CH391L/S13/Optogenetics

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Introduction to Optogenetics

"Before we can find the answers, we need the power to ask new questions." -Karl Deisseroth

History

"The brain is a world consisting of a number of unexplored continents and great stretches of unknown territory." - Santiago Ramón y Cajal

Biochemistry behind Optogenetics

The Optogenetic Process

Gene Delivery

Controlled Illumination

Applications of Optogenetics

Neuroscience

Cardiology: Pacemakers

Hepatology: Diabetes and Beta Cells

IGEM Take-home Message

http://2012.igem.org/Team:Washington/Optogenetics http://2006.igem.org/wiki/index.php/University_of_Texas_2006 http://2006.igem.org/wiki/index.php/UT_Austin_2005 http://2004.igem.org/austin.cgi

References

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