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Jörn Rickert

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Research Topics

  • Neurophysiology of movement encoding in different signal modalities of the Cortex
  • Brain-machine interface
  • Neural implants
  • Technology transfer  

 

Techniques

  • Statistical analysis of neuronal recordings
  • Development of neurotechnological devices
  • Project management
     

 

CV

Academic Background

  • 2004: PhD in Biology, Thesis "Representation of movement direction in the motor cortex".
  • 2001 - 2004: PhD studies, Neurobiology and Biophysics (Ad Aertsen), Institute of Biology III, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg (Germany).
  • 2000: Diploma in Biology.
  • 1996 - 2000: Study of Biology, Universities of Hamburg and Freiburg


Research Positions

  • 2007 - present: Project leader University of Freiburg
  • 2006 - 2007: Postdoc Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Freiburg
  • 2005 - 2006: BMBF Exist-Seed ('Brain-Machine Interface für Gelähmte')


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Publications

Peer Reviewed Articles

  • Rickert J, Riehle A, Aertsen A, Rotter S, Nawrot M (2009), Dynamic Encoding of Movement Direction in Motor Cortical Neurons, Journal of Neuroscience, 11/2009, page 13870 - 13882 (PDF)
  • Rickert J, Cardoso de Oliveira S, Vaadia E, Aertsen A, Rotter S, Mehring C (2005) Encoding of movement direction in different frequency ranges of motor cortical local field potentials. Journal of Neuroscience Sep 28;25(39):8815-24 (PDF). Also available at: The Journal of Neuroscience, copyright: The Society for Neuroscience.
  • Mehring C*, Rickert J*, Vaadia E, Cardoso de Oliveira S, Aertsen A, Rotter S (2003) Inference of hand movements from local field potentials in monkey motor cortex. Nature Neurosci 6(12): 1253-1254 (PDF)

 

Conference Papers

  • Rickert J, Ball T, Henle C, Huetz C, Fischer J, Liao X, Meier W, Schuettler M, Milekovic T, Pistohl T, Raab M, Vogt K, Schulze-Bonhage A, Stieglitz T, Aertsen A, Mehring C (2008) Development of a neuronal motor prosthesis for the restoration of movement in paralyzed people. Biomed. Eng. (Berlin) 53 (Suppl.1), 191-193
  • Cordeiro J, Henle C, Raab M, Meier W, Stieglitz T, Schulze-Bonhage A, Rickert J (2008) Micromanufactured electrode for cortical field potentials recording: in vivo study. 40th European Congress For Medical and Biomedical Engineering. Belgium, Antwerp
  • Blumberg J, Rickert J, Waldert S, Schulze-Bonhage A, Aertsen A, Mehring C (2007) Adaptive Classification for Brain Computer Interfaces. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2007;1:2536-9.
  • Mehring C, Rickert J, Cardoso de Oliveira S, Vaadia E, Aertsen A, Rotter S (2003) Hints for a topographic map of tuning properties in primate motor cortex. In: Proc 1st Internat IEEE EMBS Conf on Neural Engineering, pp 28-31. Capri (Italy)

 

PhD/Diploma Theses

  • Rickert J (2004) Representation of movement direction in the motor cortex. Doctoral Thesis, Faculty of Biology, University of Freiburg.
  • Rickert J (2000) Dynamic Tuning of Motor Cortical Neurons. Diploma Thesis, Faculty of Biology, University of Hamburg.

 

