News and Updates

Aug. 06, 2019 | Search for Publications by Journal

Use the new OptoBase syntax option — journal:”name of your journal of interest” — to search for papers by journal name, be it a full name or its ISO abbreviation. Extra tip: use partial queries, such as journal:"ACS" or journal:”Nature”, to retrieve papers from whole journal collections. 

Jan. 13, 2019 | New year, new tool: Glossary

OptoBase has been upgraded with a new tool — Glossary. There you will find brief definitions of various terms and abbreviations commonly used in optogenetics. P.s.: You are most welcome to suggest new terms via our submission form

June 25, 2018 | How to cite OptoBase

We are proud to announce that the paper presenting OptoBase got last week successfully published in ACS Synthetic Biology. If you refer to OptoBase in your work, please cite it as this publication!

May 16, 2018 | How to get the most out of your search?

Improve your publication search experience by getting to know our database and learning about the OptoBase-specific syntax, now further explained with a set of helpful examples.

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.

June 19, 2017 | Find The Switch

Check out our new tool that helps you find the most suitable optogenetic switches for your upcoming project.  

May 10, 2017 | New Switches

The set of switches with a predefined function was added to complete our collection of optogenetic switches.

April 09, 2017 | Welcome to OptoBase

Launch Version 1.0