The program for the HFA Symposium 2023 about Light in Biology has been officially announced
The Hector Fellow Academy invites you to its 8th symposium. The public event on July 6th in Berlin, starting at 6 pm, will focus on the topic "Light in Biology — Photosynthesis, Vision Processes, and Neuronal Applications."
We are pleased to announce the final program for the event!
The event will be opened by Prof. Dr. Julia von Blumenthal, President of the Humboldt University of Berlin.
Prof. Dr. Peter Hegemann, well-known for his work in photobiology and as a co-founder of optogenetics, will then invite you to dive into the fascinating topic of photosynthesis, vision processes, and neural applications.
Expect inspiring talks, starting with "The Adventure of Photosynthesis" by Prof. Dr. Athina Zouni from the Institute of Biology at Humboldt University of Berlin. Dr. Lauren Sumner-Rooney from the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin will impress you with her lecture on "How Animals See the World" and present the exceptional visual systems of animals. As the grand finale, Prof. Dr. Hannah Monyer, an esteemed expert in clinical neurobiology from the University Hospital Heidelberg and the German Cancer Research Center, will inspire you with her talk on optogenetics for investigating learning and memory.
The event will be moderated by TV presenter and author Dr. Philip Häusser (known for Terra X Lesch & Co.) and will be concluded with closing remarks from Dr.-Ing. Judith Elsner, the Managing Director of the Hector Fellow Academy.
Registration deadline is June 4.