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12-14.05.2021

opto biolabs at 3rd edition of FLxFLOW

We are happy to announce our participation in this year's 'FLxFlow Course – Principles and Applications of Flow Cytometry' organized by Champalimaud Foundation, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia, Instituto de Medicina Molecular and CEDOC. The event consists of online theoretical modules & in person hands-on modules. Reserve your seat!



24.03.2021

opto biolabs' CEO Dr. Kathrin Brenker as guest at FUTUR F Spätschicht

Get to know Freiburg's female founders. At Futur F Spätschicht, opto biolabs' CEO Dr. Kathrin Brenker talks about her challenges and learnings as a start-up founder and how she managed to get EXIST funding. This special edition of Spätschicht is especially interesting for women who are planning a spin-off from university. Be there and network with like-minded women from the region in an interactive format. Free admission for students and people on low incomes.



18.03.2021

Meet Dr. Kathrin Brenker at the first KTUR PhD Talk 2021

Are you a researcher in the Upper Rhine region? Do you have an unplugged business idea that you’re keen to develop? Be inspired by the entrepreneurial journeys that other researchers have made before you! Meet Dr. Kathrin Brenker from opto biolabs and discover the challenges she had to face in her science-based start-up. Register now for the first KTUR PhD TALK.



17-19.03.2021

Virtual Keystone Symposia - Single Cell Biology 2021

Have you ever wondered how to combine optogenetics with flow cytometry in your lab? Are you hesitating or unsure how to get started with your experiments? We are here to answer your questions! Visit our booth at the Single Cell Biology Symposium and check out our on demand talk whenever you like - no registration required! We will answer all the questions you have in our live chat. Don't miss it!



23.02.2021

Career Day 2021

Need help to find your way after getting your PhD? Discover new paths and join the 2021 virtual edition of the annual Career Day for Doctoral Candidates. The event is organized by the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and registration can be found here. Our CEO Dr. Kathrin Brenker will give insights about job opportunities for doctoral candidates outside academia during the 'World Café Session I - Innovation'. Don't miss the chance to learn more about your future career in the industry after leaving university.



16-19.02.2021

Visit our talk at the 2nd (virtual) Optogenetics Australia Workshop

We dive into the 2021 conference season with a true optogenetics gem! From 16-19 February 2021 we will attend the 2nd (virtual) Optogenetics Australia Workshop and give a talk about the newest developments in optogenetic flow cytometry and optogenetic cell sorting. Great choice of keynote lecturers: Jared Toettcher, Andreas Möglich, Lukasz Bugaj and many more. Registration is open until 1 February 2021 - free of charge!



22.12.2020

opto biolabs' CEO Dr. Kathrin Brenker featured in the 'Badische Zeitung'

In today's issue of the 'Badische Zeitung' our CEO Dr. Kathrin Brenker talks about how she invented the pxONE illumination device during her PhD thesis. Read the full article here.



21.12.2020

optoMIX product launch

Today we proudly announce the launch of our 2nd market-ready product optoMIX. Give your flow cytometer a whirly Christmas makeover with this micromixer and pre-order today via: info@optobiolabs.com or get a quote here.



30.11.2020

Matthias Bissinger joins opto biolabs as investor!

­čôó ANNOUNCEMENT: We are so proud to have Matthias Bissinger join opto biolabs as an investor! His investment paved the way for the Start-up BW Pre-Seed program adding up to a total investment of 210.000 Euro. This enables us to develop our second product for optogenetic cell sorting! Learn more about the program here.



13.11.2020

opto biolabs in the finals of EIT Health Accelerator Headstart Programme 2020

On Friday 13 November 2020, opto biolabs will be one of 11 finalists to pitch at this year's EIT Health Accelerator Headstart Programme during the Frontiers Health Global Hybrid Conference! We are incredibly excited and grateful about the chance to win one of three grants worth 50.000 Euros each. Fingers crossed!!! To register for the conference, which will take place in Berlin and online from November 12-13, click here.



03.11.2020

Meet opto biolabs' CEO Dr. Kathrin Brenker at Gründungsstammtisch 2020

Save the date! bwcon, DIGIHUB Südbaden and the Gründungsbüro of the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau welcome opto biolabs' CEO Dr. Kathrin Brenker as special guest of November's firsttuesday virtual Gründungsstammtisch, 03.11.20, 17-18:30. Join the discussion and register for free here.



02.10.2020

We will give a virtual Product Slam at the DiGifZ 2020 conference!

We are proud to be a part of this year's 30th Anniversary DGfZ conference, which will be held in an online format. This will be an exciting opportunity to present our technology in a virtual Product Slam. Join us online to celebrate this Anniversary for cytometry and learn more about optogenetic flow cytometry. More info on the DiGifZ 2020 can be found here.



22-23.09.2020

Sneak peak to our novel approach for optogenetic cell sorting in the ATTRACT Showroom

Visit opto biolab's virtual showroom during the 2020 ATTRACT online conference and get insights and first-hand informations on the future of optogenetic cell sorting. Registration is free of charge and more information on the conference program as well as all 170 projects funded and showcased by ATTRACT can be found here.



