1. P. Struntz, M. Weiss
    The hitchhiker's guide to quantitative diffusion measurements
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 20, 28910, (2018)
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CP06158K
  2. R. Fickentscher, S.W. Krauss, M. Weiss
    Anti-correlation of cell volumes and cell-cycle times during the embryogenesis of a simple model organism
    New J. Phys., 20, 113001, (2018)

    (featured in Physics Today, see here)

    DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/aaea91
  3. L. Stadler, K. Speckner, M. Weiss
    Diffusion of Exit Sites on the Endoplasmic Reticulum: A Random Walk on a Shivering Backbone
    Biophys. J., 115, 1552, (2018)
    DOI: 10.1016/j.bpj.2018.09.007
  4. M. Weiss
    A tale about square dancers and maze runners (N&V)
    Nat. Mater., 17, 655, (2018)
    DOI: 10.1038/s41563-018-0126-1
  5. K. Speckner, L. Stadler, M. Weiss
    Anomalous dynamics of the endoplasmic reticulum network
    Phys. Rev. E, 98, 012406, (2018)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.98.012406
  6. O. Stiehl, A. Veres, M. Weiss
    Monitoring Subcellular Stress Response via a Cell-permeant Rotor Dye
    J Fluoresc., 28, 605, (2018)
    DOI: 10.1007/s10895-018-2223-6


  1. L. Stadler, M. Weiss
    Non-equilibrium forces drive the anomalous diffusion of telomeres in the nucleus of mammalian cells
    New J. Phys., 19, 113048, (2017)
    DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/aa8fe1
  2. C.M Ferencz., G. Guigas, A. Veres, B. Neumann, O. Stemmann, M. Weiss
    In vitro reconstitution of the endoplasmic reticulum
    Curr. Prot. Cell Biol., 76, 11.22.1, (2017)
    DOI: 10.1002/cpcb.30
  3. R. Fickentscher, M. Weiss
    Physical determinants of asymmetric cell divisions in the early development of Caenorhabditis elegans.
    Sci. Rep., 7, 9369, (2017)
    DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-09690-4
  4. S. Böckler, X. Chelius, N. Hock, T. Klecker, M. Wolter, M. Weiss, R.J. Braun, B. Westermann
    Fusion, fission, and transport control asymmetric inheritance of mitochondria and protein aggregates
    J. Cell Biol., 216, 2481, (2017)
    DOI: 10.1083/jcb.201611197
  5. H. M. Pan, H. Yu, G. Guigas, A. Fery, M. Weiss, V. Patzel, D. Trau
    Engineering and Design of Polymeric Shells: Inwards Interweaving Polymers as Multilayer Nanofilm, Immobilization Matrix, or Chromatography Resins.
    ACS Appl Mater Inter, 9, 5447, (2017)
    DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b13545


  1. O. Stiehl, M. Weiss
    Heterogeneity of crowded cellular fluids on the meso- and nanoscale
    Soft Matter, 12, 9413, (2016)
    DOI: 10.1039/c6sm01436d
  2. R. Fickentscher, P. Struntz, M. Weiss
    Setting the Clock for Fail-Safe Early Embryogenesis
    Phys. Rev. Lett., 117, 188101, (2016)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.188101
  3. G. Guigas, M. Weiss
    Effects of protein crowding on membrane systems
    BBA Biomembranes, 1858, 2441, (2016)
    DOI: 10.1016/j.bbamem.2015.12.021
  4. C. Ferencz, G. Guigas, A. Veres, B. Neumann, O. Stemmann, M. Weiss
    Shaping the endoplasmic reticulum in vitro
    BBA Biomembranes, 1858, 2035, (2016)
    DOI: 10.1016/j.bbamem.2016.06.004
  5. M. Huranova, G. Muruganandam, M. Weiss, A. Spang
    Dynamic assembly of the exomer secretory vesicle cargo adaptor subunits
    EMBO Rep., 17, 202, (2016)
    DOI: 10.15252/embr.201540795
  6. P. Struntz, M. Weiss
    Multiplexed measurement of protein diffusion in Caenorhabditis elegans embryos with SPIM-FCS
    J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys., 49, 044002, (2016)
    DOI: 10.1088/0022-3727/49/4/044002


