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66. O. Wilner, D. Yesodi and Y. Weizmann*. Point of care nucleic acid tests: assays and devices. Under revision at Nanoscale (2022).

  • Invited minireview part of the themed collection “Emerging Concepts in Nucleic Acids: Structures, Functions and Applications.”

65. N. Lemcoff, N. B. Nechmad, O. Eivgi, E. Yehezkel, O. Shelonchik, R. S. Phatake, D. Yesodi, A. Vaisman, A. Biswas, N. G. Lemcoff and Y. Weizmann*. Plasmonic Vis-NIR photothermal activation of olefin metathesis enabling photoresponsive materials. Accepted to Nature Chemistry (2022).


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64. O. Wilner, D. Yesodi and Y. Weizmann*. RNA nanostructures: from structure to function. Bioconjugate Chemistry ASAP (2022). )

  • Invited Topical Review part of the themed collection “Chemistry of DNA Nanotechnology.”

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63. J-G. Wang, L. Zhang, J. Xie, Y. Weizmann, D. Li* and J. Li. Single Particle Hopping as an Indicator for Evaluating Electrocatalysts. Nano Lett., 22, 5495-5502 (2022).) 


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62. J. Zeng, Z. Guo, Y. Wang, Z. Qin, Y. Ma, H, Jiang, Y. Weizmann* and X. Wang*. Intelligent bio-assembly imaging-guided platform for real-time bacteria sterilizing and infectious therapy. Nano Res., 15, 4164-4174 (2022). (*Shared corresponding authors) )   


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61. W. Cai, L. Yin, H. Jiang, Y. Weizmann* and X. Wang*. Intelligent Bio‐Responsive Fluorescent Au–shRNA Complexes for Regulated Autophagy and Effective Cancer Bioimaging and Therapeutics. Biosensors, 11, 425 (2021). (*Shared corresponding authors) )


  • Special Issue Biosensing and Bioimaging: Trends and Perspective




60. D. Liu, Y. Shao, J. A. Piccirilli and Y. Weizmann*. Structures of Artificially Designed discrete RNA Nanoarchitectures at Near-Atomic Resolution.  Sci. Adv., 7, eabf4459 (2021). )

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59. Z. Guo, J. Zeng, W. Liu, Y. Chen, H. Jiang, Y. Weizmann* and X. Wang*. Formation of bio-responsive nanocomposites for targeted bacterial bioimaging and disinfection. Chemical Engineering Journal, 426, 130726 (2021). (*Shared corresponding authors) )



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58. K. J. Gibson, A. Prominski, M. Lee, T. M. Cronin, J. Parker and Y. Weizmann*. Discrete pH-responsive Plasmonic Actuators via Site-selective Encoding of Nanoparticles with DNA Triple Helix Motif. Cell Reports Physical Science, 1, 100080 (2020).  )


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57. W. Cai, H. Feng, L. Yin, M. Wang, X. Jiang, Z. Qin, W. Liu, C. Li, H. Jiang, Y. Weizmann* and X. Wang*. Bio responsive self-assembly of Au-miRNAs for targeted cancer theranostics. EBioMedicine, 54, 102740 (2020). (*Shared corresponding authors)   )



56. D. Liu, C. W. Geary, G. Chen, Y. Shao, M. Li, C. Mao, E. S. Andersen, J. A. Piccirilli, P. W. K. Rothemund and Y. Weizmann*Branched kissing loops for the construction of diverse RNA homooligomeric nanostructures. Nat. Chem., 12, 249-259 (2020).  )

  • Highlighted in BGU news: "New Study Unveils Innovative Approach for the Construction of Diverse RNA Homooligomeric Nanostructures"   é

  • Nat. Chem. 12, 221–222 (2020): News & Views: "RNA returns to the fold"   é

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55. M. Wang, Y. Chen, W. Cai, H. Feng, T. Du, W. Liu, H. Jiang, A. Pasquarelli, Y. Weizmann* and X. Wang*. In Situ Self-Assembling Au-DNA Complexes for Targeted Cancer Bioimaging and Inhibition. PNAS, 17, 308-316 (2020). (*Shared corresponding authors)  )


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54. T. Du, Z. Qin, Y. Zheng, H. Jiang*, Y. Weizmann* and X. Wang*. The “Framework Exchange” Strategy-Based MOF Platform for Biodegradable Multimodal Therapy. Chem, 5, 2942-2954 (2019). (*Shared corresponding authors)  )



