in vitro bio platform for real-time monitoring of neuronal electrical activity and localized pH changes, with a proof-of-concept study showing the effect of Amyloid beta oligomers on neuronal firing without altering pH values.

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What are the differences and similarities between biological and artificial neural networks? Who would be the winner in a “biological versus artificial intelligence” battle? Dr. Panayiota Poirazi will guide us in a fascinating exploration of the wonderful world of the brain – both biological and artificial – through her talk entitled “Decoding the mysteries of biological and artificial intelligence”.

Sunday 21 April 2024 | Purifier | Time: 19:00
Learn more and book your ticket here.

Prof. Stefano Vassanelli from UNIPD presented about Brain-Computer Interfaces in an event about the latest research in the field of AI applied to neuroimaging, intelligent exoskeletons, and brain-computer interfaces in the Padova Neuroscience Center (PNC).

To learn more about the event and Prof. Vassanelli’s talk, visit:

Photo from Redazione VeGBC.

We are excited and proud to announce that Ioanna Pandi a very talented Ph.D. candidate in Poirazi Lab, recently received one of the 11 travel grants for international students for The Brain Conference: Structuring Knowledge for Flexible Behaviour organized by FENS in Rungsted Kyst, Denmark. She was also selected to give a talk and present a poster on her work during the conference. In addition, she received a travel grant to attend and present her work with a poster at the 30th Meeting of the Hellenic Society for Neuroscience at the National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos” in Athens.



NEUREKA was one of the projects presented to the general public during the European Researcher’s Night which took place at FORTH  in Crete on 29 September 2023. Members of the Poirazi Lab presented the lab’s projects, along with AlzModel which is a part of NEUREKA. Interactive activities had been prepared, including games which piqued the interest of youths and children who visited the yearly event. NEUREKA coordinator Yiota Poirazi also took part on behalf of her lab to meet an enthusiastic crowd of young people and students.

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