LED3 Lecture: Controlling Biological Function with Synthetic Photoswitches
- Thursday 7 March 2024
Niels Bohrweg 2
2333 CA Leiden
The core of Prof. Trauner’s research is to demonstrate the awesome power of chemical synthesis with challenging target molecules and to use it toward the establishment of synthetic biological pathways.
He is well known for his pioneering contributions to Optogenetics and Photopharmacology, using synthetic photoswitches to confer light-sensitivity to a broad range of targets.
The chemical tools he developed are particularly useful in neuroscience and cell biology but also hold promise as precision therapeutics. We are very excited to welcome Prof. Trauner as a speaker in our LED3 seminar series.