53. G. Chen, D. Liu, K. J. Gibson, H. C. Rees, J-H. Lee, W. Xia, R. Lin, H. L. Xin, O. Gang and Y. Weizmann*. Regiospecific surface encoding of nanoparticles for programmable self-assembly. Nat. Mater., 18, 169-174 (2019).  )











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52. X. Yuan, F. Xiao, H. Zhao, Y. Huang, C. Shao, Y. Weizmann* and L. Tian*. High-Yield Method To Fabricate and Functionalize DNA Nanoparticles from the Products of Rolling Circle Amplification. ACS Appl. Bio Mater., 1, 511-519 (2018). (*Shared corresponding authors)  )


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50. M. Li, S. Wu, C. Tian, D. Liu, Y. Weizmann, W. Jiang, G. Wang, and C. Mao. In vivo production of RNA nanostructures via programmed folding of single-stranded RNAs. Nat. Commun., 9, 2196 (2018). )




49. Y. Weizmann* and E. S. Andersen*. RNA nanotechnology - the knots and folds of RNA nanoparticle engineering. MRS Bulletin, 42, 930-935 (2017). (*Shared corresponding authors) )

  • Invited Article: a combination of review, tutorial, and future perspective (special issue on DNA Nanotechnology)


48. U. Manna, J-H. Lee, T-S. Deng, J. Parker, N. Shepherd, S. K. Gray, Y. Weizmann and N. F. Scherer. Selective Induction of Optical Magnetism. Nano Lett. 17, 7196-7206 (2017). )


47. J-H. Lee, Z. Cheglakov, J. Yi, T. M. Cronin, K. J. Gibson, B. Tian and Y. Weizmann*. Plasmonic Photothermal Gold Bipyramid Nanoreactors for Ultrafast Real-Time Bioassays. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 139, 8054-8057 (2017). )












46. H. C. Rees and Y. Weizmann*. A Crystalline DNA Device. Chem, 2, 614-616 (2017). )


  • Invited Preview

45. D. Liu, Y. Shao, G. Chen, Y-C. Tse-Dinh, J. A. Piccirilli and Y. Weizmann*. Synthesizing topological structures containing RNA. Nat. Commun., 8, 14936  (2017). )



44. D. Liu, G. Chen, U. Akhter, T. M. Cronin and Y. Weizmann*. Creating complex molecular topologies by configuring DNA four-way junctions. Nat. Chem., 8, 907-914 (2016). )

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43. D. Wen, Y. Peng, D. Liu, Y. Weizmann and Ram I. Mahato. Mesenchymal Stem Cell and Derived Exosome as Small RNA Carrier and Immunomodulator to Improve Islet Transplantation. J. Control Release, 238, 166-175 (2016). )



42. B. Guntupalli, L. Bhargav, J-H. Lee, Y. Yang, H. Yu, J. Canoura, J. He, W.Z. Li, Y. Weizmann and Y. Xiao. Ambient Filtration Method to Rapidly Prepare Highly Conductive, Paper-Based Porous Gold Films for Electrochemical Biosensing. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 7, 27049-27058 (2015). )

41. J-H. Lee, K. J. Gibson, G. Chen and Y. Weizmann*.  Bipyramid-templated synthesis of monodisperse anisotropic gold nanocrystals. Nat. Commun., 6, 7571 (2015). )

40. Z. Cheglakov, T. M. Cronin, C. He and Y. Weizmann*. Live Cell MicroRNA Imaging Using Cascade Hybridization Reaction. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 137, 6116-6119 (2015). )

39. G. Chen, D. Liu, C. He, T. Gannett, W. Lin and Y. Weizmann*. Enzymatic Synthesis of Periodic DNA Nanoribbons for Intracellular pH Sensing and Gene Silencing. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 137, 3844-3851 (2015). )



38. L. Tian, T. M. Cronin and Y. Weizmann*. Enhancing-Effect of Gold Nanoparticles on DNA Strand Displacement Amplifications and its Application to an Isothermal Telomerase Assay. Chem. Sci., 5, 4153-4162 (2014). )

  • Selected as a Hot Chemical Science article                                              

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37. L. Tian and Y. Weizmann*. Real-Time Detection of Telomerase Activity Using the Exponential Isothermal Amplification of Telomere Repeat Assay. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 135, 1661-1664 (2013). )

