Optogenetics: An understanding and mastery of brain function

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    […] Please note this article is co-authored by both Christopher Haggarty-Weir and William Godfrey. William had the idea of interviewing Prof. Miesenböck (one of William’s current favourite scientists) and came up with the majority of questions, in addition to writing up the transcripts from the recorded interview. Christopher conducted the interview and attended the public lecture in Edinburgh. Also fellow readers, please accept our apologies for the delay in posting this piece; our website was hacked and had to be taken down for several weeks until we could sort the issue out. Anyway, I hope the wait was worth it! In April, Mostly Science editor Christopher Haggarty-Weir had the fortuitous opportunity to interview Prof. Gero Miesenböck at the Edinburgh International Science Festival. As 2015 is the International Year of Light, the theme was on the utilization of light in scientific research. Prof. Miesenböck was part of a panel that were giving a public talk on optogenetics and optopharmacology. For those who have never heard of optogenetics before, I would strongly recommend William Godfrey’s previous article on Mostly Science, which can be found here. […]

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