• Technical Conference: 

    9 - 14 May 2021

  • Exhibition: 

    11 – 13 May 2021

Understanding the Brain with Light

Symposium Organizers

Emily Gibson, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, USA

Juliet Gopinath, University of Colorado Boulder, USA

Jessica Houston, New Mexico State University, USA


Recent advances in brain imaging have revolutionized our understanding of neural circuits at the level of proteins, cells, and network interactions. In particular, optical techniques combined with novel probes to measure neural activity enable an unprecedented window into brain function. Additionally, new methods are being developed to image the brain in freely moving animals to investigate function during behavior. This symposia will focus on the latest optical methods applied to imaging the brain in vivo with future implications for research in neurological disorders and basic neuroscience. Topics include fast volumetric imaging such as lightsheet, multifocus methods, multiphoton microscopy, spectroscopic imaging, fiber-based imaging, optical probes, and laser sources.


Invited Speakers

Kaspar Podgorski, HHMI Janelia Research Campus, USA

Computational Microscopes for In Vivo Brain Imaging

Na Ji, Univ. of California Berkeley, USA

Advanced Optical Microscopy for High Spatiotemporal Resolution in Vivo Brain Imaging

Shy Shoham, NYU Langone Health, USA

Illuminating Neural Coding with Sculpted Wavefronts


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