09.09.2020

Have a Pint of Science with our CEO Dr. Kathrin Brenker

Are you interested how to combine science with entrepreneurship? opto biolab's cofounder and CEO Dr. Kathrin Brenker will share valuable insights at the Fall 2020 Pint of Science Germany. Fill your glass and enjoy the show!



08.09.2020

opto biolabs at Science | Business Public Webcast Conference 2020

Meet opto biolab's cofounder and CEO Dr. Kathrin Brenker at the Science | Business Public Webcast Conference 2020 and learn how to move your ideas from the lab to industry. The ATTRACT supported conference will bring together ministers, EU officials, industry executives and researchers to discuss the risks and opportunities of ‘Europe first’ policies. Learn more here.



4-5.08.2020

Visit our booth #539 at the CYTOVIRTUAL2020 conference!

Looking forward to our second CYTO conference and our first virtual conference ever! We will exhibit at CYTO for the first time, so stop by our booth #539 to learn more about optogenetic flow cytometry and cell sorting! More info on the CYTO conference, exhibitors and conference program can be found here.



12-14.03.2020

Visit our talk at the 18th B Cell Forum - CANCELLED due to COVID-19

Being back at the B Cell Forum six years after presenting our first optogenetic data! Looking forward to discussing the possiblities of optognetics to control B cell behaviour in beautiful Sonthofen. Find out more about the meeting here.



06.03.2020

SPIE - Women in Optics Planner featuring opto biolabs' CEO Dr. Kathrin Brenker

"Sometimes it’s very easy to follow the advice from people that are very passionate about their own opinion, when it would be better to listen to the advice given in a more quiet way." - Dr. Kathrin Brenker -

Read more about Kathrin's experience as early career professional in 'SPIE Women in Optics Planner'.



05-07.02.2020

We are excited to visit and exhibit at the 2nd Swiss Cytometry Meeting in Lausanne!

We are looking forrward to three interesting days discussing the newest developments in cytometry with you during the 2nd Swiss Cytometry Meeting in Lausanne taking place at the EPFL! Come visit our booth No 08!



20.12.2019

opto biolab's core technology made it on the MIT innovators under 35 - Europe list!

opto biolab's cofounder and CEO Dr. Kathrin Brenker was listed as an INNOVATOR UNDER 35 - EUROPE by the MIT Technology Review. We are truly honored by this recognition and would like to congratulate all our fellow innovators that are listed here.



09.12.2019

Visit our talk during the Optogenetic Technologies and Applications Conference in Boston

Come to our presentation during the Optogenetics conference in Boston. It will be on Monday, December 9th during the Materials and Devices for Optogenetic Applications session at 9.40 AM. The full program of the conference can be found here.


08-10.12.2019

Optogenetic Technologies and Applications Conference in Boston

We are very much looking forward to meeting optogenetic researcher from across the globe during the Optogenetic Technologies and Applications Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Boston this year. The impressive list of speakers including Ed Boyden, Peter Hegemann and Wilfried Weber is worth the trip! More detailed information can be found here.


25-27.09.2019

Visit our booth at the DGfZ meeting at Berlin Charite!

We are happy to be back at this year's DGfZ meeting in Berlin. Stop by our booth, our poster or visit the product slam to hear about optogenetic flow cytometry!


18.-20.09.2019

Visit our booth at the 23rd meeting of the French Association for Cytometry (AFC)

We will have a booth at the 23rd annual meeting of the french association for cytometry (23ème Congrès de l’Association Française de Cytométrie (AFC)) in Rennes this year! We are looking forward to some exciting exchange at our booth. More infos about this event can be found here.


05.09.2019

Sign up for our free webinar with flow cytometry expert Tim Bushnell!

Register now for our webinar with Dr. Tim Bushnell, a well-known flow cytometry expert. The webinar will take place at Sep 5, 2019, 1 PM (Eastern Time, US and Canada)/ 7 PM (Central European Time).

We will explain what optogenetics is, what the most common analysis methods are at the moment and how we are trying to improve researchers life by offering optogenetic flow cytometry!


22.06.2019

Opto Biolabs awarded with best presentation during the CYTO Innovation

Thanks so much to everyone in the audience who voted for our talk at the CYTO Innovation session. We are very greatful for the award. More importantly, thanks to this event, we had so many inspiring conversations and meetings during the CYTO in Vancouver!


22.-26.06.2019

Two chances to meet us at the CYTO Vancouver!

We are thrilled to speak at CYTO Innovation Technology Showcase this year! It will only be a short talk, but if you want to learn more, we will also speak about optogenetic flow cytometry during the New Technologies I session, held on June 23rd from 10:30-12:00. More information about the CYTO Vancouver can be found here.


21-23.05.2019

opto biolabs will present at the Biotechnica forum at the LABVOLUTION in Hannover

We are looking forward to the OptogenetikMeetsLabvolution Session where we will present our technology during the LABVOLUTION in Hannover. The schedule for the event can be found here.


