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IST Lecture by Gero Miesenböck

21. September, 17:30 - 18:30

IST Lecture by Gero Miesenböck (University of Oxford) – Mechanisms of balancing sleep need and sleep

IST Austria is pleased to invite you to the next IST Lecture, which will take place on the IST Austria campus and online.



The essential but enigmatic functions of sleep must be reflected in molecular changes sensed by the brain’s sleep-control systems. Insights into these systems are beginning to reveal the physical nature of sleep pressure and the mechanisms responsible for its accumulation and discharge. These advances are a testament to the enabling power of optogenetics, whose early days the lecture recalls in a handful of personal vignettes.


About Gero Miesenböck

Gero Miesenböck is an Austrian neurophysiologist and is known as the founder of optogenetics. He received his education at the University of Innsbruck and Umeå University in Sweden, and graduated from the University of Innsbruck Medical School in 1993. Miesenböck has received a great number of honors and awards including the Brain Prize, which he received in 2013, and in 2015 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.



To register for attending in the Raiffeisen Lecture Hall (limited capacity!), click here.

To register for the online stream, click here.


Coronavirus: 3G policy for the Raiffeisen Lecture Hall

Entry to the Raiffeisen Lecture Hall is only possible with a valid 3G certificate (vaccinated / tested / recovered). Please have your certificate at hand.


Arriving at the IST Lecture

By showing the invitation to this lecture, participants can use the IST Shuttle (Bus #142) from Heiligenstadt for free. Depart at Heiligenstadt bus stop (exact location here) at 5:03 pm and arrive at IST Austria at 5:26 pm. See also shuttle timetable.


Parking on campus

Parking options for the lecture will be communicated via email to registered participants.



21. September
17:30 - 18:30


Institute of Science and Technology (IST Austria)
Am Campus 1
Gugging, 3400 Austria
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