SfN Launches Optogenetics Online Training Series, Virtual Conference Registration
SfN on Wednesday, August 1, released its inaugural online training series on Neuronline, offering SfN members and the field at-large around the world unparalleled opportunities to learn from more than 20 global pioneers of optogenetics approaches.
Through an upcoming virtual conference and eight training modules, neuroscientists will be able to enhance their knowledge about how to use optogenetics techniques appropriately, effectively, and rigorously.
Training Modules Available Now
The series’ eight training modules, organized in partnership with neuroscientists Kamran Khodakhah (Albert Einstein College of Medicine), Alexandra Nelson, (University of California, San Francisco) and Veronica Alvarez (NIH Intramural Research Program/NIAAA), consist of:
- Short lectures and demonstration videos, written articles, and recommended reading lists you can access anytime.
- A Module 7 live chat will occur on August 16 from 1–2 p.m. EDT, and you can post your questions at any time before then or live. The Module 8 forum will be open for your questions at any time by the end of August 30.
- A Community forum to share your insights and best practices, ask questions, and engage with other training series’ participants.
SfN members enjoy unlimited access to all resources in the eight training modules, and non-SfN members can explore up to five resources (excluding community forums) every 30 days.
Visit the modules now.
Virtual Conference September 20
The culminating virtual conference, Next Generation Optogenetics: Tools and Applications, is organized in partnership with Alexandra Nelson (University of California, San Francisco) and Veronica Alvarez (NIH Intramural Research Program/NIAAA). While it is recommended you view some resources in the training modules before attending, you can participate without doing so.
The virtual conference will take place Thursday, September 20. A list of speakers is now available. SfN members can register at the special member rate of $50, and non-SfN members can register at the rate of $150.
Register for the virtual conference today.