© 2016

Perspectives on Fluorescence

A Tribute to Gregorio Weber

  • David M. Jameson
  • Dedicated to Gregorio Weber (1916-1997), who pioneered the applications of fluorescence spectroscopy to biomedical and clinical sciences

  • Written by respected scientists, many of whom knew Gregorio Weber personally

  • Richly illustrated throughout


Part of the Springer Series on Fluorescence book series (SS FLUOR, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Francisco J. Barrantes
    Pages 17-40
  3. Thomas M. Jovin
    Pages 41-56
  4. Richard N. Day
    Pages 143-161
  5. Ludwig Brand
    Pages 255-270
  6. Luca Lanzanò, Lorenzo Scipioni, Marco Castello, Paolo Bianchini, Giuseppe Vicidomini, Alberto Diaspro
    Pages 311-329
  7. Ken Jacobson, Laurie Betts, Ping Liu, Marc Ridilla, Aravinda de Silva, Nancy L. Thompson
    Pages 331-342
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 343-346

About this book


Gregorio Weber is widely acknowledged as the person responsible for the advent of modern fluorescence spectroscopy.Since 2016 is the 100th anniversary of Gregorio Weber’s birth, this special volume has been prepared to honor his life and achievements. It offers contributions from outstanding researchers in the fluorescence field, describing their perspectives on modern fluorescence and its highly diverse applications, ranging from the photophysics of tryptophan and proteins, membrane studies, fluorescence microscopy on live cells, novel software approaches and instrumentation. Many of the authors knew Gregorio Weber personally and have shared their impressions of the man and his contributions. This volume appeals not only to aficionados of fluorescence spectroscopy and its applications in biology, chemistry and physics, but also to those with a general interest in the historical development of an important scientific field.


Protein fluorescence Fluorescence correlation spectroscopy Fluorescent probes Fluorescent proteins Fluorescence polarization STED Super-resolution microscopy Fluorescence spectroscopy Weber number High pressure fluorescence Ultrafast fluorescence spectroscopy FRET Weber’s red-edge effect Microspectroscopy FLIM FCS

Editors and affiliations

  • David M. Jameson
    • 1
  1. 1.John A. Burns School of MedicineUniversity of Hawaii at ManoaHonoluluUSA

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