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(32) Preprint: P. Gasse, T. Stensitzki, H. M. Müller-Werkmeister, 2D-IR spectroscopy of azide-labeled carbohydrates in H2O, DOI: 10.26434/chemrxiv-2024-51zzb

(31) J. M. Baxter, C. D. M. Hutchison, A. Fadini, K. Maghlaoui, V. Cordon-Preciado, R. M. L. Morgan, M. Agthe, S. Horrell, F. Tellkamp, P. Mehrabi, Y. Pfeifer, H. M. Müller-Werkmeister, D. von Stetten, A. R. Pearson, J. J. van Thor, Power Density Titration of Reversible Photoisomerization of a Fluorescent Protein Chromophore in the Presence of Thermally Driven Barrier Crossing Shown by Quantitative Millisecond Serial Synchrotron X-ray Crystallography, Journal of the American Chemical Society, (2024) 146 (24), 16394-16403 DOI:

(30) Y. Jiang, S. Hayes, S. Bittmann,  A. Sarracini, L. C. Liu, H. M.  Müller-Werkmeister, A. Miyawaki, M. Hada, S. Nakano, R. Takahashi, S. Banu, S. Koshihara, K. Takahashi, T. Ishikawa, R. J. D. Miller, Direct observation of photoinduced sequential spin transition in a halogen-bonded hybrid system by complementary ultrafast optical and electron probes, Nat Commun 15, 4604 (2024), DOI:


(29) A.-C. Lehnen, S. Kogikoski, T. Stensitzki, A. Al Sawaf, A. M. Bapolisi, M. Wolff, J. De Breuck, H.M. Müller-Werkmeister, S. Chiantia, I. Bald, M.N. Leiske, M. Hartlieb,  Anisotropy in Antimicrobial Bottle Brush Copolymers and Its Influence on Biological Activity, Adv. Funct. Mater., 2023, 2312651, DOI:

(28) Preprint: Y. Pfeifer, H. M. Müller-Werkmeister, pH dependency of photolabile protection groups used for applications in dynamic structural biology, DOI: 10.26434/chemrxiv-2023-vchtp

(27) Trendbericht Physikalische Chemie: Ultraschnelle Strukturdynamik (not peer-reviewed), Nachrichten aus der Chemie, 2023

(26) P. Gasse, T. Stensitzki, Y. Mai-Linde, T. Linker, H. M. Müller-Werkmeister, 2D-IR spectroscopy of carbohydrates: Characterization of thiocyanate-labeled β-glucose in CHCl3 and H2O, J. Chem. Phys. 158, 145101 (2023)  DOI:


(25) C. Cavedon, S. Gisbertz, S. Reischauer, S. Vogl, E. Sperlich, J. H. Burke, R. F. Wallick, S. Schrottke, W. H. Hsu, Y. Pfeifer, N. Richter, L. Anghileri, C. Teutloff, H. M. Müller-Werkmeister, D. Cambié, P. H. Seeberger, J. Vura-Weis, R. M. van der Veen, A. Thomas, B. Pieber, Intraligand Charge Transfer Enables Visible-Light-Mediated Nickel-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reactions, Angewandte Chemie, 61 ,e202211433, 2022, DOI: 

(24) Y. Jiang, S. Hayes, S. Bittmann, A. Sarracini, L. C. Liu, H. M. Müller-Werkmeister, J. S. Wentzell, K. Takahashi, A. Miyawaki, M. Hada, S. Nakano, S. Koshihara, T. Ishikawa, and R. J. Dwayne Miller, Capturing ultrafast synergistic spin transition in a multifunctional hybrid spin crossover system by ultrafast optical spectroscopy and electron diffraction in The International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena (UP), 2022, F. Légaré, T. Tahara, J. Biegert, T. Brixner, and N. Dudovich, eds., Technical Digest Series (Optica Publishing Group, 2022), paper F2A.3, DOI:

(23) A. M. Bapolisi, P. Kielb, M. Bekir, A.-C. Lehnen, C. Radon, S. Laroque, P. Wendler, H. M. Müller‐Werkmeister, M. Hartlieb, Antimicrobial Polymers of Linear and Bottlebrush Architecture: Probing the Membrane Interaction and Physicochemical Properties, Macromol. Rapid Commun., 43, 2200288, 2022, DOI:


