General information

The 3rd OPTOGEN Workshop 2016 will gather the most active technologists and scientists to present recent results and discuss future challenges in the field of in vivo optogenetics, from the development of new molecular tools and their in-depth characterization, development and testing of implantable tools for optical stimulation and electro-physiological recordings, over tools for tissue imaging to applications of the various tools in basic research and towards clinical trials.

The workshop to be held at the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg directly in the city center is organized in a single session format with additional poster sessions. In addition, we have invited outstanding researchers to cover specific aspects of in vivo optogenetics and optical neural interfaces in dedicated plenary talks.

Workshop venue

The OPTOGEN Workshop 2016 will take place in the Aula of University Building I – Platz der Universität 3.


We have blocked a certain number of rooms in the following hotel:

When booking your room via the official website of these hotels, please state the keyword/booking code "OPTOGEN2016" to receive the workshop tariff.

Important information: In the pre-Christmas period we recommend in general to book your hotel well in advance as the City of Freiburg attracts many tourists.

Travelling information

By train

ICE and InterCity trains run hourly on the railway line Basel – Freiburg – Offenburg – Karlsruhe – Mannheim – Frankfurt. Take a train to Hauptbahnhof Freiburg.

By plane

From the international airports at Basel/Mulhouse/Freiburg, Strasbourg (F), Frankfurt am Main (D), Stuttgart (D) and Zürich (CH), the journey time to Freiburg is between 45 minutes and 2.5 hours.
Information about rail connections is available from the train company Deutsche Bahn.