In collaboration with Peter Hegemann at the HU Berlin, we have developed several new optogenetic tools that are availabe at

iChloC , the first Channelrhodopsin that is able to suppress action potentials in mouse neocortex

RhGC , the first microbial opsin that is a light-gated enzyme (guanylyl cyclase)

In the new DFG Priority Programme 'Optogenetics', Simon Wiegert and Peter Soba recieved funding for the developement of novel optogenetic tools in Drosophia. Congratulations!

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