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Technical Program


 All Times in Eastern Standard Timezone

December 5th, 2021 All Times Eastern Standard Time
10:00 AM 10:10 AM Advances in Optogenetic Technologies, Introduction by Emilia Entcheva and Wilfried Weber
10:10 AM 10:40 AM Keynote: Seraphine Wegner, University of Münster introduced by Wilfried Weber
10:40 AM 11:00 AM Question and Answer Panel Moderated By Wilfried Weber
11:00 AM 12:25 PM New Intracellular Optogenetic Tools I Chaired by Chandra Tucker
11:00 AM 11:20 AM Alexander Gottschalk, University of Frankfurt
11:20 AM 11:40 AM Brian Chow, University of Pennsylvania
11:40 AM 12:00 PM Lorena Benedetti, Janelia
12:00 PM 12:25 PM Question and Answer Panel Moderated By: Chandra Tucker
12:25 PM 12:45 PM Lunch Break
12:45 PM 2:05 PM New Intracellular Optogenetic Tools II Chaired by Wilfried Weber
12:45 PM 1:05 PM Andreas Möglich, University of Bayreuth
1:05 PM 1:25 PM Barbara di Ventura, University of Freiburg
1:25 PM 1:45 PM Matias Zurbriggen, University of Duesseldorf
1:45 PM 2:05 PM Question and Answer Panel Moderated By: Wilfried Weber
2:05 PM 2:25 PM Break
2:25 PM 3:45 PM Light-Inducible Liquid-Liquid Phase Separation Chaired by Jared Toettcher
2:25 PM 2:45 PM Wilfried Weber, University of Freiburg
2:45 PM 3:05 PM Jose Avalos, Princeton University
3:05 PM 3:20 PM Selected Abstract: Visual Detection of Protein Clusters Using a Phase-Separation-Based Fluorescent Reporter, Thomas Mumford
3:20 PM 3:45 PM Question and Answer Panel Moderated By: Jared Toettcher
3:45 PM 4:05 PM Break
4:05 PM 5:20 PM Optical Technologies for 3D Sensing and Control chaired by Aranzazu Del Campo
4:05 PM 4:25 PM Aranzazu del Campo, Scientific Director, Leibniz-Institute for New Materials (Introduced by Emilia Entcheva)
4:25 PM 4:40 PM Seongjun Park, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
4:40 PM 4:55 PM Selected Abstract: The Optoreader: A Device for High-Throughput Optical Stimulation, Measurement, and Feedback in Microwell Plates, Saachi Datta
4:55 PM 5:20 PM Question and Answer Panel Moderated By: Aranzazu Del Campo
5:20 PM 5:30 PM Closing Statements
December 6, 2021  
9:00 AM 9:05 AM Optogenetics in Cell Signaling Sponsored by Centre For Integrative Biological Signalling Studies (CIBSS)
9:05 AM 9:35 AM Keynote Speaker: Jared Toettcher introduced by Wilfried Weber
9:35 AM 9:55 AM Question and Answer Panel
9:55 AM 10:15 AM Break
10:15 AM 11:00 AM Poster Sessions and Networking Hour
11:00 AM 11:20 AM Break
11:20 AM 12:45 PM Light-Regulated Signaling Networks Moderated by Jared Toettcher
11:20 AM 11:40 AM Won Do Heo, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
11:40 AM 12:00 PM

Optogenetic signaling repair in a genetic model of Parkinson’s disease

Harald Janovjak, Monash University

12:00 PM 12:20 PM Lukasz Bugaj, University of Pennsylvania
12:20 PM 12:45 PM Question and Answer Panel Moderated By Jared Toettcher
12:45 PM 1:05 PM Break
1:05 PM 2:15 PM High-Throughput Applications in Optogenetics Chaired by Emilia Entcheva
1:05 PM 1:20 PM Selected Abstract: An Ultra-High-Throughput All-Optical Electrophysiology Screening Platform for the Discovery of Non-Opioid Based Pain Therapeutics, Gabriel B. Borja
1:20 PM 1:35 PM Selected Abstract: A Computationally Driven, Optogenetic-Based Therapeutic Discovery Platform for CNS Disorders Using CRISPR-Generated Human Neuronal Models, Yang Lu
1:35 PM 1:50 PM Selected Abstract: Optogenetic high-throughput screening, Kathrin Brenker
1:50 PM 2:15 PM Question and Answer Panel Moderated By Emilia Entcheva
2:40 PM 3:40 PM Poster Session II
3:40 PM 3:50 PM Closing Statements
December 7, 2021  
9:00 AM 9:05 AM Optogenetics in Biomedicine
9:05 AM 9:35 AM

Keynote: Haifeng Ye, East China Normal University introduced by Emilia Entcheva

Optogenetic Switches for Precision Medecine

9:35 AM 9:55 AM Question and Answer Panel
9:55 AM 11:15 AM Select Neuroscience Applications Chaired by Emilia Entcheva
9:55 AM 10:15 AM Yubin Zhou, Texas A&M University
10:15 AM 10:35 AM Tobias Bruegmann, Goettingen U
10:35 AM 10:55 AM SPONSORED TALK: ADInstruments Wireless Optogenetic Stimulation & Recording
10:55 AM 11:15 AM Question and Answer Panel Moderated By Emilia Entcheva
11:15 AM 11:35 AM Lunch Break
11:35 AM 1:00 PM Applications in Cardiology and Neuro-cardiology Chaired by Emilia Entcheva
11:35 AM 11:55 AM Leonardo Sacconi, National Institute of Optics (INO-CNR)
11:55 AM 12:15 PM Matthew W. Kay, George Washington University
12:15 PM 12:35 PM Franziska Schneider-Warme, University of Freiburg
12:35 PM 1:00 PM Question and Answer Panel Moderated By Emilia Entcheva
1:00 PM 1:20 PM Break
1:20 PM 2:40 PM Applications in cardiology and Neuro-cardiology II Chaired by Mark Gomalsky
1:20 PM 1:40 PM Emilia Entcheva, George Washington University
1:40 PM 2:00 PM Stefan Luther, Max Planck Goettingen
2:00 PM 2:15 PM Selected Abstract: Directed Differentiation of Human iPSCs into

Mesenchymal Lineages By Optogenetic Control

of TGF-β Signaling, Josephine Wu
2:15 PM 2:40 PM Question and Answer Panel moderated by Mark Gomalsky
2:40 PM 3:00 PM Break
3:00 PM 4:20 PM Therapeutic Applications of Optogenetics Chaired by Seraphine Wegner
3:00 PM 3:20 PM

Optical Control of Cell Fate and Body Axis Formation during Xenopus Laevis Embryonic Development

Kai Zhang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

3:20 PM 3:40 PM

Light-dependent anti-CRISPR proteins for precision genome editing

Dominik Niopek, University of Darmstadt

3:40 PM 3:55 PM Selected Abstract: Spatiotemporally Confined Red Light-Controlled Gene Delivery at Single-Cell Resolution Using Adeno-Associated Viral Vectors, Maximilian Hörner
3:55 PM 4:20 PM Question and Answer Panel Moderated By Seraphine Wegner
4:20 PM 4:30 PM Closing Statements
4:30 PM 5:15 PM Focus Group with ADInstruments: Pioneering Optogenetics Research with Wireless Opsin Stimulation and Recording in Rodents