Dr Pablo Casillas-Espinosa and Professor Terence O’Brien are working with the CSIRO to develop machine learning algorithms that can better identify and predict seizures. Currently being validated in animal models with acute brain injury, this research has the potential to allow patients and their doctors to intervene before a seizure occurs.

Research led by Professor James Bourne at ARMI in collaboration with the CSIRO is developing novel implantable hydrogels that aims to minimise the impact of severe CNS trauma and neurosurgical procedures on adjacent surviving neurones. This collaboration capitalises on expertise in neurobiology, materials sciences and protein chemistry to develop a system that is capable of enabling controlled drug delivery while supporting brain mechanical and physiological integrity after implantation.