1. Nzigou Mombo, B.; Bijonowski, B. M.; Raab, C. A.; Niland, S.; Brockhaus, K.; Müller, M.; Eble, J. A.; Wegner, S. V.
    Reversible Photoregulation of Cell-Cell Adhesions with Opto-E-cadherin. 
    Nat. Commun. 2023, 14, 6292.
  2. Ji, Y.; Heidari, A.; Nzigou Momboa, B.; Wegner, S. V.
    Photoactivation of LOV domains with chemiluminescence
    Chem. Sci. 2023, DOI: 10.1039/D3SC04815B.
  3. Chen, F.; Dong, J.; Sun, W.; Di Iorio, D.; Wegner, S. V.; Zeng, W.
    Construction of smart materials for biomedical application.
    Front. Bioeng. Biotechnol. 2023 11:1278243.
  4. Quise Haro, J. J.; Wegner, S.V.
    An Adenosylcobalamin Specific Whole‐Cell Biosensor 
    Adv. Healthcare Mater. 2023, 2300835.
  5. Ji, Y.; Chakraborty, T.; Wegner, S. V.
    Self-Regulated and Bidirectional Communication in Synthetic Cell Communities
    ACS Nano 2023, 17, 10, 8992–9002
  6. Di Iorio, D.; Bergmann, J.; Higashi, S. L.; Hoffmann, A.; Wegner, S. V.
    A disordered tether to iLID improves photoswitchable protein patterning on model membranes
    Chem. Comm. 2023, 59 (29), 4380-4383.
  7. Manikowski, D.; Steffes, G.; Froese, J.; Exner, S.; Ehring, K.; Gude, F.; Di Iorio, D.; Wegner, S. V.; Grobe, K.
    Drosophila hedgehog signaling range and robustness depend on direct and sustained heparan sulfate interactions
    Front. Mol. Biosci. 2023, 10, 1130064.
  8. Zheng, Y.; Wegner, T.; Di Iorio, D.; Pierau, M.; Glorius, F.; Wegner, S. V.
    NTA-Cholesterol Analogue for the Nongenetic Liquid-Ordered Phase-Specific Functionalization of Lipid Membranes with Proteins
    ACS Chem. Biol. 2023, 18, 6, 1435–1443
  9. Heidari, A.; Sentürk, O. I.; Yang, S.; Joesaar, A.; Gobbo, P.; Mann, S.; de Greef, T. F. A.; Wegner S. V.
    Orthogonal Light‐Dependent Membrane Adhesion Induces Social Self‐Sorting and Member‐Specific DNA Communication in Synthetic Cell Communities
    Small 2023, 202206474.
  10. Gude, F.; Froese, J.; Manikowski, D.; Di Iorio, D.; Grad, J. N.; Wegner, S. V.; Hoffmann, D.; Kennedy, M.; Richter, R. P.; Steffes, G.; Grobe, K. 
    Hedgehog is relayed through dynamic heparan sulfate interactions to shape its gradient
    Nat. Commun. 2023, 14, 758.
  11. Liu, X.; Fan, D.; Ren, Y.; Huang, S.; Ding, J.; Liu, M.; Wegner, S. V.; Hou, J.; Rong, P.; Chen, F.; Zeng, W.
    Photo-Activable Organosilver Nanosystem Facilitates Synergistic Cancer Theranostics
    ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2023, 15, 1, 711–722.
  12. Di Iorio, D.; Wegner, S. V.
    Towards applications of synthetic cells in nanotechnology
    Current Opinion in Chemical Biology 2022, 68, 102145.
  13. Chen, F.; Wegner S. V.
    Photoswitchable Bacterial Adhesions for the Control of Multicellular Behavior
    Engineered Living Materials 2022, 129-148 (Wiley)
  14. Liu, X.; Fan, D.; Feng, X.; Zheng, Y.; Wegner, S. V.; Liu, M.; Chen, F.; Zeng W.
    Breaching Bacterial Biofilm Barriers: Efficient Combinatorial Theranostics for Multidrug-Resistant Bacterial Biofilms with a Novel Penetration-Enhanced AIEgen Probe
    ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2022 14 (37), 41671-41683
  15. Chen, F.; Zeng, W.; Wegner, S. V.
    Ultrasound-activated bacteria with thermostat controls as living therapeutics
    Matter 2022, 5 (8), 2416-2419    
  16. Kaspar, C.; Ravoo, B. J.; van der Wiel, W. G.; Wegner, S. V.; Pernice, W. H. P. 
    The rise of intelligent matter
    Nature 2021, 594, 345–355.
