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Otti Croze interviewed for Naked Scientists Optogenetics feature

last modified Mar 18, 2017 02:49 PM

Otti Croze and his collaborator Kyriacos Leptos were interviewed in a Naked Scientists popular science feature on optogenetics, the control of neurons using light. This exciting new field was born out of the isolation of channel rhodopsin, the light sensitive protein gating ion channels in the eyespot of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, one of the model species the Croze group works with.

The programme aired on BBC radio Cambridgeshire and will air Saturday 4th on BBC Radio 5 live. It is also available a as podcast on the Naked Scientists website:

https://www.thenakedscientists.com/podcasts/naked-scientists/optogenetics

For more information of algal biophysics research in BSS, please refer to the Croze lab page:

http://croze.bss.phy.cam.ac.uk/