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Final Symposium CRC 1078

Over the past dozen years, our CRC 1078 has been  addressing critical challenges in understanding the protonation dynamics of several membrane proteins such as photosystem II, cytochrome C oxidase, channelrhodopsins and viroporins. Through interdisciplinary collaboration and shared expertise, we've made significant progress in electron- and chromophore-driven protonation dynamics and bridged the gap to explore fundamental processes by applying theoretical approaches.

This conference serves as a platform to showcase the remarkable work of our researchers and partners in the field of biophysics. Participants will have the opportunity to attend insightful presentations and network with peers and leaders in the field.

Join us to celebrate our achievements, reflect on past successes and chart the course for future innovation.

Registration and Poster Submission

We ask all attendees to register using the following link by end of July. Registration is still open! Please note: The link will direct you to an external website hosted by ConfTool, our trusted Conference Administration platform.

Please follow the two-step process to fully register your participation:

(1) Create a user account at the conference management system and
(2) Register as participant after you are logged in.

Conference fees

The conference fee can be paid by credit card or wire tranfers upon registration. After successful registration attendees will receive a confirmation email.

Non-SFB members  
Regular Participant 300 EUR
Student Participant 200 EUR

SFB members and Invited participants

free of charge

Submission of Poster abstracts

We invite all young researchers to present at our poster session, Monday afternoon (2.9.). Submission link will open in July 2024 and only be available to already registered attendees via email.

EBEC2024 logo

We are pleased to announce that we are a satellite meeting of EBEC2024: What is Life?

The 22nd European Bioenergetics Conference - EBEC2024: What is Life? - will take place in Innsbruck, Austria, from August 26 to 31, placing Spotlights on Mito and Chlora: cutting-edge research on mitochondria & chloroplasts, metabolism, and disease.

EBEC2024 will bring together up to 600 students, experts, and stakeholders in the bioenergetics ecosystem, focusing on the current challenges and roles of mitochondria, chloroplasts, and bacteria in addressing the fundamental question What is Life?.

The unifying theme of EBEC is bioenergetics, which is just one of many fascinating topics on the agenda.

The conference will explore key topics that will help us to gain a deeper understanding of oxidative phosphorylation in bacteria and mitochondria, photosynthesis, transmembrane transport of metabolites and other small molecules, passage of proteins across membrane barriers, bacterial motility and cell death via apoptosis and other mechanisms involving the mitochondria.

We are thrilled to host our Final Symposium of the CRC 1078 as a satellite meeting after EBEC2024. We can't wait to extend the discussions about Protonation Dynamics in Protein Function with the EBEC2024 participants in Berlin.

Detailed Programme

Programme Final Symposium CRC 1078

The scientific contributions consists of 11 invited talks (35 min), 6 CRC 1078 talks (20 min), and two poster sessions.

Please return for updates.

Sunday, 1.9.2024 * Festive Opening Evening at the Humboldt Forum *

17:30   Admission to the Humboldt Forum
18:00   Welcoming by Joachim Heberle, Speaker of the CRC 1078, Freie Universität Berlin, GER
18:10   Résumé Graduate School CRC 1078 by Holger Dau,  Freie Universität Berlin, GER
18:20 see email

Menachem Gutman and Esther Nachliel, Biochemistry, Tel Aviv University, ISR


Tracing a proton at three-time domains

19:30   Evening reception

Monday, 2.9.2024 * Begin Conference at the Harnack-Haus *

From 08:00 Planck-Lobby Registration
09:00 - 09:40 Goethe Saal Sharon Hammes-Schiffer, Princeton University, USA
    Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer in Enzymes and Photoreceptor Proteins
09:45 - 10:10 Goethe Saal Inez Weidinger, TU Dresden, GER
    CRC 1078 Cytochrome
10:10 - 10:30 Planck-Lobby Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:10 Goethe Saal Junko Yano, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
    Water Oxidation Reaction in Natural Photosynthesis
11:15 - 11:55 Goethe Saal Leonardo Guidoni, Università degli Studi dell'Aquila, ITA
12:00 - 13:30 Laue Saal Lunch Break
13:30 - 13:55 Goethe Saal Rana Hussein, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, GER
    Tracking the events in photosystem-II water oxidation by time-resolved spectroscopy and atomic-resolution structural biology (CRC 1078)
14:00 - 14:40 Goethe Saal Ilme Schlichting, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, GER
    Mechanism and dynamics of fatty acid photodecarboxylase
14:40 - 15:00 Planck-Lobby Coffee Break
15:00 - 15:40 Goethe Saal Steven Boxer, Stanford University, USA
    Evolving understanding of electric fields and enzyme catalysis
15:45 - 16:25 Goethe Saal Shy Arkin, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, ISR
    Viral ion channels: from biophysical models to drug targets
16:30 - 16:55 Goethe Saal Jacek Kozuch, Freie Universität Berlin, GER
    CRC 1078 Viroporins
17:00 - 18:00   Break for activities (tba)
18:00 - 19:30 Laue Saal Conference Dinner
19:30 - 20:30 Meitner Saal Poster session Odd
20:30 - 21:30 Meitner Saal Poster session Even
21:30 - open end Einstein-Lounge Social get together

Tuesday, 3.9.2024

09:00 - 09:40 Goethe Saal Hideki Kandori, Nagoya Institute of Technology, JPN
    FTIR spectroscopy of rhodopsins
09:45 - 10:25 Goethe Saal Massimo Olivucci, Università degli Studi di Siena, ITA
    From color-tuning to optogenetics: relationship between red-light absorption and fluorescence intensity in an archaerhodopsin model
10:30 - 11:00 Planck-Lobby Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:25 Goethe Saal Joachim Heberle, Freie Universität Berlin, GER
    CRC 1078 Rhodopsins
11:30 - 12:10 Goethe Saal John Kennis, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL
    Reaction dynamics and mechanisms of newly discovered bistable microbial rhodopsins
12:10 - 13:30 Laue Saal Lunch Break
13:30 - 13:55 Goethe Saal Karsten Heyne, Freie Universität Berlin, GER
    CRC 1078 Phytochromes
14:00 - 14:40 Goethe Saal Janne Ihalainen, University of Jyväskylä, FIN
    Ultrafast Protein Response on Biliverdin Excitation in a Bacteriophytochrome
14:40 - 15:00 Planck-Lobby Coffee Break
15:00 - 15:25 Goethe Saal Maria Andrea Mroginski, Technische Universität Berlin, GER
    CRC 1078 Theoretical approaches
15:30 - 16:00 Goethe Saal Closing remarks