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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
New catalysts with neuronal application (Nature)
Nature Methods' choice of Method of the Year 2010 is optogenetics for its capacity to control cell function with light.
Discovery of light activated ion channels