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BNA symposium: 'Optogenetics - Controlling the Brain with Light' 3rd April 2014

You are invited to attend this one day symposium on ‘Optogenetics: Controlling the Brain with Light’.

When: 3rd April 2014, 09.00 – 17.00
Where: University of Oxford

Optogenetics provides revolutionary new tools to guide further understanding of the brain in health and disease. Optogenetics allows genetically defined populations of neurons in the intact brain to be turned on or off with light, offering not only the ability to elucidate the characteristics of normal and abnormal brain function but also new approaches to the treatment of brain disorders. The potential impact of optogenetics on understanding the brain is immense.

This new research technique earned Gero Miesenböck (Oxford) and five other international pioneers the prestigious Brain Prize 2013, endowed by the Grete Lundbeck Foundation. Professor Miesenböck will give the keynote lecture.
'Optogenetics: controlling the brain with light ' is a one-day symposium which will bring together leading scientists who will describe the latest developments and applications of optogenetic approaches in neuroscience.

Who should attend
This symposium is particularly suitable for post-graduates and early career scientists in the fields of neuroscience, bioengineering, physics, physiology and pharmacology from UK and overseas.

Travel Grants
Scientists from and working/studying outside the UK may apply for a Travel Grant.  Successful applicants will receive free registration, 2 nights accommodation in Oxford and £100 towards the cost of flights to/from UK.  Download the application form*
*Please complete and submit the travel grant application form in the first instance.  Successful applicants will then be issued with a free registration pass.


Chairman – Professor Russell Foster, President of the British Neuroscience Association, University of Oxford

· Ole Paulsen, University of Cambridge 
· Stephanie Cragg, University of Oxford
· Vincent O’Connor, University of Southampton
· Claire Wyart, Brain and Spine Institute, Paris
· Alexander Gourine, University College London
· Sergey Kasparov, University of Bristol
· Dimitri Kullmann, University College London
Introduced by Professor Colin Blakemore, School of Advanced Study, University of London
Keynote speaker – Gero Miesenböck, Director of the Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour, University of Oxford
Registration Information
Click here to register for this event

Please provide your institutional email address when registering.

£40 for student BNA members
£70 for other BNA members
£50 for students and retired non-BNA members
£90 for non-BNA members
£130 for corporate non-BNA members

Please forward this email to anyone that you think would be interested in attending.

The symposium will take place in the Lecture Theatre, Department of Pharmacology, Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3QT

Posted on 08/10/2013

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