Sculpted Light in the Brain

June 19-21, 2024

Hosted at Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris
Paris, France

Registration for the conference will open in late January!

Check back then for more information regarding conference registration and  abstract submissions. Till then, check out our tentative schedule, confirmed speakers, and sponsors below!



13:00 pmRegistration / Coffee
13:30 pmWelcome Address
13:40 pmSession 1A
15:00 pm Coffee Break
15:20 pmSession 1B
16:20 pmPoster Session/Reception


8:30 amWelcome Coffee
9:00 amSession 2A
10:20 amCoffee Break
10:40 amSession 2B
12:00 pmLunch
13:40 pmSession 2C
15:00 pmCoffee Break
15:20 pmSession 2D
16:20 pm Poster Session / Reception


8:30 amWelcome Coffee
9:00 amSession 3A
10:20 amCoffee Break
10:40 amSession 3B
12:00 pmLunch
13:40 pmSession 3C
15:00 pmCoffee Break
15:30 pmSession 3D
17:00 pmClosing 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

Karl Deisseroth

Stanford University

Stéphane Dieudonné


Aleena Garner

Harvard University

Brent Doiron

University of Chicago

Tommaso Fellin

IIT Genoa

Yevgenia Kozorovitskiy

Northwestern University

Michael Hausser

University College London

Ian Oldenburg

Rutgers University

Aseema Mohanty

Tufts University

Vicente Parot

Catholic University of Chile

Nicolas Pégard

University of North Carolina

Cristina Rodriguez

Yale University

Kaspar Podgorski

Allen Institute

José-Alain Sahel

University of Pittsburgh

Anne Takesian

Harvard University



Lamiae Abdeladim
University of California, Berkeley

Jacques Carolan
University College London

Linlin Fan
Stanford University

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