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  • Fabio D. Steffen, Roland K.O. Sigel*, Richard Börner*. FRETraj: Integrating single-molecule spectros-copy in molecular dynamics simulation, 2021, under review.
  • Stefan Gerhardy#, Michaela Oplova#, Ludovic Gillet, Richard Börner, Rob van Nues,  Alexander Leitner, Eric Michel, Janusz Petkowski, Sander Grannemann, Roland K.O. Sigel, Ruedi Aebersold, Vikram Govind Panse*, Puf6 primes 60S pre-ribosome nuclear export at low temperature , 2021, accepted in Nat. Comm.
  • Hannes Michaelsen, Richard Börner, Optimization of an optical setup for combined TIRF/confocal microscopy. Proceedings of the IWKM, 2021, accepted.
  • Felix Erichson, Fabio D. Steffen, Richard Börner, FRET-assisted structural model of the GAAA RNA tetraloop receptor. Proceedings of the IWKM, 2021, accepted.
  • Lisa Krenkel, Tobias Schlosser, Danny Kowerko, Richard Börner, Sorting of Single–Molecule Trajectories by means of Machine Learning - a status update on the annotation procedure. Proceedings of the IWKM, 2021, accepted.
  • The FRET-based structural dynamics challenge - community contributions to consistent and open science practices. Benjamin Ambrose, Anders Barth, Viktoria Birkedal, Scott C. Blanchard, Richard Börner, Thorben Cordes, Timothy Craggs, Ruben L. Gonzalez, Taekjip Ha, Gilad Haran, Jelle Hendrix, Thorsten Hugel, Antonino Ingargiola, Achillefs Kapanidis, Don C. Lamb, Ted Laurence, Nam K. Lee, Edward A. Lemke, Emmanuel Margeat, Jens Michaelis, Xavier Michalet, Daniel Nettels, Thomas-Otavio Peulen, Benjamin Schuler, Claus A. Seidel, Hamid Soleimaninejad, Shimon Weiss*, Eitan Lerner*, 2021, accepted in eLife.
  • Mélodie C.A.S. Hadzic, Roland K.O. Sigel*, and Richard Börner*, Single-molecule kinetic studies of nucleic acids by Förster resonance energy transfer. Methods in Molecular Biology, 2021, invited book chapter, in DNAzymes, XX, Humana, New York, NY.


  • A Highly Fluorescent Nucleobase Molecular Rotor. Ashkan Karimi, Richard Börner, Guillaume Mata, Nathan W. Luedtke, J. Amer. Chem. Soc. XX(XXX), 2020. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.0c05180
  • Encapsulation of fluorescently labelled RNAs into surface-tethered vesicles for single molecule FRET studies in TIRF microscopy. Susan Zelger-Paulus, Mélodie C. A. S. Hadzic, Roland K.O. Sigel*, Richard Börner*, Invited book chapter in Methods in Molecular Biology, RNA spectscopy, S. 1-16, 2020, Eds. Veronique Arluision, Frank Wien. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-0716-0278-2_1
  • Site-specific dual-color labeling of long RNAs. Meng Zhao, Richard Börner, Roland K.O. Sigel*, Eva Freisinger*, Invited book chapter in Methods in Molecular Biology, RNA Chaperones, S. 253-270, 2020, Ed. Tilmann Heise. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-0716-0231-7_16
  • Metal ions and sugar puckering balance single-molecule kinetic heterogeneity in RNA and DNA tertiary contacts Fabio D. Steffen, Mokrane Khier, Danny Kowerko, Richard Börner*, Roland K.O. Sigel*, Nat. Comm., 11(104), 2020. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-13683-4


  • Stick, flick, click - DNA-guided fluorescent labeling of long RNA for single-molecule FRET. Fabio D. Steffen, Richard Börner, Roland K.O. Sigel, Eva Freisinger, Chimia, 73(4), 257-261, 2019, invited paper, best oral presentation to FS, SCS Fall meeting 2018 doi:10.1371/10.2533/chimia.2019.257..


