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SFB Publication in Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA

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 begins her work at Freie Universität

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

ACS COMP OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award for Igor Schapiro

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

SFB Publication in Nature

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 Shaw Prize 2020 for Peter Hegemann

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

SFB Publication in Nature Plants

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

SFB Publication in Chemical Science

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

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