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Lighting up Neurobiology with Antibodies

A symposium on imaging technologies and discovery

Monday, June 10, 2024, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Marshall A. Wolf Conference Center
Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Hale Building)
60 Fenwood Road, Boston, MA 02115

Join us for Lighting Up

Lighting Up will convene researchers and technology developers to illuminate how imaging technologies are driving the leading edge of discovery in neurobiology — and to cultivate the high-quality antibodies these technologies require.

The day-long event will be an enriching mini-retreat for methods-focused scientists in the Boston area.

  • Talks by leading neuroscientists
  • Poster session featuring emerging protein scientists and biologists
  • Panel discussion on neurobiology’s antibody needs
  • Networking lunch and reception

Space is limited. Register by May 15!

Lighting Up is co-organized by the Institute for Protein Innovation (IPI), Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Addgene.




A solutions-focused discussion on the antibodies and other protein tools needed to probe neuroscientific questions.



The Lighting Up poster session is an opportunity for early-career researchers to present work on imaging technologies and protein tools driving discovery in neurobiology.

Abstract submission closes May 15, 2024. If your abstract is selected, you will be notified by May 22, 2024.

Review the full poster guidelines.


  • Talks: Alain Chédotal, Thomas Biederer, Chenghua Gu, Francisco Quintana, James Trimmer and Humsa Venkatesh
  • Panel discussion: Antibody needs in neurobiology 
  • Poster session
  • Breakfast, lunch and evening reception 

Detailed schedule to come.



The symposium will take place in-person only at the Marshall A. Wolf Conference Center in the Hale Building at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in Boston’s Longwood Medical and Academic Area. The address is: 60 Fenwood Road, Hale BTM, 02006B, Boston, MA, 02115.

A parking map for the Longwood Medical and Academic Area can be found here. As street parking and garage space is limited, IPI encourages attendees to make use of public transportation. Brigham and Women’s Hospital is accessible by MBTA bus routes, Green Line and commuter rail, and LMA shuttles. A map of bicycle parking is also available here.

Unfortunately, IPI is not able to provide refunds.

Lighting Up is an in-person event and will not be livestreamed. Sign up for our newsletter here to receive our post-event recap.

Preference will be given to students, postdoctoral researchers, early-career scientists and junior faculty showcasing work using imaging technologies and protein tools in neurobiology. Abstracts advertising products will not be considered. Submit your abstract here or reach out to with any questions.

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If you need an accommodation to participate in Lighting Up, please let us know. Contact us at or (617) 433-7005.

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