Heiko Lokstein received his Diploma in biology (in 1991) and a Dr. rer. nat. (Ph.D.) degree in biology (in 1995) from Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany. After a stay at the University of Nevada, USA (1999/2000) with Dr. D. DellaPenna, he rejoined Humboldt University, where he obtained the Habilitation degree. In 2005, he joined the University of Potsdam, Germany. He spent two terms (in 2008 and 2009) as a Visiting Professor at Kwansei Gakuin University, Kobe-Sanda, Japan. He was a Professor for molecular genetics (in lieu) at the University of Freiburg, Germany. Currently, he is associated with the Glasgow Biomedical Research Center, University of Glasgow, Scotland. His scientific interests include structure-function relationships in biological macromolecules. His research is focused on photosynthesis; its primary processes and its regulation and photoprotective mechanisms, including the role(s) of carotenoids as well as (photo)biotechnological applications. Biophysical approaches are used, including ultrafast and nonlinear laser spectroscopy.
Biography Updated on 24 October 2012