Institute of Neuroscience

Staff Profile

Professor Andrew Jackson

Professor of Neural Interfaces


Research Interests

Movement neuroscience, epilepsy, sleep, neurotechnology, neural prosthetics, Brain-Machine Interfaces

Current Work

PI of CANDO (Controlling Abnormal Network Dynamics using Optogenetics), a multi-site, interdisciplinary project to develop a cortical implant for optogenetic neural control of seizures. See

A neural prosthesis to restore hand function following spinal cord injury and stroke - We are developing implantable electronic devices and surgical techniques for delivering electrical stimulation to the spinal cord, controlled in real-time from neural signals recorded in the brain.

Investigating neural dynamics in waking and sleep - We are interested in the relationships between rhythms in behaviour and sleep, and how these relate to mechanisms of learning and consolidation.

Current Funding

Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship "'Overcoming the scientific and technological barriers to long-term incorporation of neuroprostheses into motor networks"

Wellcome Trust and EPSRC Innovative Engineering for Health "CANDO: Controlling Abnormal Network Dynamics using Optogenetics)"

ERANET (MRC) "CERMOD: Non-invasive electrical stimulation of the cervical spinal cord to facilitate arm and hand functional recovery in incomplete traumatic cervical spinal cord injured patients