The excellence cluster UniSysCat at Technische Universität Berlin invites application for an innovative, creative conceptionist qualified in natural sciences and public relations.
The Hector Fellow Academy offers you the opportunity to realize a self-developed research project under supervision Prof. Peter Hegemann. He is one of the Hector Fellows, a community of outstanding professors from different research institutions across Germany working in STEM-subjects, medicine, and psychology.
He is one of the founding fathers of optogenetics, which combines the methods of optics and genetics to create a form of non-invasive stimulation of neurons. His research with photoreceptors of algae has led to the discovery of light-sensitive ion compositions in cells. The protein involved (“channelrhodopsin-2”) enables a precise control of genetically modified cells through light pulses, which leads to a new possibility to treat neuronal illnesses.