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Ed Boyden is Y. Eva Tan Professor in Neurotechnology at MIT, associate professor of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT's Media Lab and McGovern Institute for Brain Research, and was recently selected to be an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Professor Boyden’s discoveries in the emerging field of neurotechnology have revolutionised the way we analyse and repair the brain. In his Croonian Lecture, he will discuss two such technologies.

The first is expansion microscopy, which enables complex biological systems to be imaged to nanoscale precision; the second is optogenetics, with which individual neurons and pathways can be turned on or off using a beam of light.

The prize lecture will be webcast live and the video recording of the event will be available shortly after the event.

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This lecture is postponed. More details to follow.

The award

The Croonian Lecture series began in 1738 and is the premier lecture in biological sciences.

Professor Edward Boyden was awarded The Croonian Medal and Lecture 2020 for his inventions that expand our understanding of the brain and allow therapeutic development including the co-invention of optogenetics, a technology that has revolutionised neurobiology.

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