NeuroNex Technology Hub: Bioluminescence for Optimal Brain Control and Imaging

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Photo credit: Nathan Shaner, PhD

Scientists at Brown, Central Michigan University and the Scintillon Institute (San Diego) are developing a new suite of tools for controlling and imaging cells using natural light, BioLuminescence. This approach has many advantages, including biocompatibility and a wide range of color and brightness choices.

Our new NeuroNex Hub cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation has two goals: Creating the best and brightest new tools, and making knowledge about the compelling natural phenomenon of BioLuminescence openly available. This ‘Open Science’ goal is both to support active horizontal dissemination of information amongst scientists, and vertical sharing across education levels and with the broader public.

The BioLuminescence Hub website contains information about the tools, upcoming workshops and other events.