Niall Finnerty is a Research Fellow at Maynooth University in Ireland who has over 13 years’ experience in the development and characterisation of microelectrochemical sensors for neurochemical analysis. His research portfolio to date includes in vitro and in vivo investigations using microsensors for the real time measurement of nitric oxide, oxygen, hydrogen peroxide, superoxide and pH with applications in animal models of Parkinson’s disease and schizophrenia. Furthermore, he spent four years investigating the translation of a tissue oxygen sensor from an early stage research tool into a commercial product suitable for clinical tissue monitoring. Currently, he is a principal investigator within the Horizon 2020 funded SysMedPD consortium, focusing on the continuous real time monitoring of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species in a humanized mouse model of Parkinson’s disease.
Title : Continuous real-time monitoring of brain extracellular fluid using microamperometric sensors and their application in a humanized mouse model of Parkinson’s disease