About the ELMI

ELMI was created in 2001 to establish a unique communication network between European scientists working in the field of light microscopy and the manufacturers of their equipment.

EMBO Practical Course: Optogenetics: From Design to Cell Signalling to Tissue Morphogenesis, 25 – 29 March 2019, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

Course Overview

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.


Application deadline 6 January 2019.
For additional information please visit the course web pages.