  17. Chakraborty, T.; Wegner, S. V.*
    Cell to Cell Signaling Through Light in Artificial Cell Communities: Glowing Predator Lures Prey
    ACS Nano 2021, 15, 9434–9444. ACS Editors’ Choice
  18. Nzigou Mombo, B.; Bijonowski, B. M.; Rasoulinejad, S.; Mueller, M.; Wegner, S. V.*
    Spatiotemporal Control Over Multicellular Migration Using Green Light Reversible Cell–Cell Interactions
     Adv. Biology 2021, 5, 2000199.
  19. Lenders, M.; Scharnetzki, D.; Heidari, A.; Di Iorio, D.; Wegner, S. V.; Brand, E.
    Generation and Characterization of a Polyclonal Human Reference Antibody to Measure Anti-Drug Antibody Titers in Patients with Fabry Disease
    Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2021, 22, 2680.
  20. Stengelin, E.; Nzigou Mombo, B.; Mondeshki, M.; Beltramo, G. L.; Lange, M. A.; Schmidt, P.; Frerichs, H.; Wegner, S. V.; Seiffert, S.
    Rational Design of Thermoresponsive Microgel Templates with Polydopamine Surface Coating for Microtissue Applications
    Macromol. Biosci. 2021, 2100209.
  21. M. Mueller; Wegner, S. V.* 
    Wie Licht beim Aufbau von Geweben helfen kann 
    BIOspektrum, 2020, 26 (4), 362.
  22. D. Xu; A. J. Heck; S. L. Kuan; T. Weil; Wegner, S. V.*
    Precise tetrafunctional streptavidin bioconjugates towards multifaceted drug delivery systems
    Chem. Commun., 2020,56, 9858-9861.
  23. F. Chen; R. L. Warnock; J. R. Van der Meer; Wegner, S. V.*
    Bioluminescence-Triggered Photoswitchable Bacterial Adhesions Enable Higher Sensitivity and Dual-Readout Bacterial Biosensors for Mercury.
    ACS Sens. 2020, 5, 2205–2210.
  24. D. Xu; C. Kleineberg; T. Vidaković-Koch; Wegner, S. V.*
    Multistimuli Sensing Adhesion Unit for the Self-Positioning of Minimal Synthetic Cells
    Small, 2020, 2002440.
  25. S. Rasoulinejad; M. Mueller; B. Nzigou Mombo; Wegner, S. V.*
    Orthogonal Blue and Red Light Controlled Cell–Cell Adhesions Enable Sorting-out in Multicellular Structures
    ACS Synth. Biol., 2020, 9, 2076–2086.
  26. Mueller, M.; Rasoulinejad, S.; Garg, S.; Wegner, S. V.* 
    The Importance of Cell–Cell Interaction Dynamics in Bottom-Up Tissue Engineering: Concepts of Colloidal Self-Assembly in the Fabrication of Multicellular Architectures
    Nano Lett., 2020, 20, 4, 2257.
  27. Steinkühler, J.; Knorr, R. L.; Zhao, Z.; Bhatia, T.; Bartelt, S. M.; Wegner, S. V.; Dimova, R.; Lipowsky, R.
    Controlled division of cell-sized vesicles by low densities of membrane-bound proteins
    Nat. Commun., 2020, 11, 905.
  28. Xu, D.; Wegner, S. V.* 
    Multifunctional streptavidin–biotin conjugates with precise stoichiometries
    Chem. Sci., 2020, 11, 4422.
  29. Xu, D.; Ricken, J.; Wegner, S. V.* 
    Turning Cell Adhesions ON or OFF with High Spatiotemporal Precision using the Green Light Responsive Protein CarH
    Chem. Eur. J., 2020, DOI: 10.1002/chem.202001238
  30. Chen, F.; Wegner, S. V.* 
    Blue-Light-Switchable Bacterial Cell–Cell Adhesions Enable the Control of Multicellular Bacterial Communities
    ACS Syn. Bio., 2020, 9, 1169.
