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Dr. Edward Lemke

Group Leader
Lemke Group Joint appointment: Cell Biology and Biophysics Unit

EMBL Heidelberg, Meyerhofstraße 1, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany

Tel: +49 6221 387-8536
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PhD, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen.
Research Associate, the Scripps Research Institute, USA.
Group leader at EMBL since 2009.
Joint appointment with Cell Biology and Biophysics Unit.
Emmy Noether group leader since 2010.


Total: 39 publication(s)


Lemke EA. (2014)
Special Issue: Expanding the Genetic Code
CHEMBIOCHEM 15(12):1691-1694. doi:10.1002/cbic.201402362
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Lemke EA. (2014)
The Exploding Genetic Code
Chembiochem 15(12):1691-1694. doi:10.1002/cbic.201402362
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Dunne M, Mertens HD, Garefalaki V, Jeffries CM, Thompson A, Lemke EA, Svergun DI, Mayer MJ, Narbad A, Meijers R. (2014)
The CD27L and CTP1L Endolysins Targeting Clostridia Contain a Built-in Trigger and Release Factor
PLoS Pathog. 10(7):e1004228. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1004228
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Milles S, Lemke EA. (2014)
Mapping Multivalency and Differential Affinities within Large Intrinsically Disordered Protein Complexes with Segmental Motion Analysis.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 53(28):7364-7367. doi:10.1002/anie.201403694
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Herner A, Estrada Girona G, Nikic I, Kallay M, Lemke EA, Kele P. (2014)
New generation of bioorthogonally applicable fluorogenic dyes with visible excitations and large Stokes-shifts.
Bioconjug. Chem. doi:10.1021/bc500235p
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Tyagi S, Vandelinder V, Banterle N, Fuertes G, Milles S, Agez M, Lemke EA. (2014)
Continuous throughput and long-term observation of single-molecule FRET without immobilization
Nat. Methods 11(3):297-300. doi:10.1038/nmeth.2809
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Nikić I, Plass T, Schraidt O, Szymański J, Briggs JA, Schultz C, Lemke EA. (2014)
Minimal Tags for Rapid Dual-Color Live-Cell Labeling and Super-Resolution Microscopy
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 53(8):2245-2249. doi:10.1002/anie.201309847
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Banterle N, Bui KH, Lemke EA, Beck M. (2013)
Fourier ring correlation as a resolution criterion for super-resolution microscopy
J. Struct. Biol. 183(3):363-367. doi:10.1016/j.jsb.2013.05.004
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Herner A, Nikić I, Kállay M, Lemke EA, Kele P. (2013)
A new family of bioorthogonally applicable fluorogenic labels
Org. Biomol. Chem. 11(20):3297-3306. doi:10.1039/c3ob40296g
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Lukinavičius G, Umezawa K, Olivier N, Honigmann A, Yang G, Plass T, Mueller V, Reymond L, Corrêa IR Jr, Luo ZG, Schultz C, Lemke EA, Heppenstall P, Eggeling C, Manley S, Johnsson K. (2013)
A near-infrared fluorophore for live-cell super-resolution microscopy of cellular proteins
Nat Chem 5(2):132-139. doi:10.1038/nchem.1546
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Milles S, Huy Bui K, Koehler C, Eltsov M, Beck M, Lemke EA. (2013)
Facilitated aggregation of FG nucleoporins under molecular crowding conditions
EMBO Rep. 14(2):178-183. doi:10.1038/embor.2012.204
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Ori A, Banterle N, Iskar M, Andrés-Pons A, Escher C, Khanh Bui H, Sparks L, Solis-Mezarino V, Rinner O, Bork P, Lemke EA, Beck M. (2013)
Cell type-specific nuclear pores: a case in point for context-dependent stoichiometry of molecular machines
Mol. Syst. Biol. 9:648. doi:10.1038/msb.2013.4
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Tyagi S, Lemke EA. (2013)
Genetically encoded click chemistry for single-molecule FRET of proteins
Methods Cell Biol. 113:169-187. doi:10.1016/b978-0-12-407239-8.00009-4
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Milles S, Lemke EA. (2013)
What precision-protein-tuning and nano-resolved single molecule sciences can do for each other
Bioessays 35(1):65-74. doi:10.1002/bies.201200094
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Milles S, Koehler C, Gambin Y, Deniz AA, Lemke EA. (2012)
Intramolecular three-colour single pair FRET of intrinsically disordered proteins with increased dynamic range
Mol Biosyst 8(10):2531-2534. doi:10.1039/c2mb25135c
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Borrmann A, Milles S, Plass T, Dommerholt J, Verkade JM, Wiessler M, Schultz C, van Hest JC, van Delft FL, Lemke EA. (2012)
Genetic encoding of a bicyclo[6.1.0]nonyne-charged amino acid enables fast cellular protein imaging by metal-free ligation
Chembiochem 13(14):2094-2099. doi:10.1002/cbic.201200407
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Krishnan R, Goodman JL, Mukhopadhyay S, Pacheco CD, Lemke EA, Deniz AA, Lindquist S. (2012)
Conserved features of intermediates in amyloid assembly determine their benign or toxic states
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 109(28):11172-11177. doi:10.1073/pnas.1209527109
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Plass T, Milles S, Koehler C, Szymański J, Mueller R, Wiessler M, Schultz C, Lemke EA. (2012)
Amino acids for Diels-Alder reactions in living cells
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 51(17):4166-4170. doi:10.1002/anie.201108231
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Milles S, Tyagi S, Banterle N, Koehler C, VanDelinder V, Plass T, Neal AP, Lemke EA. (2012)
Click strategies for single-molecule protein fluorescence
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 134(11):5187-5195. doi:10.1021/ja210587q
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Plass T, Milles S, Koehler C, Schultz C, Lemke EA. (2012)
Labeling Freedom for the Single Molecule Microscopist
Biophys J 102(3 Suppl 1):217A. doi:10.1016/j.bpj.2011.11.1187


