Peter Hegemann, PhD

Experimental Biophysics Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany 
microbial opsins
"Peter Hegemann"

Father of Optogenetics. Discovered that Channelrhodopsins are light-activated ion channels in 2001.

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Andre Berndt grad student Univ. Washington
Matthias Prigge grad student Leibniz Insitute for Neurobiology Magdeburg
Franziska Schneider-Warme grad student Universität Freiburg
Jonas Wietek grad student Weizmann Institute (Chemistry Tree)
Boris Zorin grad student Ben Gurion U (Chemistry Tree)
Suneel Kateriya grad student 2000-2004 University of Regensburg (Chemistry Tree)
Elena Govorunova post-doc Texas Univ. (Chemistry Tree)
Christoph Griesbeck post-doc MCI Innsbruck (Chemistry Tree)
Ramprasad Misra post-doc HU Berlin (Chemistry Tree)
Satoshi P. Tsunoda post-doc Nagoya Institute of Technology (Chemistry Tree)
Tilo Mathes post-doc 2008-2011 HU Berlin (Chemistry Tree)
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Broser M, Busse W, Spreen A, et al. (2023) Diversity of rhodopsin cyclases in zoospore-forming fungi. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 120: e2310600120
Wolfram M, Greif A, Sizova I, et al. (2023) Multifactorial in vivo regulation of the photoreceptor channelrhodopsin-1 abundance. Plant, Cell & Environment
Sharma K, Sizova I, Sanyal SK, et al. (2023) Deciphering the role of cytoplasmic domain of Channelrhodopsin in modulating the interactome and SUMOylome of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. 125135
Hegemann P, Michel H. (2023) Dieter Oesterhelt (1940-2022). Science (New York, N.Y.). 379: 337
Hontani Y, Mehlhorn J, Domratcheva T, et al. (2023) Spectroscopic and Computational Observation of Glutamine Tautomerization in the Blue Light Sensing Using Flavin Domain Photoreaction. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 145: 1040-1052
Emiliani V, Entcheva E, Hedrich R, et al. (2022) Optogenetics for light control of biological systems. Nature Reviews. Methods Primers. 2
Fernandez Lahore RG, Pampaloni NP, Peter E, et al. (2022) Calcium-permeable channelrhodopsins for the photocontrol of calcium signalling. Nature Communications. 13: 7844
Vierock J, Peter E, Grimm C, et al. (2022) WiChR, a highly potassium selective channelrhodopsin for low-light one- and two-photon inhibition of excitable cells. Science Advances. eadd7729
Rodriguez-Rozada S, Wietek J, Tenedini F, et al. (2022) Aion is a bistable anion-conducting channelrhodopsin that provides temporally extended and reversible neuronal silencing. Communications Biology. 5: 687
Rozenberg A, Kaczmarczyk I, Matzov D, et al. (2022) Rhodopsin-bestrophin fusion proteins from unicellular algae form gigantic pentameric ion channels. Nature Structural & Molecular Biology. 29: 592-603
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