Prof. Dr. Peter Hegemann

Former member of UniCat's Executive Board (2008-2010)

Research interests

Light-activated proteins, biochemistry and electrophysiology

Research Fields in UniCat

Research Field E4

2007-2011: B4

Selection of research projects


Relevant News

Saturday, 01. September 2018

Professor Katrina T. Forest awarded with an Einstein Visiting Fellowship

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

Tuesday, 27. March 2018

Canada Gairdner International Award for Prof. Peter Hegemann

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

Tuesday, 06. February 2018

Otto-Warburg Medal 2018 for Opto Geneticist

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

Friday, 22. September 2017

Mendel medal for Peter Hegemann

The National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina awarded bio-physicist and UniCat professor Peter Hegemann the Mendel medal.

Sunday, 11. June 2017

Harvey Prize in Human Health for Peter Hegemann

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.

Friday, 28. October 2016

Massry Prize for Peter Hegemann

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

Monday, 01. February 2016

Hector Science Award for Peter Hegemann

Honoring for one of the “fathers” of optogenetics[more]

Friday, 20. November 2015

Using light to switch on nerve cells

Research prize for UniCat Professor Peter Hegeman, founder of optogenetics[more]

Thursday, 28. May 2015

Hertie Senior Research Professorship in Neuroscience for Peter Hegemann

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[more]

Sunday, 26. April 2015

The light-gated ion channel

Early Formation of the Ion-Conducting Pore in Channelrhodopsin-2[more]

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Prof. Dr. Peter Hegemann

Peter Hegemann
Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Institut für Biologie / Experimental Biophysics
Invalidenstraße 42
Berlin , 10115
+49 30 2093-8681



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