  • Optimal Molecular Crowding Accelerates Group II Intron Folding and Maximizes Catalysis. Bishnu Paudel*, Erica Fiorini*, Richard Börner*, Roland K.O. Sigel, David Rueda, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA,  2018, 115, 11917 - 11922, 10.1073/pnas.1806685115 .
  • Reliable State Identification and State Transition Detection in Fluorescence Intensity-Based Single-Molecule Förster Resonance Energy-Transfer Data. M.C.A.S. Hadzic, R. Börner*, D. Kowerko, S.L.B. Koenig, and R.K.O. Sigel*, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2018, 22 (23), 6134–6147, doi:10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b12483.
  • Simulations of camera-based single-molecule fluorescence experiments. Richard Börner*, Danny Kowerko*, Mélodie C. A. S. Hadzic*, Sebastian L. B. König, Marc Ritter, Roland K. O. Sigel, PlosOne, 2018, 13(4), e0195277, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0195277 .


  • Double, site-specific labeling of large RNAs for single-molecule FRET. Meng Zhao, Fabio D. Steffen, Richard Börner, Michelle F. Schaffer, Roland K.O. Sigel*, Eva Freisinger*, Nucleic Acids Research, 2018, 46(3): e13, doi:10.1093/nar/gkx1100 .


  • Distinct differences in metal ion specificity of RNA and DNA G-quadruplexes. Helena Guisett-Miserach, Daniela Donghi, Richard Börner*, Silke Johannsen*, Roland K.O. Sigel*, Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, 2016, 21, 975, doi:10.1007/s00775-016-1393-4 .
  • An atomistic view on carbocyanine photophysics in the realm of RNA. Fabio D. Steffen, Roland K.O. Sigel, Richard Börner*, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2016, 18, 29045-29055  doi:10.1039/C6CP04277E. Front cover!
  • Metal ion induced heterogeneity in RNA folding studied by smFRET. Richard Börner*, Danny Kowerko, Helena Guiset Miserachs, Michelle F. Schaffer, and Roland K. O. Sigel*, Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 2016, 327-328, 123-142 doi:10.1016/j.ccr.2016.06.002.
  • Detailed analysis of complex single molecule FRET data with the software MASH. Mélodie C. A. S. Hadzic, Danny Kowerko, Richard Börner, Susann Zelger-Paulus, Roland K. O. Sigel*, Proc. SPIE, 9711, Imaging, Manipulation, and Analysis of Biomolecules, Cells, and Tissues IX, 2016, 971119, doi:10.1117/12.2211191 .
  • 3D Orientation in Time and Space: A 6D dynamic study on fluorescent labeled GUVs. Richard Börner*, Nicky Ehrlich, Johannes Hohlbein, Christian G. Hübner, Journal of Fluorescence, 2016, 26, 963, doi:10.1007/s10895-016-1784-5 .


  • RNA studies in crowding agents. Erica Fiorini#, Richard Börner#, Roland K. O. Sigel*, Chimia, 2015, 69, 207-212, doi:10.2533/chimia.2015.207. Invited paper, poster prize to EF, SCS Fall meeting 2014


  • BOBA FRET: Bootstrap-based analysis of single-molecule FRET data. Sebastian L. B. König, Mélodie Hadzic, Erica Fiorini, Richard Börner, Danny Kowerko, Wolf U. Blanckenhorn, Roland K. O. Sigel*, PLoS ONE, 2013, 8, e84157, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0084157.


  • Efficient simultaneous fluorescence orientation, spectrum and lifetime detection for single molecule dynamics. Richard Börner, Danny Kowerko, Stefan Krause, Christian von Borczyskowski and Christian G. Hübner, Journal of Chemical Physics, 2012, 137(6):164202 – 11, doi.org/10.1063/1.4759108.


  • Spectral Diffusion of Single Molecules in a Hierarchical Energy Landscape. Stefan Krause, Danny Kowerko, Richard Börner, Christian G. Hübner and Christian von Borczyskowski, ChemPhysChem, 2011, 12:303-312, doi.org/10.1002/cphc.201000678.
  • Time resolved 3D orientation spectroscopy: experimental realization and simulation. Richard Börner, Danny Kowerko, Christian von Borczyskowski and Christian G. Hübner, Proceedings of the SPIE Photonics West 2011: Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Imaging IV, 2011, 7905(1):79050D, http://spie.org/Publications/Proceedings/Paper/10.1117/12.874897.