Recording of the event is now available on YouTube
On July 6, 2023, the symposium of the Hector Fellow Academy 2023 entitled "Light in Biology — Photosynthesis, Visual Processes and Neuronal Applications" took place at the Langenbeck-Virchow-Haus Berlin and via livestream. Numerous interested guests on site and via livestream had the opportunity to immerse themselves in the fascinating world of light and to learn about its multiple significance in biology and science. The recording of the event is now available on the YouTube channel of the Hector Fellow Academy in German and English.
The fundamental importance of light and its multifaceted role in various life processes became clear during the outstanding lectures of the renowned speakers Athina Zouni, Lauren Sumner-Ronney and Hannah Monyer, on photosynthesis, evolution and biodiversity research, and its application in neuroscience. The moderator of the evening was Dr. Philip Häusser, known as a TV presenter for programs such as Terra X Lesch & Co and author.
Besides the main evening event open for the public there were also two days of stimulating internal meetings for the members of the Hector Fellow Academy that provided space for talks about the state of current projects and for the discussion and development of novel research ideas.
The next symposium will be held in Hamburg on July 11, 2024, and will explore the question "Why do children learn differently from adults?" The scientific organizer is Brigitte Röder, Professor of Biological Psychology and Neuropsychology at the University of Hamburg.