UPHummel Lab


The mission of the Hummel Lab is to develop novel personalized, neurotechnological interventions tailored to the individual to enhance functional recovery of sensorimotor and cognitive functions in patients suffering from neurological disorders, such as stroke, TBI or neurodegenerative disorders, and bring these neuro-technologies from ‘bench to clinical bedside’. An excellent understanding of the underlying mechanisms of the disorders and recovery processes, and the development of biomarkers is an important basis to achieve this goal.

Latest news

BMI Best Thesis prize 2023

We are proud to announce that Elena has been awarded the BMI Best Thesis prize 2023 – by EDNE director Prof. Gräff – for her amazing work on Temporal Interference stimulation. Congratulations!

New paper out in Nature Neuroscience

Our latest paper entitled “Noninvasive theta-burst stimulation of the human striatum enhances striatal activity and motor skill learning” by Maximilan J. Wessel, Elena Beanato, and colleagues is now out in Nature Neuroscience.

Sion Stroke Recovery Conference 2023

The conference will gather world leading experts to discuss current challenges and new directions in the field of stroke recovery with a focus on neurotechnologies. Join us on December 11-12 at Energypolis Campus in Sion!

Studying the human body to drive scientific progress

Human biology is the research focus of a number of EPFL labs, where scientists conduct clinical trials with volunteers to design therapeutic interventions and to learn more about how the body functions. Here, we take a closer look at the work of Prof. Friedhelm Hummel, who is developing therapies for stroke survivors.

Virtual visit to our lab

Take a virtual tour through Campus Biotech, the Geneva campus of EPFL, and explore our lab as well as many more aspects of this thriving research environment.

Happiness as seen by scientists

Happiness was the central theme of the Science Valais Network Day on 27 November 2021 in Sion. Four scientists from different backgrounds exchanged their knowledge and views on a concept that is not always easy to define. [In French]