36. J. M. Schnorr, D. v. d. Zwaag, J. J. Walish, Y. Weizmann and T. M. Swager. Sensory Arrays of Covalently Functionalized Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes for Explosive Detection. Adv. Funct. Mater., 23, 5285-5291 (2013). )



 Postdoctoral Studies 


35. Y. Weizmann, D. M. Chenoweth and T. M. Swager. DNA-CNT Nanowire Networks for DNA Detection. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 133, 3238-3241 (2011). )












34. Y. Weizmann, D. M. Chenoweth and T. M. Swager. Addressable Terminally-Linked DNA-CNT Nanowires. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 132, 14009-14011 (2010). )






33. Y. Weizmann, J. Lim, D. M. Chenoweth, and T. M. Swager. Regiospecific Synthesis of Au-Nanorod/SWCNT/Au-Nanorod Heterojunctions. Nano lett., 10, 2466-2469 (2010). )

 Graduate Studies 



32. O. I. Wilner, S. Shimron, Y. Weizmann, Z-G. Wang, and I. Willner. Self-Assembly of Enzymes on DNA Scaffolds: En Route to Biocatalytic Cascades and the Synthesis of Metallic Nanowires. Nano lett., 9, 2040-2043 (2009). )


  • Selected for Faculty of 1000 Biology


31. O. I. Wilner, Y. Weizmann, R. Gill, O. Lioubashevski, R, Freeman and I. Willner. Enzyme cascades activated on topologically programmed DNA scaffolds. Nat. nanotechnol., 4, 249-255 (2009). )

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30. Y. Weizmann, Z. Cheglakov and I. Willner. A Fok I/DNA Machine that Duplicates its Analyte Gene Sequence. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 130, 17224-17225 (2008). ) 


29. Y. Weizmann, A. B. Braunschweig, O. I. Wilner, Z. Cheglakov and I. Willner. Supramolecular aptamer–thrombin linear and branched nanostructures. Chem. Commun., 4888-4890 (2008). )

  • Hot Paper

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28. Z. Cheglakov, Y. Weizmann, E. Sharon and I. Willner. Analysis of DNA and single-base mutations using magnetic particles for purification, amplification and DNAzyme detection. Analyst, 133, 923-927 (2008). )


27. Y. Weizmann, A. B. Braunschweig, O. I. Wilner, Z. Cheglakov and I. Willner. A polycatenated DNA scaffold for the one-step assembly of hierarchical nanostructures. PNAS, 105, 5289-5294 (2008). )


26. Z. Cheglakov, Y. Weizmann, A. B. Braunschweig, O. I. Wilner and I. Willner. Increasing the Complexity of Periodic Protein Nanostructures by the Rolling-Circle-Amplified Synthesis of Aptamers. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 47, 126-130 (2008). )

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25. B. Shlyahovsky, D. Li, Y. Weizmann, R. Nowarski, M. Kotler and I. Willner. Spotlighting of Cocaine by an Autonomous Aptamer-Based Machine. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 129, 3814-3815 (2007). ) 


24. M. K. Beissenhirtz, R. Elnathan, Y. Weizmann and I. Willner. The Aggregation of Au Nanoparticles by an Autonomous DNA Machine Detects  Viruses. Small, 3, 375-379 (2007). )


23. Z. Cheglakov, Y. Weizmann, B. Basnar and I. Willner. Diagnosing Viruses by the Rolling Circle Amplified Synthesis of DNAzymes. Org. Biomol. Chem., 5, 223-225 (2007). )


  • One of the most cited and downloaded papers published in OBC for the year 2007


22. Y. Weizmann, M. K. Beissenhirtz, Z. Cheglakov, R. Nowarski, M. Kotler and I. Willner. A Virus Spotlighted by an Autonomous DNA Machine. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 45, 7384-7388 (2006). )



21. Jianping. X, Y. Weizmann, N. Krikhely, R. Baron and I. Willner. Layered Hydrogen-Bonded Nucleotide-Functionalized CdS Nanoparticles for Photoelectrochemical Applications. Small, 2, 1178-1182 (2006). )


20. Z. Cheglakov, Y. Weizmann, Moritz K. Beissenhirtz and I. Willner. Ultrasensitive Detection of DNA by the PCR-Induced of DNAzymes: The DNAzyme Primer Approach. Chem. Commun., 3205-3207 (2006). ) 