  1. F. Verissimo, A. Halavatyi, R. Pepperkok, M. Weiss
    A microtubule-independent role of p150glued in secretory cargo concentration at endoplasmic reticulum exit sites
    J. Cell Sci., 128, 4160, (2015)
    DOI: 10.1242/jcs.172395
  2. N. Schweizer, N. Pawar, M. Weiss, H. Maiato
    An organelle-exclusion envelope assists mitosis and underlies distinct molecular crowding in the spindle region
    J. Cell Biol., 210, 695, (2015)
    DOI: 10.1083/jcb.201506107
  3. A. J. W. Hartel, M. Glogger, G. Guigas, N. G. Jones, S. F. Fenz, M. Weiss, M. Engstler
    The molecular size of the extra-membrane domain influences the diffusion of the GPI-anchored VSG on the trypanosome plasma membrane
    Scientific Reports, 5, 10394, (2015)
    DOI: 10.1038/srep10394
  4. J. Hoffmann, R. Fickentscher, M. Weiss
    Influence of organelle geometry on the apparent binding kinetics of peripheral membrane proteins
    Phys. Rev. E, 91, 022721, (2015)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.91.022721
  5. K.D. Tillmann, V. Reiterer, F. Baschieri, J. Hoffmann, V. Millarte, M.A. Hauser, A. Mazza, N. Atias, D.F. Legler, R. Sharan, M. Weiss, and Hesso Farhan
    Regulation of Sec16 levels and dynamics links proliferation and secretion
    J. Cell Sci., 128, 670, (2015)
    DOI: 10.1242/jcs.157115
  6. O. Stiehl, K. Weidner-Hertrampf, M. Weiss
    Macromolecular crowding impacts on the diffusion and conformation of DNA hairpins
    Phys. Rev. E, 91, 012703, (2015)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.91.012703
  7. G. Guigas, M. Weiss
    Membrane protein mobility depends on the length of extra-membrane domains and on protein concentration
    Soft Matter, 11, 33, (2015)
    DOI: 10.1039/C4SM01846J


  1. M. Safra, R. Fickentscher, M. Levi-Ferber, Y.M. Danino, A. Haviv-Chesner, M. Hansen, T. Juven-Gershon, M. Weiss, S. Henis-Korenblit
    The FOXO Transcription Factor DAF-16 Bypasses ire-1 Requirement to Promote Endoplasmic Reticulum Homeostasis
    Cell Metab., 20, 870, (2014)
    DOI: 10.1016/j.cmet.2014.09.006
  2. N. Pawar, C. Donth, M. Weiss
    Anisotropic Diffusion of Macromolecules in the Contiguous Nucleocytoplasmic Fluid during Eukaryotic Cell Division
    Curr. Biol., 24, 1905, (2014)
    DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2014.06.072
  3. D. Ernst, J. Köhler, M. Weiss
    Probing the type of anomalous diffusion with single-particle tracking
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 16, 7686, (2014)
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CP00292J
  4. N. Schweizer, M. Weiss, H. Maiato
    The dynamic spindle matrix
    Curr Opin Cell Biol., 28, 1, (2014)
    DOI: 10.1016/
  5. M. Weiss
    Crowding, Diffusion, and Biochemical Reactions
    Int. Rev. Cell Mol. Biol., 307, 383, (2014)
    DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-800046-5.00011-4


  1. O. Stiehl, K. Weidner-Hertrampf, M. Weiss
    Kinetics of conformational fluctuations in DNA hairpin-loops in crowded fluids
    New J. Phys., 15, 113010, (2013)
    DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/15/11/113010
  2. R. Fickentscher, P. Struntz, M. Weiss
    Mechanical Cues in the Early Embryogenesis of Caenorhabditis elegans
    Biophys. J., 105, 1735, (2013)
    DOI: 10.1016/j.bpj.2013.09.005
  3. M. Weiss
    Single-particle tracking data reveal anticorrelated fractional Brownian motion in crowded fluids
    Phys. Rev. E, 88, 010101(R), (2013)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.88.010101


