The force of cancer? Collaboration with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York

Our recent study in collaboration with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York shows the first direct measurement of the forces that protrusions in cancer cells can apply when they invade. Many cancers form invadopodia, tiny protrusions about a thousandth of a millimetre in size, that promote invasion of healthy tissue by releasing … Read more The force of cancer? Collaboration with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York

Alexander Zagajewski is Global Winner of the Undergraduate Awards in Mathematics & Physics

Alexander Zagajewski has been selected as a Global Winner of this year’s Undergraduate Award in Mathematics&Physics. Alexander receives the award for his work as an MPhys project student, looking at “Modelling the Properties of Intracellular Microlasers”. More details here. Congratulations from the entire GatherLab on this great achievement.

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 of objects, including onto banknotes and contact lenses. With the latter, you can in principle … Read more Membrane lasers and Plato’s eye beams

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 cell mechanics. Emily will further strengthen the OLED team in the group. Soraya has previously … Read more Welcome to Dinesh Kumar, Emily Archer and Soraya Caixero