Nicholas Roberts
31. March 2023
Sympo­sium 2023: Light in Biology – Program announced

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.