Prof. Joachim Heberle studied chemistry at the Universities of Stuttgart and Würzburg (Germany). He did his PhD with Norbert Dencher at the Free University Berlin, investigating the kinetics of the photocycle of bacteriorhodopsin via flash photolysis. This was followed by postdoctoral studies at the Hahn-Meitner Institute Berlin and a position as group leader at the Research Centre Jülich (1993-2005), during which time he turned his attention to time-resolved infrared spectroscopy as a means to gain more detailed structural information on the mechanisms of membrane proteins. He has also been a visiting scientist at the Universities of Tucson, Arizona, and Gothenburg, Sweden. In 2005 he was appointed Professor of Biophysical Chemistry at the University of Bielefeld, Germany. In 2009 he returned to Berlin, where he became Professor of Biophysics in the Physics Department of the Free University Berlin. His current research interests are photosensory (membrane) proteins and bioenergetics. His group develops and applies vibrational spectroscopic techniques to resolve the functional mechanism of these proteins.
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