Optogenetics is a powerful technique that has been primarily applied in the field of neuroscience with spectacular success. This course will be focused specifically on the new and emerging field of non-neuronal optogenetics. The possibility to modulate signaling pathways and cell behavior with high spatio-temporal precision offers entirely novel approaches to dissect molecular mechanisms governing morphogenesis and homeostasis from the cell to the organismal scale.
The course is aimed at PhD students, post-docs or more senior scientists actively involved in experimental work who intend to apply optogenetics to the field of cell and developmental biology.
- Photoreceptors utilised in non-neuronal optogenetics
- In silico genetic engineering/bioinformatics
- In situ application of optogenetic methods in cultured mammalian cells
- Spatial light patterning
- Multi-photon microscopy
- In vivo applications in model organisms including Drosophila melanogaster
Application deadline 6 January 2019.
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