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Symposium 2023

Vision and Optobiology

The Hector Fellow Academy invites you to its 8th Symposium, which will take place in Berlin on July 6, 2023 at 6 pm. The public evening event will be focused on the topic of "Light in Biology".

Prof. Dr. Peter Hegemann is head of the working group for experimental biophysics and Hertie Senior Professor of Neuroscience at the Humboldt University of Berlin. The world’s leading expert in photobiology is one of the founding fathers of optogenetics. He will be the scientific host of the 2023 symposium.

The annual symposia of the Hector Fellow Academy aim at placing current scientific issues in a socio-political context. Discussion rounds promote the dialogue between science and the public and help to initiate forward-looking discourses.

We look forward to welcoming you to the symposium in 2023!