Hi! Welcome to my personal website.

I’m passionate about open science and open source hardware, and how those two can be used to increase research and education reach around the world. I have a background in Neurosciences and have been developing affordable open science hardware and teaching others to do so via workshops, talks and outreach events.

I started Open Neuroscience, and volunteer at Trend in Africa as an open source adviser and by organizing and running Open Labware workshops.

Currently I work at the Department of Neurosciences in the University of Sussex, where I develop equipment to support research labs. For more details on those projects check the Open Sussex Neuroscience page

On my spare time I offer consultancy services around open science hardware through Prometheus Science. If you need to replicate a methods paper, or if you’d like something custom built for your lab, get in touch!

If you would like to get in touch, drop me a line using the contact form at the end of this page!


  • Open Science
  • Open Source Hardware
  • Open Source


  • PhD in Neural and Behavioural Neurosciences, 2020

    University of Tuebingen

  • Master of Science in Cellular and Molecular Neurosciences, 2010

    University of Tuebingen

  • BSc in Biology, 2007

    University of São Paulo

Recent Publications

Pre prints and peer reviewed publications

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Open science tools, community projects and voluntary work

Shaker repair

Worn out belt replacement

Electric lens driver

A current source to drive an Electrically tunable lens

Electronics to couple NI cards and Med-associates system

System to synchronise behavioural systems from Med-associates with ephys/2-photon systems that use National instruments DAQ

Eventer model repository

an online repository for trained models using Eventer

Fish tracking system

A system to track zebrafish behaviour with multiple cameras

Lux, humidity and temperatur IOT monitor

System to log lux, temperature, and humidity while being able to send emails and trigger warnings when any of the three variables goes out of range

Odour stimulator

A fast, time precise, open source system to deliver odours

Open Hardware Makers

An online training series teaching best practices for open source hardware development

Pockel cell controller

An open source circuit to modulate laser intensity in a 2 Photon microscope.

VR/AR goggles

A 3D printed goggle to be used with google cardboard framework

Cage replacement part

Simple printed replacement for an acrylic part

Open Neuroscience

A curated repository for open source projects related to neurosciences

PMT signal combiner

A simple circuit to combine voltage signals coming from different PMTs

Open Hardware Makers

A mentoring program to share best developing and community building practices for Open Hardware projects

Face Shields

Responding to COVID-19, we’ve built 120 face shields for the local hospital

Fast Diode

A system to measure fast light transients

LED Zappelin'

An OpenSource LED stimulator for visual and optogenetics stimulation in combination with 2-photon recording

Open Visual Stimulator

An arbitrary-spectrum spatial visual stimulator for vision research

Pipette Puller Adapter

Developed for Dr. Eravci at the Mass Spectrometry unit, this 3D printed adapter is used to hold polyamide tubes in a pipette puller.

Med Associates Add-On

An add on to extend functionality of Med Associates behavioural system

Voltage amplifier

A voltage amplifier compatible with Arduino Due

Electrode calibration

A system to calibrate electrodes used in Voltammetry experiments


Build free and open science hardware following user demand

Grants and awards

Mozilla Science Fellowship

Mozilla fellowship grant to run the BFOSH project
Award: US$60000

FreiesWissen Fellowship

2018/19 cohort
Award: 5000€

Designing and Building your own laboratory equipment

Grant to run two workshops on Open Labware with TReND in Africa.
One in Nigeria and one in South Africa
Award: 116900€

Citizen Science Hackaday Prize

Competition for open hardware designs used for citizen science.
Semi finalist
Award: US$1000

Innovation in 3D printing

Award: Ultimaker 2 - 3D printer

Designing and Building your own laboratory equipment

Grant to run one Open Labware workshop with TReND in Africa.
Held in Ethiopia
Award: 52900€


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