  31. Liu, J.; Ye, L.; Sun, Y.; Hu, M.; Chen, F.; Wegner, S. V.;  Mailänder, V.; Steffen, W.; Kappl, M.; Butt, H.-J.
    Elastic Superhydrophobic and Photocatalytic Active Films Used as Blood Repellent Dressing
    Adv. Mater., 2020, 1908008.
  32. Sentürk,O. I.; Schauer, O.; Chen, F.; Sourjik, V.;  Wegner S. V.* 
    Red/Far‐Red Light Switchable Cargo Attachment and Release in Bacteria‐Driven Microswimmers 
    Adv. Healthc. Mater., 2020, 9,1900956
  33. Mutschler, H.;  Robinson, T.; Tang, T. Y. D.; Wegner, S. V. 
    Special Issue on Bottom‐Up Synthetic Biology 
    ChemBioChem, 2019, DOI: 10.1002/cbic.201900507
  34. Ye, L.; Chen, F.; Liu, J.; Gao, A.; Kircher, G.; Liu, W.; Kappl, M.; Wegner, S. V.; Butt, H. J.; Steffen, W. 
    Responsive Ionogel Surface with Renewable Antibiofouling Properties 
    Macromol. Rapid Commun., 2019, DOI: 10.1002/marc.201900395.
  35. Chakraborty, T.; Bartelt, S. M.; Steinkühler, J.; Dimova, R.; Wegner S. V.* 
    Light controlled cell-to-cell adhesion and chemical communication in minimal synthetic cells 
    Chem. Comm., 2019, 55, 9448.
  36. Sentürk, O. I.; Chervyachkova, E.; Ji, Y.; Wegner, S. V.* 
    Independent Blue and Red Light Triggered Narcissistic Self‐Sorting Self‐Assembly of Colloidal Particles 
    Small, 2019, 15, 1901801.
  37. Xu, D.; Bartelt, S. M.;  Rasoulinejad, S.;  Chen, F.; Wegner, S. V.* 
    Green light lithography: a general strategy to create active protein and cell micropatterns
    Mater. Horiz., 2019, 6, 1222.
  38. Kou, S.; Yang, X.; Yang, Z.; Liu, X.; Wegner, S. V.; Sun F. 
    Cobalt-Cross-Linked, Redox-Responsive Spy Network Protein Hydrogels 
    ACS Macro Letters, 2019, 8, 773.
  39. Bartelt, S. M.; Chervyachkova, E.; Ricken, J.; Wegner, S. V.* 
    Mimicking Adhesion in Minimal Synthetic Cells 
    Adv. Biosys. 2019, 1800333.
  40. Ricken, J.; Medda, R.; Wegner, S. V.* 
    Photo-ECM: A Blue Light Photoswitchable Synthetic Extracellular Matrix Protein for Reversible Control over Cell–Matrix Adhesion 
    Adv. Biosys. 2019, 1800302.
  41. Yüz, S. G.; Rasoulinejad, S.; Mueller, M.; Wegner, A. E.; Wegner, S. V.* 
    Blue Light Switchable Cell–Cell Interactions Provide Reversible and Spatiotemporal Control Towards Bottom-Up Tissue Engineering 
    Adv. Biosys. 2019, 1800310.
  42. Chen, F.; Ricken, J.; Xu, D.; Wegner, S.V.* 
    Bacterial Photolithography: Patterning biofilms with high spatiotemporal control using photocleavable adhesion molecules 
    Adv. Biosys. 2019, 1800269.
  43. Bartelt, S.M.; Steinkühler, J.; Dimova, R.; Wegner, S.V.* 
    Light guided motility of a minimal synthetic cell 
    Nano Lett., 2018, 18, 7268–7274
  44. Ye, W.; Götz, M.; Celiksoy, S.; Tüting, L.; Ratzke, C.; Prasad, J.; Ricken, J.; Wegner, S.V.; Ahijado-Guzman, R.; Hugel, T.; Sönnichsen, C. 
    Conformational Dynamics of a Single Protein Monitored for 24 h at Video Rate 
    Nano Lett. 2018, 18, 6633−6637
  45. Yüz, S.G.; Ricken, J.; Wegner, S.V.* 
    Independent Control over Multiple Cell Types in Space and Time Using Orthogonal Blue and Red Light Switchable Cell Interactions 
    Adv. Sci. 2018, 5, 1800446
  46. Ye, W.; Celiksoy, S.;  Jakab, A.; Khmelinskaia, A.; Heermann, T.; Raso, A.; Wegner, S. V.; Rivas, G.; Schwille, P.; Ahijado-Guzmán, R.; Sönnichsen, C. 
