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L. Hauke, S. Narasimhan, A. Primeßnig, I. Kaverina and F. Rehfeldt
A Focal Adhesion Filament Cross-correlation Kit for fast, automated segmentation and correlation of focal adhesions and actin stress fibers in cells
PLOS ONE 16, e0250749 (2021)

S. Kaliman, M. Hubert, C. Wollnik, L. Nuić, D. Vurnek, S. Gehrer, J. Lovrić, D. Dudziak, F. Rehfeldt and A. Smith
Mechanical Regulation of Epithelial Tissue Homeostasis
Phys. Rev. X 11, 031029 (2021)

K. Speckner and M. Weiss
Single-Particle Tracking Reveals Anti-Persistent Subdiffusion in Cell Extracts
Entropy 23, (2021)

K. Speckner, L. Stadler and M. Weiss
Unscrambling exit site patterns on the endoplasmic reticulum as a quenched demixing process
Biophys. J. 120, 2532-2542 (2021)

R. Benelli and M. Weiss
From sub- to superdiffusion : fractional Brownian motion of membraneless organelles in early C. elegans embryos
New J. Phys. 23, Art.Nr. 063072 (2021)

J. Janczura, M. Balcerek, K. Burnecki, A. Sabri, M. Weiss and D. Krapf
Identifying heterogeneous diffusion states in the cytoplasm by a hidden Markov model
New J. Phys. 23, 053018 (2021)

B. Pang, H. Liu, F. Rehfeldt and K. Zhang
High internal phase Pickering emulsions stabilized by dialdehyde amylopectin/chitosan complex nanoparticles
Carbohydr. Polym. 258, 117655 (2021)

Á. dos Santos, A. Cook, R. Gough, M. Schilling, N. Olszok, I. Brown, L. Wang, J. Aaron, M. Martin-Fernandez, F. Rehfeldt and C. Toseland
DNA damage alters nuclear mechanics through chromatin reorganization
Nucl. Acids Res. 49, 340-353 (2021)

A. Sabri
Elucidating the emergence of heterogeneous motion in living matter from the micro- to the nanoscale
Dissertation (2021), Universität Bayreuth, Fakultät für Mathematik, Physik und Informatik


J. Jentzsch, A. Sabri, K. Speckner, G. Lallinger-Kube, M. Weiss and K. Ersfeld
Microtubule polyglutamylation is important for regulating cytoskeletal architecture and motility in Trypanosoma brucei
J. Cell Sci. 133, jcs248047 (2020)

P. Gires, M. Thampi and M. Weiss
Quantifying active diffusion in an agitated fluid
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 22, 21678-21684 (2020)

A. Sabri, X. Xu, D. Krapf and M. Weiss
Elucidating the Origin of Heterogeneous Anomalous Diffusion in the Cytoplasm of Mammalian Cells
Phys. Rev. Lett. 125, 058101 (2020)

P. Gires, M. Thampi and M. Weiss
Miniaturized magnetic stir bars for controlled agitation of aqueous microdroplets
Sci Rep 10, 10911 (2020)

R. Benelli, P. Struntz, D. Hofmann and M. Weiss
Quantifying spatiotemporal gradient formation in early Caenorhabditis elegans embryos with lightsheet microscopy
J. Phys. D 53, 295401 (2020)

B. Pang, H. Zhang, M. Schilling, H. Liu, X. Wang, F. Rehfeldt and K. Zhang
High-Internal-Phase Pickering Emulsions Stabilized by Polymeric Dialdehyde Cellulose-Based Nanoparticles
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 8, 7371-7379 (2020)


M. Weiss
Resampling single-particle tracking data eliminates localization errors and reveals proper diffusion anomalies
Phys. Rev. E 100, 042125 (2019)

C. Donth and M. Weiss
Quantitative assessment of the spatial crowding heterogeneity in cellular fluids
Phys. Rev. E 99, 052415 (2019)

