The Insect Cochlea Project

The Insect Cochlea Project has the aims to develop new technological improvements for the constitution of grounds for next-generation miniature, super-sensitive acoustic sensors.

It will be co-ordinated from the University of Lincoln with a 5 year ERC consolidator grant and will use a multi-disciplinary approach between biology, engineering, physics and mathematics.

By using bush-crickets and relatives as model systems it will endeavour to dissect the three ear components, produce computer models and theoretical analogues of insect cochlea with the purpose of proposing innovative alternatives in the design of acoustic sensors. These sensors could be critical for applications in engineering/medicine.

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