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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Experimentelle Biophysik

Prof. Peter Hegemann

 

Humboldt University Berlin

Institute of Biology, Experimental Biophysics

Invalidenstraße 42, D-10115 Berlin

Tel: (+49) 030 2093 8830

E-Mail: Hegemann@rz.hu-berlin.de

Web: http://www2.hu-berlin.de/biologie/expbp/

 

 

Academic career

Since 2015 Hertie Professor für Neurowissenschaften

Since 2012

Visiting scientist at Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Farm, Ashburn,VA, USA

Since 2010 

Speaker, DFG-Research Group FOR1279 “Protein-based Photoswitches”

2009-2012

Member, DFG-Senate Commission for SFB (Special Research Areas) Grants

Since 2005

Professor, Experimental Biophysics, Humboldt University, Berlin

2004-2010

Speaker, DFG Research Group FOR526 "Sensory Blue Light Receptors”

2000-2003

Speaker, Interdisciplinary Graduate School: "Sensory photoreceptors in natural and artificial systems“: GK 640

1993-2004

Professor for Biochemistry, Universität Regensburg                 

1992  

Habilitation, Ludwig-Maximilian-University München

1986-92                Work group „Photoreceptors of Microalgae“ at MPI for Biochemistry, Martinsried
1985-86                Post-Doc with K.W.Foster, Physics Department Syracuse University, NY, USA
1980-84               

PhD with D. Oesterhelt at Max-Planck Institut for Biochemistry, Martinsried, “Purification and Characterisation of the functional Cl Pumps: Halorhodopsin",  “Summa cum laude”

1975-80               

Studies in Chemistry in University of Münster and LMU Munich

 

Main areas of research:

Photobiology of green algae, unusual rhodopsins, flavin-based photoreceptors, and nuclear gene targeting in algae, optogenetics. We are developing light-activated enzymes and  incorporate photoreceptor domains into animal ion channels.

 

Honours