  1. D. Morozova, M. Weiss, G. Guigas
    Shape as a determinant of membrane protein cluster formation
    Soft Matter, 8, 11905, (2012)
    DOI: 10.1039/c2sm26720a
  2. M. Hanulova, M. Weiss
    Membrane-mediated interactions - a physico-chemical basis for protein sorting
    Mol. Membr. Biol., 29, 177, (2012)
    DOI: 10.3109/09687688.2012.667838
  3. M. Hanulova, M. Weiss
    Protein sorting and membrane-mediated interactions
    Biophys. Rev., 4, 117, (2012)
    DOI: 10.1007/s12551-012-0069-8
  4. D. Ernst , M. Hellmann , J. Köhler, M. Weiss
    Fractional Brownian Motion in Crowded Fluids
    Soft Matter, 8, 4886, (2012)
    DOI: 10.1039/C2SM25220A
  5. M. Mercker, M. Ptashnyk, J. Kuehnle, D. Hartmanna, M.Weiss, W.Jaeger
    A multiscale approach to curvature modulated sorting in biological membranes
    J. Theor. Biol., 301, 67, (2012)
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2012.01.039
  6. M. Hellmann, D. W. Heermann, M. Weiss
    Enhancing phosphorylation cascades by anomalous diffusion
    EPL, 97, 58004, (2012)
    DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/97/58004


  1. T. Buechling, V. Chaudhary, K. Spirohn, M. Weiss, M. Boutros
    p24 proteins are required for secretion of Wnt ligands
    EMBO Rep., 12, 1265, (2011)
    DOI: 10.1038/embor.2011.212
  2. G. Guigas, D. Morozova, M. Weiss
    Exploring Membrane and Protein Dynamics with Dissipative Particle Dynamics
    in: Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology, 85, 143, (2011), ed.: Ch. Christov, Academic Press, Burlington, ISBN:978-0-12-386485-7
    DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-386485-7.00004-1
  3. R. Berkovich, H. Wolfenson, S. Eisenberg, M. Ehrlich, M. Weiss, J. Klafter, Y.I. Henis, M. Urbakh
    Accurate Quantification of Diffusion and Binding Kinetics of Non-integral Membrane Proteins by FRAP
    Traffic, 12, 1648, (2011)
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0854.2011.01264.x
  4. D. Morozova, G. Guigas, M. Weiss
    Dynamic Structure Formation of Peripheral Membrane Proteins
    PLoS Comput Biol, 7, e1002067, (2011)
    DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002067
  5. M. Hellmann, J. Klafter, D. W. Heermann, M. Weiss
    Challenges in determining anomalous diffusion in crowded fluids
    J. Phys.: Condens. Matter, 23, 234113, (2011)
    DOI: 10.1088/0953-8984/23/23/234113
  6. U. Schmidt, M. Weiss
    Anomalous diffusion of oligomerized transmembrane proteins
    J.Chem. Phys., 134, 165101, (2011)
    DOI: 10.1063/1.3582336
  7. M. Hellmann, D. W. Heermann, M. Weiss
    Anomalous reaction kinetics and domain formation on crowded membranes
    EPL, 94, 18002, (2011)
    DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/94/18002


