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Conference Program


Sunday, December 8th
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Registration
1:00 PM to 1:15 PM Welcoming Remarks
1:15 PM to 2:00 PM Keynote Presentation: John Rogers, Northwestern University. Soft, Wireless Optoelectronic Systems for Optogenetics
2:00 PM to 2:10 PM Break
2:10 PM to 3:55 PM Novel Optogenetic Modalities
2:10 PM to 2:15 PM Introduction
2:15 PM to 2:50 PM Invited speaker: Peter Hegemann, Humboldt University. Rhodopsin-cyclases for Photocontrol of cGMP/cAMP Signaling
2:50 PM to 3:25 PM Invited speaker: Anna Moroni, University of Milan. Engineering K+ channels for Long Term Inhibition
3:25 PM to 3:40 PM Gun Kim, University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign. On-Demand Targeted Light Generation in Bio-Compatible Elastomers Using High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound for Optogenetic Application
3:40 PM to 3:55 PM Ashley Dickey, Clemson University. Synthesis and Luminescence Investigation of Nano-Scintillators As Next Generation Tools for Optogenetics
3:55 PM to 4:05 PM Break
4:05 PM to 5:50 PM Optogenetic Tools for Animal Cells
4:05 PM to 4:10 PM Introduction
4:10 PM to 4:45 PM Invited speaker: Wilfried Weber, University of Freiburg. Extracellular Optogenetics to Control Cell Fate and Function
4:45 PM to 5:20 PM Invited speaker: Vladislav Verkhusha, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Near-infrared Optogenetic Tools Engineered from Bacterial Phytochromes
5:20 PM to 5:35 PM Mark Gomelsky, University of Wyoming. Near-Infrared Light-Activated Adenylate Cyclase for Applications in Mammals
5:35 PM to 5:50 PM Kai Zhang, University of Illinois. Bidirectional Optogenetic Control of Neurotrophin Signaling during Cell Differentiation and Embryonic Development
5:50 PM to 6:00 PM Break
6:00 PM to 6:55 PM Optogenetic Tools for Microbial and Plant Cells
6:00 PM to 6:05 PM Introduction
6:05 PM to 6:40 PM Invited speaker: Kevin Gardner, City University of New York. Comparative Studies of LOV Switching Mechanisms and Characteristics
6:40 PM to 6:55 PM Nikolai Mushnikov, University of Wyoming. Light-inducible Asymmetric Cell Division and Cell Differentiation in Bacteria
6:55 PM to 8:30 PM Welcome Reception & Poster Session
Monday, December 9th, 2019
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Registration
8:30 AM to 9:40 AM Optogenetic Tools for Microbial and Plant Cells (cont.)
8:30 AM to 9:05 AM Invited speaker: Andreas Moeglich, University of Bayreuth. Controlling Nucleic Acids by Light
9:05 AM to 9:40 AM Invited speaker: Matias Zurbriggen, University of Duesseldorf. Engineering Photoreceptors into Optogenetic Tools for the Control and Understanding of Cellular Processes in Animal and Plant Systems
9:40 AM to 10:15 AM Materials and Devices for Optogenetic Applications
9:40 AM to 9:45 AM Introduction
9:45 AM to 10:00 AM Kathrin Brenker, Opto Biolabs and University of Freiburg. Opto Biolabs: Combining Optogenetics with Flow Cytometry
10:00 AM to 10:15 AM Lukasz Bugaj, University of Pennsylvania. Multiplexed, Multicolor Optogenetics for High-Throughput Manipulation of Cell Behavior
10:15 AM to 10:25 AM Break
10:25 AM to 10:30 AM Introduction
10:30 AM to 11:15 AM Keynote Presentation: Ed Boyden, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Optical Tools for Analyzing and Controlling Brain Circuits
11:15 AM to 11:20 AM Break
11:20 AM to 2:35 PM Optogenetics in Neurological Disorders
11:20 AM to 11:25 AM Introduction
11:25 AM to 12:00 PM Invited speaker: Ute Hochgeschwender, University of Central Michigan. Biological Light for Optogenetic Applications in Biomedicine
