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Optogen 2014

Speakers          Venue          Expositions          Social Dinner          How to Reach Us          About Lecce          Contacts

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The 1st International Workshop on Technologies for Optogenetics OPTOGEN2014 will take place in Lecce, Italy, on December 16, 2014. This 1st edition will be by invitation only and it will bring together the most active scientists and technologists to discuss recent progresses and future trends in technologies for in vivo optogenetics: from new implantable devices to latest molecular tools developments.

Organizers:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia and Harvard Medical School

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia and Università del Salento

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*** THE SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM OF OPTOGEN 2014 IS NOW AVAILALBLE ***

List of Invited Speakers

georg nagel
  Georg Nagel - Wuerzburg University – Germany

  Channelrhodopsin et al: photoreceptors as optogenetic tools

 

 

Melissa Warden
  Melisa Warden - Cornell University – Ithaca, NY

  Optogenetic control of long range cortical projections in motivated behavior

 

 

Mark Histed
  Mark H Histed - Chicago University – Chicago, IL

  Linearity in visual cortex - computations for behavior explored in the mouse using optogenetic perturbations

 

 

pau
  Pau Gorostiza - Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia – Barcelona, Spain

  Optopharmacology to regulate biological processes with light

 

 

Ian
  Ian Oldenburg - Harvard Medical School - Boston, MA

  Optogenetic Dissection of Striato-Cortical Pathways

 

 

Michael
  Michael Schwaerzle - University of Freiburg – Germany

  MEMS Based Optrodes With Integrated Light Sources

 

 

Luca
  Luca Berdondini - Istituto Italiano di Technologia, Neuroscience and Brain Technology Department – Genova, Italy

  CMOS multielectrode arrays: an opportunity to read-out optogenetically evoked neural activity from thousands of single-neurons simultaneously

 

 

Tommaso
  Tommaso Fellin - Istituto Italiano di Technologia, Neuroscience and Brain Technology Department – Genova, Italy

  Simultaneous fast imaging and optogenetic inhibition of neuronal networks in the intact mouse brain

 

 

ferruccio
  Ferruccio Pisanello - Istituto Italiano di Technologia, Center For Biomolecular Nanotechnologies- Lecce, Italy

  Versatile in vivo opogenetic stimulation with microstructured and tapered optical fibers

 

 

 

Venue: MUST Museum Lecce

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 Map From Santa Chiara to MUST 

Expositions

Optogenix 3brain

 

Social Dinner @ Ristorante Blu Notte

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How to reach us

MapTransportation from Airport:

Brindisi Airport is 30 minutes far from Lecce
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
About Lecce

651-lecce Lying on a plain at the foot of the Salento Plateau is Lecce - the "Florence of the South" - one of the most interesting cities in the region for its architecture, typical of the 17th Century. Of ancient origins, the city experienced two distinct periods of prosperity in its history: the Roman era and that of the rule of the Kingdom of Naples. Under both, construction of buildings, monuments and mansions increased heavily. These new structures were characterized by a magnificent and rich ornamentation that earned this typical architecture the definition of “Leccese Baroque." The imaginative and meticulous sculpting work was facilitated by the use of local stone, flexible and easy to inlay.

 

Italy Heaven Lonely Planet

Across Salento

Torre SantAndrea Lecce Salento is a peninsula located at the south-eastern Italy, in area commonly called the “heel of Italy”. The charm of this small sub-region immediately wins the tourists. The coast lines and the sea are certainly among the most beautiful in Italy. Coasts alternates, in fact, impressive cliffs  to long beaches (maps) of extra fine white sand. This is why a part of Salento’s coast is romantically called “Maldives”. The must for the “New comer” in Salento is to visit Otranto, Gallipoli and Santa Maria di Leuca. Otranto is a small-fortified town perched on the Adriatic coast, with greek origin; gorgeous the Aragonese castle that dominates the city. Do not miss the cathedral and its beautiful mosaic floor, which is recognized as one of the most important Italian medieval works. Located on the opposite side, on the Ionian Sea, is Gallipoli, a lovely little town with the singular historical center built in a peculiar “pan shape” and characterized by a maze of narrow streets. Last but not least, the end, or beginning, of Italy: Santa Maria di Leuca, built on the very tip of the peninsula, where the Ionian and the Adriatic Sea join.

Contacts
Optogen 2014 Info: Viviana Savy, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Phone: +39 0832 1816223 Fax: +39 0832 1816208

Fundings

The organizing committee acknowledge funding by progetto PONa3_00077,  Infrastruttura per Tecnologie BioMEMS di Sensing Avanzato per Monitoraggio e Diagnostica Ambientale e Alimentare and co-funding by Fondo Europeo di Sviluppo Regionale (FERS), "Investiamo nel vostro futuro"

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