Milles S, Lemke EA. (2011)
Single molecule study of the intrinsically disordered FG-repeat nucleoporin 153
Biophys. J. 101(7):1710-1719. doi:10.1016/j.bpj.2011.08.025
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Lemke EA, Schultz C. (2011)
Principles for designing fluorescent sensors and reporters
Nat. Chem. Biol. 7(8):480-483. doi:10.1038/nchembio.620
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Plass T, Milles S, Koehler C, Schultz C, Lemke EA. (2011)
Genetically encoded copper-free click chemistry
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 50(17):3878-3881. doi:10.1002/anie.201008178
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Gambin Y, VanDelinder V, Ferreon AC, Lemke EA, Groisman A, Deniz AA. (2011)
Visualizing a one-way protein encounter complex by ultrafast single-molecule mixing
Nat. Methods 8(3):239-241. doi:10.1038/nmeth.1568
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Lemke EA. (2011)
Site-specific labeling of proteins for single-molecule FRET measurements using genetically encoded ketone functionalities
Methods Mol. Biol. 751:3-15. doi:10.1007/978-1-61779-151-2_1
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Lemke EA. (2010)
Precision control of cellular pathways with light
Chembiochem 11(13):1825-1827. doi:10.1002/cbic.201000364
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Lee HS, Guo J, Lemke EA, Dimla RD, Schultz PG. (2009)
Genetic incorporation of a small, environmentally sensitive, fluorescent probe into proteins in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131(36):12921-12923. doi:10.1021/ja904896s
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Lemke EA, Gambin Y, Vandelinder V, Brustad EM, Liu HW, Schultz PG, Groisman A, Deniz AA. (2009)
Microfluidic device for single-molecule experiments with enhanced photostability
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131(38):13610-13612. doi:10.1021/ja9027023
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Gambin Y, Schug A, Lemke EA, Lavinder JJ, Ferreon AC, Magliery TJ, Onuchic JN, Deniz AA. (2009)
Direct single-molecule observation of a protein living in two opposed native structures
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 106(25):10153-10158. doi:10.1073/pnas.0904461106
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Ferreon AC, Gambin Y, Lemke EA, Deniz AA. (2009)
Interplay of alpha-synuclein binding and conformational switching probed by single-molecule fluorescence
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 106(14):5645-5650. doi:10.1073/pnas.0809232106
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Brustad EM, Lemke EA, Schultz PG, Deniz AA. (2008)
A general and efficient method for the site-specific dual-labeling of proteins for single molecule fluorescence resonance energy transfer
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 130(52):17664-17665. doi:10.1021/ja807430h
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Deniz AA, Mukhopadhyay S, Lemke EA. (2008)
Single-molecule biophysics: at the interface of biology, physics and chemistry
J R Soc Interface 5(18):15-45. doi:10.1098/rsif.2007.1021
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Lemke EA, Summerer D, Geierstanger BH, Brittain SM, Schultz PG. (2007)
Control of protein phosphorylation with a genetically encoded photocaged amino acid
Nat. Chem. Biol. 3(12):769-772. doi:10.1038/nchembio.2007.44
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Henkel AW, Dittrich PS, Groemer TW, Lemke EA, Klingauf J, Klafki HW, Lewczuk P, Esselmann H, Schwille P, Kornhuber J, Wiltfang J. (2007)
Immune complexes of auto-antibodies against A beta 1-42 peptides patrol cerebrospinal fluid of non-Alzheimer's patients
Mol. Psychiatry 12(6):601-610. doi:10.1038/
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Mukhopadhyay S, Krishnan R, Lemke EA, Lindquist S, Deniz AA. (2007)
A natively unfolded yeast prion monomer adopts an ensemble of collapsed and rapidly fluctuating structures
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 104(8):2649-2654. doi:10.1073/pnas.0611503104
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Takamori S, Holt M, Stenius K, Lemke EA, Grønborg M, Riedel D, Urlaub H, Schenck S, Brügger B, Ringler P, Müller SA, Rammner B, Gräter F, Hub JS, De Groot BL, Mieskes G, Moriyama Y, Klingauf J, Grubmüller H, Heuser J, Wieland F, Jahn R. (2006)
Molecular anatomy of a trafficking organelle
Cell 127(4):831-846. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2006.10.030
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Lemke EA, Klingauf J. (2005)
Single synaptic vesicle tracking in individual hippocampal boutons at rest and during synaptic activity
J. Neurosci. 25(47):11034-11044. doi:10.1523/jneurosci.2971-05.2005
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Jordan R, Lemke EA, Klingauf J. (2005)
Visualization of synaptic vesicle movement in intact synaptic boutons using fluorescence fluctuation spectroscopy
Biophys. J. 89(3):2091-2102. doi:10.1529/biophysj.105.061663
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Chakraborty R, Lemke EA, Cao Z, Klebba PE, van der Helm D. (2003)
Identification and mutational studies of conserved amino acids in the outer membrane receptor protein, FepA, which affect transport but not binding of ferric-enterobactin in Escherichia coli
Biometals 16(4):507-518. doi:10.1023/a:1023485632520
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