SFB 1078 extended for 3rd funding period
The German Research Foundation (DFG) has decided to fund our SFB for another 4 years until December 2024.
News from Nov 27, 2020
In the last funding period, Berlin scientists from the FU, TU, HU, Charité, FMP and from non-Berlin research groups from Gießen, Dresden and Jerusalem (Israel) will continue to investigate the importance of protonation dynamics in protein function.
In the 3rd funding period, the four proteins investigated so far will be extended by a further class of proteins. In addition to the investigation of the mitochondrial respiratory enzyme cytochrome c-oxidase, the photosynthetic protein photosystem II and the microbial rhodopsins, the SFB has expanded its research program to include viral proton channels. The latter play a central role in infections with Dengue and West Nile viruses. For all these biomedically and bioenergetically relevant proteins, the goal is to understand to what extent the movement of protons can be crucial for the function of proteins.
Congratulations to all SFB members !