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Research

The central theme of our work is the development and application of modern laser spectroscopy and imaging methods to elucidate details and dynamics of chemical processes. Below you find summaries of, and links to, key research projects currently going on in the group.

Molecular Mechanisms of disease

We use a range of advanced biological and biophysical methods to probe the molecular chemistry of disease in live cells and in animal models.  Currently a major focus is on the study of protein misfolding and aggregation in neurodegeneration. 

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Microscopy Development

We perform both experimental and theoretical work to optimize speed, resolution, and sensitivity for applications ranging from single molecule biophysics to whole organism imaging.

SPIM microscope for live embryo imaging

Molecular Sensing

We model and generate supercontinuum radiation in optical fibres for applications in chemical sensing using instruments that are optimized for sensitivity and speed.

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Laser Analytics Group members attend ICON 2018!

Mar 07, 2018

8 members of the Laser Analytics, Molecular Neuroscience, and Quantitative Imaging groups attended the 2nd International Conference on Nanoscopy (ICON). Florian Stroehl and Dr. Katharina Scherer presented posters of their most recent research in structured illumination microscopy and expansion microscopy (respectively), and Marcus Fantham presented a talk on his online first person volumetric data viewer.

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