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Optogenetics

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
Plenary / Keynote & Panel
in englischer Sprache

Optogenetics uses light-controlled “switches” within genetically modified cells, e.g. to control the electrical impulses of nerve cells. In this way, certain neural functions can be controlled remotely and highly complex neural circuits and processes in the brain such as thoughts, perceptions or feelings can be explored.

Waynflete Professor of Physiology and Director, Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour, University of Oxford
Shell Professor of Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge Chair

Dr. Gero MIESENBÖCK

Waynflete Professor of Physiology and Director, Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour, University of Oxford

1983-1991 University of Innsbruck Medical School
1992-1998 Postdoctoral Fellow, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York
1999-2004 Assistant Professor, Cell Biology and Genetics and Neuroscience, Cornell University, Ithaca (NY)
Assistant Member and Head, Laboratory of Neural Systems, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York
2004-2007 Associate Professor, Cell Biology and Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Yale University School of Medicine
since 2007 Waynflete Professor of Physiology, University of Oxford
since 2011 Director, Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour, University of Oxford

Ph.D. Lynn Faith GLADDEN

Shell Professor of Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge

1979-1982 Chemical Physics, University of Bristol
1982-1983 Post-Graduate Certificate in Education, University of Oxford
1983-1987 Ph.D. research, Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Cambridge
1983-1986 British Petroleum Ph.D. Scholarship Award
1987 Ph.D. Thesis, Structural Studies of Inorganic Glasses
1987-1991 University Assistant Lecturer (UAL), Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Cambridge
1991-1995 University Lecturer (UL), Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Cambridge
1995-1999 Reader, Process Engineering Science, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Cambridge
1999 Professor of Chemical Engineering Science, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Cambridge
2004 Elected to the Shell Professorship of Chemical Engineering, University of Cambridge
2006-2008 Head, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Cambridge
2008-2010 Head, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge
2010-2015 Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, University of Cambridge

Technology Symposium

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24.08.2017

09:00 - 09:45#ART TEC: Interfaces between art, technology, and scienceCulture
10:00 - 11:00Opening of exhibitions – Tec-Xperience RoomPartner
11:00 - 11:10OpeningPlenary
11:10 - 12:15RTI TalkPlenary
12:15 - 13:45The robots are coming. Be (not) afraid!Plenary
14:15 - 15:45New materials and autonomous systemsPlenary
18:15 - 19:15Tickets to Berlin: Falling Walls Lab Austria and Summer School on EntrepreneurshipPlenary
19:15 - 21:00Career LoungePlenary
19:30 - 21:30Evening ReceptionSocial

25.08.2017

06:30 - 07:00TU Austria Innovation Marathon: ideas made to order – 24 hours nonstopPlenary
07:00 - 16:00Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
07:15 - 08:00OptogeneticsPlenary
08:30 - 10:15Designing the next digital revolution. At the crossroads of science, technology and artPlenary
10:30 - 11:00Lunch Snacks for the Participants of the Breakout SessionsSocial
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 01: Digital futures: design as key to future digital worldsBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 02: The promotion of research and innovation in Austria: governance between management and autonomyBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 03: Data-driven innovation – from resources to strategiesBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 04: Open science, dark knowledge: science in an age of ignoranceBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 05: Second machine age: learning machines – autonomous machinesBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 06: From the lab to the plate – the vegan black pudding (Blunzengröstl)Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 07: Does industry 4.0 need education and training 4.0?Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 08: Smart production and servicesBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 09: Conflict and cooperation in the era of digitisationBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 10: The Paris lifestyle – technologies and opportunities for climate protectionBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 11: Conflict, cooperation – or both: how does innovation occur?Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 12: The competition for resources as a driver of green technologiesBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 13: A new Biedermeier in Europe?Breakout
16:30 - 17:30China Manufacturing 2025: putting industrial policy ahead of market forces?Plenary

26.08.2017

07:00 - 08:30Managing complex systemsPlenary
08:50 - 10:15The second quantum revolution?Plenary
10:15 - 11:00Gravitational wavesPlenary
11:00 - 12:00Snack ReceptionSocial