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Introduction to Optogenetics

"Before we can find the answers, we need the power to ask new questions." -Karl Deisseroth


"The brain is a world consisting of a number of unexplored continents and great stretches of unknown territory." - Santiago Ramón y Cajal

Biochemistry behind Optogenetics

The Optogenetic Process

Gene Delivery

Controlled Illumination

Applications of Optogenetics


Cardiology: Pacemakers

Hepatology: Diabetes and Beta Cells

IGEM Take-home Message


  1. Mei Y and Zhang F. . pmid:22480664. PubMed HubMed [Mei2012]
  2. Yizhar O, Fenno L, Zhang F, Hegemann P, and Diesseroth K. . pmid:21363959. PubMed HubMed [Yizhar2011]
  3. Zemelman BV, Lee GA, Ng M, and Miesenböck G. . pmid:11779476. PubMed HubMed [Zemelman2002]
  4. LaLumiere RT. . pmid:21255749. PubMed HubMed [Lalumiere2011]
All Medline abstracts: PubMed HubMed
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