Prof. Dr. Henrike Müller-Werkmeister

Research interests

  • Ultrafast Structural Dynamics
  • vibrational spectroscopy (FTIR and ultrafast multidimensional IR spectroscopy/2D-IR)
  • time-resolved serial crystallography at XFELs and synchrotrons
  • protein dynamics and allostery

Research Units in UniSysCat

Awards (selection)

2015 Wilhelm-Ostwald-Nachwuchspreis 2015 by Wilhelm-Ostwald-Gesellschaft, Bunsengesellschaft and Gesellschaft deutscher Chemiker
2013 Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship, European Union
2011 STEM-ambassador of the year 2011 by MINT – Zukunft schaffen e.V.

Prof. Dr. Henrike Müller-Werkmeister
U Potsdam
Institute of Chemistry - Physical Chemistry
Building 29, room 0.53
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25
14476 Potsdam-Golm
+49 (0) 331 977-6130


Publications (selection)

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, M. Sans, Synthesis and characterisation of α-carboxynitrobenzyl photocaged L-aspartates for applications in time-resolved structural biology, RSC Adv.  2019, 9 (15), 8695–8699

 I. Martiel, H. M. Müller-Werkmeister, A. E. Cohen, Sample Delivery Methods for Femtosecond Crystallography, Acta Cryst D75  2019, 5 (2), 160–177

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, The hit-and-return system enables efficent time-resolved serial synchrotron crystallography, Nature Methods  2018, 15 (11), 901-904

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  2017, D73, 373-378 

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, Fixed Target combined with Spectral Mapping: Approaching 100% Hit Rates for Serial Crystallography, Acta Cryst. D  2016, D72, 944-955

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.  2014, 16, 19643-19653

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

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  2013, 52 (24), 6214–6217