D. Krapf, N. Lukat, E. Marinari, R. Metzler, G. Oshanin, C. Selhuber-Unkel, A. Squarcini, L. Stadler, M. Weiss and X. Xu
Spectral Content of a Single Non-Brownian Trajectory
Phys. Rev. X 9, 011019 (2019)


P. Struntz and M. Weiss
The hitchhiker's guide to quantitative diffusion measurements
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 20, 28910-28919 (2018)

R. Fickentscher, S. Krauß and 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)

M. Weiss
A tale about square dancers and maze runners
Nat. Mater. 17, 655-656 (2018)

K. Speckner, L. Stadler and M. Weiss
Anomalous dynamics of the endoplasmic reticulum network
Phys. Rev. E 98, 012406 (2018)

O. Stiehl, A. Veres and M. Weiss
Monitoring Subcellular Stress Response via a Cell-permeant Rotor Dye
J. Fluoresc. 28, 605-613 (2018)

L. Stadler, K. Speckner and M. Weiss
Diffusion of Exit Sites on the Endoplasmic Reticulum : A Random Walk on a Shivering Backbone
Biophys. J. 115, 1552 - 1560 (2018)

P. Struntz
Quantitative Beobachtung dynamischer Prozesse im frühen C. elegans Embryo
Dissertation (2018), Universität Bayreuth, Fakultät für Mathematik, Physik und Informatik

C. Schade
Quantitative Analyse der Bewegungsdynamik des Fadenwurms Caenorhabditis elegans in viskoelastischen Medien
Dissertation (2018), Universität Bayreuth, Fakultät für Mathematik, Physik und Informatik

A. Veres
Analyse intrazellulärer Fluide mittels orts- und zeitaufgelöster Fluoreszenzspektroskopie
Dissertation (2018), Universität Bayreuth, Fakultät für Mathematik, Physik und Informatik


L. Stadler and M. Weiss
Non-equilibrium forces drive the anomalous diffusion of telomeres in the nucleus of mammalian cells
New J. Phys. 19, 113048 (2017)

C. Ferencz, G. Guigas, A. Veres, B. Neumann, O. Stemmann and M. Weiss
In Vitro Reconstitution of the Endoplasmic Reticulum
Curr. Prot. Cell Biol. 76, S. 11.22.1-11.22.16 (2017)

H. Pan, H. Yu, G. Guigas, A. Fery, M. Weiss, V. Patzel and D. Trau
Engineering and Design of Polymeric Shells : Inwards Interweaving Polymers as Multilayer Nanofilm, Immobilization Matrix, or Chromatography Resins
ACS Appl Mater Inter 9, 5447-5456 (2017)

R. Fickentscher and M. Weiss
Physical determinants of asymmetric cell divisions in the early development of Caenorhabditis elegans
Sci. Rep. 7, 9369 (2017)

O. Stiehl
On the crowding state of cellular and biomimetic fluids
Dissertation (2017), Universität Bayreuth, Fakultät für Mathematik, Physik und Informatik


O. Stiehl and M. Weiss
Heterogeneity of crowded cellular fluids on the meso- and nanoscale
Soft Matter 12, 9413-9416 (2016)

G. Guigas and M. Weiss
Effects of protein crowding on membrane systems
BBA Biomembranes 1858, 2441-2450 (2016)

R. Fickentscher, P. Struntz and M. Weiss
Setting the Clock for Fail-Safe Early Embryogenesis
Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 188101 (2016)

C. Ferencz, G. Guigas, A. Veres, B. Neumann, O. Stemmann and M. Weiss
Shaping the endoplasmic reticulum in vitro
BBA Biomembranes 1858, 2035 - 2040 (2016)

P. Struntz and M. Weiss
Multiplexed measurement of protein diffusion in Caenorhabditis elegans embryos with SPIM-FCS
J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 49, 044002 (2016)
Special Issue on Molecular Movements in Biomembranes

M. Huranova, G. Muruganandam, M. Weiss and A. Spang
Dynamic assembly of the exomer secretory vesicle cargo adaptor subunits
EMBO Rep. 17, 202-219 (2016)

