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

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Saturday, 06. December 2014

Peter Hegemann elected as a member of the National Academy of Science and Engineering

UniCat Professor Peter Hegemann has been elected as a member of the German National Academy of Science and Engineering Peter Hegemann is Professor and Head of the Department for Biophysics at the Humboldt University of Berlin and UniCat member since its [more]


Wednesday, 07. May 2014

Peter Hegemann has been elected as a member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)

Today, the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) announced that Professor Peter Hegemann, (UniCat Research Fields D4 and E4) has been elected as a member of EMBO. The EMBO is an organization of life scientists. Since 1964 scientists ha[more]


Monday, 11. March 2013

Vectorial catalysis: Danish Brain Prize for Peter Hegemann

The Danish brain research prize is awarded to six leading scientists. One of them is Professor Peter Hegemann, (UniCat Research Fields D4 and E4). The awardees are honoured for the development of 'optogenetics', a revolutionary techniqu[more]


Wednesday, 23. January 2013

2013 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Peter Hegemann

The 2013 LOUIS-JEANTET PRIZE FOR MEDICINE is awarded jointly to the German biochemists Peter Hegemann and Georg Nagel, and to the geneticist, Michael Stratton. Hegemann is a researcher at UniCat (Research Fields D4 and E4) and at the Department o[more]


Thursday, 06. December 2012

2013 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize for Peter Hegemann

The winners of Germany's most prestigious research prize have been officially announced. At its meeting in Bonn today, the Joint Committee of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) named eleven researchers, two women and nine[more]


Saturday, 08. September 2012

Peter Hegemann wins the 2012 Zülch Award

The Gertrud Reemtsma Foundation recognises the founding father of optogenetics and highlights the importance of this new research area for fundamental research in neurology. Today, researchers can provide nerve cells with genes for light-sensitive protein[more]


Friday, 24. August 2012

Peter Hegemann: Member of the German National Academy of Sciences

The biochemist Professor Dr. Peter Hegemann, has been elected as a member of the „Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina“ appreciating his scientific achievements and personality.[more]


Friday, 29. July 2011
Monday, 10. January 2011

Method of the year

Nature Methods' choice of Method of the Year 2010 is optogenetics for its capacity to control cell function with light.[more]


Friday, 17. December 2010

Karl Heinz Beckurts Award 2010 for Prof. Hegemann

Discovery of light activated ion channels [more]


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Prof. Dr. Peter Hegemann

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


http://www2.hu-berlin.de/biologie/expbp/
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