Author Archives: Malte Gather

Welcome to Changmin Keum

As of February 2017 Dr. Changmin Keum has joined the team as postdoctoral research associate. Changmin will work on the development and application of OLEDs as light sources in biophotonics, in particular for optogenetics. Welcome!

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Invited talk at SPIE Photonics West BIOS 2017

The GatherLab presented their recent work on using OLEDs as light sources for optogenetics at SPIE Photonics West BIOS, the world largest biophotonics meeting. We had the only invited paper at the “Optogenetics and Optical Manipulation” conference. Exciting…

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Carpe Lucem: Gatherlab writes for magazine of biochemical society

Members of the GatherLab have authored an article for the December issue of “The Biochemist” – the monthly journal of the biochemical society. The journal’s special Christmas issue themed “Shine a Light” covers various emerging ideas in biophotonics. Our article discusses … Continue reading

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Nanotubes made of carbon allow mixing infrared light and matter

In collaboration with the team of Prof Jana Zaumseil at University of Heidelberg in Germany, Arko Graf has shown that one can use highly purified semiconducting carbon nanotubes to form mixed light-matter particles at near infrared wavelengths. Arko is co-advised by … Continue reading

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Welcome to Yali Deng and Ana Neferu

This month Yali Deng and Ana Neferu joined our group as a new PhD students. Yali holds a China Scholarship Council Stipend and will be working on the development of OLEDs for biophotonics applications. Ana will be co-supervised by Eli Zysman-Coleman in … Continue reading

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How jellyfish invented polariton lasers

We have been fascinated by fluorescent proteins and by their amazing optical performance for quite a while now. In 2011, we reported lasing from fluorescent protein and from cells producing them. Later, we showed that unlike most synthetic dyes, fluorescent … Continue reading

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Welcome to Eleni Dalaka

In July Eleni Dalaka joined our group as a new PhD student. Elena has studied at the National Technical University of Athens and will work on micro-resonators for studying processes in live cells.

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Cells allowed to watch OLED-TV in the GatherLab

A microscopic version of the OLED displays found in modern smart-phones can be used to control the membrane current in genetically modified cells. HEK cells expressing different versions of the optogenetic construct Channelrhodopsin were grown directly on the surface of … Continue reading

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GatherLab at General Meeting of COST Action 1205 on “Advances in Optofluidics: Integration of Optical Control and Photonics with Microfluidics”

On Monday, Malte gave an invited talk on the latest activities of the group at the General Meeting of COST Action 1205 on “Advances in Optofluidics: Integration of Optical Control and Photonics with Microfluidics” which takes place in Istanbul this … Continue reading

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A full room at the first MRS Spring in Phoenix

Together with Sebastian Reineke (TU Dresden), Chihaya Adachi (Kyushu University) and Marc Baldo (MIT), Malte organised a symposium on “Organic Excitonic Systems and Devices” at the MRS Spring Meeting in Phoenix. We had a full week of exciting program and … Continue reading

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