    Plasmonic Nanosensors Reveal a Height Dependence of MinDE Protein Oscillations on Membrane Features 
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140, 17901.
  47. Chervyachkova, E.; Wegner, S.V.* 
    Reversible Social Self-Sorting of Colloidal Cell-Mimics with Blue Light Switchable Proteins 
    ACS Synth. Biol. 2018, 7, 1817–1824.
  48. Bartelt, S.M.; Chervyachkova, E.; Steinkühler, J.; Ricken, J.; Wieneke, R.; Tampe, R.; Dimova R.; Wegner, S.V.* 
    Dynamic blue light-switchable protein patterns on giant unilamellar vesicles 
    Chem. Comm. 2018, 54, 948–951.
  49. Lima, A.M.; Wegner, S.V.; Martins Cavaco, A.C.; Estevao-Costa, M. I.; Sanz-Soler, R.; Niland, S.; Nosov, G.; Klingauf, J.; Spatz, J.P.; Eble, J.A. 
    The spatial molecular pattern of integrin recognition sites and their immobilization to colloidal nanobeads determine α2β1 integrin dependent platelet activation 
    Biomaterials 2018, 167, 107–120.
  50. Morsbach, S.; Gonella, G.; Mailänder,  V.; Wegner, S.V.; Wu, S.; Weidner, T.; Berger, R.; Koynov, K.; Vollmer, D.; Encinas, N.; Kuan, S. L.; Weil, T.; Bonn, M.; Butt H.-J.; Landfester, K.
    Engineering Proteins at Interfaces: From Complementary Characterization to Material Surfaces with Designed Functions
    Angew. Chem. Intl. Ed. 2018, 57,12626.
  51. Schwille, P.; Spatz, J.P.; Landfester, K.; Bodenschatz, E.; Herminghaus, S.; Sourjik, V.; Erb, T.; Bastiaens, P.; Lipowsky, R.; Hyman, A.; Dabrock, P.; Baret, J.-P.; Vidakovic-Koch, T.; Bieling, P.; Dimova, R.; Mutschler, H.; Robinson, T.; Tang, T.-Y.D.; Wegner, S.V.; Sundmacher, K.
    MaxSynBio – Avenues towards creating cells bottom-up
    Angew. Chem. Intl. Ed. 2018, 57, 13382.
  52. Chen, F.; Wegner, S.V.*
    Blue Light Switchable Bacterial Adhesion as a Key Step toward the Design of Biofilms
    ACS Synth. Biol. 2017, 6, 2170–2174.
  53. Migliorini, E.; Horn, P.; Haraszti, T.; Wegner, S.V.; Hiepen, C.; Knaus, P.; Richter, R.P.; Cavalcanti-Adam, E.A.
    Enhanced Biological Activity of BMP-2 Bound to Surface-Grafted Heparan Sulfate
    Adv. Biosys. 2017, 1, 1600041.
  54. Wegner, S.V.*; Schenk, F.C.; Witzel, S.; Bialas, F.; Spatz, J.P.
    Cobalt Cross-Linked Redox-Responsive PEG Hydrogels: From Viscoelastic Liquids to Elastic Solids
    Macromolecules, 2016, 49, 4229−4235.
  55. Wegner, S.V.*; Schenk, F.C.; Spatz, J.P.
    Cobalt(III)-Mediated Permanent and Stable Immobilization of Histidine-Tagged Proteins on NTA-Functionalized Surfaces
    Chem. Eur. J., 2016, 22, 3156–3162.
  56. Wegner, S.V.*; Sentürk, O.I.; Spatz, J.P.
    Photocleavable linker for the patterning of bioactive molecules
    Sci. Rep., 2015, 5,18309.
  57. Song, Y.; Yang, M.; Wegner, S.V.; Zhao, J.; Zhu, R.; Wu, Y.; He, C.; Chen, P.R.
    A genetically encoded FRET sensor for intracellular Heme
    ACS Chem. Biol., 2015, 10, 1610–1615.
  58. Schenk, F.C.; Boehm, H.; Spatz, J.P.; Wegner, S.V.*
    Dual-functionalized nanostructured bio-interphases by click-chemistry
    Langmuir, 2014, 30, 6897–6905.