April 2019

opto biolabs receives EU Attract funding together with the EMBL Heidelberg and the University of Freiburg!

Our collaborative project with the EMBL in Heidelberg and the University of Freiburg was selected for funding by the EU Attract consortium. We are looking forward to improving optogenetic research in this team!


March 2019

opto biolabs receives the "Junge Innovatoren" StartUp grant

 We are very excited to receive the follow up funding Junge Innovatoren starting in April 2019. This will help us to develop further illumination devices for optogenetic research!


07-09.03.2019

opto biolabs booth at the IGLD meeting in Frankfurt

come and visit us at our booth for the IGLD meeting held in Frankfurt! We will demonstrate our current LED illumination deivce and discuss the advantages of optogenetic flow cytometry with you. More information about the meeting can be found here.


07.02.2019

3rd place for opto biolabs at the SPIE StartUp challenge

opto biolabs won the 3rd place at the SPIE StartUp Challenge held during the SPIE photonics west conference in San Francisco and wins $2.500! More information about the event and all participating teams can be found here.


02-07.02.2019

opto biolabs talks at the SPIE congress in San Francisco

opto biolabs will present its technology at the SPIE congress in San Francisco. More information can be found here.


13.12.2018

opto biolabs visits the UKR Regensburg to give a seminar

opto biolabs visited the UKR in Regensburg to talk about optogenetic analyses methods focusing on optogenetic flow cytometry.



13.12.2018

opto biolabs invited to give a TEDx Talk in Heidelberg

opto biolabs will talk about optogenetics at TEDx Heidelberg. We are honored to be given this opportunity and are looking forward to many inspiring and interesting talks. More infos can be found here.


05.12.2018

opto biolabs offers Flow Cytometry seminar at FZ Borstel

opto biolabs will give a free seminar on flow cytometry and its applications in optogenetics at the FZ Borstel. The invitation can be found here.


09.10.2018

opto biolabs at the new.New Festival in Stuttgart

opto biolabs will present their technology at the new.New Festival in Stuttgart. We will bring our pxONE prototype for testing. Fore more information click on the conference program here.


27.09.2018

opto biolabs wins CyberOne Hightech Award BW 2018

opto biolabs received the first place award in the category Life Science & Health Care at CyberOne Hightech Award BW 2018. Fore more information about the CyberOne Hightech Award click here.


24-26.09.2018

opto biolabs will be at the Next Generation Optogenetics meeting in Bonn

opto biolabs will present their technology at the annual meeting of the DFG priority program SPP 1926 - Next Generation Optogenetics. Come visit us at our poster and discuss about optogenetic illumination devices! We will bring our pxONE prototype for testing. Fore more information and a conference program click here.


19-21.09.2018

opto biolabs will present in the cutting edge session at DGfZ meeting in Jena

opto biolabs will present their technology at the annual meeting of the german society for cytometry in Jena. opto biolabs will give a talk at the cutting edge session on September 19th and present a poster. Come visit us at our poster and let's discuss about optogenetic flow cytometry. We will bring our pxONE prototype for testing. Fore more information and a conference program click here.


13.09.2018, 10 AM

opto biolabs in Bern for a tech talk at the DBMR

opto biolabs will present their technology at a tech talk session at the Department of BioMedical Research at the University of Bern, Switzerland.  Join in for a vivid discussion about optogenetic illumination devices. Invitation can be found here.


11.09.2018, 11 AM

opto biolabs gives tech talk at EMBL Heidelberg

opto biolabs will present their technology at a tech talk session at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg. Join in for a vivid discussion about optogenetic illumination devices. More information about the EMBL can be found here.


10.09.2018, 4 PM

opto biolabs holds tech talk at BioMedX Heidelberg

opto biolabs will present their technology at a tech talk session at the BioMedX research institute in Heidelberg. Join in for a vivid discussion about optogenetic illumination devices. More information about BioMedX can be found here.


26.07.2018

opto biolabs in final round of Cyberone business plan competition

opto biolabs has been selected as one of 9 finalists of the Cyberone business plan competition. The CyberOne Hightech Award Baden-Württemberg 2017 is looking for technology-oriented start-ups with innovative business concepts. For the 19th time Baden-Württemberg: Connected e.V. called for proposals for the central business plan competition for innovative business concepts in Baden-Württemberg. Fore more information click here.


31.03.2018

opto biolabs participating in BadenCampus accelerator progam

opto biolabs has been acacepted by BadenCampus for their start-up accelerator program. The 7-month program starts in April 2018. For more information about BadenCampus and the accelerator program clichere.


15.01.2018

EXIST Gründerstipendium for the founder team of opto biolabs

The founder team has been awarded with the EXIST Business Start-ip Grant from the European Union and the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. The Grant supports students, graduates and scientists from universities and research institutes who want to turn their business idea into a business plan. The start-up projects should be innovative technology or knowledge based projects with significant unique features and good commercial prospects of success. For more information on the scholarship click here.