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SFB Publication in Communications Biology

A new collaborative SFB1078 publication helps to understand proton exchange between water molecules and amino acid side chains in a membrane protein through combining recent spectroscopic methods and ab initio molecular dynamics simulations.

Jan 16, 2020

SFB Publication in Nature Communications

A recent Nature Communications publication of several SFB 1078 projects sheds light into how light energy is converted into a change in protein structure. 

Sep 03, 2019

Warren Alpert Prize 2019 to Prof. Dr. Peter Hegemann

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

Jul 22, 2019

Two SFB publications recognized as top read paper

Two articles from project C4 by Ana-Nicoleta Bondar have been recognized as top 20 most read papers

Jun 12, 2019

SFB Publication in Chemical Reviews

Ana-Nicoleta Bondar, PI of project C4 of our CRC, guest edited the Thematic Issue of Chemical Reviews entitled "Biomembrane Structure, Dynamics, and Reactions".

Jun 04, 2019

Prof. Robert Bittl received IES Silver Medal for Physics/Materials

We congratulate Prof. Dr. Robert Bittl for this recognition, which is awarded each three years for efforts advancing the field of electron paramagnetic resonance.

Apr 23, 2019

Prof. Roland Netz received ERC Advanced Grant

His project is entitled “Non-Markovian Memory-Based Modelling of Near- and Far-From-Equilibrium Dynamical Systems” (NoMaMemo).

Apr 01, 2019

SFB Publication in Science Signaling

Structural analysis enables conversion of an arctic algal light-driven ion pump into a light-gated ion channel.

Mar 20, 2019

JPCB paper among 5 most read articles 2018

The publication "Dynamics of Long-Distance Hydrogen-Bond Networks in Photosystem II" by Ana-Nicoleta Bondar and coworkers was selected for the ACS Editors' choice and is now on position 3 of the top 5 most read articles in 2018 of The Journal of Physical Chemistry B published by the American Chemical Society.

Feb 15, 2019

Peter Hegemann awarded with Rumford Prize

The American Academy of Arts & Sciences awards the Rumford Prize to Peter Hegemann and others for the invention and refinement of optogenetics.

Feb 11, 2019

Nobel Laureate Manfred Eigen passed away

Manfred Eigen, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 1967 and the outstanding pioneer in many fields of the complex processes of life and its evolution, passed away on February 6, 2019 at the age of 91.

Feb 08, 2019

Igor Schapiro received President’s Prize

Igor Schapiro, Mercator Fellow of the SFB1078, has recevied the Yoram Ben-Porath President's Prize 2018 that is awarded to an outstanding young researcher across all disciplines.

Jan 17, 2019

SFB Publication in Nature Communications

Molecular details behind photoinduced mechanisms in plant cells disclosed. Scientists of several SFB 1078 projects published results of a joint collaboration in Nature Communications.

Dec 17, 2018

SFB Publication in Letters to Nature

Details of oxygen evolution of photosystem II discovered. Visualization of all (meta)stable states of Kok’s cycle as high resolution structures. Notable structural changes including the binding of one additional ‘water’, Ox, during the S 2 →S 3 state transition revealed.

Nov 26, 2018

Klung Wilhelmy Science Award 2018 for Philipp Kukura

The Klung Wilhelmy Science Award 2018 is awarded to Prof. Dr. Philipp Kukura (University of Oxford).

Oct 09, 2018

SFB 1078 at the Festival of Lights Berlin

Joint projection of the SFB 1078 and "lab:present" at Berlin's lighting festival 2018.

Oct 05, 2018

Canada Gairdner International Award 2018 for Peter Hegemann

The Canada Gairdner International Award 2018 will be awarded to Prof. Peter Hegemann for the discovery of light-gated ion channel mechanisms and for the discovery of optogenetics.

Oct 04, 2018

Otto-Warburg Medal for Peter Hegemann

The 2018 Otto-Warburg Medal will be awarded to Prof. Peter Hegemann for his research on light-driven ion channels.

Mar 02, 2018

SFB Publication in Nature Communications

Physical details of proton transport within a protein unraveled. Theroretical predictions now confirmed by polarization-resolved experimental IR spectra. SFB 1078 scientists published a joint theoretical and experimental paper in Nature Communications.

Feb 19, 2018

SFB Publication Highlight

Kottke, Lórenz-Fonfría, and Heberle (2017). The Grateful Infrared: Sequential Protein Structural Changes Resolved by IR Difference Spectroscopy. J Phys Chem B  121 , 335-350.

Jan 24, 2017