Prof. Dr. Peter Hegemann
Former member of UniCat's Executive Board (2008-2010)
Light-activated proteins, biochemistry and electrophysiology
Research Fields in UniCat
Selection of research projects
We are glad to announce the successful application of Prof. Katrina T. Forest (University of Wisconsin-Madison) for an Einstein Visiting Fellowship. Prof. K. T. Forest will start a new research project on light-driven biocatalysis in Berlin within the fram
UniCat Prof. Peter Hegemann was announced a 2018 Canada Gairdner International Award Laureate, together with Karl Deisseroth, Stanford University, and Edward S. Boyden, MIT. They receive the award “for the discovery of light-gated ion channel mechanisms, a
This year UniCat Professor Dr. Peter Hegemann will be awarded the Otto-Warburg Medal. With the award Prof. Hegemann will be honored for his research in the field of light-driven ion channels, the Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM) announc
The National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina awarded bio-physicist and UniCat professor Peter Hegemann the Mendel medal.
The 2016 Harvey Prize in the field of Human Health was awarded to Prof. Peter Hegemann and Prof. Karl Diesseroth on 11 June 2017 at the Technion Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel.
The winners of the 2016 Meira and Shaul G. Massry Prize are a trio of scientists — Gero Miesenboeck, Peter Hegemann, and Karl Deisseroth — whose research paved the way for a breakthrough technology called optogenetics that has revolutionized the way scient
Honoring for one of the “fathers” of optogenetics
Research prize for UniCat Professor Peter Hegeman, founder of optogenetics
The non-profit Hertie Foundation today honored UniCat Professor Peter Hegemann in St. Paul's Church in Frankfurt for his many years of outstanding research achievements by awarding him the Hertie Senior Research Professorship in Neuroscience in the a
Early Formation of the Ion-Conducting Pore in Channelrhodopsin-2