  1. N. Malchus, M. Weiss
    Anomalous diffusion reports on the interaction of misfolded proteins with the quality control machinery in the endoplasmic reticulum
    Biophys. J., 99, 1321, (2010)
    DOI: 10.1016/j.bpj.2010.06.020
  2. U. Schmidt, M. Weiss
    Hydrophobic-mismatch induced clustering as a primer for protein sorting in the secretory pathway
    Biophys. Chem., 151, 34, (2010)
    DOI: 10.1016/j.bpc.2010.04.009
  3. Jens Kühnle, J. Shillcock, O.G. Mouritsen, M. Weiss
    A modeling approach to the self-assembly of the Golgi apparatus
    Biophys. J., 98, 2839, (2010)
    DOI: 10.1016/j.bpj.2010.03.035
  4. F. Kapahnke, U. Schmidt, D.W. Heermann, M. Weiss
    Polymer translocation through a nanopore: The effect of solvent conditions
    J. Chem. Phys., 132, 164904, (2010)
    DOI: 10.1063/1.3400650
  5. D. Morozova, M. Weiss
    On the role of acylation of transmembrane proteins
    Biophys. J., 98, 800, (2010)
    DOI: 10.1016/j.bpj.2009.11.014
  6. N. Malchus, M. Weiss
    Elucidating anomalous protein diffusion in living cells with fluorescence correlation spectroscopy - facts and pitfalls
    J. Fluor., 20, 19, (2010)
    DOI: 10.1007/s10895-009-0517-4
  7. J. Winkler, A. Seybert, L. Koenig, S. Pruggnaller, U. Haselmann, V. Sourjik, M. Weiss, A.S. Frangakis, A. Mogk, B. Bukau
    Quantitative and spatio-temporal features of protein aggregation in E. coli and consequences on protein quality control and cellular aging
    EMBO J., 29, 910, (2010)
    DOI: 10.1038/emboj.2009.412


  1. J. Szymanski, C. Mayer, U. Hofmann-Rohrer, C. Kalla, I. Grummt, M. Weiss
    Dynamic subcellular partitioning of the nucleolar transcription factor TIF-IA under ribotoxic stress
    Biochim. Biophys. Acta, 1793, 1191, (2009)
    DOI: 10.1016/j.bbamcr.2009.05.004
  2. J. Szymanski, M. Weiss
    Elucidating the origin of anomalous diffusion in crowded fluids
    Phys. Rev. Lett., 103, 038102, (2009)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.103.038102
  3. M. Hellmann, Y. Deng, M. Weiss, D.W. Heermann
    Phase transition of a two-dimensional, multiplicatively coupled XY-Potts model
    J. Phys. A, 42, 225001, (2009)
    DOI: 10.1088/1751-8113/42/22/225001


  1. U. Schmidt, G. Guigas, M. Weiss
    Cluster formation of transmembrane proteins due to hydrophobic mismatching
    Phys. Rev. Lett., 101, 128104, (2008)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.101.128104
  2. G. Guigas, M. Weiss
    Influence of hydrophobic mismatching on membrane protein diffusion
    Biophys. J., 95, L25, (2008)
    DOI: 10.1529/biophysj.108.136069
  3. H. Farhan, M. Weiss, K. Tani, M. Tagaya, R.J. Kaufman, H.-P. Hauri
    Adaptation of endoplasmic reticulum exit sites to acute and chronic increases in cargo load
    EMBO J., 27, 2043, (2008)
    DOI: 10.1038/emboj.2008.136
  4. M. Weiss
    Probing the interior of living cells with fluorescence correlation spectroscopy
    Ann. NY Acad. Sci., 1130, 21, (2008)
    DOI: 10.1196/annals.1430.002
  5. S. Heinzer, S. Woerz, C. Kalla, K. Rohr, M. Weiss
    A model for the self-organization of exit sites in the endoplasmic reticulum
    J. Cell Sci., 121, 55, (2008)
    DOI: 10.1242/jcs.013383
  6. G. Guigas, M. Weiss
    Sampling the cell with anomalous diffusion - the discovery of slowness
    Biophys. J., 94, 90, (2008)
    DOI: 10.1529/biophysj.107.117044


