LINCE

LINCE
ERC Starting Grant 2019-2024

Light INduced Cell control by Exogenous organic semiconductors

LINCE will develop light-sensitive devices based on organic semiconductors (OS) for optical regulation of living cells functions. The possibility to control the activity of biological systems is a timeless mission for neuroscientists, since it allows both to understand specific functions and to manage dysfunctions. Respect to traditional electrical methods, optical modulation provides unprecedented spatio-temporal resolution, lower invasiveness, and higher selectivity.