  59. Poor, C.B.#; Wegner, S.V.#; Li, H.#; Dlouhy, A.C.; Schuermann, J.P.; Sanishvili, R.; Hinshaw, J.R.; Riggs-Gelasco, P.; Outten, C.E.; He, C. (# Authors contributed equally.)
    Molecular mechanism and structure of the S. cerevisiae iron regulator Aft2
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci.U.S.A., 2014, 111, 4043–4048. 
  60. Mateescu, M.; Nuss, I.; Southan, A.; Messenger, H.; Wegner, S.V.; Kupka, J.; Bach, M.; Tovar, G.E.M.; Boehm, H.; Laschat, S.
    Synthesis of Pyridine Acrylates and Acrylamides and Their Corresponding Pyridinium Ions as Versatile Cross-Linkers for Tunable Hydrogels
    Synthesis, 2014, 46,1243–1253.
  61. Hagel, V.; Mateescu, M.; Southan, A.; Wegner, S.V.; Nuss, I.; Haraszti, T.; Kleinhans, C.; Schuh, C.; Spatz, J.P.; Kluger, P.J.; Bach, M.; Tussetschläger, S.; Tovar, G.E.M.; Laschat, S.; Boehm, H.
    Desmosine-Inspired Cross-Linkers for Hyaluronan Hydrogels
    Sci. Rep. 2013, 3, 2043.
  62. Wegner, S.V.; Spatz J.P.
    Cobalt(III) as a Stable and Inert Mediator Ion between NTA and His6-tagged Proteins
    Angew. Chem. Intl. Ed. 2013, 52, 7593–7596. 
  63. Southan, A.; Mateescu, M.; Hagel, V.; Bach, M.; Schuh, C.; Kleinhans, C.; Kluger, P.J.; Tussetschläger, S.; Nuss, I.; Haraszti, T.; Wegner, S.V.; Spatz, J.P.; Boehm, H.; Laschat, S.; Tovar, G.E.M.
    Towards Controlling the Formation, Degradation Behavior and Properties of Hydrogels Synthesized by Aza-Michael Reactions
    Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2013, 214, 1865–1873.
  64. Liu, J.; Karpus, J.; Wegner, S.V.; Chen, P.R.; He, C.
    Genetically Encoded Copper(I) Reporters with Improved Response for Use in Imaging
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 3144–3149.
  65. Noga, M.; Edinger, D.; Kläger, R.; Wegner, S.V.; Spatz, J.P.; Wagner, E.; Winter, G.; Besheer, A.
    The effect of molar mass and degree of hydroxyethylation on the controlled shielding and deshielding of hydroxyethyl starch-coated polyplexes
    Biomaterials, 2013, 34, 2530–2538.
  66. Özçubukçu, S.; Mandal, K.; Wegner, S.V.; Jensen, M. P.; He, C.
    Selective Recognition of Americium by Peptide-Based Reagents
    Inorg. Chem., 2011, 50, 7937–7939.
  67. Wegner, S.V.; Sun, F.; Hernandez, N.; He, C.
    The Tightly Regulated Copper Window in Yeast
    Chem. Comm., 2011, 47, 2571–2573.
  68. Wegner, S.V.; Ertem, E.; Sunbul, M.; He, C.
    Metal-Binding Properties of Hpn from Helicobacter pylori and Implications for the Therapeutic Activity of Bismuth
    Chemical Science, 2011, 2, 451–456.
  69. Wegner, S.V.; Arslan, H.; Sunbul, M.; Yin, J.; He, C.
    Dynamic Copper(I) Imaging in Mammalian Cells with a Genetically Encoded Fluorescent Copper(I) Sensor
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 2567–2569.
  70. Wegner, S.V.; Boyaci, H.; Chen, H.; Jensen, M.; He, C.
    Engineering A Uranyl Specific Binding Protein from NikR
    Angew. Chem. Intl. Ed. 2009, 48, 2339–2341.
    Featured in Science Editors’ Choice. Deutschlandfunk, Forschung Aktuell, 13.03.2009, Uran einen Korb geben
  71. Wegner, S.V.; Okesli, A.; Peng, C.; He, C.
    Design of an Emission Ratiometric Biosensor from MerR Family Proteins: A Sensitive and Selective Sensor for Hg2+ 
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 3474–3475.