  1. G. Guigas, C. Kalla, M. Weiss
    The degree of macromolecular crowding in the cytoplasm and nucleoplasm of mammalian cells is conserved
    FEBS Lett., 581, 5094, (2007)
    DOI: 10.1016/j.febslet.2007.09.054
  2. M. Hellmann, M. Weiss, D.W. Heermann
    Monte Carlo simulations reveal the straightening of an end-grafted flexible chain with a rigid side chain
    Phys. Rev. E, 76, 021802, (2007)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.76.021802
  3. G. Guigas, C. Kalla, M. Weiss
    Probing the Nanoscale Viscoelasticity of Intracellular Fluids in Living Cells
    Biophys. J., 93, 316, (2007)
    DOI: 10.1529/biophysj.106.099267


  1. G. Guigas, M. Weiss
    Size-Dependent Diffusion of Membrane Inclusions
    Biophys. J., 91, 2393, (2006)
    DOI: 10.1529/biophysj.106.087031
  2. M. Prummer, M. Weiss
    Bulk fluorescence measurements cannot probe the survival time distribution of single molecules
    Phys. Rev. E, 74, 021115, (2006)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.74.021115
  3. O.G. Mouritsen, T.L. Andresen, A. Halperin, P.L. Hansen, A.F. Jakobsen, U.B. Jensen, M. Jensen, K. Jorgensen, T. Kaasgaard, C. Leidy, A.C. Simonsen, G.H. Peters, M. Weiss
    Activation of interfacial enzymes at membrane surfaces
    J. Phys. Condens. Mat., 18, 1293, (2006)
    DOI: 10.1088/0953-8984/18/28/S12
  4. H. Runz, K. Miura, M. Weiss, R. Pepperkok
    Sterols regulate ER-export dynamics of secretory cargo protein ts-O45-G
    EMBO J., 25, 2953, (2006)
    DOI: 10.1038/sj.emboj.7601205
  5. M. Weiss, A. Mendez-Bermudez, T. Kottos
    Resonance width distribution for high-dimensional random media
    Phys. Rev. B, 73, 045103, (2006)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.73.045103
  6. R. Forster, M. Weiss, T. Zimmerman, E.G. Reynaud, F. Verissimo, D.J. Stephens, R. Pepperkok
    Secretory Cargo Regulates the Turnover of COPII Subunits at Single ER Exit Sites
    Curr. Biol., 16, 173, (2006)
    DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2005.11.076


  1. A.F. Jakobsen, O.G. Mouritsen, M. Weiss
    Close-up view on the modifications of fluid membranes due to phospholipase A2
    J. Phys. Condens. Mat., 47, 4015, (2005)
    DOI: 10.1088/0953-8984/17/47/025
  2. A.C. Rowat, L.J. Foster, M.M. Nielsen, M. Weiss, J.H. Ipsen
    Characterization of the elastic properties of the nuclear envelope
    J. R. Soc. Interface, 2, 63, (2005)
    DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2004.0022


  1. M. Weiss, M. Elsner, F. Kartberg, T. Nilsson
    Anomalous Subdiffusion Is a Measure for Cytoplasmic Crowding in Living Cells
    Biophys. J., 87, 3518, (2004)
    DOI: 10.1529/biophysj.104.044263
  2. T. Kottos, M. Weiss
    Current Relaxation in Nonlinear Random Media
    Phys. Rev. Lett., 93, 190604, (2004)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.93.190604
  3. M. Weiss
    Challenges and artifacts in quantitative photobleaching experiments
    Traffic, 5, 662, (2004)
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0854.2004.00215.x
  4. M. Weiss, T. Nilsson
    In a mirror dimly: Tracing the movements of molecules in living cells
    Trends in Cell Biol., 14, 267, (2004)
    DOI: 10.1016/j.tcb.2004.03.012