J. Hoffmann
Charakterisierung der Diffusion und der Reaktionskinetik von peripheren Membranproteinen in lebenden Zellen
Dissertation (2016), Universität Bayreuth, Bayreuther Graduiertenschule für Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften - BayNAT


N. Schweizer, N. Pawar, M. Weiss and H. Maiato
An organelle-exclusion envelope assists mitosis and underlies distinct molecular crowding in the spindle region
J. Cell Biol. 210, 695-704 (2015)

A. Hartel, M. Glogger, G. Guigas, N. Jones, S. Fenz, M. Weiss and M. Engstler
The molecular size of the extra-membrane domain influences the diffusion of the GPI-anchored VSG on the trypanosome plasma membrane
Sci. Rep. 5, 10394 (2015)

K. Tillmann, V. Reiterer, F. Baschieri, J. Hoffmann, V. Millarte, M. Hauser, A. Mazza, N. Atias, D. Legler, R. Sharan, M. Weiss and H. Farhan
Regulation of Sec16 levels and dynamics links proliferation and secretion
J. Cell Sci. 128, 670-682 (2015)

J. Hoffmann, R. Fickentscher and M. Weiss
Influence of organelle geometry on the apparent binding kinetics of peripheral membrane proteins
Phys. Rev. E 91, 022721 (2015)

G. Guigas and M. Weiss
Membrane protein mobility depends on the length of extra-membrane domains and on the protein concentration
Soft Matter 11, 33-37 (2015)

O. Stiehl, K. Weidner-Hertrampf and M. Weiss
Macromolecular crowding impacts on the diffusion and conformation of DNA hairpins
Phys. Rev. E 91, 012703 (2015)

F. Verissimo, A. Halavatyi, R. Pepperkok and M. Weiss
A microtubule-independent role of p150glued in secretory cargo concentration at endoplasmic reticulum exit sites
J. Cell Sci. 128, 4160-4170 (2015)


M. Safra, R. Fickentscher, M. Levi-Ferber, Y. Danino, A. Haviv-Chesner, M. Hansen, T. Juven-Gershon, M. Weiss and S. Henis-Korenblit
The FOXO Transcription Factor DAF-16 Bypasses ire-1 Requirement to Promote Endoplasmic Reticulum Homeostasis
Cell Metab. 20, 870 - 881 (2014)

N. Pawar, C. Donth and M. Weiss
Anisotropic Diffusion of Macromolecules in the Contiguous Nucleocytoplasmic Fluid during Eukaryotic Cell Division
Curr. Biol. 24, 1905 - 1908 (2014)

N. Schweizer, M. Weiss and H. Maiato
The dynamic spindle matrix
Curr Opin Cell Biol. 28, 1 - 7 (2014)

D. Ernst, J. Köhler and M. Weiss
Probing the type of anomalous diffusion with single-particle tracking
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 16, 7686-7691 (2014)

M. Weiss
Crowding, Diffusion, and Biochemical Reactions
In: New Models of the Cell Nucleus : Crowding, Entropic Forces, Phase Separation, and Fractals, eds.: Ronald Hancock, Kwang W. Jeon
Amsterdam : Academic Press, 383 - 417 (2014)


O. Stiehl, K. Weidner-Hertrampf and M. Weiss
Kinetics of conformational fluctuations in DNA hairpin-loops in crowded fluids
New J. Phys. 15, 113010 (2013)

R. Fickentscher, P. Struntz and M. Weiss
Mechanical Cues in the Early Embryogenesis of Caenorhabditis elegans
Biophys. J. 105, 1805 - 1811 (2013)

M. Weiss
Single-particle tracking data reveal anticorrelated fractional Brownian motion in crowded fluids
Phys. Rev. E 88, 010101 (2013)


D. Morozova, M. Weiss and G. Guigas
Shape as a determinant of membrane protein cluster formation
Soft Matter 8, 11905-11910 (2012)

