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Optogenetics

Ed. by Hegemann, Peter / Sigrist, Stephan

Series:Dahlem Workshop Reports

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    Publication Date:
    August 2013
    Copyright year:
    2013
    ISBN
    978-3-11-027072-3
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    Overview

    • A concise overview of the methodology, basic research and new clinical applications for optogenetics
    • Content developed with top international scientists and students in a "Dahlem Conference" workshop
    • Color illustrations for better visualization of complex structures

    Aims and Scope

    Optogenetics combines genetic engineering with optics to observe and control the function of cells using light, with clinical implications for restoration of vision and treatment of neurological diseases. As a new discipline much of the basic science and methods are currently under investigation and active development, thus there is a strong need for introductory literature in this field. This graduate level textbook provides an overview of the field of optogenetics in 5 concise chapters: Optogenetic tools, Applications in cellular systems, Mapping neuronal networks, Clinical applications and Restoration of vision and hearing. The concept and content was developed with top international researchers and students at a prestigious Dahlem Conference workshop.

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    xiv, 226 pages
    Language:
    English
    Type of Publication:
    Textbook
    Keyword(s):
    Biophysics; Genetic Engineering; Neuroscience; Optics; Vision Restoration

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    Peter Hegemann, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany; Stephan Sigrist, Free University, Berlin, Germany.

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