  1. M. Weiss
    Stabilizing Turing patterns with sub-diffusion in systems with low particle numbers
    Phys. Rev. E, 68, 036213, (2003)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.68.036213
  2. M. Elsner, H. Hashimoto, J. Simpson, D.Cassel, T. Nilsson, M. Weiss
    Spatiotemporal dynamics of the COPI vesicle machinery
    EMBO reports, 4, 1000, (2003)
    DOI: 10.1038/sj.embor.embor942
  3. M. Weiss, H. Hashimoto, T. Nilsson
    Anomalous Protein Diffusion in Living Cells as Seen by Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy
    Biophys. J., 84, 4043, (2003)
    DOI: 10.1016/S0006-3495(03)75130-3
  4. M. Weiss, L. Hufnagel, R. Ketzmerick
    Can simple renormalization theories describe the trapping of chaotic trajectories in mixed systems?
    Phys. Rev. E, 67, 046209, (2003)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.67.046209
  5. M. Weiss, T. Nilsson
    A Kinetic Proof-reading Mechanism for Protein Sorting
    Traffic, 4, 65, (2003)
    DOI: 10.1034/j.1600-0854.2003.40202.x


  1. M. Weiss, L. Hufnagel, R. Ketzmerick
    Universal Power-Law Decay in Hamiltonian Systems?
    Phys. Rev. Lett., 89, 239401, (2002)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.89.239401
  2. T. Kottos, M. Weiss
    Statistics of Resonances and Delay Times: A Criterion for Metal-Insulator Transitions
    Phys. Rev. Lett., 89, 056401, (2002)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.89.056401


  1. J. Lanoix, J. Ouwendijk, A. Stark, E. Szafer, D. Cassel, K. Dejgaard, M. Weiss, T. Nilsson
    Sorting of Golgi resident proteins into different subpopulations of COPI vesicles: a role for ArfGAP1
    J. Cell Biol., 155, 1199, (2001)
    DOI: 10.1083/jcb.200108017
  2. A. Ossipov, M. Weiss, Tsampikos Kottos, T. Geisel
    Quantum mechanical relaxation of open quasiperiodic systems
    Phys. Rev. B, 64, 224210, (2001)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.64.224210
  3. L. Hufnagel, R. Ketzmerick, M. Weiss
    Conductance fluctuations of generic billiards: Fractal or isolated?
    EPL, 54, 703, (2001)
    DOI: 10.1209/epl/i2001-00309-6
  4. M. Weiss, T. Kottos, T. Geisel
    Taming chaos by impurities in two-dimensional oscillator arrays
    Phys. Rev. E, 63, 056211, (2001)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.63.056211
  5. M. Weiss, T. Kottos, T. Geisel
    Spreading and localization of wavepackets in disordered wires in a magnetic field
    Phys. Rev. B, 63, 081306, (2001)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.63.081306
  6. R. Ketzmerick, L. Hufnagel, M. Weiss
    Quantum Signatures of Typical Chaotic Dynamics
    Adv. Sol. St. Phys., 41, 473, (2001), Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg, ISBN: 978-3-540-42000-2
    DOI: 10.1007/3-540-44946-9_38


  1. L. Hufnagel, M. Weiss, A. Iomin, R. Ketzmerick, S. Fishman, T. Geisel
    Metal-insulator transitions in cyclotron resonance of periodic nanostructures due to avoided band crossings
    Phys. Rev. B, 62, 15348, (2000)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.62.15348
  2. M. Weiss, T. Nilsson
    Protein sorting in the Golgi apparatus:
    A consequence of maturation and triggered sorting

    FEBS Lett., 486, 2, (2000)
    DOI: 10.1016/S0014-5793(00)02155-4
  3. R. Ketzmerick, L. Hufnagel, F. Steinbach, M. Weiss
    New Class of Eigenstates in Generic Hamiltonian Systems
    Phys. Rev. Lett., 85, 1214, (2000)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.85.1214
  4. M. Weiss, T. Kottos, T. Geisel
    Scaling properties of one-dimensional Anderson models in an electric field: Exponential versus factorial localization
    Phys. Rev. B, 62, 1765, (2000)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.62.1765


  1. M. Weiss, W. Welsch, M.v. Schickfus, S. Hunklinger
    Viscoelastic Behavior of Antibody Films on a Shear Horizontal Acoustic Surface Wave Sensor
    Anal. Chem., 70, 2881, (1998)
    DOI: 10.1021/ac971006i