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Optogenetic Cancer Models

Department of Science & Technology


Project Description

The aim of this project was to develop optogenetic cell lines that can be used to stimulate or block certain signaling pathways in the cell without an activator. While activators remain in the cell culture medium and therefore the stimulation cannot be terminated, optogenetic stimuli can be controlled much more precisely and this opens up completely new applications in the identification and characterization of active substances. The project was carried out in cooperation with Molecular Devices as part of a Competence Headquarters and at the same time detection modules for optogenetics were developed with the industrial partner.


This project has been funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG).

  • Further Information
  • Status: Completed
  • Project ID : 802
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  • Project Leader
  • Prof.(FH) Priv.-Doz. Mag. Dr. Harald Hundsberger
    Head of Institute Biotechnology / Programme Director Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology