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Dr. Marian Weiss

VitaDr. Marian Weiss

 Dr. Marian Weiss studied physics at the University of Heidelberg, focusing on the field of medical biophysics. In his Master's degree, he developed new methods for single molecule force measurements in muscle physiology. In 2014, he moved to the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research for his PhD, where he developed new microfluidic methods for the sequential construction of a minimal synthetic cell in the Department of Cellular Biophysics of Prof. Joachim Spatz. After a one-year postdoc at the Max Planck Institute in Heidelberg, he moved to Hahn-Schickard in Freiburg at the end of 2018, where he is now working as a project leader.






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Further publications

  • M. Weiss, J. Frohnmayer, L. Benk, B. Haller, J. Janiesch, T. Heitkamp, M. Börsch, R. Lira, R. Dimova, R. Lipowsky, E. Bodenschatz, J. Baret, T. Vidakovic-Koch, K. Sundmacher, I. Platzman and J. Spatz: Sequential bottom-up assembly of mechanically stabilized synthetic cells by microfluidics. Nature Materials, 2018, 17, 89–96
  • M. Juniper, M. Weiss, I. Platzman, J. Spatz and T. Surrey: Spherical network contraction forms microtubule asters in confinement. Soft Matter, 2018, 14, 901-909
  • E. Zamir, C. Frey, M. Weiss, S. Antona, J. Frohnmayer, J. Janiesch, I. Platzman and J. Spatz: Reconceptualizing Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy for Monitoring and Analyzing Periodically Passing Objects. Analytical Chemistry, 2017, 89 (21)
  •  J. Janiesch, M. Weiss, G. Kannenberg, J. Hannabuss, T. Surrey, I. Platzman and J. Spatz: Key Factors for Stable Retention of Fluorophores and Labeled Biomolecules in Droplet-Based Microfluidics. Analytical Chemistry, 2015, 87 (4)


Oral presentations

  •  M. Weiss. “Sequential Bottom-up Assembly of Protocells”, 2016, Active Hydrogels: An interdisciplinary symposium on the different designs and utilizations of hydrogels, Schloss Ringberg – Kreutz
  • M. Weiss. “Sequential Bottom-up Assembly of Synthetic Cell-Like Compartments using Microfluidics”, 2017, 19th EMBL PhD Symposium, Heidelberg



  • Best Presentation Award, 4th International Synthetic & Systems Biology Summer School (SSBSS), Cambridge, Juli 2017
  • Early Career Presentation Grant, Global Engage, 3rd Synthetic Biology Congress, London, Oktober 2016






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