Illuminating the brain

Kyoto Prize at Oxford 2019
Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6GG
Open to the public
This event is free – register to attend
May 2019

Public lecture by neuroscientist Dr Karl Deisseroth, Kyoto Prize 2018 Laureate for Advanced Technology

Dr Deisseroth has been a pioneer in ‘optogenetics’ – a breakthrough method for studying the brain in which neurons can be activated or inhibited on the millisecond scale using light.

The lecture will be preceded by an official welcome from the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Professor Louise Richardson.

About the Kyoto Prize

The Kyoto Prize is an international award to honour those who have contributed significantly to the scientific, cultural, and spiritual betterment of humankind. The awards are held annually in November, in Kyoto, Japan. The Laureates travel to Oxford in the following May for the Kyoto Prize at Oxford hosted by the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford.

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