Lena Voithenberg

Research project

My research focuses on the application of fluorescence-based methods (fluorescence correlation spectroscopy and Förster resonance energy transfer) to cell biological questions. Using single-pair or single molecule three color FRET, I am investigating conformational changes and dynamics of proteins involved in multiple cellular processes such as mRNA maturation or protein folding.


  • Voith von Voithenberg L, Sánchez-Rico C, Kang H-S, Madl T, Zanier K, Barth A, Warner LR, Sattler M, Lamb DC
    Recognition of the 3' splice site RNA by the U2AF heterodimer involves a dynamic population shift.
    PNAS. 2016 [doi link]
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  • Voith von Voithenberg L
    Investigation of conformational dynamics using single-molecule FRET: Following different steps on the path to protein expression.
    Dissertation Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. 2016.
  • Lee DJ, Kessel E, Edinger D, He D, Klein PM, Voith von Voithenberg L, Lamb DC, Lächelt U, Lehto T, Wagner E
    Dual Antitumoral Potency of EG5 siRNA Nanoplexes Armed with Cytotoxic Bifunctional Glutamyl-Methotrexate Targeting Ligand.
    Biomaterials. 2016; 77:98-110.
  • Barth A*, Voith von Voithenberg L*, Lamb DC
    MFD-PIE and PIE-FI: Ways to Extract More Information with TCSPC.
    Springer. Advanced Photon Counting: Applications, Methods, Instrumentation. 2015.
  • Gietl A, Holzmeister P, Blombach F, Schulz S, Voith von Voithenberg L, Lamb DC, Werner F, Tinnefeld P, Grohmann D
    Eukaryotic and archaeal TBP and TFB/TF(II)B follow different promoter DNA bending pathways.
    Nucleic Acids Res. 2014; 42(10):6219-31.
  • Sikor M, Mapa K, Voith von Voithenberg L, Mokranjac D, Lamb DC
    Real-time observation of the conformational dynamics of mitochondrial Hsp70 by spFRET.
    EMBO J. 2013; 32(11):1639-49.
  • Zimmermann D, Abdel Motaal B, Voith von Voithenberg L, Schliwa M, Ökten Z
    Diffusion of myosin V on microtubules: a fine-tuned interaction for which E-hooks are dispensable.
    PLoS One. 2011; 6(9):e25473
* Asterisk indicates shared first author.

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