Introductory course on optogenetics

Manipulating neuronal activity using chemo- and optogenetics

Where: Glasgow University

When: Friday 10th July 2020, 9am - 5pm 


The advent of chemogenetic and optogenetic approaches to manipulate the activity of discrete neuronal populations selectively offers an unprecedented means of studying the nervous system. In this workshop, we will provide a general introduction to these technologies and discuss potential rewards and pitfalls in their application. We will hear from researchers who are using these tools to study circuits in various regions of the rodent central nervous system, discover how these approaches are being applied in other animal models, and see how these technologies are likely to evolve in the near future. The workshop ends with an open-floor discussion.

Organisers: David Hughes, (University of Glasgow), Shuzo Sakata (University of Strathclyde) & Christian Wozny (University of Strathclyde)


£26.00 for students (undergraduates, postgraduate and PhD students) 

£52.00 for non-students 

Please register using the form below. 

This event is supported by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation and organised by the British Neuroscience Association

12th FENS Forum - 11-15 July, Glasgow 2020    

This course precedes the 12th FENS Forum of Neurosience. Please see the main meeting website for full information and registration:


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