M. Hanulová and M. Weiss
Membrane-mediated interactions : a physico-chemical basis for protein sorting
Mol. Membr. Biol. 29, 177-185 (2012)

M. Hanulová and M. Weiss
Protein sorting and membrane-mediated interactions
Biophys. Rev. 4, 117-124 (2012)

M. Mercker, M. Ptashnyk, J. Kühnle, D. Hartmann, M. Weiss and W. Jäger
A multiscale approach to curvature modulated sorting in biological membranes
J. Theor. Biol. 301, 67 - 82 (2012)

D. Ernst, M. Hellmann, J. Köhler and M. Weiss
Fractional Brownian motion in crowded fluids
Soft Matter 8, 4886-4889 (2012)

M. Hellmann, D. Heermann and M. Weiss
Enhancing phosphorylation cascades by anomalous diffusion
EPL 97, 58004 (2012)


T. Büchling, V. Chaudhary, K. Spirohn, M. Weiss and M. Boutros
p24 proteins are required for secretion of Wnt ligands
EMBO Rep. 12, 1265-1272 (2011)

R. Berkovich, H. Wolfenson, S. Eisenberg, M. Ehrlich, M. Weiss, J. Klafter, Y. Henis and M. Urbakh
Accurate Quantification of Diffusion and Binding Kinetics of Non-integral Membrane Proteins by FRAP
Traffic 12, 1648-1657 (2011)

D. Morozova, G. Guigas and M. Weiss
Dynamic Structure Formation of Peripheral Membrane Proteins
PLoS Comput. Biol. 7, e1002067 (2011)

M. Hellmann, J. Klafter, D. Heermann and M. Weiss
Challenges in determining anomalous diffusion in crowded fluids
J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 23, 234113 (2011)

M. Hellmann, D. Heermann and M. Weiss
Anomalous reaction kinetics and domain formation on crowded membranes
EPL 94, 18002 (2011)

U. Schmidt and M. Weiss
Anomalous diffusion of oligomerized transmembrane proteins
J. Chem. Phys. 134, 165101 (2011)

G. Guigas, D. Morozova and M. Weiss
Exploring Membrane and Protein Dynamics with Dissipative Particle Dynamics
In: Computational chemistry methods in structural biology, eds.: Christo Christov
Burlington : Academic Press, 143 - 182 (2011)


U. Schmidt and M. Weiss
Hydrophobic mismatch-induced clustering as a primer for protein sorting in the secretory pathway
Biophys. Chem. 151, 34 - 38 (2010)

N. Malchus and M. Weiss
Anomalous Diffusion Reports on the Interaction of Misfolded Proteins with the Quality Control Machinery in the Endoplasmic Reticulum
Biophys. J. 99, 1321 - 1328 (2010)

J. Winkler, A. Seybert, L. König, S. Pruggnaller, U. Haselmann, V. Sourjik, M. Weiss, A. Frangakis, A. Mogk and B. Bukau
Quantitative and spatio-temporal features of protein aggregation in Escherichia coli and consequences on protein quality control and cellular ageing
EMBO J. 29, 910-923 (2010)

J. Kühnle, J. Shillcock, O. Mouritsen and M. Weiss
A Modeling Approach to the Self-Assembly of the Golgi Apparatus
Biophys. J. 98, 2839 - 2847 (2010)

F. Kapahnke, U. Schmidt, D. Heermann and M. Weiss
Polymer translocation through a nanopore : The effect of solvent conditions
J. Chem. Phys. 132, 164904 (2010)

D. Morozova and M. Weiss
On the Role of Acylation of Transmembrane Proteins
Biophys. J. 98, 800-804 (2010)

N. Malchus and M. Weiss
Elucidating Anomalous Protein Diffusion in Living Cells with Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy : Facts and Pitfalls
J. Fluor. 20, 19-26 (2010)


J. Szymański and M. Weiss
Elucidating the Origin of Anomalous Diffusion in Crowded Fluids
Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 038102 (2009)