(22) P. Mehrabi, R. Bücker, G. Bourenkov, H. M. Ginn, D. von Stetten, H. M. Müller-Werkmeister, A. Kuo, T. Morizumi, B. T. Eger, W. L. Ou, S. Oghbaey, A. Sarracini, J. E. Besaw, O. Pare, S. Meier, H. Schikora, F. Tellkamp, A. Marx, D. A. Sherrell, D. Axford, R. L. Owen, O. P. Ernst, E. F. Pai, E. C. Schulz, R. J. D. Miller, Serial femtosecond and serial synchrotron crystallography can yield data of equivalent quality: A systematic comparison, Science Advances, 17 (12), eabf1380, 2021, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abf1380


(21)  P. Mehrabi, H. M. Müller-Werkmeister, J. -P. Leimkohl, H. Schikora, J. Ninkovic, S. Krivokuca, L. Andricek,  S. W. Epp, D. Sherrel, R. L. Owen et al., The HARE chip for efficient time-resolved serial synchrotron crystallography, J. Synchrotron Rad. 27, (in press), DOI: 10.1107/S1600577520000685

(20) Y. Jiang, L. C. Liu, A. Sarracini, K. M. Krawczyk, J. S. Wentzell, C. Lu, R. L. Field, S. F. Matar, W. Gawelda, H. M. Müller-Werkmeister and R. J. D. Miller, Direct Observation of Nuclear Reorganization Driven by Ultrafast Spin Transitions, Nature Communications, 11 (1), 2020, DOI:


(19) P. Mehrabi*, E. C. Schulz*, R. Dsouza, H. M. Müller-Werkmeister, F. Tellkamp, R. J. D. Miller, E. F. Pai (* contributed equally), Time-resolved crystallography reveals allosteric communication aligned with molecular breathing, Science 365 (6458), 1167-1170, 2019, DOI: 10.1126/science.aaw9904

University of Potsdam, Molekulare Telefonschnur – Interne Kommunikation im Enzym aufgedeckt, 2019,  Press release 

(18) L. C. Liu et al., Observation of counterion effects and dimensionality reduction in single-crystal (EDO-TTF)2SbF6 with ultrafast electron diffraction, EPJ Web of Conferences 205 , 04007 (2019), DOI:

(17) Y. Jiang et al., Direct observation of structural dynamics upon photo-excitation in a spin crossover crystal with femtosecond electron diffraction, EPJ Web of Conferences 205 , 07005 (2019), DOI:

(16) J. J. Zaitsev-Doyle, A. Puchert, Y. Pfeifer, H. Yan, B. A. Yorke, H. M. Müller-Werkmeister, C. Uetrecht, J. Rehbein, N. Huse, A. R. Pearson, and M. Sans, Synthesis and characterisation of α-carboxynitrobenzyl photocaged L-aspartates for applications in time-resolved structural biology, RSC Adv. 9 (15), 8695–8699, 2019, DOI:

(15) I. Martiel, H. M. Müller-Werkmeister, A. E. Cohen, Strategies for sample delivery for femtosecond crystallography, Acta Cryst D, 75(2):160–177, 2019, DOI:


(14) E. C. Schulz*, P. Mehrabi*, H. M. Müller-Werkmeister*, F. Tellkamp, A. Jha, W. Stuart, E. Persch, R. De Gasparo, F. Diederich, E. F. Pai, R. J. D. Miller (*contributed equally), The hit-and-return system enables efficent time-resolved serial synchrotron crystallography, Nature Methods, 15 (11), 901-904, 2018, DOI:


(13) E. C. Schulz, J. Kaub, F. Busse, P. Mehrabi, H. M. Müller-Werkmeister, E. F. Pai, W. D. Robertson, R. J. D. Miller, Crystal structure determination from picosecond infrared laser ablated protein crystals by serial synchrotron crystallography, J. Appl. Cryst., J. Appl. Cryst., 50 (6), 1773-1781, 2017, DOI:

