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Prof. Shimon Weiss, Ph.D.

Shimon Weiss is Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCLA.

He develops and uses ultra-high resolution, ultra-high sensitivity fluorescence imaging and spectroscopy tools. This allows him to observe one molecule at a time, resolving subpopulations in heterogeneous samples and recording asynchronous time trajectories of observations. Of particular importance are these applications for the investigation of conformational changes of macromolecules, for example protein folding and transcription at the single molecule level, the energy landscape during folding, signaling pathways, conformational distributions and folding intermediates.

Shimon Weiss is a Visiting Fellow in August 2019 upon invitation from Prof. Dr. Thorben Cordes (CAS Young Center). In Munich he is cooperating with Eitan Lerner (Hebrew University (UCLA) and Thorben Cordes.

Shimon Weiss will give a lecture on "Dynamic structural biology: Two decades of smFRET applied to transcription initiation". It takes place on 2 August 2019 at CeNS and on 6 August 2019 at the Faculty of Biology.