Abstracts

  • Rickert J, Ball T, Stieglitz T, Henle C, Fischer J, Galan F, Hammer J, Liao X, Meier W, Milekovic T, Pistohl T, Raab M, Waldert S, Schulze-Bonhage A, Aertsen A, Mehring C (2009) Towards an electrocorticogram based brain-computer interface using the neural correlates of natural hand movements: research and development at the Bernstein center in Freiburg. BBCI Workshop 2009, Berlin
  • Blumberg J, Rickert J, Schulze-Bonhage A, Aertsen A, Mehring C (2007), Adaptive Classifiers for the use in Brain Computer Interfaces. Neurex BCCN Meeting 2007, pp. 65-66.
  • Rickert J, Nawrot M, Riehle A, Aertsen A, Rotter S (2007), Dynamic encoding of movement direction in motor cortical neurons. Neurex BCCN Meeting 2007, pp. 140-142.
  • Rickert J, Nawrot M, Riehle A, Aertsen A, Rotter S (2007), Dynamic encoding of movement direction in motor cortical neurons. Annual meeting of the Neural Control of Movement Society, Sevilla, Spain 2007, Abstract Number: 247
  • Mehring C, Rickert J, Ball T, Pistohl T, Blumberg J, Aertsen A, Schulze-Bonhage A, Stieglitz T, Vogt, K (2007) Entwicklung eines Brain-Machine Interface zur Wiederherstellung der Bewegungsfähigkeit schwerstgelähmter Menschen. Biofuture Symposium 2007, pp.26; Berlin
  • Rickert J, Braun D, Mehring C (2007), Unsupervised adaptive kalman-filter for decoding non-stationary brain-signals. Neuroscience 2007, Presentation Number:414.13
  • Rickert J, Ball T, Cardoso de Oliveira S, Schulze-Bonhage A, Vaadia E, Aertsen A, Mehring C (2006), Correlations between motor cortical population signals (LFP, ECoG) improve the decoding of movement direction. Dynamic principles for neuroscience and intelligent biomimetic devices, EPFL LATSIS Symposium 2006, page127-8.
  • Rickert J, Cardoso de Oliveira S, Vaadia E, Aertsen A, Rotter S, Mehring C (2005) Encoding of movement direction in different frequency ranges of motor cortical local field potentials. In: Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience 2005, Prog 707.1.
  • Mehring C, Nawrot MP, Rickert J, Aertsen A, Schulze-Bonhage A, Ball T (2005) Epicortical field potentials as a basis for human brain-machine interfaces. In: Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience 2005, Prog 707.2.
  • Rickert J, Mehring C, Cardoso de Oliveira S, Vaadia E, Aertsen A, Rotter S (2003) Characteristics of directional tuning in local field potentials from monkey motor cortex. In: Decoding and Interfacing the Brain: From Neuronal Assemblies to Cyborgs, Ladislav Tauc Conference in Neurobiology, p 54. Gif-sur-Yvette, France, 2003
  • Mehring C, Nawrot MP, Rickert J, Riehle A, Cardoso de Oliveira S, Vaadia E, Aertsen A, Rotter S (2003) Decoding Neuronal Population Activity Associated with Arm Movements. In: The Neurociences from Basic Research to Therapy, p 185. Elsner N, Zimmermann H (eds). Proc 5th Meeting German Neurosci Soc., 29th Göottingen Neurobiology Conf. Stuttgart, New York: Thieme
  • Rickert J, Mehring C, Cardoso de Oliveira S, Vaadia E, Aertsen A, Rotter S (2003) Inference of Hand Movement Direction from Local Field Potentials in Monkey Motor Cortex I: Tuning Properties of Single Channels. In: The Neurociences from Basic Research to Therapy, p 653-54. Elsner N, Zimmermann H (eds). Proc 5th Meeting German Neurosci Soc., 29th Göttingen Neurobiology Conf. Stuttgart, New York: Thieme
  • Mehring C, Rickert J, Cardoso de Oliveira S, Vaadia E, Aertsen A, Rotter S (2003) Inference of Hand Movement Direction from Local Field Potentials in Monkey Motor Cortex II: Decoding from multiple channels. In: The Neurociences from Basic Research to Therapy, p 656-57. Elsner N, Zimmermann H (eds). Proc 5th Meeting German Neurosci Soc., 29th Göttingen Neurobiology Conf. Stuttgart, New York: Thieme
  • Mehring C, Rickert J, Vaadia E, Cardoso de Oliviera S, Aertsen A, Rotter S (2003) Inference of hand movements from local field potentials in monkey motor cortex. In: 'Decoding and Interfacing the Brain: From Neuronal Assemblies to Cyborgs', Ladislav Tauc Conference in Neurobiology, p 49. Gif-sur-Yvette, France, 2003
  • Rickert J, Mehring C, Cardoso de Oliveira S, Vaadia E, Aertsen A, Rotter S (2003) Neural coding of hand movment direction: comparison of local field potentials, single neurons, and multi-unit activity in monkey motor cortex. 6th IBRO World Congress, Poster No. 2244, 2003
  • Rickert J, Mehring C, Aertsen A, Vaadia E, Rotter S (2002) Predicting the direction of arm movements in single-trials from multi-channel local field potentials (LFP) in monkey MI. FENS Abstr. vol 1, A021.27, 2002
  • Rickert J, Nawrot MP, Riehle A, Aertsen A, Rotter S (2001) Prediction of movement direction from multiple single-neuron recordings in the monkey motor cortex depending on sensory pre-information. In: Göttingen Neurobiology Report 2001, p 333. Elsner N, Kreutzberg GW (eds). Proc 4th Meeting German Neurosci Soc; Vol II, 28th Göttingen Neurobiology Conf. Stuttgart, New York: Thieme
  • Rotter S, Mehring C, Nawrot M, Rickert J, Aertsen A (2001) Variability and reliability of neuronal population activity in the motor cortex: From single-trial analysis to neuronal prostheses. In: Cortical Dynamics: Physiology, Theory, and Applications. Aertsen A, Hauske G, Tsukada M (eds). Proc 6th Tamagawa Dynamic Brain Forum, Breisach (Germany)
  • Rickert J, Nawrot MP, Riehle A, Rotter S (2000) Dynamic tuning of motor cortical neurons: prediction of movement direction from single trials. European Journal of Neuroscience, Vol. 12, Supl. 11: 76

 

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