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Prof. Dr. Stefan Weber

 Professor of Physical ChemistryStefan Weber

 Executive Director of the Institute - Head of Department


 Institute of Physical Chemistry

 Albertstraße 21

 79104 Freiburg

Prof. Dr. Stefan Weber



 Sylvia Wehrle

 Phone.: +49 761 203-6214

 Fax:       +49 761 203-6222





List of Publications

Flavins und Flavoproteins: Methods and Protocols. Weber S, Schleicher E (Eds.) Series: Methods in Molecular Biology, Vol. 1146, Humana Press 2014   read more...

5 most relevant Publications:

  • Spatzal T, Agsoyoglu M, Zhang L, Andrade SLA, Schleicher E, Weber S, Rees DC, Einsle O (2011) Evidence for interstitial carbon in nitrogenase FeMo cofactor. Science 335:940.
  • Boeré RT, Kacprzak S, Keßler M, Knapp C, Ribau R, Riedel S, Roemmele TL, Rühle M, Scherer H, Weber S (2011) Oxidation of closo-[B12C12]2– to the radical anion [B12Cl12] and to neutral B12Cl12. Angew Chem Int Ed 50:549–552.
  • Biskup T, Schleicher E, Okafuji A, Link G, Hitomi K, Getzoff ED, Weber S (2009) Direct observation of a photoinduced radical pair in a cryptochrome blue-light photoreceptor. Angew Chem Int Ed 48:404–407.

  • Richter G, Weber S, Römisch W, Bacher A, Fischer M, Eisenreich W (2005) Photochemically induced dynamic nuclear polarization in a C450A mutant of the LOV2 domain of the Avena sativa blue-light receptor phototropin. J Am Chem Soc 127:17245–17252.

  • Weber S, Kay CWM, Mögling H, Möbius K, Hitomi K, Todo T (2002) Photoactivation of the flavin cofactor in Xenopus laevis (6–4) photolyase: observation of a transient tyrosyl radical by time-resolved electron paramagnetic resonance. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 99:1319–1323.


Scientific Activities, Honors

  • Editor of the book "Methods in Molecular Biology" for Humana Press/USA with Dr. Schleicher and the Springer Publishing Company, 2011–2013.
  • Vice Dean, Faculty of Chemistry, Pharmacy and Earth Sciences, 2009– 2012.
  • Honors: Morino-Lectureship of the Morino Foundation Japan; Joint Morino Lecture and International Workshop "Spectroscopy on Photoinduced Functions of Electrons and Spins in Biology and Material Science", at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, 2011.
  • GDCh-District Chairman of the district Freiburg-Südbaden, 2010–2012.
  • Numerous reports, reviews, expertise for the "Landeslehrerprüfungsamt", letters of recommendation and scientific consultations since 2008.
  • Scholarship: Feodor-Lynen scholarship of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation, 1995.


Curriculum Vitae


Full Professor (W 3), Institute of Physical Chemistry, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg


Assistent Professor (C 2), Faculty of Physics, Free University Berlin


Habilitation in Experimental Physics, Free University Berlin


Scientific Assistent,  Faculty of Physics, Free University Berlin


Assistent Professor (C1), Faculty of Physics, Free University Berlin


Postdoc, Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago


Dr. rer.nat. in Physical Chemistry, University of Stuttgart "Transiente Elektronenspinresonanz an lichtinduzierten Radikalpaaren der Photosynthese: Nachweis von Nullquantenkohärenzen"


Diploma in Chemistry, University of Stuttgart