- Forces applied by cells from the kidney? - In collaboration with Paul Reynolds of the St Andrews School of Medicine, Nils Kronenberg has used our previously developed ERISM force mapping technique to study the mechanobiology of podocytes. The paper just came out in Science Advances (10.1126/sciadv.aap8030). Also see the university’s … Continue reading
- Membrane lasers and Plato’s eye beams - Markus Karl just have his latest paper out in Nature Communications. He describes fabrication and testing of ultrathin membranes of conjugated polymers with embedded DFB gratings. These membranes form flexible low threshold lasers that can be transferred onto a variety … Continue reading
- Welcome to Dinesh Kumar, Emily Archer and Soraya Caixero - At the start of the new year our team is joined by Dinesh Kumar, Emily Archer and Soraya Caixero. Dinesh has a PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology and will be using and further developing our ERISM method to study … Continue reading
- Welcome to Joe Hill and Andreas Mischok - Joe Hill and Dr. Andreas Mischok have joined the team as PhD student and postdoctoral research associate, respectively. Joe’s PhD will be on the development and application of biolasers and Andreas will work on strong light matter coupling. Welcome!
- Collaboration with Heidelberg on electrically driven excition-polaritons in carbon nanotubes makes Nature Materials cover - Our recent paper on electrical pumping of exciton-polaritons in single walled carbon nanotubes has made the cover of the September issue of Nature Materials. Senior PhD students Arko Graf, who is supervised by Prof Jana Zaumseil in Heidelberg and by … Continue reading
- New microscopy method for reference-free imaging of cellular forces published in Nature Cell Biology - Our work on Elastic Resonator Interference Stress Microscopy (ERISM) has just appeared in Nature Cell Biology. Congratulations to Nils Kronenberg, Philipp Liehm and all others who have developed and tested ERISM. In contrast to existing methods, ERISM uses optical interference … Continue reading
- Congratulations to Alasdair Fikouras and Lewis Woolfson - Alasdair Fikouras has won the Arthur Maitland Prize for his talk at the 2nd year PhD student assessment. Lewis Woolfson has done his MPhys project in our group this year and has been awarded the Brewster Prize for his outstanding results … Continue reading
- Dr Marcel Schubert wins fellowship - Congratulations to Marcel who has won a prestigious postdoctoral fellowship from the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851. Marcel works on on intracellular lasers for tagging and tracking of large quantities of individual cells.
- 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!
- 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…