J. Szymański, C. Mayer, U. Hoffmann-Rohrer, C. Kalla, I. Grummt and M. Weiss
Dynamic subcellular partitioning of the nucleolar transcription factor TIF-IA under ribotoxic stress
Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1793, 1191-1198 (2009)

M. Hellmann, Y. Deng, M. Weiss and D. Heermann
Phase transition of a two-dimensional, multiplicatively coupled XY-Potts model
J. Phys. A 42, 225001 (2009)


U. Schmidt, G. Guigas and M. Weiss
Cluster Formation of Transmembrane Proteins Due to Hydrophobic Mismatching
Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 128104 (2008)

G. Guigas and M. Weiss
Influence of Hydrophobic Mismatching on Membrane Protein Diffusion
Biophys. J. 95, L25 - L27 (2008)

H. Farhan, M. Weiss, K. Tani, R. Kaufman and H. Hauri
Adaptation of endoplasmic reticulum exit sites to acute and chronic increases in cargo load
EMBO J. 27, 2043-2054 (2008)

M. Weiss
Probing the Interior of Living Cells with Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy
Ann. NY Acad. Sci. 1130, 21-27 (2008)

S. Heinzer, S. Wörz, C. Kalla, K. Rohr and M. Weiss
A model for the self-organization of exit sites in the endoplasmic reticulum
J. Cell Sci. 121, 55-64 (2008)

G. Guigas and M. Weiss
Sampling the Cell with Anomalous Diffusion : The Discovery of Slowness
Biophys. J. 94, 90-94 (2008)


G. Guigas, C. Kalla and M. Weiss
The degree of macromolecular crowding in the cytoplasm and nucleoplasm of mammalian cells is conserved
FEBS Lett. 581, 5094-5098 (2007)

M. Hellmann, M. Weiss and D. Heermann
Monte Carlo simulations reveal the straightening of an end-grafted flexible chain with a rigid side chain
Phys. Rev. E 76, 021802 (2007)

G. Guigas, C. Kalla and M. Weiss
Probing the Nanoscale Viscoelasticity of Intracellular Fluids in Living Cells
Biophys. J. 93, 316-323 (2007)


G. Guigas and M. Weiss
Size-Dependent Diffusion of Membrane Inclusions
Biophys. J. 91, 2393-2398 (2006)

M. Prummer and M. Weiss
Bulk fluorescence measurements cannot probe the survival-time distribution of single molecules
Phys. Rev. E 74, 021115 (2006)

H. Runz, K. Miura, M. Weiss and R. Pepperkok
Sterols regulate ER-export dynamics of secretory cargo protein ts-O45-G
EMBO J. 25, 2953-2965 (2006)

O. Mouritsen, T. Andresen, A. Halperin, P. Hansen, A. Jakobsen, U. Jensen, M. Jensen, K. Jørgensen, T. Kaasgaard, C. Leidy, A. Simonsen, G. Peters and M. Weiss
Activation of interfacial enzymes at membrane surfaces
J. Phys. Condens. Mat. 18, S1293 (2006)

R. Forster, M. Weiss, T. Zimmermann, E. Reynaud, F. Verissimo, D. Stephens and R. Pepperkok
Secretory Cargo Regulates the Turnover of COPII Subunits at Single ER Exit Sites
Curr. Biol. 16, 173-179 (2006)

M. Weiss, J. Méndez-Bermúdez and T. Kottos
Resonance width distribution for high-dimensional random media
Phys. Rev. B 73, 045103 (2006)


A. Jakobsen, O. Mouritsen and M. Weiss
Close-up view of the modifications of fluid membranes due to phospholipase A₂
J. Phys. Condens. Mat. 17, S4015-S4024 (2005)

A. Rowat, L. Foster, M. Nielsen, M. Weiss and J. Ipsen
Characterization of the elastic properties of the nuclear envelope
J. R. Soc. Interface 2, 63-69 (2005)


T. Kottos and M. Weiss
Current Relaxation in Nonlinear Random Media
Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 190604 (2004)

