Structural analysis enables conversion of an arctic algal light-driven ion pump into a light-gated ion channel.
News from 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.
News from 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.
News from 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.
News from 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.
News from 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.
News from Dec 17, 2018
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 S2→S3 state transition revealed.
News from Nov 26, 2018
The Klung Wilhelmy Science Award 2018 is awarded to Prof. Dr. Philipp Kukura (University of Oxford).
News from Oct 09, 2018
Joint projection of the SFB 1078 and "lab:present" at Berlin's lighting festival 2018.
News from Oct 05, 2018
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.
News from Oct 04, 2018
The 2018 Otto-Warburg Medal will be awarded to Prof. Peter Hegemann for his research on light-driven ion channels.
News from Mar 02, 2018
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.
News from Feb 19, 2018
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.
News from Jan 24, 2017
The German Research Foundation granted a second funding period to the SFB 1078. The joint research on "Protonation Dynamics in Protein Function" will now be continued until 2020.
News from Nov 21, 2016
The 2016 Massry Prize will be awarded to Prof. Peter Hegemann and two of his colleagues for their research on optogenetics.
News from Oct 07, 2016
Schlaich et al. (2016) Water Dielectric Effects in Planar Confinement. Phys Rev Lett 117, 048001.
News from Jul 22, 2016
Ten yeras ago, Nature Neuroscience published a paper showing that channelrhodopsin-2 could drive activity in neurons in response to light. In Sepember 2015, a special anniversary issue presents thoughts from pioneers and users of 'optogenetics' that reflect on its past and future in neuroscience (1).
News from Sep 16, 2015
Impressions from the SFB Retreat 2015 in Goslar are now online.
News from Apr 23, 2015
Velazquez Escobar et al. (2015). A protonation-coupled feedback mechanism controls the signalling process in bathy phytochromes. Nature Chemistry advance online publication.
News from Apr 14, 2015
Department of Physics at Freie Universität Honors Professor Junge for Pioneering Contributions to the Field of Biophysics.
News from Feb 09, 2015