Optics and the Brain

02 - 05 April 2017
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, San Diego, California United States

The US BRAIN initiative and European Human Brain Project in Europe have recognized that gaining a better understanding the brain is a critical frontier in science and medicine. These initiatives have identified the urgent need for new technologies that can probe the working brain, across all levels from single neurons to entire behaving organisms. Optics offers a unique toolkit for multiscale imaging the living and intact brain, while new genetic labeling strategies provide optical contrast to neural function and optogenetics permits the control of cellular function with light. Optics and the Brain is thus an important, highly interdisciplinary area of research that combines broad aspects of neuroscience, biology, medicine, physics, chemistry and engineering.
This conference will bring together researchers working in all aspects of optics in the brain and will serve as a forum for discussion of existing and emerging techniques as well as future directions capable of shedding new light on the healthy and diseased brain.

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Plenary Speakers

Steven Chu, Stanford Univ., USA

Subra Suresh, Carnegie Mellon Univ., USA

Laura Waller, Univ. of California Berkeley, USA

Elizabeth Hillman
Columbia University
United States

General Chair
Francesco Pavonev
European Lab for Non-Linear Spectroscopy

General Chair
Daniel Cote
Universite Laval

Vice Chair
Joseph Culver
Washington University in St Louis
United States

Vice Chair

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Abstract and Summary Submission 29 November 2016 12:00 EST
Abstract and Summary Submission 29 November 2016
Hotel Reservation 1 March 2017 23:59 EST
Hotel Reservation 1 March 2017
Postdeadline Abstract and Summary Submission 14 March 2017 12:00 EDT
Postdeadline Abstract and Summary Submission 14 March 2017