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Berlin Science Week 2021

Campus Exhibition Space

Campus Exhibition Space
Image Credit: Ivelina Zaharieva

SFB1078 meets you at the Berlin Science Week

The Berlin Science Week takes place from 1.-10. November at the Naturkundemusem Berlin and online. Young scientists from the SFB are presenting their research on protonation dynamics in protein function:

  • 5./.6.11. @ Berlin Science Week Campus Visitors can stop by our booth at the Natural History Museum to talk to the research team in person. Using five model proteins as examples, young scientists in the SFB's Research Training Group want to understand how proton movement controls the way proteins work: in the photosystem of plants for energy production, in cytochrome c oxidase in the power plant of our cells, in canal rhodopsin for light manipulation of nerve impulses, and in phytochrome, which makes plants flower, and in viroporin, which allows viruses to replicate in the human body.

  • 5.11. 14.00-14.30 @ Online In a virtual talk, Prof. Dr. Joachim Heberle, spokesperson of the SFB1078, shows how the combination of physics, chemistry, and biology helps to unravel the choreography of the “protein dance” and how this might be used for future applications.

  • 6.11. 16.00-17.30 @ Berlin Science Week Campus & Online Join this hybrid event and delve deep into the fascinating processes that control proteins. We, the doctoral students of the SFB`s Integrated Research Training Group (IGK) and the Spokesperson of the IGK Prof. Ulrike Alexiev, represent our model proteins and showcase selected experiments and techniques that make the in-visible visible.

From 2019 the SFB 1978 started to participate in the Berlin Science Week: 10 days international interdisciplinary event that brings together scientific organizations and promote public awareness of science.