Platform on Molecular Optogenetics

OptoBase is an annotated database, which aims to cover all existing not ion-flux based optogenetic switches and publications. It is meant for both expert optogeneticists, to easily keep track of the field, as well as for all researchers who find optogenetics inviting as a powerful tool to address their biological questions of interest.

Latest updates (see all entries)
Feb. 21, 2018 | Find The Application

Looking for optogenetic publications presenting a particular type of biological application(s)? The new tool, Find The Application, helps you find them instantly.

July 17, 2017 | Frequently Asked Questions

A FAQ section was added to improve the OptoBase usability.

Optogenetic Switches

(see the extended overview of the switches)

Click on a switch for additional information.

UV Violet Blue Cyan Green Yellow Red Far Red
300 nm 400 nm 500 nm 600 nm 700 nm

UV receptors

UVR8/COP1 UVR8/UVR8

Fluorescent Proteins

PYP

Fluorescent proteins

Dronpa145K/N Dronpa145N pdDronpa1

Cobalamin-binding domains

MxCBD TtCBD