Upcoming workshop on BRAIN Initiative-funded resource for multiphoton characterization of genetically-encoded fluorescent probes

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Registration is now open until July 31 to participate in a hybrid workshop and gain in-depth knowledge about an exciting tool for characterization of fluorescent probes – the two-photon spectrometer.

Genetically-encoded fluorescent probes are widely used in neuroscience to visualize neurons, record neural activity, and monitor synaptic activity between neurons in real-time and in vivo. Multiphoton excitation of these probes provides higher spatial resolution and deeper imaging when using techniques like multiphoton microscopy. To select the best probe, optical characterization of the probes is needed. A BRAIN Initiative-funded resource at Montana State University provides the service of multiphoton spectroscopy-based characterization of genetically-encoded fluorescent probes.  

In an upcoming hybrid workshop by researchers at Montana State University on August 18-19, 2022, participants will have the opportunity to discuss theoretical and experimental aspects of multiphoton absorption, the development of new fluorescent probes, and their applications in multiphoton microscopy. In-person attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in hands-on demos of the two-photon spectroscopy characterization set-up. 

Registration for participating in the workshop is open until July 31, 2022 and includes options for in-person or online attendance. This workshop is being supported by NIH BRAIN Dissemination Program grant U24NS109107

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