A further contingent of fully funded PhD studentships is available for exceptional students with a background in the natural sciences, engineering or medical sciences from the UK and EU nationals who have studied in the UK for the last three years or who are currently employed in the UK. Application deadline: 3 August 2014.
We are seeking to fill a Senior Teaching Associate position in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology to lead the course development programme for the newly established Centre for Doctoral Training in Sensor Technologies and Applications.
New research by the Laser Analytics Group sheds light on the protein aggregation reactions at the heart of Alzheimer's disease.
Good luck to Nathan, Florian, and Laurie who will be running in the 2014 Bupa London 10K to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK.
The department of Chemical Engineering will host the EPSRC CDT in Sensor Technologies and Applications which will involve 50 investigators and 20 departments across the University of Cambridge. The programme is strongly supported by leading industries who have committed to the programme with studentships and training.
New modes of optical microscopy offer insights on the nanometre scale, combining the advantages of traditional high resolution methods, such as electron microscopy, with the advantages of using light for probing life and matter.
Kadi Liis Saar and Martin Chan win prize for best student research project for their work on the imaging of protein self assembly reactions.
A recent paper from the Laser Analytics group on single molecule localisation microscopy is the most highly downloaded article in the Journal of Optics, achieving more than 1000 downloads over the past 6 months
Congratulations to Claire Michel, Romain Laine, and Weiwei Cai for being elected into competitive postdoctoral fellowships at Robinson and Churchill Colleges, respectively
A powerful laser imaging technique developed by the group reveals how minute quantities of a protein associated with Alzheimer’s Disease trigger a process which may be crucial to its onset and spread.
Pierre Mahou, has won the ParisTech Thesis Prize 2013 for his PhD work performed in the Laboratory for Optics and Biosciences.
A delegation from Alzheimer's Research UK (ARUK), major sponsors of work in the Laser Analytics Group, come to visit us to find out about our research and infrastructure.
In recent articles published in the journal Analyst and ChemBioChem we demonstrate that disease related proteins such as amyloid beta and tau, the proteins associated with Alzheimer’s disease, develop an intrinsic fluorescence when they form aggregates, so called protein amyloids.
Congratulations to Eric Rees for being promoted to lecturer at the department of Chemical Engineering.
Profs. Kaminski, Harris (PDN), Klenerman (Physics) and Laue (Biochemistry) received a major award through from the Next Generation Light Microscopy Initiative Programme of the Medical Research Council.
Using advanced microscopy techniques developed in the Laser Analytics group and in the department of Physics, it has become possible to follow in detail how individual blood cells become infected by the plasmodium falciparum parasite, the most deadly form of malaria.
A selection of our group's news prior to 2013.