19. Y. Weizmann, Z. Cheglakov, V. Pavlov and I. Willner. An Autonomous Fueled Machine that Replicates Catalytic Nucleic Acid Templates for the Amplified Optical Analysis of DNA. Nat. Protoc., 1, 554-558 (2006). )


18. B. Basnar, Y. Weizmann, Z. Cheglakov and I. Willner. Synthesis of Nanowires using Dip-Pen Lithography and Biocatalytic Inks. Adv. Mater., 18, 713-718 (2006). )


17. Y. Weizmann, Z. Cheglakov, V. Pavlov and I. Willner. Autonomous Fueled Mechanical Replication of Nucleic Acid Templates for the Amplified Optical Detection of DNA. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 45, 2238-2242 (2006). )


16. Y. Weizmann, R. Elnathan, O. Lioubashevski and I. Willner. Endonuclease-Based Logic Gates and Sensors Using Magnetic Force-Amplified Readout of DNA Scission on Cantilevers. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 127, 12666-12672 (2005). )


15. E. Katz, Y. Weizmann and I. Willner. Magnetoswitchable Reactions of DNA Monolayers on Electrodes: Gating the Processes by Hydrophobic Magnetic Nanoparticles. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 127, 9191-9200 (2005). )


14. Y. Weizmann, R. Elnathan, O. Lioubashevski and I. Willner. Magnetomechanical Detection of the Specific Activities of Endonucleases by Cantilevers. Nano lett., 5, 741-744 (2005). )         



13. F. Patolsky, Y. Weizmann and I. Willner. Actin-Based Metallic Nanowires as Bio-Nanotransporters. Nat. Mater., 3, 692-695 (2004). )



12. Y. Weizmann, F. Patolsky, E. Katz and I. Willner. Amplified Telomerase Analysis by Using Rotating Magnetic Particles: The Rapid and Sensitive Detection of Cancer Cells. ChemBioChem., 5, 943-948 (2004). )


11. Y. Weizmann, F. Patolsky, I. Popov and  I. Willner. Telomerase-Generated Templates for the Growing of Metal Nanowires. Nano lett., 4, 787-792 (2004). )


10. F. Patolsky, Y. Weizmann and I. WillnerLong-Range Electrical Contacting of Redox Enzymes by SWCNT Connectors. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 43, 2113-2117 (2004). ) 


9. Y. Weizmann, F. Patolsky, O. Lioubashevski and I. Willner. Magneto-Mechanical Detection of Nucleic Acids and Telomerase Activity in Cancer Cells. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 126, 1073-1080 (2004). )


8. F. Patolsky, R. Gill, Y. Weizmann, T. Mokari, U. Banin and  I. Willner. Lighting-Up the Dynamics of Telomerization and DNA Replication by CdSe-ZnS Quantum Dots. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 125, 13918-13919 (2003). )


7. Y. Xiao, A. B. Kharitonov, F. Patolsky, Y. Weizmann and I. Willner. Electrocatalytic Intercalator-Induced Winding of Double-Stranded DNA with Polyaniline. Chem. Commun., 1540-1541 (2003). ) 


6. F. Patolsky, Y. Weizmann,  E. Katz  and  I. Willner. Magnetically Amplified DNA Assays (MADA): Sensing of Viral DNA and Single Base Mismatches Using  Nucleic Acid Modified Magnetic Particles. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 42, 2372-2376 (2003). ) 


5. Y. Weizmann, F. Patolsky, E. Katz and I. Willner. Amplified DNA Sensing and Immunosensing by the Rotation of Functional Magnetic Particles. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 125, 3452-3454 (2003). )


4. F. Patolsky, Y. Weizmann, O. Lioubashevski and I. Willner. Au-Nanoparticle Nanowires Based on DNA and Polylysine Templates. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 41, 2323-2327 (2002). ) 


3. F. Patolsky, Y. Weizmann, B. Willner and I. Willner. Amplified detection of single-base mismatches in DNA using microgravimetric quartz-crystal-microbalance transduction. Talanta, 56, 847-856 (2002). )


2. F. Patolsky, Y. Weizmann and I. Willner. Redox-Active Nucleic-Acid Replica for the Amplified Bioelectrocatalytic Detection of Viral DNA. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 124, 770-772 (2002). )