A paper by the Young Scientists was published in Advanced Functional Materials
Optogenetics is a relatively new technology that allows processes inside cells, tissues or whole organisms to be switched on and off by light. One application is the study of neurons.
The new publication, in which HFA members Giuseppe Ciccone and Rodrigo G. Fernandez Lahore are participated, presents the concept and realization of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) with switchable two-color light output, suitable for optogenetic applications, as exemplified by ND7/23 cells and Drosophila melanogaster larvae.
Giuseppe Ciccone and Rodrigo Fernandez Lahore are collaborating in the project „High-resolution optogenetics with organic light-emitting Diodes (OLEDs)“ which is supported by the Hector Fellow Academy. Hector Fellows Karl Leo and Peter Hegemann supervise Ciccone and Fernandez Lahore, respectively. The project aims to address a number of new technological approaches that could enable further applications of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) in optogenetics.
Congratulations to Giuseppe Ciccone and Rodrigo G. Fernandez Lahore!