Education and Degrees
- 1964‑1967: B.Sc. Physiology and Biochemistry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
- 1967‑1969: M.Sc. Physiology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Advisor: Prof. E. Auerbach, M.Sc. thesis "The unit response to binocular stimulation in the cat's striate cortex"
- 1969‑1973: Ph.D. Biophysics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Advisor: Prof. P. Hillman, Ph.D. Thesis: "Electrophysiological study of the transduction process in photoreceptors"
- 1973-1975: Post Doctoral Training in Genetics & Electrophysiology of the Visual system, Purdue University, Laboratory of Prof. W.L. Pak at the Department of Biological Sciences, W. Lafayette, IN, USA
- 1967‑1969: Research Fellow, Vision Research Laboratory Hadassah-Hebrew University Hospital with Prof. E. Auerbach
- 1969‑1972: Teaching Assistant in the Institute of Life Sciences at the Hebrew University
- 1972‑1973: Instructor in the Institute of Life Sciences at the Hebrew University
- 1973‑1975: Research Associate at Purdue University. Department of Biological Sciences, W. Lafayette IN, USA
- Summer 1974: Investigator, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Mass. USA
- 1975‑1978: Lecturer, The Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Physiology
- Summers of 1976‑1979: Visiting Scientist, Max‑Planck‑Institut für BiologischeKybernetik, Tübingen, Germany
- 1978‑1982: Senior Lecturer, Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Physiology
- 1980‑1981: Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN, USA
- 1982‑1987: Associate Professor in Physiology at the Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine
- Summer 1983: Visiting Scientist, Experimental Ophthalmology Laboratory, Hospital Cantonal Geneva, Switzerland
- Summer 1986: Visiting Scientist (EMBO Fellowship) in the Institut for Biology RWTH, Aachen, Germany
- 1987-Present: Full Professor of Physiology, Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Physiology
- Summer 1988: Visiting Scientist, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
- 1988-1989: Visiting Professor, Department of Neurosciences, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
- 1989-1992: Chairman, Department of Physiology, The Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine
- 1996-present: Director, The Kühne Minerva Center for Studies of Visual Transduction
- Summer 2004: Visiting Professor, Department of Biology, the University of California at San Diego (UCSD)
- 1973: Senior Fulbright ‑ Hays Program, US-Israel Educational Foundation
- 1976: Excellent research on Phototransduction, Bat‑Sheva de Rothschild Foundation, Jerusalem
- 1985: Wolf Research Grant for Excellent Research, Wolf Foundation for Research, Israel
- 2010: Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research from Spain
2010: EMET Prize in Life Sciences on Brain Resear
Sample of recent research publications
Kohn, E, Katz B, Yasin B, Peters M, Rhodes E, Zaguri R, Weiss S, Minke B. 2015. Functional cooperation between the IP3 receptor and phospholipase C secures the high sensitivity to light of Drosophila photoreceptors in vivo.. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 35(6):2530-46.
Katz, B, Oberacker T, Richter D, Tzadok H, Peters M, Minke B, Huber A. 2013. Drosophila TRP and TRPL are assembled as homomultimeric channels in vivo.. Journal of cell science. 126(Pt 14):3121-33.
- Phospholipase C-mediated suppression of dark noise enables single-photon detection in Drosophila photoreceptors.. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 32(8):2722-33.