Igor Weber

Igor Weber

PhD

+385 1 457 1219

1517
senior scientist

Krilo 5/016

Bijenicka 54
HR-10000 Zagreb
CROATIA

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Education

1995   Munich, Technische Universität München, Physik Department, Biophysics, PhD
1992   Zagreb, Zagreb University, Biophysics, MSc
1988   Zagreb, Zagreb University, Faculty of natural sciences and mathematics, Physics, BSc

Research Areas

Biophysics and Medical Physics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Specific research interests

biophotonics and bioimaging, cell motility, cytoskeleton dynamics

Projects

2008-2009    Bilateral project (Germany-Croatia): Cytoskeleton dynamics analysis during phagocytosis and cell migration, MZOS and DAAD
2007-2010    UKF 1A project: Biophotonics approach to regulation of the actin cytoskeleton dynamics by small GTPase proteins, UKF
2006-           Regulation of the cytoskeleton dynamics in cell motility and cytokinesis, MZOS
2006-2007    Bilateral project (Germany-Croatia): Recruitment dynamics of a protein complex, MZOS and DAAD
2005-2006    Visualization and analysis of microscopical three-dimensional fluorescence distributions, MZOS

Classes

2009-2011  Cell Biophysics, graduate course in Physics and Chemistry Programmes, Faculty of natural sciences and mathematics, University of Zagreb
2009-         Cytoskeleton and Cell Motility, graduate course in Biology Programme, Faculty of natural sciences and mathematics, University of Zagreb
2008-         Cell Biophysics I, International Postgraduate Programme in Biophysics, University of Split
2008-         Experimental Methods of Physics in Biophysics (Advanced Light Microscopy), International Postgraduate Programme in Biophysics, University of Split
2008-         Cell Biophysics, Postgraduate Programme in Physics (Biophysics), Faculty of natural sciences and mathematics, University of Zagreb
2008-         Experimental Methods of Biophysics, Postgraduate Programme in Physics (Biophysics), Faculty of natural sciences and mathematics, University of Zagreb

Featured Publications

Filić, V., Marinović, M., Faix, J. and Weber, I. (2012). A dual role for Rac1 GTPases in the regulation of cell motility.
J. Cell Sci. 125, 387-398.
Weber, I. (2011). Interference Reflection Microscopy.
Encyclopedia of Life Sciences (ELS), John Wiley & Sons.
Weber, I. (2006). Is there a pilot in a pseudopod?
Eur. J. Cell Biol. 85, 915-924.
Weber, I. (2005). Receptor occupancy on ellipsoidal cell in the presence of a point source of chemoattractant.
J. Chem. Inf. Model.45, 1647-1651.
Medalia, O., Weber, I., Frangakis, A.S., Nicastro, D., Gerisch, G. and Baumeister, W. (2002). Macromolecular architecture in eukaryotic cells visualized by cryoelectron tomography.
Science 298, 1209-1213.
Faix, J., Weber, I., Köhler, J., Mintert, U., Lottspeich, F. and Marriott, G. (2001). The recruitment of cortexillins to the cleavage furrow is controlled by IQGAP-related proteins DGAP1/GAPA and links Rac1-signaling to cytokinesis.
EMBO J. 20, 3705-3715
Weber, I., Neujahr, R., Du, A., Köhler, J., Faix, J. and Gerisch, G. (2000). Two-step positioning of a cleavage furrow by cortexillin and myosin II.
Curr. Biol.10, 501-506.
Weber, I., Gerisch, G., Heizer, C., Murphy, J., Badelt, K., Stock, A., Schwartz, J.-M. and Faix, J. (1999). Cytokinesis mediated through the recruitment of cortexillins into the cleavage furrow.
EMBO J. 18, 586-594.
Niewöhner, J., Weber, I., Maniak, M., Müller-Taubenberger, A. and Gerisch, G. (1997). Talin-null cells of Dictyostelium are strongly defective in adhesion to particle and substrate surfaces and slightly impaired in cytokinesis.
J. Cell Biol. 138, 349-361.

Membership in professional associations / societies

2007-   Croatian Society for Natural Sciences
2002-   Croatian Society for Theoretical and Mathematical Biology (2005-2006, President)
2002-   Croatian Biophysical Society (2006- , member of the Executive Committee)
2002-   Croatian Microscopy Society

Miscellaneous

ELMI, European Light Microscopy Initiative, member
EURO-BioImaging, ESFRI (European Strategic Forum for Research Infrastructure), member