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A tribute to Peter H Seeburg (1944-2016): a founding father of molecular neurobiology

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Title: A tribute to Peter H Seeburg (1944-2016): a founding father of molecular neurobiology
Authors: Wisden, W
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: On 22nd August 2016, the fields of molecular neurobiology and endocrinology lost one of their pioneers and true giants, Peter Seeburg, who died aged 72, a day after his birthday. His funeral ceremony took place in Heidelberg where he had worked since 1988, first as a professor at the University of Heidelberg (ZMBH) and then since 1996 as a director of the Max Plank Institute (Dept. of Molecular Neurobiology). Many of Peter’s former colleagues, students and postdocs came together with his family members to celebrate his life. Touching eulogies were given by no less than two Nobel prize winners: the physiologist Bert Sakmann, who collaborated with Peter for many years, and the developmental biologist Christiane Nüsslein-Vollhard, who was a friend and fellow PhD student with Peter. His professional contemporary, Heinrich Betz, gave a warm and endearing assessment of Peter’s contributions to the field of molecular neurobiology. One of Peter’s sons, Daniel P. Seeburg, now a neuroradiologist in the USA, and biotechnologist Karoly Nikolics, one of Peter’s friends from the days of Genentech, both emotionally summed up the warm and intense character of the man that many of his former students and postdocs knew.
Issue Date: 29-Nov-2016
Date of Acceptance: 15-Nov-2016
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/42679
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnmol.2016.00133
ISSN: 1662-4548
Publisher: Frontiers Media
Journal / Book Title: Frontiers in Neuroscience
Volume: 9
Copyright Statement: © 2016 Wisden. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) or licensor are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
Sponsor/Funder: Wellcome Trust
Funder's Grant Number: 107841/Z/15/Z
Keywords: Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Neurosciences
Neurosciences & Neurology
PeterSeeburg
obituary
glutamate receptors
GABA receptors
growth hormone
shotgun sequencing
RNA editing
RNA-EDITING ENZYME
GLUTAMATE-RECEPTOR CHANNELS
HUMAN GROWTH-HORMONE
SUBUNIT GLUR-B
NMDA RECEPTOR
ACETYLCHOLINE-RECEPTOR
FUNCTIONAL EXPRESSION
NUCLEOTIDE-SEQUENCE
ESCHERICHIA-COLI
MESSENGER-RNAS
Peter Seeburg
1109 Neurosciences
1702 Cognitive Science
Publication Status: Published
Article Number: 133
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Natural Sciences



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