Igor Weber

Igor Weber


senior scientist
+385 1 457 1219


Krilo 5/016

Bijenicka 54
HR-10000 Zagreb

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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


Croatian Science Foundation & Swiss National Science Foundation, Croatian-Swiss Research Program (CSRP 2017–2023), Swiss-Croatian project: Phagocytosis and Macropinocytosis: a mechanistic view (with Pierre Cosson, University of Geneva)

Croatian Science Foundation /European Social Fund, Young researchers’ career development project – training of doctoral students


  • Cytoskeleton and Cell Motility, graduate program in Biology, Faculty of natural sciences, University of Zagreb
  • Cell Biophysics, postgraduate doctoral program in Biophysics, University of Split
  • Advanced Light Microscopy, postgraduate doctoral program in Biophysics, University of Zagreb

Featured Publications

  • Marinović, M., Mijanović, L., Šoštar, M., Vizovišek, M., Junemann, A., Fonović, M., Turk, B, Weber, I., Faix, J., Filić, V. (2019). IQGAP-related protein IqgC suppresses Ras signaling during large-scale endocytosis. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 116(4):1289-1298.
  • Filić, V., Marinović, M., Šoštar, M., Weber, I. (2018). Modulation of small GTPase activity by NME proteins. Lab. Investig. 98: 589.
  • Marinović, M., Xiong, H., Rivero, F., Weber, I. (2018). Assaying Rho GTPase–dependent processes in Dictyostelium discoideum. Methods Mol. Biol. 1821: 371.
  • Junemann, A., Filić, V., Winterhoff, M., Nordholz, B., Litschko, C., Schwellenbach, H., Stephan, T., Weber, I., Faix, J. (2016). A Diaphanous-related formin links Ras signaling directly to actin assembly in macropinocytosis and phagocytosis. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 113: E7464.
  • Ramalingam, N., Franke, C., Jaschinski, E., Winterhoff, M., Lu, Y., Brühmann, S., Junemann, A., Meier, H., Noegel, A.A., Weber, I., Zhao, H., Merkel, R., Schleicher, M., Faix, J. (2015). A resilient formin-derived cortical actin meshwork in the rear drives actomyosin-based motility in 2D-confinement. Nat. Commun. 6: 8496.
  • Filić, V., Marinović, M., Faix, J., Weber, I. (2014). The IQGAP-related protein DGAP1 mediates signaling to the actin cytoskeleton as an effector and a sequestrator of Rac1 GTPases. Cell. Mol. Life Sci. 71: 2775.
  • Faix, J., Weber, I. (2013). A dual role model for active Rac1 in cell migration. Small GTPases 4: 110.
  • Filić, V., Marinović, M., Faix, J., Weber, I. (2012). A dual role for Rac1 GTPases in the regulation of cell motility. J. Cell Sci. 125: 387.

Membership in professional associations / societies

Croatian Society for Natural Sciences
Croatian Society for Theoretical and Mathematical Biology (president 2005-2006)
Croatian Biophysical Society
Croatian Microscopy Society (president 2012-2016)
European microscopy society (member of the Executive board, 2016-2020)


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

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