12:00 PM to 12:15 PM Ksenia Kastanenka, MassGeneral Institute of Neurodegenerative Diseases. Optogenetic Entrainment of Slow Brain Rhythms in Alzheimers Mice
12:15 PM to 12:30 PM Raphael Lamprecht, University of Haifa. Regulation of Signaling Proteins in the Brain by Light
12:30 PM to 1:45 PM Lunch
1:45 PM to 2:00 PM Christine Gee, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf. Independent Two-Colour Control of Neuronal Activity
2:00 PM to 2:35 PM Invited speaker: Robert Gereau, Washington University. Wireless Optoelectronic Systems for Closed-loop Regulation of Pain and Organ Dysfunction
2:35 PM to 2:40 PM Introduction
2:40 PM to 3:25 PM Keynote Presentation: Adam Cohen, Harvard University. All-Optical Electrophysiology in Neuroscience and Drug Development
3:25 PM to 3:35 PM Break
3:35 PM to 5:05 PM Optogenetics in Cardiovascular Disorders
3:35 PM to 3:40 PM Introduction
3:40 PM to 4:15 PM Invited speaker: Emilia Entcheva, George Washington University. Optogenetics-Enabled High-Throughput Technology for the Advancement of Personalized Medicine with in Human Ips-Cardiomyocytes
4:15 PM to 4:50 PM Invited speaker: Tobias Bruegmann, University of Goettingen. Optogenetics to Explore G Protein Signaling in the Heart
4:50 PM to 5:05 PM Benjamin Kim, Stanford University. Genetically Encoded Voltage Imaging in Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Cardiomyocytes
5:05 PM to 5:15 PM Break
5:15 PM to 6:30 PM Optogenetic Drug Delivery
5:15 PM to 5:20 PM Introduction
5:20 PM to 5:55 PM Invited speaker: Emmanuel Tzanakakis, Tufts University. Optogenetic Engineering of Pancreatic Beta-Cells for Modulation of Insulin Release by Light
5:55 PM to 6:30 PM Invited speaker: Heifeng Ye, East China Normal University. Engineering of Far-Red Light-Controlled Optogenetic Devices for Biomedical Applications
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM Poster Session
Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Registration
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM Optogenetics in Other Biomedical Applications
8:30 AM to 8:35 AM Introduction
8:35 AM to 9:10 AM Invited speaker: Zhuo-Hua Pan, Wayne State University. Chr-Based Optogenetic Approaches for Vision Restoration
9:10 AM to 9:45 AM Invited speaker: Ehud Isacoff, University of California Berkeley. Optogenetic Pharmacology of Neuromodulatory Receptors
9:45 AM to 10:00 AM Nhung Nguyen, Texas A&M University. Engineered Chimeric Antigen Receptors for Photo-Tunable Remote Control of CAR T-Cells
10:00 AM to 10:10 AM Break
10:10 AM to 2:35 PM Optogenetics in Plant Engineering and Microbial Technologies
10:10 AM to 10:15 AM Introduction
10:15 AM to 10:50 AM Invited speaker: Michael Blatt, University of Glasgow. How Do You Get Stomata to Shut up … or at Least Speak in Turn?
10:50 AM to 11:25 AM Invited speaker: Jose Avalos, Princeton University. Optogenetic Control of Engineered Metabolisms for Microbial Chemical Production
11:25 PM to 11:40 AM Yoshihiro Toya, Osaka University. Application of an Optogenetic Switch for Controlling the Central Carbon Metabolism in Escherichia coli
11:40 AM to 11:55 AM Azady Pirhanov, University of Connecticut. Optical Control of Exopolysaccharide Production and Biofilm Formation in the Soil Bacterium Sinorhizobium meliloti
11:55 AM to 1:10 PM Lunch
1:10 PM to 1:45 PM Invited speaker: Jeff Tabor, Rice University. Optogenetic Control of Gut Bacterial Metabolism
1:45 PM to 2:20 PM Invited speaker: Megan McClean, University of Wisconsin - Madison. Single-cell Measurement and Optogenetic Control to Unravel Yeast Signaling Networks
2:20 PM to 2:35 PM Makoto Lalwani, Princeton University. Orthogonal Optogenetic Circuits for Optimizing Microbial Chemical Production
2:35 PM to 2:45 PM Closing Remarks