Spokesperson of the Collaborative Research Center 1078 “Protonation Dynamics in Protein Function”
Joachim Heberle graduated in physical chemistry in 1980 at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg. Three years later he got his PhD in Biophysics at the Freie Universität Berlin. From 1991 to 1993 he was a PostDoc at the Hahn-Meitner-Institut Berlin. In 1993 he set up his own young investigators group at the Jülich research institute. During this time, he got his habilitation in biophysical chemistry (1998) at the Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf. In 2005 he became a professor in the department of chemistry at the University of Bielefeld. Since 2009 he is professor of experimental molecular biophysics at the physics department of the Freie Universität Berlin.
Prof. Heberle was also a guest researcher at the University of Arizona in Tucson (1991), Göteborg University (1995), Changchun University, China (2009) and the Technical University of Nagoya, Japan (2015–2016).
The scientific focus of Joachim Heberle is on the development and application of vibrational spectroscopic methods (IR and Raman) to investigate the function of proteins. Since 2017 Heberle has been the spokesperson of the Collaborative Research Center 1078 “Protonation Dynamics in Protein Function”.