SFB 1078 Project A5 PIs Athina Zouni and Holger Dobbek and coworkers together with an international consortium of scientists published their results of time-resolved XFEL experiments on electronic transitions in photosystem II in the journal PNAS. Their study reveals a key step of photosynthetic water splitting in PS II, which could be a pillar for next generation artificial photosynthetic systems for clean-energy production.
Jul 16, 2020
Professor Cecilia Clementi, an expert in the field of computer simulation of biomolecules, has started her research and teaching work at the Department of Physics in June 2020. The renowned physicist moved from William Marsh Rice University in the U.S. to the Freie Universität Berlin with funding from the Einstein Foundation Berlin.
Jun 15, 2020
The ACS COMP (American Chemical Society's Devision of Computers In Chemistry) OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award (previously the HP Outstanding Junior faculty Award (2006-2011)) program recognizes four outstanding tenure-track junior faculty members and is designed to assist new faculty members in gaining visibility within the COMP community.
Jun 10, 2020
Biophysicists resolve light-driven structural changes in a sodium pump on an atomic level and on chemically relevant timescales from femtoseconds to milliseconds. Together with international colleagues, SFB 1078 scientists Joachim Heberle and Igor Schapiro publish their results in the lastest issue of the journal Nature .
May 22, 2020
The 2020 Shaw Prize in Life Science & Medicine was awarded to Peter Hegemann and his colleagues Gero Miesenböck and Georg Nagel for the development of optogenetics, a technology that has revolutionized neuroscience
May 21, 2020
Insight into the eye of the plant: SFB1078 scientists Jon Hughes, Peter Hildebrandt and coworkers describe advances in understanding of plant phytochrome photoreceptors in a recent issue of the journal Nature Plants .
May 05, 2020
A recent Chemical Science publication from project A2 and C2 was selected as Pick of the Week and was included in the HOT Article Collection . The Royal Society of Chemistry published a nice video abstract.
Apr 20, 2020
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
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 Foundation award goes to four scientists for seminal discoveries in optogenetics
Jul 22, 2019
Two articles from project C4 by Ana-Nicoleta Bondar have been recognized as top 20 most read papers
Jun 12, 2019
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
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
His project is entitled “Non-Markovian Memory-Based Modelling of Near- and Far-From-Equilibrium Dynamical Systems” (NoMaMemo).
Apr 01, 2019
Structural analysis enables conversion of an arctic algal light-driven ion pump into a light-gated ion channel.
Mar 20, 2019
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
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
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, 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
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