M. Weiss, M. Elsner, F. Kartberg and T. Nilsson
Anomalous Subdiffusion Is a Measure for Cytoplasmic Crowding in Living Cells
Biophys. J. 87, 3518-3524 (2004)

M. Weiss
Challenges and Artifacts in Quantitative Photobleaching Experiments
Traffic 5, 662-671 (2004)

M. Weiss and T. Nilsson
In a mirror dimly : tracing the movements of molecules in living cells
Trends in Cell Biol. 14, 267-273 (2004)


M. Elsner, H. Hashimoto, J. Simpson, D. Cassel, T. Nilsson and M. Weiss
Spatiotemporal dynamics of the COPI vesicle machinery
EMBO Reports 4, 1000-1004 (2003)

M. Weiss
Stabilizing Turing patterns with subdiffusion in systems with low particle numbers
Phys. Rev. E 68, 036213 (2003)

M. Weiss, H. Hashimoto and T. Nilsson
Anomalous Protein Diffusion in Living Cells as Seen by Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy
Biophys. J. 84, 4043-4052 (2003)

M. Weiss, L. Hufnagel and R. Ketzmerick
Can simple renormalization theories describe the trapping of chaotic trajectories in mixed systems?
Phys. Rev. E 67, 046209 (2003)

M. Weiss and T. Nilsson
A Kinetic Proof-reading Mechanism for Protein Sorting
Traffic 4, 65-73 (2003)


M. Weiss, L. Hufnagel and R. Ketzmerick
Universal Power-Law Decay in Hamiltonian Systems?
Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 239401 (2002)

T. Kottos and M. Weiss
Statistics of Resonances and Delay Times : A Criterion for Metal-Insulator Transitions
Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 056401 (2002)


J. Lanoix, J. Ouwendijk, A. Stark, E. Szafer, D. Cassel, K. Dejgaard, M. Weiss and T. Nilsson
Sorting of Golgi resident proteins into different subpopulations of COPI vesicles : a role for ArfGAP1
J. Cell Biol. 155, 1199-1212 (2001)

A. Ossipov, M. Weiss, T. Kottos and T. Geisel
Quantum mechanical relaxation of open quasiperiodic systems
Phys. Rev. B 64, 224210 (2001)

L. Hufnagel, R. Ketzmerick and M. Weiss
Conductance fluctuations of generic billiards : Fractal or isolated?
EPL 54, 703 (2001)

M. Weiss, T. Kottos and T. Geisel
Taming chaos by impurities in two-dimensional oscillator arrays
Phys. Rev. E 63, 056211 (2001)

M. Weiss, T. Kottos and T. Geisel
Spreading and localization of wavepackets in disordered wires in a magnetic field
Phys. Rev. B 63, 081306 (2001)

R. Ketzmerick, L. Hufnagel and M. Weiss
Quantum Signatures of Typical Chaotic Dynamics
Adv. Sol. St. Phys. 41, 473-481 (2001)


M. Weiss and T. Nilsson
Protein sorting in the Golgi apparatus : a consequence of maturation and triggered sorting
FEBS Lett. 486, 2-9 (2000)

L. Hufnagel, M. Weiss, A. Iomin, R. Ketzmerick, S. Fishman and T. Geisel
Metal-insulator transitions in the cyclotron resonance of periodic semiconductor nanostructures due to avoided band crossings
Phys. Rev. B 62, 15348-15351 (2000)

R. Ketzmerick, L. Hufnagel, F. Steinbach and M. Weiss
New Class of Eigenstates in Generic Hamiltonian Systems
Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 1214-1217 (2000)

M. Weiss, T. Kottos and T. Geisel
Scaling properties of one-dimensional Anderson models in an electric field : Exponential versus factorial localization
Phys. Rev. B 62, 1765-1772 (2000)


M. Weiss, W. Welsch, M. von Schickfus and S. Hunklinger
Viscoelastic Behavior of Antibody Films on a Shear Horizontal Acoustic Surface Wave Sensor
Anal. Chem. 70, 2881-2887 (1998)

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