Expanding the bag of optical tricks for neuroscience

  • Date: May 23, 2024
  • Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Fabian Voigt
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Location: MPI BI Martinsried
  • Room: MPIBI, Seminar room NQ 105
  • Host: Winfried Denk
  • Contact: winfried.denk@bi.mpg.de
Expanding the bag of optical tricks for neuroscience

Seeing is believing and thus, optical imaging techniques are extremely useful to study brain structure and function. I will present three projects aimed at providing the neuroscience community with better imaging instrumentation: These range from open-source light-sheet microscopes for imaging cleared tissue ( http://mesospim.org/ ); novel multi-immersion microscope objectives that take takes inspiration from scallops and astronomical telescopes; and establishing event-based vision as an imaging modality that allows high-speed recordings of physiology and behavior over long time periods without generating overly large datasets.

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