Sculpted Light in the Brain

June 19th to 21st, 2024

Hosted at Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris
Paris, France

Registration is now open!

Join us June 19-21 at the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris! Click the button below to go to our Eventbrite to register for the conference, submit your abstract, and send in application for a travel award.
Register by June 10th, 2024, 11:59 PM CET
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13:00 pmRegistration / Coffee
13:30 pmWelcome Address
13:40 pm Valentina Emiliani
14:10 pm Mriganka Sur
14:40 pm Selected Talk: YoungJu Jo
15:00 pm Networking Coffee Break
16:00 pmSelected Talk: Jonathan Gill
16:20 pmAnne Takesian
16:50 pmSponsor Talk: Bruker
17:10 pmPoster Session/Reception


8:30 amWelcome Coffee
9:00 amKaspar Podgorski
9:30 amAseema Mohanty
10:00 amSelected Talk: Laura Camila Gomez
10:20 amCoffee Break
10:40 amNico Pegard
11:10 amVicente Parot
11:40 amSponsor Talk: Thorlabs
12:00 pmLunch
13:40 pmAhmed Abdelfattah
14:10 pmStéphane Dieudonné
14:40 pmSelected Talk: Christiane Grimm
15:00 pmNetworking Coffee Break
16:00 pmSelected Talk: Sang Min Han
16:20 pmAgostina Palmigiano
16:50 pmBrent Doiron
17:20 pm Poster Session / Reception


8:30 amWelcome Coffee
9:00 amTommaso Fellin
9:30 amIan Oldenburg
10:00 amSelected Talk: Hayley Bounds
10:20 amCoffee Break
10:40 amYevgenia Kozorovitskiy
11:10 amJose Sahel
11:40 amSponsor Talk: Science
12:00 pmLunch
13:40 pmEmmanuel Beaurepaire
14:10 pmCristina Rodriguez
14:40 pmSelected Talk: Sarah E. Montgomery
15:00 pmNetworking Coffee Break
16:00 pmAleena Garner
16:30 pmHyeyoung Shin
17:00 pmMichael Hausser
17:30 pm Closing Remarks


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.


Ahmed Abdelfattah

Brown University

Emmanuel Beaurepaire

École Polytechnique

Valentina Emiliani

Institut de la Vision

Aleena Garner

Harvard University

Stéphane Dieudonné


Yevgenia Kozorovitskiy

Northwestern University

Brent Doiron

University of Chicago

Tommaso Fellin

IIT Genoa

Aseema Mohanty

Tufts University

Michael Hausser

University College London

Agostina Palmigiano

University College London

Cristina Rodriguez

Yale University

Ian Oldenburg

Rutgers University

Hyeyoung Shin

Seoul National University

Vicente Parot

Catholic University of Chile

Nicolas Pégard

University of North Carolina

Anne Takesian

Harvard University

Kaspar Podgorski

Allen Institute

José-Alain Sahel

University of Pittsburgh

Mriganka Sur

Massachusetts Institute of Technology



Lamiae Abdeladim
University of California, Berkeley

Jacques Carolan
University College London

Linlin Fan
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Gregory Handy
University of Minnesota

Murat Yildirim
Cleveland Clinic

Ian Antón Oldenburg
Rutgers University

Eirini Papagiakoumou
Institut de la Vision, Paris

SLB 2024

A two-day conference in Paris, France in the Summer of 2024. Please read our code of conduct.

SLB Board

Yevgenia Kozorovitskiy
Alan Mardinly
Ian Antón Oldenburg
Adam Packer
Eirini Papagiakoumou
Nicolas Pégard


Sculpted Light in the Brain 2024 is put on by SLBA,  a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit corporation. If you’re interested in sponsoring this or future Sculpted Light Meetings, contact us at

View our past conferences:
SLB 2022  |  SLB 2019  |  SLB 2017