List of Projects

Research Area A: Electron-driven protonation dynamics - redox proteins

A1 Electron-driven protonation dynamics in cytochrome c oxidase Prof. Dr. Joachim Heberle (FU),
Prof. Dr. Inez Weidinger (TU)
A2 Surface protonation and conformational dynamics in cytochrome c oxidase and photoreceptors Prof. Dr. Ulrike Alexiev (FU)
A3 THz spectra of protein surface regions depending on the catalytic state Prof. Nikolaus Ernsting, PhD (HU)
A4 Tracking protonation dynamics in photosynthetic water oxidation in wild-type and mutated photosystem II Prof. Dr. Holger Dau (FU)
A5 Structural basis of proton release in water oxidation by photosystem II: Crystallization, X-ray, and neutron diffraction analyses of chloride-modified and site-directed variants PD Dr. Athina Zouni (HU),
Prof. Dr. Holger Dobbek (HU)


Research Area B: Chromophore-driven protonation dynamics - photoreceptors

B1 Structural dynamics of channelrhodopsins Prof. Dr. Peter Hegemann (HU),
Prof. Dr. Hartmut Oschkinat (FMP)
B2 Gating and ion transport dynamics in channelrhodopsin Prof. Dr. Peter Hegemann (HU)
B3 Identification of proton and hydrogen bond dynamics in channelrhodopsin Prof. Dr. Joachim Heberle (FU),
Prof. Dr. Karsten Heyne (FU)
B4 Hydrogen bonding network in channelrhodopsins analyzed by site-directed labeling and EPR spectroscopy Prof. Dr. Robert Bittl (FU),
Dr. Ramona Schlesinger (FU)
B5 Spectroscopic investigations of proton transfer processes and hydrogen-bonded networks in bacterial phytochromes and channelrhodopsins Prof. Dr. Franz Bartl (Charité)
B6 Proton-coupled conformational changes in photoreceptors Prof. Dr. Peter Hildebrandt (TU),
Dr. Patrick Scheerer (Charité)


Research Area C: The bridge toward fundamental processes - theory

C1 Large-scale diffusive and dielectric aspects of proton motion Prof. Dr. Roland Netz (FU)
C2 Activated vectorial proton translocation in membrane proteins studied by computation of pKa and redox potential Prof. Dr. Ernst-Walter Knapp (FU)
C3 Theoretical studies on the proton transfer process at the active site in phytochromes Prof. Dr. Maria Andrea Mroginski (TU)
C4 Coupling between protein, water, and protonation dynamics in channelrhodopsin-2 and photosystem II Prof. Dr. Ana-Nicoleta Bondar (FU)
C5 Computation of proton transfer pathways from discrete state models Prof. Dr. Petra Imhof (FU)