The Workshop “Principles of Light-Induced Charge Transfer for Optogenetics” was held in Modena (Italy) from July 3 to July 5, 2023 at Complesso San Geminiano (via San Geminiano 3), in the historical city center of Modena.
The event was organized by:
the Nanoscience Institute of the National Research Council of Italy – CNR Nano, the University of L’Aquila – Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche e Chimiche (DSFC), the University of Southern California, and the Karlsruher Institut fur Technologie.
The event was sponsored by:
The aim of the workshop was to gather leading experts in the experimental and theoretical investigation of photoactive proteins that find application in the field of optogenetics. After the successful virtual edition of the same workshop in 2021, we organized a new, fully in presence, edition of the “Principles of light-induced charge transfer for optogenetics” workshop to emphasize new results and point out new directions, challenges and opportunities in the following fields:
- Charge transfer processes in light-sensitive proteins,
- Excited state properties of biological matter,
- Photoreceptor thermodynamics and photocycle kinetics,
- Interplay between photoexcitation and protein conformations.
These and other issues were faced from a chemical physical perspective, highlighting the main recent achievements in this timely and stimulating research field. Continue reading PRINCIPLES OF LIGHT-INDUCED CHARGE TRANSFER FOR OPTOGENETICS