2021 - Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research, Lasker Foundation
2019 - Warren Alpert Foundation Prize For the development of optogenetics as a way to control the activity of specific circuits in the nervous system, to determine their function and ultimately to control them to treat neurological and psychiatric disorders.
2018 - Canada Gairdner International Award
2013 - The Brain Prize, Lundbeck Foundation For their invention and refinement of optogenetics. This revolutionary technique allows genetically specified populations of neurons to be turned on or off with light, offering not only the ability to elucidate the characteristics of normal and abnormal neural circuitry but also new approaches to treatment of brain disorders
2012 - German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina - Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina – Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften Biochemistry and Biophysics
Member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)
His primary areas of investigation include Channelrhodopsin, Biophysics, Optogenetics, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and Rhodopsin. His Channelrhodopsin study introduces a deeper knowledge of Neuroscience. Peter Hegemann has researched Biophysics in several fields, including Botany, Phot, Biochemistry, Chlamydomonas and Ion channel.
The various areas that he examines in his Optogenetics study include Volvox, Volvox carteri, Chloride channel, Light sensitivity and Opsin. His Chlamydomonas reinhardtii research incorporates elements of Crystallography, Reporter gene and Flavin mononucleotide. His Rhodopsin study integrates concerns from other disciplines, such as Phototaxis, Electrophysiology and Mutant.
The scientist’s investigation covers issues in Biophysics, Channelrhodopsin, Optogenetics, Photochemistry and Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. He has included themes like Biochemistry, Chlamydomonas, Ion channel, Ion and Rhodopsin in his Biophysics study. His Channelrhodopsin research focuses on subjects like Depolarization, which are linked to Membrane potential.
His Optogenetics research is within the category of Neuroscience. His study in Photochemistry is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Deprotonation, Fluorescence and Flavin mononucleotide, Flavin group. As a part of the same scientific family, Peter Hegemann mostly works in the field of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, focusing on Phot and, on occasion, Adduct.
Peter Hegemann mainly investigates Biophysics, Optogenetics, Channelrhodopsin, Ion channel and Rhodopsin. His Biophysics study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Bacteriorhodopsin, Membrane, Chlamydomonas, Ion and Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. His Optogenetics study is concerned with Neuroscience in general.
His research on Channelrhodopsin also deals with topics like
Peter Hegemann spends much of his time researching Optogenetics, Channelrhodopsin, Biophysics, Ion channel and Neuroscience. His research in Optogenetics tackles topics such as Rhodopsin which are related to areas like Nucleotide, Cyclase, Second messenger system and Cell biology. His studies deal with areas such as Retinal, Chloride channel, Molecule, Opsin and Absorption spectroscopy as well as Channelrhodopsin.
His Biophysics research includes elements of Reversal potential, Inhibitory postsynaptic potential, Excitatory postsynaptic potential, Function and Chloride. His research in Ion channel intersects with topics in Nanotechnology, Hyperpolarization, Gating, Premovement neuronal activity and Ion. His work carried out in the field of Neuroscience brings together such families of science as Transduction and Molecular neuroscience.
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Channelrhodopsin-2, a directly light-gated cation-selective membrane channel.
Georg Nagel;Tanjef Szellas;Wolfram Huhn;Suneel Kateriya.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (2003)
Neocortical excitation/inhibition balance in information processing and social dysfunction
Ofer Yizhar;Ofer Yizhar;Lief E. Fenno;Matthias Prigge;Franziska Schneider.
Channelrhodopsin-1: a light-gated proton channel in green algae.
Georg Nagel;Doris Ollig;Markus Fuhrmann;Suneel Kateriya.
Ultrafast optogenetic control
Lisa A Gunaydin;Ofer Yizhar;André Berndt;Vikaas S Sohal.
Nature Neuroscience (2010)
Microbial and animal rhodopsins: structures, functions, and molecular mechanisms.
Oliver P. Ernst;David Thomas Lodowski;Marcus Elstner;Peter Hegemann.
Chemical Reviews (2014)
Bi-stable neural state switches.
André Berndt;Ofer Yizhar;Lisa A Gunaydin;Peter Hegemann.
Nature Neuroscience (2009)
Genetically encoded calcium indicators for multi-color neural activity imaging and combination with optogenetics.
Jasper Akerboom;Nicole Carreras Calderón;Nicole Carreras Calderón;Lin Tian;Lin Tian;Sebastian Wabnig.
Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience (2013)
Red-shifted optogenetic excitation: a tool for fast neural control derived from Volvox carteri
Feng Zhang;Matthias Prigge;Florent Beyrière;Satoshi P Tsunoda.
Nature Neuroscience (2008)
Fast noninvasive activation and inhibition of neural and network activity by vertebrate rhodopsin and green algae channelrhodopsin.
Xiang Li;Davina V. Gutierrez;M. Gartz Hanson;Jing Han.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (2005)
The Microbial Opsin Family of Optogenetic Tools
Feng Zhang;Johannes Vierock;Ofer Yizhar;Lief E. Fenno.
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