HFA Symposium 2023

Light in Biology
- Photosynthesis, Visual Processes and Neuronal Applications

July 6, 2023, 6 pm, Berlin,
Langenbeck-Virchow-Haus and via Livestream

Scientific host:
Prof. Dr. Peter Hegemann, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Dr. Philip Häusser, TV presenter and author

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All life processes on our earth depend on the energy of sunlight. Light not only enables humans and animals to perceive their environment in colour and to orient themselves, it also regulates their day-night rhythm and all related activities. In plants, light forms the basis for growth and development.

What role does light play in photosynthesis, the process that sustains life on our planet? How do animals perceive the world around them depending on the light environment in which they live? How can light control nerve cells and help us to understand better how our memory works?

The event continues the series of Germany-wide symposia of the Hector Fellow Academy (HFA). There, renowned experts present current research topics in a generally and understandable way and discuss future vision. The HFA is a young science academy that promotes cutting-edge interdisciplinary research around STEM fields, psychology and medicine.

More information about the program

Langenbeck-Virchow-Haus, Luisenstraße 58/59, 10117 Berlin

Online participation:
You will receive the access data by email.

Participation is free of charge. Event languages ​​are German/English. Simultaneous translation will be provided.

We look forward to your participation!