Please join us for drinks with Dr. Ofer Yizhar, Department of Neurobiology at the Weizmann Institute of Science. Dr. Yizhar’s groundbreaking research uses a technique called optogenetics – that has the potential to completely change the landscape of treatments for mental and psychiatric disorders.
Dr. Yizhar uses optogenetic techniques to examine the prefrontal cortex — a region of the brain responsible for many higher order processes including memory, emotional regulation, behavioural control and social behaviour. Problems in prefrontal function are associated with various psychiatric disorders including depression, schizophrenia, autism and obsessive-compulsive disorders. Read more.
This event is hosted by The Weizmann League with generous support from the Ardene Foundation.
Science on Tap is a science lecture series where guests sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while they learn. The series is open to the Weizmann Canada community, as well as members of the public who are interested in science.
As part of Weizmann Canada, the Weizmann League is a group of young professionals who raise awareness and support for the world renowned Weizmann Institute of Science, and its mission to advance science for the benefit of humanity.
As space is limited, please register by Tuesday, March 3, 2020. For more information please contact Bonnie Hannah [email protected] or 514.342.0777 x. 104.