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