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2021 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award to Peter Hegemann and colleagues

The Lasker Foundation announces the 2021 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award to Karl Deissenroth (Stanford University), Peter Hegemann (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin)  and Dieter Oesterhelt (Max-Planck-Institut für Biochemie, Martinsried) "for the discovery of light-sensitive microbial proteins that can activate or silence individual brain cells and for their use in developing optogenetics—a revolutionary technique for neuroscience".

News from Sep 24, 2021

Congratulations to Peter Hegemann, PI of our SFB 1078, and two of his colleagues who share this year's prestigious Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award for their work on light-sensitive microbial proteins and optogenetics.

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