HIVE 2009 Rennes Mini-workshop

The Rennes HIVE mini-workshop took place on October 23 2009 in Rennes, hosted by INSERM. Here is a summary of the agenda, and available presentations attached.



During Oct.19-23 2009, LTSI (Inserm U642) hosted the third plenary meeting of the HIVE project ( on brain stimulation. This is a four year project that began in September 2008. 

A workshop was planned and took place on Friday (Oct. 23) on the topic of biophysical modeling of stimulation currents and effects on neuronal systems. For this occasion, Giulio Ruffini (Starlab) gave a short introduction to the Hive project followed by Profs Ben Jansen (University of Houston, USA), Vincent Walsh (University College London), Michael Nitsche (Georg-August-University, Göttingen), Fabrice Wendling (Inserm, University of Rennes) and Pedro Miranda (FFCUL, Lisbon) who presented their recent work.

Presentations (9:00 – 13:00) were open to the public. They took place at the DIAPASON center, located on the “Campus de Beaulieu” of the Université de Rennes 1.


Agenda: 2009 (Rennes) HIVE Workshop on Brain Stimulation

9:00 Dr. G. Ruffini - Starlab, Barcelona

“HIVE Introduction & Welcome”

9:15 Pr Ben Jansen - University of Houston

“Development of a multi-channel, reconfigurable trans-cranial magnetic stimulation coil”

10:15 Dr Med Michael Nitsche - Georg-August-University Göttingen

Trans-cranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and friends - an update

10:45 Pr Vincent Walsh - University College London

Brain Stimulation and Initial Conditions: neurons, tasks and strategies

11:15 Coffee break

11:45 Pr Fabrice Wendling - INSERM, University of Rennes

Models for impact of currents on neocortical tissue and brain neurodynamics”

12:15 Pr Pedro Miranda - FFCUL, Lisbon

Modelling the electric field distribution in transcranial neural stimulation

12:45 Discussions

13:00 Lunch


Nitsche HIVE Rennes 2009.ppt4.8 MB
HIVE Ruffini Rennes 20091023.pdf2.21 MB
HIVE_Friday_Workshop_20091023_Rennes_Inserm.pdf2.12 MB
HIVE - Workshop, Electric Field Modelling.pdf1.38 MB

HIVE is supported by the European Commission under the Future and Emerging Technologies program.

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