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Prof. Dr. Peter Hegemann receives the award for his discoveries regarding light-sensitive molecular channels in single-cell organisms

Warren Alpert Foundation award goes to four scientists for seminal discoveries in optogenetics

News from Jul 22, 2019

16.07.2019: The Warren Alpert Foundation Award aims at honoring scientific approaches that illuminate and modulate the activity of neurons, study the function and behavior of the brain and lay the foundation for optogenetic therapies. The work of four scientists has been honored collectively for their groundbreaking advancements to control the inner workings of the brain. Prof. Dr. Peter Hegemann has been distinguished with the award for his discoveries regarding the key principles of light-sensitive channel structure and function.

More information about the Warren Alpert Foundation Prize and its recipients in 2019 can be found on the homepage of the Warren Alpert Foundation.

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