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Recent technological advances–from fields as diverse as gene and protein engineering to optics/photonics, chemistry, materials science, nanoscience, electrophysiology, and more–offer unprecedented opportunities for measuring and manipulating neural cells and circuits. Such technologies have helped propel forward the already impressive strides made in our understanding of the genetic, molecular, and physiological mechanisms that contribute to brain development and function. Developing new technologies to probe the brain, as well as approaches for managing complex emerging data, will require concerted efforts and collaboration across specialties.

We will bring together leading experts at the forefront of neurotechnology development to discuss the next generation of tools and methods for understanding the brain.


  • Neural recordings: imaging and electrophysiological approaches
  • Prosthetics and brain machine interfaces
  • Optical manipulation of circuits and cells
  • Material science and nanotechnology
  • Design of new probes and sensors
  • Neuromodulation
  • Genome engineering
  • Cell and tissue engineering
  • Bridging the cultural divide between physical scientists, computational scientists, and engineers
  • Ethical implications of new neurotechnologies
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  • Brian Litt, The Center for Neuroengineering and Therapeutics, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Mark Schnitzer, Departments of Biological Sciences and of Applied Physics, Stanford University, USA
  • Katja Brose, Editor, Neuron
  • Mariela Zirlinger, Scientific Editor, Neuron
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  • Protein Tech
  • Zeiss
  • Rockland
  • Rockland
  • Seahorse
  • Protein Tech Awards
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