Optogenetics - Interrogating and controlling cellular function using light
July 31st, 2018 MICHAEL KRIEG Neurophotonics and Mechanical Systems Biology
ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences

Light is an universal tool in biology. We use it everyday for visual communication and in the lab to interrogate and also control cellular processes. During this lecture, I will highlight some milestones, current paradigms and developments in the field of neuroscience that lead to the use of light as a research tool. I will focus on optogenetic technologies and the development of novel probes for all-optical patch clamp using light gated ion channels and fluorescent probes of neuronal activity. At the end, I will highlight some recent progress made in the lab using optogenetics as a prosthetic tool to overcome and rescue mutant phenotypes.

Summer Lecture, July 31, 2018, 11:45. Blue Lecture Room