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Sunday, September 23 • 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Optogenetics & neuronal circuits

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Herwig Baier

Max-Planck-Institut für Neurobiologie
Sunday September 23, 2012 14:30 - 15:00 @ Rhodes 7    Optogenetic dissection of the neural circuits that control eye movements in zebrafish Abstract: Eye movements have long been recognized as a relatively simple, stereotyped yet modifiable, behavior, which is controlled by sensory cues, particularly by visual and vestibular inputs. Pursuits of visual targets, as well as sudden shifts in gaze, or saccades, have been observed in... Read More →

Karl Deisseroth

Stanford University
Sunday September 23, 2012 16:00 - 16:30 @ Rhodes 7    Development and application of optogenetics Abstract: Optogenetics, the combination of genetic and optical methods to control well-defined events in specific cells embedded within intact living tissue or organisms, has recently been applied to a number of neurological and psychiatric disease-related questions. Here we describe the use of microbial opsin genes to achieve... Read More →

Nishith Gupta

Humboldt University
Sunday September 23, 2012 15:00 - 15:15 @ Rhodes 7    Optogenetic Modulation of cAMP Levels in the Obligate Intracellular Pathogen Toxoplasma gondii Abstract: Cyclic nucleotides (cAMP, cGMP) are ubiquitous and essential regulators of cellular signaling. The research on cyclic nucleotide signaling in intracellular pathogens relies on commercial modulators primarily targeting mammalian proteins. An unequivocal and inclusive... Read More →

Ole Kiehn

Karolinska Institutet
Sunday September 23, 2012 15:15 - 15:45 @ Rhodes 7    Probing neural systems controlling locomotion Abstract: Brain functions are generated by activity in dedicated neural circuits. Understanding the function and operational mode of such circuits in the complex mammalian brain is fundamental for understanding the normal and the diseased brain. Locomotor behaviors, like walking, are selected and are initiated from supraspinal... Read More →

Cristina De Luca

University of Rome Sapienza
Sunday September 23, 2012 15:45 - 16:00 @ Rhodes 7    Several identified photoreceptors in subterranean fungi Abstract: Light is detected through special molecules such as photoreceptors and used by the cell to regulate several different processes. This transduction has been mostly studied in the model system Neurospora crassa. To gain insight on photoreceptor systems we investigated the recently published genome of a... Read More →

Sunday September 23, 2012 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Rhodes 7

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