Light in Biology — Photosynthesis, Visual Processes and Neuronal Applications
The Hector Fellow Academy invites you to its 8th Symposium, which will take place in Berlin on July 6, 2023 at 6 pm. The public evening event will be focused on the topic of "Light in biology — photosynthesis, visual processes and neuronal applications".
Prof. Dr. Peter Hegemann is head of the working group for experimental biophysics and Hertie Senior Professor of Neuroscience at the Humboldt University of Berlin. The world’s leading expert in photobiology is one of the founding fathers of optogenetics. He will be the scientific host of the 2023 symposium. Peter Hegemann was able to win Dr. Lauren Sumner-Rooney (Berlin Museum of Natural History), Prof. Dr. Athina Zouni (Humboldt University Berlin) as well as Prof. Dr. Hannah Monyer (University Hospital Heidelberg) for exciting talks.
Lauren Sumner-Rooney is an Emmy Noether Junior Group Leader at the Natural History Museum in Berlin. Her current research focuses on parallel eye and brain changes in animals living in different light environments, from eagle-eyed hunters to blind cave dwellers. Athina Zouni is professor at the Institute of Biology at Humboldt University in Berlin. Her research focuses on the biophysics of photosynthesis. Hannah Monyer is professor at Heidelberg University Hospital and one of the leading international scientists in the field of brain research. Her research focuses on the molecular mechanisms that lead to synchronous neuronal network activity and thus enable cognitive processes such as learning and remembering.
The annual symposia of the Hector Fellow Academy aim at placing current scientific issues in a socio-political context. Discussion rounds promote the dialogue between science and the public and help to initiate forward-looking discourses.
We look forward to welcoming you to the symposium in 2023!
Prof. Dr. Peter Hegemann (Humboldt-University of Berlin)
Talk: "Photosynthesis adventure"
Prof. Dr. Athina Zouni (Humboldt-University of Berlin)
Talk: "Seeing the world through animal eyes"
Dr. Lauren Sumner-Rooney (Natural History Museum Berlin)
Prof. Dr. Hannah Monyer (Heidelberg University Hospital)
Dr.-Ing. Judith Elsner, Managing Director of the Hector Fellow Academy
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