(12) S. W. Epp, M. Hada, Y. Zhong, Y. Kumagai, K. Motomura, S. Mizote, T. Ono, S. Owada, D. Axford, S. Bakhtiarzadeh, H. Fukuzawa, Y. Hayashi, T. Katayama, A. Marx, H. M. Müller-Werkmeister, R. L. Owen, D. A. Sherrell, K. Tono, K. Ueda, F. Westermeier, R. J. D. Miller, Time zero determination for FEL pump-probe studies based on ultrafast melting of bismuth, Struc. Dyn. 4, 054308, 2017, DOI:

(11) F. Lehner, D. Kudlinzki, C. Richter, H. Müller-Werkmeister, K. Eberl, J. Bredenbeck, H. Schwalbe, R. Silvers,  The Impact of Azidohomoalanine Incorporation on Protein Structure and Ligand Binding, ChemBioChem, 2017, DOI:

(10) L. C. Liu, Y. Jiang, H. M. Müller-Werkmeister, C. Lu, G. Moriena, M. Ishikawa, Y. Nakano, H. Yamochi, R. J. D. Miller, Ultrafast Electron Diffraction Study of Single-Crystal (EDO-TTF)2SbF6: Counterion Effect and Dimensionality Reduction, Chemical Physics Letters, 683, 160-165, 2017, DOI:

(9) Y. Jiang, L. C. Liu, H. M. Müller-Werkmeister, C. Lu, D. Zhang, A. Sarracini, R. L. Field, E. Collet, R. J. D. Miller, Structural Dynamics upon Photoexcitation in a Spin Crossover Crystal probed with Femtosecond Electron Diffraction, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 56 (25), 7130-7134, 2017, DOI:

(8) R. L. Owen, D. Axford, D. A. Sherrell, A. Kuo, O. P. Ernst, E. C. Schulz, R. J. D. Miller, H. M. Müller-Werkmeister, Low-dose fixed target serial synchrotron crystallography, Acta Cryst. D, D73, 373-378, 2017, DOI:


(7) H. M. Ginn, P. Roedig, A. Kuo, G. Evans, N. K. Sauter, O. P. Ernst, A. Meents, H. M. Müller-Werkmeister, R. J. D. Miller, D. I. Stuart, TakeTwo: an indexing algorithm suited for still images with known crystal parameters, Acta Cryst. D, D72, 956-965, 2016, DOI:

(6) S. Oghbaey*, A. Sarracini*, H. M. Ginn*, O. Pare-Labrosse, A. Kuo, A. Marx, S. W. Epp, D. A. Sherrell, B. T. Eger, Y. Zhong, R. Loch, V. Mariani, R. Alonso-Mori, S. Nelson, H. T. Lemke, R. L. Owen, A. R. Pearson, D. I. Stuart, O. P. Ernst, H. M. Müller-Werkmeister, R. J. D. Miller (*contributed equally), Fixed target combined with spectral mapping: approaching 100% hit rates for serial crystallography, Acta Cryst. D, D72, 944-955, 2016, DOI:

(5) Y. Jiang, L. C. Liu, H. M. Müller-Werkmeister, M. Gao, C. Lu, D. Zhang, E. Collet, R. J. D. Miller, Femtosecond Electron Diffraction Study of the Spin Crossover Dynamics of Single Crystalline [Fe(PMAzA)2](NCS)2, Ultrafast Phenomena XIX, Springer Series in Physics, 2015, DOI:

(4) H. M. Müller-Werkmeister, M. Essig, P. Durkin, N. Budisa, J. Bredenbeck, Towards the direct measurement of vibrational energy flow in proteins, Ultrafast Phenomena XIX, Springer Series in Physics, 2015, DOI:


(3) L. J. G. W. van Wilderen, D. Kern-Michler, H. M. Müller-Werkmeister, J. Bredenbeck, Vibrational dynamics and solvatochromism of the label SCN in various solvents and hemoglobin by time dependent IR and 2D-IR spectroscopy, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 16, 19643-19653, 2014, DOI:

(2) H. M. Müller-Werkmeister, J. Bredenbeck, A donor-acceptor pair for the real-time study of energy flow in proteins, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 16, 3261-3266, 2014, DOI:

(1) H. M. Müller-Werkmeister, Y.-L. Li, E.-L. W. Lerch, D. Bigourd, J. Bredenbeck,
 Ultrafast Hopping from Band to Band: Assigning Infrared spectra based on vibrational energy transfer, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 52 (24), 6214–6217, 2013, DOI: