© Hector Fellow Academy
3. December 2021
Paper by Giuseppe Ciccone and Rodrigo G. Fernan­dez Lahore published

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!