Sechenov Institute of Evolutionary Physiology and Biochemistry
Russian Academy of Sciences


PROGRAM of the Conference “Optogenetics and Optopharmacology”

The registration of the participants  will be held on April 11 from 9.30  to 11.00   in the Scientific-Research Center  of  the Peter the Great  St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (see below).  
Posters can be hung on April 11-12, from 9.30  to 11.00  in the same place, poster’s size should be from A4 to A0 and it should be placed according to the № in the program of Conference.
The places where the conference will be held: 
April 11-12, 2018:
The Scientific-Research Center  of  the Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (Politechnicheskaya street, 29 (АФ))
April 13-15, 2018: I M.Sechenov Institute of Evolutionary Physiology and Biochemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences, (Toreza, 44)

Dear colleague

A decade ago optogenetics and later optopharmacology opened a new era in neurobiological approaches. Currently, a fantastic range of optobiological tools allows to selectively control neuronal activity. We invite you to participate in the Russian Conference “Optogenetics and Optopharmacology” that will take place in St. Petersburg, Russia, on April 11-15, 2018 in Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University and the Sechenov Institute of Evolutionary Physiology and Biochemistry of Russian Academy of Sciences.

The working languages ​​of the conference are English and Russian.

The conference will feature plenary lectures on the general problems of optogenetics and optopharmacology, as well as oral presentations and posters on the results of research conducted by the Conference participants.

The scientific program of the conference will include discussion of the problems of creating new optogenetics tools, targeted delivery of photosensitive proteins and low-molecular-weight photo switches to target cells, problems of prosthetics of sensory systems, toxicity and stability of optogenetic tools, interpretation of results and other issues.

Simultaneously with the Conference, the School on Optogenetics and Optopharmacology will be held, where it is planned to present  lectures for young researchers on the current state of optobiological methods, to discuss at round tables and special sessions the research issues, the participation of young scientists in the current projects. Leading specialists from Russian scientific institutions and from abroad are invited:

  1. M. Hausser (University College London, London, UK)
  2. D. Bregestovski (KSMU, Russia, INSERM, France)
  3. V. Semyanov (IBCh RAS, Russia)
  4. M. Balaban (IHNA&NPh, Russia)
  5. P. Kirpichnikov (Moscow State University, Russia)
  6. V. Gordeliy (IBS, Grenoble, France and Research Center Juelich, Juelich, Germany)
  7. A. Ostrovsky (Moscow State University, Russia)
  8. N. Dygalo (ICG SB RAS, Russia) and others.

A satellite symposium «Biological objects imaging» is planned to be held in the framework of the conference and the school, which will be formed on the basis on applications. The co-chairmen of the symposium are Dr. Sergey Antonov and Dr. Irina Romanova (IEPhB RAS, St. Petersburg).


The working languages ​​of the conference are English and Russian.

REGISTRATION is carried out on the website of the IEFB RAS




Contact information:
Address: 194223, Russia, Saint-Petersburg, Toreza, 44
Phone: +7 (812) 552-79-01

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