Sculpted Light in the Brain

June 20-21, 2019

The Royal Society, London, UK


Sculpted Light in the Brain” is a recurring conference (founded in 2017) aimed at fostering collaborations between neuroscientists, computer scientists, optics researchers, and other scientists who share the common interest of using and developing novel technologies to observe and control neural activity in the awake, behaving brain. “Sculpted Light” refers to a broad class of methods where light is shaped to probe neural function.

This meeting aims to promote future collaboration opportunities by gathering established scientists and the next generation of researchers from these fields to discuss future technologies that will enable real time optical communication with the living brain.


Alipasha Vaziri

Rockefeller University

Chris Xu

Cornell University

Elizabeth Hillman

Columbia University

Christopher Harvey

Harvard Medical School

Darcy Peterka

Columbia University

Rikky Muller

UC Berkeley

Rosa Cossart


Amanda Foust

Imperial College London

Bernardo Sabatini

Harvard University

Hillel Adesnik

UC Berkeley

Michael Hausser

University College London

Rafael Yuste

Columbia University

Na Ji

UC Berkeley

Laura Waller

UC Berkeley

Valentina Emilian

L'Université Paris Descartes

SLB 2019

A two-day conference at The Royal Society in London on June 20-21, 2019. For more info contact us at:

Organizing Committee

Ian Antón Oldenburg, PhD
Alan Mardinly, PhD
Nicolas Pégard, PhD
Adam Packer, PhD


Sculpted Light in the Brain 2019 is put on by the Sculpted Light in the Brain Association.

View our past conference: SLB 2017