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PhD student Laura Tropf looks behind the scenes of two Nature journals

Laura Tropf who does her PhD in the Soft Matter Photonics Group and is currently in her second year spent a week at the offices of Nature Materials and Nature Communications in December last year. Here is a small report on … Continue reading

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Caroline Murawski wins EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship

Congratulations to Caroline for having won an EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship! The fellowship will fund her for two years to ‘enhance her career development and prospects by working abroad’. Caroline has done a PhD on organic LEDs and during her fellowship will be … Continue reading

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Bioabsorbable Polymer Optical Waveguides For Deep-Tissue Photomedicine

A new technique, discovered by researchers at the University of St Andrews and Harvard Medical School, which delivers light deeper into human tissue than previously possible, could help heal wounds faster. Thin flexible optical fibers and waveguides using biocompatible polymers, … Continue reading

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BBC Arabic broadcasts from our lab

BBC Arabic Service broadcasted a report on our recent work that demonstrated for the first time how laser light can be generated inside live cells. A BBC team came to visit us and filmed extensive material in our labs. The … Continue reading

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Welcome to our three new PhD students

As of September the group is joined by three new PhD students. Andrew Meek will be working with Nils on our HFSP funded cell biomechanics work. Alasdair Fikoura is co-supervised by Dr Andrea Di Falco and Malte. Ben Armitage has a … Continue reading

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Putting lasers into live cells — Tiny lasers act as barcodes for cells

In our latest work, just published in Nano Letters we have turned living cells into self-sustained tiny lasers. By ingesting a whispering gallery mode resonator – basically a micrometre-sized coloured plastic bead – our cells gain the capability to produce green … Continue reading

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GatherLab to co-organize symposium at MRS Spring 2016

Malte Gather is co-chairing a symposium at the MRS Spring Meeting 2016. Symposium EP1 will cover the latest developments in “Organic Excitonic Systems and Devices”. This covers a broad range of important researach topics, ranging from Exciton dynamics and management … Continue reading

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Philipp Liehm wins poster prize at Photonex Meeting

Group member and PhD student Philipp Liehm has won the poster prize at this year’s Photonix Meeting in Glasgow. Congratulations!

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ERC Starting Grant ABLASE started

The GatherLab has received funding from a Starting Grant by the European Research Council. The project “ABLASE – Advanced Bioderived and Biocompatible Lasers” starts this month and will enable the lab to push further the limits of laser emission from … Continue reading

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Nils Kronenberg gives invited talk at CLEO 2015

Nils Kronenberg presented the latest on cell force measurements performed in the group in an invited talk at the CLEO conference 2015 in San Jose.

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